The most recent text for public use is here: http://etherbox.local:9001/p/clinic.file_therapy.md
Script for Your problem is a file!
For the Desk Intake: Do you have software problems: is it a file? // can you write it into a file???
For the Service Intake: Pick a file together
psychological effects of messy desktops / computer problems
How do we deal with it
- ritualize the process (urban 'magician'/medium practices)
- take inspiration from colour therapy / sound therapy/mindless mindfulness? Agile Yoga?
>complex pixel surgery: identifying the pixel problem, extirpating it, restoring&(eventually returning the file to the owner)
>regression therapy: renarrating traumatic software experiences through pixel rearrangement
>blood letting: Put everything into a file and delete it (Think about problems recovery system>what happens after the deletion?)
>Send to desktop logistics/cleaning service
During the treatments people get an explanation of the various translations.
What to give people as a take away?
> printed image of the file
> sound file
Why is it a critique?
- Unix philosophy everything is a file
- challenging the idea of fixing (cause/effect)
- making software problems more tangible through transformation
THINGS WE NEED:
- At least two computers, one of them must be able to work with both printer & speakers
- USB stick
TO DO LIST:
-- find some therapeutical packaging (stick the feather on the USB)
-- write bash script to print text on terminal when USB is plugged in +
-- script to print pixels from a file (eventually when USB is plugged in) first page, with pixels seeable by hand
convert -size 16x16 -depth 8 gray:FILE_TO_THERAPIZE output.gif
-- decide on the message displayed when USB is plugged in
-- how to make into a relaxing drone
-- which problems become files?
Network problems: via networkconfiguration files
Desktop managing: turn all files into one
run script when usb is plugged in