We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!
Damaged Earth Catalog
A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.
A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!
Permacomputing in the Arts
A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.
'Investigating #Sound #Politics ' is an event under the project 'Hunting #Mosquitos ' by @anglk with contributions from Martina Raponi, Vivien Butot and Alex Zakkas. The discussion will unfold around sound politics and discrimination, #smart cities and #digital citizenship through performative, artistic, critical, activist and scientific investigations and actions.
Saturday, 25th of June
14:30 - 17:00 CET Walk around two 'Mosquito' spots (starting point Leeszaal, Rotterdam West, Rijnhoutplein 3)
17:00 - 19:00 CET Presentations/conversation by Alex Zakkas, Angeliki Diakrousi, Martina Raponi and Vivien Butot (Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Westersingel 9)
more information: https://goethe.de/ins/nl/nl/ver.cfm?event_id=23022258
for online participation, for the second part (after 17:00), message me directly.
Hunting Mosquitos explores urban sound technologies and the social and political implications of their use. Specifically, it examines the 'Mosquito alarm'', a technology used in public places in Rotterdam that emits high-frequency sounds, audible only to young people and experienced as unpleasant, to deter them from loitering in hangouts after complaints by of noise 'disturbing' residents...
Don’t forget to take your AMROTimes printed edition at afo & read it with your morning coffee tomorrow !
My main takeaway from #AMRO22 is the spritzer, which I will do my best to implement in Rotterdam asap.
To build a collective memory of the AMRO festival, Varia and Habitat are calling all quote enthusiasts, micro loggers, amateur photographers and partial documenters to join the editorial team of content aggregators! With these materials, a printed newspaper (AMRO Times) and a radio broadcast (AMRO Tribes) will be produced and launched on Saturday late afternoon.
Sharing notes/images/quotes, or other forms of documentation, can be done remotely in a range of ways:
- [logging] through our XMPP chat at https://chat-amro-times.vvvvvvaria.org/ or xmpp://firstname.lastname@example.org?join, where images, video, audio and text can be send to the logbot (use logbot @add "" for text input, images/video/audio will be automatically added to the log, which you can find here: https://vvvvvvaria.org/logs/amro-times/)
- [RSS feeding] by adding RSS feeds to this pad: https://pad.vvvvvvaria.org/AMRO-Times-Tribes-feeds
- [audio recording] pass by the AMRO Times/Tribes corner to share audio recordings
- [links] by leaving links to other sources of documentation that you would like to include, at the top of this pad: https://pad.vvvvvvaria.org/AMRO22
- [text] or by writing notes directly on the same pad: https://pad.vvvvvvaria.org/AMRO22
Feel free to join the documentation work at any time!
Thank you so much for yesterday !
Today WELCOME TO AMRO DAY #2
/dev/lol - Hacklab Linz
Live stream: https://art-meets.radical-openness.org/livestream/
Do you have a room, a couch or a flat in #Linz that you can make available from 15th to 19th of June?
By hosting #AMRO participants you can encounter interesting people from all around Europe and support your local community festival :)
Fill up the form! https://k4.servus.at/apps/forms/NrrDZtoCofMdQLCJ
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
This Friday, March 25th, from 18h to 21h @ Page not Found, Boekhorststraat 126, The Hague
Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, invite you to the launch of the Special Issue “This Box Found You For A Reason”.
This trimester I had the great pleasure of working together with the XPUB staff and master students to explore how features of (video)games are making us more, not less, productive. The form of the publication that emerged reworks the figure of the loot box, a typically virtual and predatory monetisation scheme.
The launch features presentations by the XPUB students and a discussion with Sepp Eckenhaussen and Koen Bartijn, directors of Platform BK. They will engage in conversation on the economics of the publication, and on larger questions of how the labour of artists and designers is valued and what structures, guidelines and policies can help (small scale) institutions ensure that these practices remain sustainable.
It's this time of the year...
XPUB GRADSHOW 2021 🖼️ 🔥
Date: Saturday, 17th of July
Time: 15:00h - 21:00h
Location(s): VARIA (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam), Nieuw Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81, Rotterdam), RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B, Rotterdam), Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b, Rotterdam), The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1, Rotterdam)
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