Dystopian 1962 pro-DDT essay from Monsanto 

In 1962, Monsanto released an essay called “The Desolate Year” describing an entire year in the US without the use of pesticides (DDT in particular), in which “the garotte of nature rampant began to tighten”. Worth a read for the gripping description of the destruction of (female) monstrous bugs and the final reports on DDT as a life saver. iseethics.files.wordpress.com/

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On November 26th, I’ll be presenting the bootleg library at The Photographers’ Gallery in association with the Center for the Study of the Networked Image, followed by a workshop on the 27th in which we will build a digital library together.

Full details via The Photographer’s Gallery website:

thephotographersgallery.org.uk

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Join us for the presentation of the Feminist Search Tools project and a special panel about marginalized voices in queer and trans archives curated by Wigbertson Julian Isenia (co-founder Black Queer & Trans Resistance)

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4/11 on live.hackersanddesigners.nl/

more: ihlia.nl/feminist-search-tools

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Soylent guy rambling on the internet on freedom from the media monopoly, and following Kanye West’s leadership. robrhinehart.com/

Zine launch announcement 

Delighted to announce that Magiun #1 is finally out, in digital form, and can be seen, read and commented upon at magiun.online

Magiun is a magazine about everyday food. This first edition deals with eating in isolation - the struggles, the joys, the unexpected discoveries, the newly added anxieties.

Print version out soon!

food politics, fruit trademarks 

Fascinating/horrifying read on fruit trademarks in the US: “The benefit to consumers of managed fruits is that ‘they receive a good consistent quality product under that brand and know they can trust it.’” thecounter.org/intellectual-pr

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The latest meal replacement gem I stumbled upon today - Calorie Mate, a Japanese product with a packaging that really stresses me out.

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The Experimental Publishing () class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning. :thinknyan:

Collectiveioning is a that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year projects.

Date: , July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Place: project.xpub.nl/collectiveioni
Occasion: ULTIMATE Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: Suit or Business Casual or Business or Come As You Are

XPUB Class of 2020:

Simon Browne 📚
Bohye Woo 📄
Paloma García 🗺️
Artemis Gryllaki ✊
Tancredi di Giovanni 🌀
Pedro Sá Couto 🖨️
Biyi Wen 📻
Rita Graça 🚨

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.

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uhhmm, what software are people using to catalogue their books at home? I just realised that Calibre is not very good when you use it for other purposes than an e-book catalogue...

Just got the Feminist Finance Zine from Amateur Cities & The Institute of Network Cultures and I’m well impressed!

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So, my video “Is it time to eat, or is there no more time to eat?” is currently playing in a loop at esc medien kunst labor in Graz, during the exhibition Cyborg Subjects. I find that pretty nice, all things considered. Wish I were there to see it all. esc.mur.at/en/projekt/cyborg-s

Food zine still in the works, just struggling with design and scribus and just design in general. 30 to 40 pages on goodness out soon!

If you’re also on Twitter, join the conversation tonight with and for the launch of the Feminist Finanance Zine

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Tonight: "We hope this email finds you well - a radio drama series"

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Join us here varia.zone/en/pages/stream.htm at 19:00 CEST
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Program:
→ An audio adaptation of Pauline
→ Oliveros' Deep Listening
→ Radio voice warm-up
→ Angry voices
→ Annotating exercise
→ Corporate hook'em
→ Guided meditation to get the ball rolling
→ Women of Enron
→ Home-made canned laughter

PS: At 17:00 o'clock on the same day, the Experimental Publishing department of the Piet Zwart Institute will have a presentation of their work this trimester. Join them here facebook.com/events/1759953201

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Today 17:00 CEST talk about their last special issue: an archive that they cannot talk about...

mini site: issue.xpub.nl/11

webchat/streams starts at 17:00 CEST: xpub.lurk.org

(and after the event please join post.lurk.org/@anglk/104018100 !)

I’ve extended the deadline for the quarantine food zine until the 26th of April, so if you have something to share, share away! zine.alicestrete.me/

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