indieweb zine culture

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« Don’t do it like me. Do it like you. »

Beja e aquela altura do ano. Provavelmente não vamos e se formos desta vez gamamos um poster à má fila, mas somos chamados a outro tipo de homecoming. A Bedeteca de Beja atribui Prémio Geraldes Lino 2019 a Patrícia Guimarães com fanzine "Pêra Verde" – parece-nos, não sabemos, não tentámos descobrir  –, a nossa deixa a repetir repto de uma queer white female zinester and zine librarian aos teens: "The Indie Web is the new Zines" 24 set 2014, como em "só trabalho com um braço, obrigado — usa os dois porra!..."

I see the Indie Web as a pretty direct correlation to 1980’s and 1990’s zine culture. The method of production may be completely different (photocopiers and direct mail vs web posts and servers) but the goals are almost identical – controlling the way in which your message and identity are displayed, crafted, and stored while avoiding censorship that corporate media might impose. The end goal of both zine and indieweb technologies is ownership of your own identity without a filter. Indieweb technology allows the individual to control their own narrative.
in "The Indie Web is the new Zines" 24 set 2014

Sabemos que "to be sixteen and offline has become countercultural" 19 maio 2019, e o primitivista em nós pula de alegria à volta da fogueira, muito como ser artsy e infoexcluído preguiça cultural e o primitivista em nós quer empurrar esses ao lume, mas não estaríamos a cumprir serviço público se não insistíssemos aos miúdos (a terceira idade que por esta altura ainda não o sabe também pode saltar no fogo):

Your content is not just something you happen to have created – and for which you own the copyright of, by the way – but it is also part of your identity. It is part of who you are, what you’re thinking about, what you believe in, and what you’re up to. It is part of the story you are about to tell. It is part of the change you seek to make. Your content is one of your most valuable assets and thus owning it is invaluable. If you decide to publish your work on a platform like Medium, you’re giving away control over it. One day, Twitter and other publishing platforms like Facebook, Instagram will indeed die, like so many sites before them. And every time this happens, we lose most of the content we created and with it a fair amount of our collective cultural history.
in "Into the Personal-Website-Verse" 12 maio 2019

Collective cultural history, terceira peça de hoje, entrada do Comics Work Book em "digital ways of seeing"para concluir a nossa tentativa de endoutrinação.

With the explosion of instantaneous visual communication across the internet, visual forms, digitally transferred, can essentially be considered as shared experiences. This allows for users to collectively "see" the world through a shared viewpoint. Websites ARE the expressions of that thought.
in "Digital Ways of Seeing and a call for Serendipity" 14 maio 2019

Introduzidos os três textos, mashup para considerações vossas e terminamos repto, "and that, my indieweb friends, is our challenge and our mandate".


Everything expressed in "recordable" communication IS an idea within the legal framework. Organizations with corporate money have the power to take away certain "sides" of information. Duh. That kind of power can shape the mass of collective knowledge, that is the basis from which we collectively determine "truth".
in "Digital Ways of Seeing and a call for Serendipity" 14 maio 2019

When there is an intermediary between those creating media and the consumption of said media, there is a potential for that narrative to be suppressed. Within cultures of oppression (patriarchy, classism, racism), the dominant power controls the narrative through the methods of distribution (such as newspapers, magazines, television.) Both zines and the Indie Web are alternative distribution models.
in "The Indie Web is the new Zines" 24 set 2014

The personal website. It’s a place to write, create, and share whatever you like, without the need to ask for anyone’s permission. It is totally up to you what you create and because you have unlimited shots on the Web, you can try out different formats, different styles, different topics. Regardless of what other people might think and although it might not work. Creation is free. Personal websites are called personal websites because they are just that: personal. The primary objective still is to have a place to express ourselves, to explore ourselves, a place that lasts while the daily storms pass by.
in "Into the Personal-Website-Verse" 12 maio 2019

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