A podcast about free software, free culture, and making things together
FOSS and Crafts is an interdisciplinary exploration of collaborative creation. We believe that all works (whether digital or traditional in nature) are informed by history as well as one's surrounding culture and community, whether directly or indirectly, and that everyone benefits from the expansion of the commons. We explore such topics as computer programming, craft production, user freedom and agency, especially informed by the principles of the F(L)OSS (Free, Libre, and Open Source Software) and free culture movements.
FOSS and Crafts's usual hosts are Morgan Lemmer-Webber and Christine Lemmer-Webber.
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Episodes and news
- 56: Make your own dehydrated mealsTue 28 February 2023
In yet another deep dive into yet another weird hobby of Christine's, we talk about how to make your own dehydrated meals! Why the heck would you want to do this? Well, maybe you want more consistent or dietary needs friendly travel food! Maybe you want to go camping or hiking! Maybe you're sick of deciding what's for lunch and you just want to scoop a cup of meal out of a jar on your desk every day! Maybe you want to weird out your fellow conference-goers as you turn a dry powder into a fully cooked meal with hot water and hot water alone!
- 55: Free Soft WearTue 31 January 2023
Morgan talks about "Free Soft Wear": textile processes under free culture licenses!
- 54: Oops!Tue 27 December 2022
Everyone goofs sometimes. Today we talk accidents... some happy, some not!
- 53: Fediverse reflections while the bird burnsThu 01 December 2022
Twitter is burning, and people are flocking to the fediverse. Is the fediverse ready though? How did we get here? Where should we be going? Since Christine is co-author of ActivityPub, the primary protocol used by the fediverse, Morgan decides it's time to get Christine's thoughts recorded and out there... so we hop in the car as we talk all about it!
- 52: Terminal Phase: a space shooter that runs in your terminal!
- 51: #vanlife...?
- 50: The Spritely Institute
- 49: Lisp but Beautiful; Lisp for EveryoneThu 14 July 2022
- 48: Sophie Jantak on pet portraits and Blender's Grease Pencil
- 47: What is Lisp?Thu 23 June 2022
This episode is all about the Lisp family of programming languages! Ever looked at Lisp and wondered why so many programmers gush about such a weird looking programming language style? What's with all those parentheses? Surely there must be something you get out of them for so many programming nerds to gush about the language! We do a light dive into Lisp's history, talk about what makes Lisp so powerful, and nerd out about the many, many kinds of Lisps out there!