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re: politics, economics
it is not always. it depends on what you are doing but there are comorbid issues here. to earn money from art it needs to be put into marketable form and turned into a commodity, DRM is bad regardless and the non-commercial human creative expression (which is art but is not alternative solution to creating art for a living) gets caught in the middle of all this. :)
I believe (from what I've read) that statute of Anne, after which authors 'own the rights' to benefit from their work, was still publishers' plot.
There's (1) commons in Elinor Ostrom sense, there's (2) "creative commons" as general idea and movement, and there are (3) licences. The last one is just a temporary patch to existing copyright law that failed in times of costless copy.
art ever since becoming a commodity (and arguibly before) required somebody to be entrepreneurial. either the artist (finding a patron, finding customers) or someone else it is delegated to (an agent, etc) sometimes both or a mixture. all of this serious issues. (even when monopolies are not involved making everything worse)
Do I agree that artists shouldn't need to become an entrepreneur to eat. yes! That is why I support universal income. :)
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the kickstarter/patreon is separate and was an existing alternative to spotify to make art available affordable manner. Few support the work for recognition (sponsorship so basically artist accepts the advertisement on their terms rather than spotify) or for extras from the artist provides (extra art/music, teaching/mentoring, commissioned work etc) so that art/music becomes accessible to all. So I guess 2 different points got mixed a bit.
The idea of commons is not libertarian. its actually the opposite. its the idea that art and knowledge is not a commodity and shouldn't be treated as such. There was historic need to artificially commodify idea creation to protect innovators and culture creators which was a good thing but if we can find another way to support them (e.g. universal income) that problem goes away.
pleroma is much more light on resources and designed around self hosting. (but I went with mastodon anyway because convenience of migration etc and knowing how it works already)
Framasoft is looking for a contractor for a quite trivial development (Honeypot) for Gitlab.
Framasoft recherche un⋅e prestataire pour un développement relativement trivial (Honeypot) pour Gitlab
@cadadr @luka @jk
btw completely off topic but another awesome example of how well human curated systems can work and be sustainable is archiveofourown.org. Yes it is a non profit and non-commercial works but 6 million works curated via author submitted tags (wrangled by volunteers) and you can find with good granularity what you want to read. :)
@cadadr @luka @jk
if anything algorithm becomes necessary really when you want to turn into an advertisement platform as you switch the control of visibility from users (number of followers/subscribers) to company (mysterious algorithm) and start selling visibility. :) It often penalizes the listener as promoted work goes ahead of what is truly the best match (what you curated via subscriptions and community based rec systems)
@luka @jk I don't use spotify but used to listen to internet radio. I see human curated playlists everywhere from my co-working space music channel to D&D players creating music lists for their characters (and DMs creating background music for their games) Also most of my music discovery ends up being music recommended via social media. This is of course the experience of a single user but human curation in general exists and considered part of community action.
@cadadr @luka @jk in terms of curation there is a solution, and that is human curation. This existed for ages in form of radio programs and mix-tapes in past, Active communities like mastodon clearly shows that you don't need to have an algorithm to show you the relevant content, or none of us would have stuck around as long as we did, so not sure why the same cannot be adapted (as it is already tried via projects like funkwhale) to audio. :)
@cadadr @luka @jk yes there are questions about how to scale these things, as it is trying to solve the problem underneath, but spotify is not the only way. Furthermore as luka mentioned algorithm forces the artist to play the algorithms game, which ends up being a loss to also to listeners as the works start getting shaped by "what is visible" rather than "what is what the audience likes" those things are very distinct. [cont]
@cadadr @luka @jk there are actually ways to sort out affordable art/music (not all of them are sustainable yet but they are getting there) from patreons/kickstarters that keeps the basic output free to access, to product differentiation (basic music is cheap but you can get "collectioner" material if you can afford to support the artist etc) [cont]
I am almost certain it is and I think I have an idea how to fix (also emailed the company about it while sending the feedback) again thanks through. :)
its a Zaxe xlite. Slight elephant foot on first benchy. The next print had a crease around like 4th line from bottom. I think the first few layers had a bit of iffy time before sticking in place? (the print was fine except a minor cosmetic issue) I had adjusted the z-offset between the two so I am assuming I went a bit too far on opposite direction?
I cannot change print speed at all with their software but will try that when I can use cura.
Thanks very much for the advice. :)
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