COMPUTER ROOMS is a beautiful little book that focus on the context in which computer culture happens rather than in their machines:
“This is what computer culture really looks like. A collection of photos that show the messy reality behind the shiny online facade. Where we make our living and spend our free time. And try to be creative. Or even maybe worse.
Very few people get to see these spaces. It’s not the kind of place we take photos of, or show to visitors. Maybe we don’t even see it ourselves. It’s a sort of secluded area hidden in plain sight, full of secrets, now on this display in this book.
This kind of places lead to political actions, fantastic music, art, new friends, inventions, love and so much more. This is IRL!”
/Goto80, Bräkne-Hoby, April 2013.
Goto80 (born Anders Carlsson, 1981) is a Swedish music artist and researcher. He has been described as one of the key players between glitch and chipmusic, as well as an active demoscener. At the turn of the millennium he was one of the first to bring chipmusic to a wider audience, and was also an early adoptor of live Game Boy music. He has an extensive back catalogue of free music – often open source – with a wide span of musical influences. He currently focuses on research and art, and maintains a number of blogs and labels such as Chipflip and the text-mode tumblr. (source: Wikipedia)
So Google freaked out because the public in Sweden integrate to their language the term “ogooglebar”, which means ungoogable. Språkrådet (The Language Council) included “ogooglebar” in the yearly list of new words …and Google™ pressured legally and demanded the word to be defined as the state of not being able to find search results in Google™, rather than any search engine. They also asked for include a note specifying that Google™ is a trademark in the Council’s website.
Språkradet deleted from the list the new word and published a great post bashing the company Google™ for their “attempt to control language”.
Just a mere casualty, but i finished today one of my swedish language courses at SFI…. it went great. Long story short, one of the first things i learned is that anka means duck, as in DuckDuckGo <3
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Test it at http://www.ogooglebar.se/
Svenska sidan här!
Brand new swag for precarious chicks!
Crash at Science Friction in Copenhagen to get some bling on!
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