By Anne Pasek & Benedetta Piantella
NYC: Self-published by the authors, 2021
Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Binding: Staple bound
Color: Three color RISO plus additional colors on waste sheet insert pages.
Edition: 30 copies / open edition
The copies of this publication we are selling were printed on our Ft. Wayne Risograph by Kurt Vernon Roembke—composer and director of SoundWalk : Spatial Audio. He is building a solar-powered internet server and is using this publication as a guide.
This is a zine about building your own solar-powered digital media storage infrastructure and sharing it online with the rest of the world. It includes instructions and suggestions about the hardware and software this task requires, as well as ideas and directions for the kinds of applications and aesthetics that seem to work best with such systems.
What kind of media you host is up to you. This could include a personal website (or several); a portfolio; a small-scale, open-source social network; a community information portal; a set of scholarly papers and presentations; or a networked art project in and of itself.
The designs that follow were developed by Tega Brain (http://tegabrain.com/), Alex Nathanson (https:/ /alexnathanson.com/), and Benedetta Piantella (https://engineering.nyu.edu/faculty/benedetta-piantella), who were in tum inspired by Low Tech Magazine's solar web design (https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/). The three's work continues in Solar Protocol (bttp://solarprotocol.net/), which is a web platform hosted on a global network of solar-powered servers, modelling a more naturally intelligent Internet.