Deze zaterdag 21 mei is Nubo aanwezig met een standje op het Wereldfeest. Als de weersvoorspellingen kloppen en de traditie gerespecteerd wordt, wordt dat een stralende dag in een gemoedelijke sfeer en met plaats voor een goed gesprek, bv. op de stand van Nubo ☀️
Do you have a Belgian ID? Sign the “Burgerwetsvoorstel - Regularisatie/Proposition de loi citoyenne - Régularisation” before 17/05!
This initiative is important, especially now. It demands La Chambre/De Kamer to consider a citizen law for regularization. When accepted, this law would guarantee that ALL people without papers can ask to be regularized when they have no option to return to where they came from, or when they are in Belgium for more than 5 years.
Read the proposal (FR/NL): https://cdn.bosa.belighted.com/bosa/uploads/decidim/attachment/file/165/Petitie_NL_FR_def.docx
More about the proposal: https://inmyname.be
What does building an #intersectional feminist
internet look like?
by Nani Jansen Reventlow
This internet would be based on a holistic understanding of where “cyberspace” resides. Not in some fictional space, separated from the “material world”, but intertwined with all aspects of our lives, and therefore interconnected with all our human rights; not just privacy and expression, but the full spectrum of rights, including the rights to science, culture, and education, health, and social security.
"we should start by dismantling the racist, capitalist patriarchy. Others are much better at formulating the roadmap to making that happen — I am just a lawyer and I focus on making the law work as a tool that can contribute to that change."
Since March 14, a male and female falcon nesting on the Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, take turn on their two eggs. The hatching should begin around April 14, next Thursday.
All can be followed via their webcam !
Okay, so: German court decided on Jan. 20th 2022 that sites will need to host Google fonts locally.
Visitors are otherwise entitled to receive 100€ in recompensation for Google fonts transferring IP numbers to Google servers.
Google uses fonts to track users, especially if they are logged into only one other server, where stored personal data might identify them.
Court decision text in German (Landgericht München)
Open call is out for #Constant worksession:
Weak signaaal looks at human and non-human communication practices which play, open-up and wreck linguistic systems while acknowledging their ever-changing, unpredictable and muddy qualities.
On 2, 9, 16, 23 june.
Artifice & Intelligence by Emily Tucker
Good advice for anyone writing on technology, actually.
Starting today, the Privacy Center will stop using the terms “artificial intelligence,” “AI,” and “machine learning” in our work to expose and mitigate the harms of digital technologies in the lives of individuals and communities."
"Corporations have essentially colonized the imaginative space that Turing’s paper asked us to explore. Instead of pursuing the limits of computers’ potential for simulated humanity, the hawkers of “AI” are pursuing the limits of human beings’ potential to be reduced to their calculability."
"Instead of using the terms “Artificial intelligence, “AI,” and “machine learning,” the Privacy Center will:"
* Be as specific as possible about what the technology in question is and how it works.
* Identify any obstacles to our own understanding of a technology that result from failures of corporate or government transparency.
* Name the corporations responsible for creating and spreading the technological product.
* Attribute agency to the human actors building and using the technology, never to the technology itself.
Collectively Setting Conditions for Re-Use
with Elodie Mugrefya
Spideralex will share about her personal story/travel/trip towards feminist infrastructure, how she started becoming interested in building her own #digital infrastructure, joining lorea/n-1 (federated social networks) and then #Calafou (a material infrastructure, social lodging cooperative and rehabilitating an old industrial colony) and the gaps and the need to create feminist servers, as well as the main changes over the last 10 years regarding critical digital feminist infrastructure and feminist #infrastructure in general. Danae will address the paradoxical relation of communist dialectical #materialism and #mysticism.
More information here: http://varia.zone/en/atnofs-varia.html
And more information about ATNOFS in general here: https://culturalfoundation.eu/stories/cosround4_atnofs
Yesterday, during a bike ride to the picturesque Microsoft hyperscale datacenter in Middenmeer (NL), I learned that Microsoft and Google store over 2 million liters of Diesel there, of which half is burned during monthly and yearly tests of their emergency generator. I suppose this is commonly known, their way to reach 99,999 percent availability, I just never pictured datacenters having *that* many chimneys... Biking past them also lets the hyper-ness of their scale sink in 😱
"How is #power distributed in a world that is worlded by #axes, #planes, #dimensions and #coordinates?"
"Volumetric Regimes emerges from #PossibleBodies, a collaborative project on the intersection between artistic and academic research. The project was initiated in 2016 to explore the very concrete and at the same time complex and fictional entities of so-called "#bodies" in the context of #3D #computation. Volumetric Regimes brings together diverse materials from an ongoing conversation between artists, software developers and theorists working with techniques and technologies for detecting, tracking, printing, modelling and rendering volumes."
@Femke + #JaraRocha + #ElodieMugrefya at erg this Thursday with #VolumetricRegimes
Nous republions un article de soutien à l’initiative européenne @reclaimyourface contre la surveillance biométrique de masse qui se termine bientôt :
🧊 Volumetric Regimes: Material cultures of quantified presence 🧊
With Possible Bodies feat. Elodie Mugrefya
Thursday 24/03 @ 17.30 IRL at erg, 87 rue du Page – 1050 #Bruxelles
Virtual book launch, part of the Rendering Research workshop organized by DARC, CSNI and transmediale festival for art and digital culture.
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Call for Participation
15th–18th June 2022
afo – architekturforum oberosterreich, Stadtwerkstatt, Kunstuniversität Linz, and more.
DEADLINE: Sunday, 3rd April 2022, 23:59 CEST
Application will be reviewed while they arrive.
Read the call & Apply at: https://art-meets.radical-openness.org/call/
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"L'être humain n'a pas besoin de consommer du #lait #animal pour être en bonne santé. Mais alors, comment on remplace les produits laitiers?" - association L214
#L214 #vegan #laitvegetal #animaux #veganart #crueltyfree #plantbased
In The Ruins of Big Tech #Signal sticker pack, spring 2022 edition!
Spaghetti Blockchain explores absurdist satire while acutely creating allegories for contemporary life: an exploration of labour, technology, distance, and matter about the seemingly immaterial. Through these film locations, Mika Rottenberg experiments with humans' idea as composed of and as manipulators of matter, revealing the interconnectedness between the mechanical and the corporeal.
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We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.