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[version 0.1] A feminist server …. constantvzw

  • Is a situated technology. She has a sense of context and considers herself part of an ecology of practices

  • Is run for and by a community that cares enough for her in order to make her exist

  • Builds on the materiality of software, hardware and the bodies gathered around it

  • Opens herself to expose processes, tools, sources , habits, patterns

  • Does not strive for seamlessness. Talk of transparency too often signals that something is being made invisible

  • Avoids efficiency, ease-of-use, scaleability and immediacy because they can be traps

  • Knows that networking is actually an awkward, promiscuous and parasitic practice

  • Is autonomous in the sense that she decides for her own dependencies

  • Radically questions the conditions for serving and service; experiments with changing client – server relations where she can

  • Treats technology as part of a social reality

  • Wants networks to be mutable and read-write accessible

  • Does not confuse safety with security

  • Takes the risk of exposing her insecurity

  • Tries hard not to apologise when she sometimes is not available

thanks to Femke!