Welcome to the Permacomputing wiki!

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Permacomputing is a more sustainable approach to computer and network technology inspired by permaculture. Permacomputing is both a concept and a community of practice oriented around issues of resilience and regenerativity in digital technology.

In a time where computing epitomizes industrial waste, permacomputing encourages a more sustainable approach, maximizing hardware lifespans, minimizing energy use and focussing on the use of already available computational resources. We do this because humans are part of nature and technology is an extension of humans, and we acknowledge that technology has been used to harm nature. We want to find out how we can practice good relations with the Earth by learning from ecological systems to leverage and re-center existing technologies and practices. We are also interested in investigating what a permacomputing way of life could be, and what sort of transformative computational culture and aesthetics it could bring forward.

If you want to know more, please start reading about what is permacomputing in essence, and then dive into its principles.


Started in May 2022, the permacomputing wiki is where we maintain a set of principles, collectively document practical perspectives and interpretations of these principles, and offer more speculative reflections on permacomputing.

The wiki is still at a very early stage of development, we are frequently working on it.

This main page of the wiki is an index to the various topics covered. See "about" for a more detailed discussion about the wiki itself.





Around, nearby and beyond

  • Communities that (may) have compatible goals and interests;
  • More fine-grained properties of software built using permacomputing principles, and how they're shared by neighboring communities;
  • Damaged Earth Catalog covers concepts and movements related to permacomputing.


It's difficult to speak of Permacomputing as a community just yet. However we would like to welcome and include as many people as possible in the discussion. At the moment we use the following means to exchange and stay in touch with each others:

Note: the IRC channel and the list are moderated and you must agree to our terms.