This website is an aggregation of selected feeds to represent projects as they are developping. Versioning systems (git) and content feeds (atom / RSS) from other publication spaces are brought together to show different elements of the practice.

Colm O'Neill (IE) Colm works as designer and researcher in Carlow (IE) Rotterdam (NL) 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 culture models.

currently: Visual Communication lecturer at the Institute of Technology Carlow

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

latest updates:

the following list shows the ongoing projects, click the link to go to the exact update or change in the project. Read more on this in the about section.

  • » Would love to have rss feeds setup before you sign off on this project, might be worth trying to find another tutorial to follow? Maybe this: ?
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 10:14:37
    link to project change or contribution
  • » Considering this does not seem to exist within StaticCMS (currently) an alternative would be to add a 'published' boolean in each collection, and setup an if statement in the templates.
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 10:11:49
    link to project change or contribution
  • » The github issue linked above has been flagged as 'enhancement' on the StaticCMS repo. This indicates that the timeline for this feature is unclear. I'm going to leave this issue open for future management of this website project.
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 10:10:00
    link to project change or contribution
  • » @MathiasBlackwell last thing needed to close this issue is to review the css of these links to modules in the article section. They are currently underlined, but I don't think we underline any links anywhere else on the site. Can you apply a style that is common to all links and then close this issue please @MathiasBlackwell
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 10:07:54
    link to project change or contribution
  • » To close this issue, I'd like to see the tags be listed on the article pages to allow for horizontal navigation.
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 10:06:26
    link to project change or contribution
  • » Getting closer and closer here, @MathiasBlackwell please look at each of these items below and make a decision:
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 10:05:25
    link to project change or contribution
  • » @MathiasBlackwell can you link what tutorials you used when you set up the template structure?
    project: portfolio | date: 01.06.2023 @ 09:58:39
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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:

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.

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