Free Thing of the Week: Kintsugi Magazine

Like a million other people these days, our publisher has been hanging out in the GNU Social Fediverse, a kind of open source, interlinked version of Twitter/Google+/Facebook comprised of thousands of smaller networks. The primary appeal of this Fediverse is that it runs on free software, avoids a central controller, and therefore doesn’t suck like the commercial services.

One of the fastest growing segments of this vast microblogging network is Mastodon. You can easily find out about that particular social network at your leisure — and you can find The Seattle Star there, too. But our interest in Mastodon this week comes in the form of Kintsugi.

From their own website:

Kintsugi is a project organised and put together through social media, mainly the Mastodon network. The contributors have not met in person or face to face. Our aim here was to show that people can do good and put together something unique and different. We wanted to encourage others to come forward and do the same.

Here, we celebrate the diversity of people and ideas. The Kintsugi magazine covers a diverse set of themes and ideas. We celebrate the value of goodness and the broken lines in each one of us, akin to repaired pottery.

Obviously this is something we at The Star adore, being close to our own principles.

Inside you’ll find photography, poetry and speculative fiction, but also writing on economics, education, cinema, renewable energy, and more, including a brilliant “interview” with the redoubtable clown and clown historian Russ Sharek. The diversity of viewpoints and material is enviable, and richly rewarding.

Enjoy.

Download Kintsugi EPUB here.
<a href="https://kintsugim.wordpress.com/blog/"Download Kintsugi from their website.