"Les syndicats d’#infirmières de vingt-huit pays s’attaquent aux gouvernements et à Big Pharma avec une demande simple : renoncer aux #brevets sur les #vaccins contre la #Covid-19 et mettre fin à la pandémie dès maintenant. Dans son texte, Silvia Federici appelle les #féministes à se rallier aux luttes des travailleuses de la santé."
"Quelle est l’image marquante de la pandémie de la Covid-19 ? À mon avis, c’est celle de l’infirmière au chevet du malade, en première ligne de cette urgence mondiale, surmontant sa propre peur de la maladie pour soigner les patientes et patients et leur apporter du réconfort face à une mort probable. Pour des millions d’infirmières vivant dans des pays où les vaccins contre la Covid-19 demeurent rares, c’est une image de la vie quotidienne. Même dans les pays où le pire de la maladie s’est dissipé, on commence seulement à comprendre le poids de ce travail — jour après jour — sur les épaules des infirmières."
SLICING, BLACKBOXING and QUEER CUTTING: reading two texts on the politics of bio-imaging, automation and 3-D computation.
With Jara Rocha, Femke Snelting, Silvia Casini, Antye Guenther and Flora Lysen
Thursday, 24 February 2022
16:00 – 18:00 CET
PANEL: A Feminist Internet
25th of January, 2022
Registrations are open until 24th
This panel advocates for a #feminist #internet and the need to empower its #communities, which work with the #technologies to do so. We, as artists who run a network of autonomous servers, have acknowledged a desire by creatives and activists to make and publish their work on our platforms, which are aligned with our identity politics, collaborative ethics and #privacy concerns. However, our communities lack the structural resources to enable feminist hosting #platforms to become sustainable in the longer term. Our invited speakers will elaborate on the urgency of #technofeminist #infrastructures in relation to the wider context of digital rights, and will address the challenges their mission entails in relation to internal and external agency.
Nate Wessalowski, Researcher, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Mallory Knodel, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology
Andrea Zappa, Web developer, Freelancer
Maddalena Falzoni, Founder, MaadiX ISP
Anaïs Berck, Artist
@rra @320x200 @lidia_p The sentence "Be respectful towards others. This means that we will not tolerate homophobic, transphobic, racist, ableist and sexist slurs and content," would be clearer if it simply said: "We will not tolerate homophobic, transphobic, racist, ableist and sexist slurs and content". The address is less confused, and also I think it is overemphasizing the benign nature of "respect". I think disrespectfulness is often really needed, wanted and helpful. More important: homophobia, transphobia, racism ... are not simply disrespectful types of behaviour.
Hybrid/Blended learning (theory): conflictual, consensual, generative and/or complimentary digital and analogue modes of organisation, production, interaction across a wide range of media and formats.
Hybrid/Blended learning (practice): full software and networked mediation of human activities via turbocapitalist cool video chat and productivity apps.
Reading about a recent update of carbon dating, and:
"In recent decades, the burning of fossil fuel and tests of nuclear bombs have radically altered the amount of carbon-14 in the air."
Microsoft now owns, or will soon own, one of the best text-to-speech engines for blind power-users, through its acquisition of Nuance. But the code has been abandoned for years. It seems unlikely that this TTS engine is a valuable asset for Microsoft. So let's petition them to open-source it. https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-open-source-eti-eloquence (No, I didn't start the petition, but I'm in agreement with it.)
abandon all hope ye who enter here
Employing fictional mathematics and practices of resistance, The Underground Division's manual Queering Damage engages with the damages inflicted by oppressive systems.
For those in Brussels tomorrow, it is our final book reading of 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism' by Shoshana Zuboff, at 15:00 at the Beursschouwberg, with That Might Be Right.
SA 18.12 - SESSION VI
with Seda Gürses
Chapter 18. A Coup from Above
We have been learning about 'a global architecture through which vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new behavioral futures markets, where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new means of behavioral modification...'
Tomorrow we are joined by Seda Gürses, a scholar of TU Delft whose work focuses on issues of privacy, software infrastructures, social justice and political economy as they intersect with computer science. With Seda we will move towards a collective understanding of the book's conclusion.
We work towards a shared, although not necessarily consensual, understanding of the topic. The book is in English, English will be the main language of conversation but we can contribute in other languages.
If you would like to join register here - https://www.beursschouwburg.be/en/events/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/
~ * We will be wearing masks and keeping distance in the space. * ~
Image: a group of masked people sitting under a suspended white tarpaulin, making a reading space and a wall for projecting a pdf.
This looks interesting:
Responsible IT Fellowship
For artists/researchers based in NL that have a workpermit. Deadline: 12 December 😅
Next week we will celebrate the (online) launch of 📗 🖥️ Vernaculars come to matter 🖥️📗, a publication around forms of vernacular languaging, software culture, and textual archives.
We are super proud to publish the work of 5 co-conspirators in which the vernacular appears at 💥 eye level in the reverse diasporic circulation of Dutch-Turkish street typography (Cengiz Mengüç); 💥 in the attitude of photo editing software such as ImageMagick, manifested as software culture (@automatist); 💥 as a way of doing, living, and working in the Philippines, appearing as the non-standard-English voice (Clara Balaguer); 💥 as a way to navigate the Leftove.rs archive of MayDay Rooms, where historial ephemera require a very particular attention (Rosemary Grennan); 💥 or as a continuous struggle with bureaucratic rigidity while transitioning gender or name (Ren Loren Britton).
Join the celebration on Friday 17 December between 19:00 and 20:30 (CET) at https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org, the contributors will be present to introduce their work!
#XPUB Special Issue 16 🍸🤿 🧣
LEARNING HOW TO WALK WHILE CATWALKING
Friday 17.12 13:00-17:00
An APIesque publication and event by Gersande Schellinx, Mitsa (Dimitra Chaida), Erica Gargaglione, Kamo (Francesco Luzzana), Chaeyoung Kim, Emma Prato, Myriam Schöb, Supisara Burapachaisri, Jian Haake, Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Kimberley Cosmilla, Carmen Gray in collaboration with experimental Publishing (XPUB) staff and Varia.
whY Organize? Go Agile!
Only yesterday I realised that Ward Cunningham, the one who brought us wiki's ("The program wants everyone to be an author. So, the program slants in favor of authors at some inconvenience to readers"), co-wroteThe Manifesto for Agile Software Development 😞
It should be no surprise, but I found it depressing. Maybe a session of Agile Sun Salutation could help?
"La collective franco-belge #ByeByeBinary s’empare du format de #LaPerruque pour dessiner un cadavre-exquis présentant un grand nombre de propositions graphiques et typographiques (lettres, ligatures, points médians, éléments de liaisons ou de symbiose) tentant de mieux représenter les différents genres et dépasser la #binarité féminin/masculin."
Avec entre autres @Ludi
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