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Not sure what to think of Edouard Bugnion (one of VMWare founders), nor of this title -- but interested in following his talk on the cloud + mobile era next Thursday @ 13.45 CET

part of a class on the economy of cloud computing by Seda Guerses, and streamed on BigBlueButton, nice:

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We are seeking testimonials for our upcoming project website. If you use CryptPad and want to support the project this is a quick way to do so!

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(sorry for re-posting the same info -- and of course this event might go on-line very likely)

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Small c vs. big C: How Computational Infrastructures capture technical and social imaginary for public life

With The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest, Friday 3 December 2021, 16.00–17.30 CET @ SPUI25, Amsterdam

In recent years, the communications, sociality and operations of public institutions have become increasingly dependent on Computational Infrastructures provided by Big Tech. From decentralized contact tracing apps for public health to free online school classrooms for education: Computational Infrastructures have rapidly expanded their remit. This conversation will center on how institutions and the lives they are tasked with supporting, are impacted by Computational Infrastructures.

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4th of December 2021
16:00-20:30 CET

is a collective artistic research which started as part of the seminar Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies, by the Centre of New Media and Feminist Practices in the Public Space.

In this worksession WordMord will show and discuss tools and processes through which they they investigate violent words and their arbitrary use in legal and journalistic/media contexts.

Afterwards Allison Parrish @aparrish will conduct the workshop 'Creative with , and Mulch':
We know computers best as tools for analyzing , composing text, and "correcting" text through grammar and spell check. But computation is an equally useful tool for pulling language apart, grinding it down, and making it unfamiliar. This workshop offers a short series of hands-on tutorials with code that facilitates destructive and defamiliarizing operations on text(...)

To register to the workshop: (limited spots)

Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when online and computers meet. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (...)

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Read & Repair with Elodie Mugrefya & Amy Suo Wu

Date: Sunday, 28th November 2021
Time: 11:00-13:00 (Read) & 13:30-15:30 (Repair)
Location: (Gouwstraat 3)

The text selection and our reading choreography in October was made by Elodie Mugrefya. During this reading session we'll be with texts which do not claim the 'traditional' practice of archiving, so to break off its norms and authority, but which are very much attentive to and invested in modes of memory-caring.

- Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
- The Plot of Her Undoing by Saidiya Hartman

The Repair session will be guided by Amy Suo Wu. In this session, we’ll explore facilitator and healer, Meenadchi’s Decolonising Non-Violent Communication (DNVC), through the practice of mending damaged textiles. To join please bring along a piece of damaged textile. We will provide needles and thread, but feel free to bring along your favourite haberdashery accessories. Do wear comfy Sunday clothes as we’ll start the session with a qi gong exercise.

Please let us know if you would like to join by emailing We will be wearing masks in the space and keeping a 1.5m distance. For this reason, there is a limited number of places.

Poster by @p_p

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Hey! I'm moving to a new position at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam (more on that later), so XPUB needs a new course director 🥲

❤️ :nes_fire: 💻 to the staff/alumni/students/guests for the epic time with y'all 💻 :nes_fire: ❤️

I'm attaching the course curriculum FYI


, the Reading Room and Page Not Found are committed to provide a safe environment for all participants, while questioning the control regime that the QR code check implies. This commitment brought us to a new format: the session will be a procession, in which our guests Femke and Seda guide the participants between the rooms of Page Not Found and the street outside. We will be physically circulating, circulating ideas and text, as well as hopefully airing out our aerosols and data traces. This way, our event is a “transfer” or "circulation activity" (doorstroom activiteit) for which Corona entry tickets are not required.

At the beginning of the session, we will invite the participants to define collectively how to feel safe together (using distancing, masks, etc). Please stay home if you feel unwell.

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Juan Pablo Pacheco Bejarano + Dachen Bao @ Varia with a screening of ~~~~ by Sami Hammana

29/10 17:00 CET

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LGBT rights, Poland, please boost 

(Reposted from Birdside, thread)

Today, the Polish parliament will read a proposed law that makes it illegal to "promote homosexuality", including - I am not exaggerating - pretty much ANY positive talk of LGBT+ people and their rights in public settings.

And foreign media seem almost entirely silent on this.

The law was drafted a while ago, but didn't get into the Parliament for procedural reasons.

It EXPLICITLY bans e.g.:

Wished I could join this screening tomorrow:

Juan Pablo Pacheco Bejarano + Dachen Bao @ Varia with a screening of ~~~~ by Sami Hammana

3/11 19:00 @ page-not-found (The Hague, NL):

Reading Room #40 with The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest — There is no Software, there are just Services

+ a new useful-word-of-the-day -- inveterate:
1. confirmed in a habit: habitual
2. firmly established by long persistence

Reading All Incomplete (Stefano Harvey and Fred Moten), wow: "Logistics is straight in that metrically degrading way. This is its murderousness, its refusal to attend to contour, its supervisory
neglect and, also, its wastefulness, its continual missing of all in its inveterate grasping of everything."

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DARC/Aarhus and CSNI/LSBU are organising a research workshop - Rendering Research - to collapse the traditional workflows of academic publishing and draw more closely together work-in-progress and feedback, writing and print production - in collab w/ transmediale & ERG, School of Graphic Research, to be held in Brussels in January 2022. Deadline for submissions: 14 Nov, see

It's been out for a few weeks now, but this report by EDRi deserves your attention if you are thinking about "Fair AI":

Beyond Debiasing Regulating AI and its inequalities

"AI-driven systems have broad social and economic impacts and demonstrably exacerbate structural discrimination and inequalities. For the most part, regulators have responded by narrowly focusing on the technocentric solution of debiasing algorithms and datasets (...) this narrow approach squeezes complex socio-technical problems into the domain of design and thus into the hands of technology companies."

Volumetric Regimes: The Industrial Continuum of 3D

@ Center for the Study of the Networked Image, on-line.
Wednesday 3 November 13:00 CET

A conversation hosted by Possible Bodies (Jara Rocha, Femke Snelting) in conversation with Martino Morandi

Cherche amateurix de la Crickx / Looking for Crickx lovers / Op zoek naar Crickx liefhebsters

[FR] Crickx est une fonte digitale qui reprend les contours des lettres vinyl découpées par Madame Crickx. Ses lettres autocollantes étaient vendues à la pièce au magasin PubliFluor dans le quartier de l'Avenue Rogier à Bruxelles jusqu'en 199

Welcome to, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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