Becoming Sponge: Sustaining Practice Through Protocols of Web Publishing

"Becoming Sponge" motivates choices and structures involved in building and maintaining the Constant ecosystem of sites, servers and tools. Michael Murtaugh shares thoughts on among others working with publishing protocols, relations to historical web developments and the attitude of care and continuity that is foregrounded by the work.

"As part of its ongoing work exploring the importance of infrastructure, we search for forms of ongoingness; ways to explore the feminist potential of free software, practices of maintenance, short and longer time frames, and how technology both produces norms and marginalizes."

This article is the second of six that MARCH invited Constant to publish in the context of the journal’s first long term inquiry "Publishing As Protocol".