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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.


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  • colmoneill (f8184e29) at 16 Feb 18:57

    padding on the bottom of the paragraphs, and small tags

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  • colm (f8184e29) at 16 Feb 18:51

    padding on the bottom of the paragraphs, and small tags

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  • colm (22442c75) at 15 Feb 14:24

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.constantvzw.org:osp/workshop.metapo...

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  • colmoneill (2aa57677) at 14 Feb 12:02

    media url don't need leading slashes?

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  • colmoneill (ea39e1d9) at 14 Feb 11:52

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.com:erg-type/contretrait

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  • colmoneill (7a418b88) at 14 Feb 11:46

    fixes small comments in base template + settings in publishconf & p...

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  • colm (88d11198) at 31 Jan 09:53

    adding image from Visible Language 1985 XIX, The quarterly concerne...

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  • colm (2ade3656) at 31 Jan 09:39

    adding an extract from Visible Language Volume XVI Number1 Winter 1982

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  • colmoneill (9e08f406) at 26 Jan 15:09

    so: a5d0ede0 scrape was not as good...

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  • colmoneill (c537bf21) at 26 Jan 11:57

    Merge branch 'master' of gitlab.com:breadfellows/breadfellows.school

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  • colmoneill (23cd4d17) at 25 Jan 11:16

    SEO tags

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  • colm (ed638c0e) at 25 Jan 10:08

    general og tags

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  • colmoneill (6c89c8db) at 25 Jan 08:56

    some collections, probably the http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/blo...

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  • colm (6c89c8db) at 25 Jan 08:55

    some collections, probably the http://ospublish.constantvzw.org/blo...

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  • colm (c3f110f3) at 24 Jan 16:45

    keywording for SEO

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  • colm (af052f2c) at 24 Jan 16:38

    une page pif formatée avec des listes

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  • colm (b5983add) at 24 Jan 15:55

    Je retire http://balsamine.be de l'url pour que le lien fonctionn...

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  • colmoneill (b3911c6f) at 24 Jan 14:29

    updated CV

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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.

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 […]