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Colm O'Neill (IE) Colm is a designer and researcher based in Rotterdam and Brussels. His work is concerned with mediations of digital literacy through graphical, user and programmatic interfaces. The research and practice that result follow the ideals of free and open source development models.

MA Networked Media from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam / Graphic Design BA from ENSAV La Cambre Brussels. Member of Open Source Publishing.


the BE craze

last update in drafts / 18.03.2018 @ 18:28:24 / with commit message: starting a list for the 'b'-'e' craze in belgium, barely catching onto itself

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  • colmoneill (d4000d71) at 16 Jul 17:26

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.com:bemaker/eu.bemaker.flask

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  • create a /contact-confirm route with something like this:

    @app.route('/contact-confirm/', methods=['POST'])

    and test if flask-security has used the defaults of flask mail so that we can https://pythonhosted.org/flask-mail/#sending-messages

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  • colmoneill (3649a08e) at 16 Jul 09:47

    dashboard template fix since new data structure with jinja .iterite...

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  • colmoneill (2cc327ef) at 16 Jul 07:36

    a branch of last weeks attempt at a md plugin, put aside for now

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  • colmoneill (6e7ff84d) at 11 Jul 13:10

    removes debug print statements and migrates urllib.requests to python3

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  • colmoneill (d5cb6d47) at 11 Jul 09:47

    flash messages on success

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  • colmoneill (36c5f685) at 11 Jul 09:31

    du vrai contenu de quizz

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  • colmoneill (0003372d) at 10 Jul 17:31

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  • colmoneill (72d32cff) at 10 Jul 15:45

    forgot to remove backtrack from b8405609...

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  • colmoneill (5778b9c1) at 10 Jul 15:42

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.com:bemaker/eu.bemaker.flask

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  • colm (92187143) at 03 Jun 12:41

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/tools.visualcul...

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  • colm (b075e446) at 31 May 05:54

    styles for img in p in blog feed homepage not in the responsive sec...

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  • colm (25d4e8cb) at 30 May 20:37

    styling the images that come into the blog feed on the homepage

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  • colm (8246c0b8) at 29 May 10:50

    adding date and dates details into the how to

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  • colm (3290c3f2) at 29 May 10:28

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/work.balsamine.www

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  • colm (faf7bacb) at 30 Mar 14:57

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.com:osp-kitchen/workshop_esad-amien...

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  • colm (722990dc) at 30 Mar 11:41

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/work.balsamine.www

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  • colm (862e3fab) at 27 Mar 15:47

    the structure to generate the static site

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  • colm (ecd7e84b) at 27 Mar 15:09

    git etc structural

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adversarial interfaces

Adversarial interfaces is a critical analysis the rhetoric of certain user interfaces. With this analysis and critique the project proposes ways (see menu items) by which to practically and discursively adapt our understandings of computer and network infrastructures in the aim of resisting seamless integrations of software and interfaces as totalitised spaces with no alternatives and no outsides.

The title of this site and project appends the idea of Adversarial Design to interfaces. At its core this project exists as an expression of a need for agonism in the field of user interface design.

Adversarial design: (Carl DiSalvo) a type of political design that evokes and engages political issues. Adversarial Design does the work in expressing and enabling agonism.

Agonism: (Chantal Mouffe) a political theory that emphasises the potentially positive aspects of certain forms of political conflic.

Adversarial interfaces is research in progress. This sites first itteration exists to mark a point at the finalisation of a masters degree in media design and communication by Colm O'Neill.


The following list is a feed of latest updates from the research website itself: adversarial.interfaces.site


OSP makes graphic design using only free and open source software—pieces of software that invite their users to take part in their elaboration. The OSP caravan comprises a group of individuals from different background and practices: typography, graphic design, cartography, programming, mathematics, writing, performance.

OSP's latest project activity

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    sarah (5e54b019) at 30 Jun 07:54

    Merge branch 'saison-2018-2019'

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  • sarah pushed to project branch saison-2018-2019 at osp / work.balsamine.www / 30.06.2018 @ 08:46:23

    sarah (2aa6f0e0) at 30 Jun 07:46

    adding the ling to last year site archive

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  • gijs pushed to project branch master at osp / work.balsamine.www / 30.06.2018 @ 08:43:26

    gijs (3a999cbe) at 30 Jun 07:43

    putting arrow back

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  • gijs pushed to project branch master at osp / work.balsamine.www / 30.06.2018 @ 08:26:52

    gijs (88024609) at 30 Jun 07:26

    Syntax error inthe home page

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  • gijs pushed to project branch master at osp / work.balsamine.www / 29.06.2018 @ 22:56:42

    gijs (b979a522) at 29 Jun 21:56

    Have SVG files copied

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  • gijs pushed to project branch master at osp / work.balsamine.www / 29.06.2018 @ 21:34:23

    gijs (ff4cbc44) at 29 Jun 20:34

    Newsletter

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    gijs (ff4cbc44) at 29 Jun 20:33

    Newsletter

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    gijs (e0e334b2) at 29 Jun 20:26

    Merge branch 'master' into saison-2018-2019

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  • sarah pushed to project branch saison-2018-2019 at osp / work.balsamine.www / 29.06.2018 @ 20:56:13

    sarah (d1fadefa) at 29 Jun 19:56

    Merge branch 'saison-2018-2019' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/work....

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  • from the OSP blog

    HTML sauce cocktail, sauce à part

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:11:30 +0000

    PREFACE Ce texte a été initialement écrit pour la revue Back Office. Pour des raisons de format, il n’y sera pas publié, mais nous sommes heureux de le partager ici avec vous dans sa version longue. HTML2PRINT SANS SAUCE Depuis sa création en 2006, Open Source Publishing dessine des mises en page et code avec des logiciels […]

    What’s the Matter with Cooperation @ BUDA

    Fri, 27 May 2016 08:36:25 +0000

    What can we learn about our current society by looking at the increasing production of art works that are made in cooperation with their audience? And in reverse, how does the general raise of cooperative activism in the society influence the arts? The art centre BUDA, located in the West Flemish city of Kortrijk, organised a three day festival […]

    README.OSP: Exhibition @ Une Saison Graphique

    Sat, 07 May 2016 11:15:12 +0000

    As part of the yearly Design Festival Une Saison Graphique, and in collaboration with l’École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, OSP would like to invite you to its exhibition README.OSP! It has been 10 years since the first public OSP blog post, and README.OSP takes the opportunity to reflect on the potential of a […]

    OSP retreat in the Netherlands

    Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:36:34 +0000

    Two days together to think about OSP in the future. Discussion + Updating the website + Party.

    Workshop Up Pen Down

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 09:20:32 +0000

    Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne is a workshop linking typography and performance. It is a collaboration between OSP and choreographer Adva Zakai, and you are invited to participate! The workshop will take place Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of October in the Balsamine theatre, Brussels. On the 25th the doors will be open […]

    A new home for OSP

    Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:41:10 +0000

    In what might be a some-what surprising move (even to ourselves) OSP has taken up offices in the World Trade Center. Do not hesitate to pass by! Send us a mail, and we will meet you in the lobby! Or write us a letter at: Avenue Roi Albert II / Koning Albert II laan 30, […]

    Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne

    Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:54:43 +0000

    Announcing Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne a workshop and preformance during the Quinzaine Numérique 2015: specifics of the workshop are on their way, but for now, here is the introduction text: En 2012, OSP (Open Source Publishing) construit un workshop de plusieurs mois avec des étudiants de l’École Supérieure d’Art et Design de […]