correction: "It was constructed between an archipelago of friends such as but not limited to Angeliki, Asher, Bas, Chung, Clara, Reinaart, and Tanex."

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WGBS (Archipelagic) Radio

Archipelagic Waterways
Archipelagic Governance
Archipelagic Belonging
Archipelagic Structures

Manila – Rotterdam 📻

October 14, Wednesday
Rotterdam 14:00–15:45h CET
Manila 8:00–9:45 GMT+8

tune in:
varia.zone/en/wbgs-archipelagi

This radio broadcast is the result of conversations and working relationships that navigate the concept of what an archipelagic construction could mean, in terms of organization, belonging, and self. It was constructed between an archipelago of friends such as but not limited to Angeliki, Clara, Chung, and Reinaart.

This radio broadcast departs from conversations about the essay Sketches of Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging by maryamdeluz and Marco Cuevas-Hewitt. The essay is an island of a mutual aid anarchozine package compiled by EtnikoBandido. (...)

That is quite an historic moment.

"Greek court rules far-right Golden Dawn leaders ran a crime group"

reuters.com/article/us-greece-

"Η ημέρα δικαίωσης του αντιφασιστικού κινήματος, και η αυριανή ημέρα"

m.popaganda.gr/postscripts/i-i

the VPN introduction zine translated in Chinese!
https://zines.cucu.gr/prints/tunnel-up-tunnel-down-ch/

Share with those who may find it useful.
Download the pdf or consider supporting the vpn zines project* by buying a physical copy or a bundle (zine+silk-screened towel or t-shirt), shipping within EU takes a week!

*There are 2 more zines coming next:
"VPN on mobiles+raspberrypi"
"Backups over a VPN".

How a Google Spreadsheet Broke the Art World’s Culture of Silence

frieze.com/article/how-google-

"Nearly 2000 museum workers have shared their salaries online – the vast inequity is difficult to ignore (...) The rollercoaster take-up of the spreadsheet to nearly 2,000 entries in less than a week clearly demonstrates that there is a thirst for more transparency." 📑

Dear , , in an institution..

A letter from to everyone facing .
Let’s learn together how to do technology differently!

"Together we witnessed how the recent move to ‘distant learning’ has meant that educational institutions have almost without exception turned to online commercial platforms. What we called ‘an elephant in the room’ only a few months ago, has finally trampled all residual ‘room’ in education. It might feel like the change is sudden, but it has been long in the making..."

constantvzw.org/site/Dear-stud

@decentral1se thanks for sharing! I admire her way of doing art and sounds :)

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Today and tomorrow, some freshly graduated students will present at the wild state in as part of an programme created and hosted by the Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung.

The presentations are streamed online:

@pedrosaclout Tactical is an online republishing platform that exists in both the clear and dark web, exploring topics such as anonymity, paywalls, archives and provenance through digital watermarks.

@estragon Syster Papyri Magicae is a web-based project that unfolds the phenomenon of exclusions in male-dominated tech environments, aiming to discuss and activate feminist practices that respond to this issue.

@r1ta Networks of Care offers a collection of user guidelines for you to browse, dissect and analyse. Delve into the conversations with different members and find useful templates, resources, and experiments. Let’s explore the networks of care generated together.

Full scheduled at ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate

If you can't attend but want to check out the projects, visit collectiveioning.xpub.nl

rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia-3

"In the 1990s, twenty minutes was all it took for local authorities in the Austrian city of Graz to detect and neutralise any illegal radio transmitter. Back then, Reni Hofmüller was part of a group of activists who took over the airwaves with pirate broadcasts every Sunday from the mountains surrounding the city. After short 18-minute sessions, the Radio Dauerwelle team would pack up its equipment and clear out, moments before the authorities arrived. It was a way of bringing new sounds to listeners while at the same time reclaiming the radio waves trapped in a state monopoly.(...)"

🌎📡 WIRELESS: a 24hr radio broadcast celebrating 100 yrs of planetary wireless with 24+ radios across the world 🛰🌍
August 27, 2020

〰️〰️ LISTEN LIVE @ radioee.net 〰️〰️

Spaces from Netherlands will have an experimental round-table discussing radio alternative practice and troubleshooting. (10:00-10:30 CEST)

I think that with the whole fiasco, we're just witnessing once more the limit of the green/open/fair/inclusive discourse when it is essentially used as a smoke screen for commercial activities. For many years now Mozilla has used the model of running a non-profit org in front of their for-profit company. It's quite well documented and as such is not a surprising model, it is used by corporations to interface with different audiences, contexts, etc. There is however always a risk of cognitive dissonance with these models, and this is clear with Mozilla's PR right now, stuck between financial priorities and the need to maintain their image of social justice endorsers they have been working hard to promote until now.

If you're lurking in #rotterdam on thursday (2020-07-30) and into learning about #solarpunk #p2p #dweb #dat #hypercore then we're streaming https://events.dat.foundation/2020/ for a few hours at #varia! See https://varia.zone/en/dat-conf.html for more

Great alternatives to Google Maps that use #OpenStreetMap data:

- Qwant Maps: website, has directions. Highlights the fact that data is from #OSM, providing links to view and edit the data.
https://www.qwant.com/maps
- F4map: website, 3D views of cities.
https://demo.f4map.com/
- MAPS.ME: mobile apps with a neat vector renderer. Minimalist. Works offline. More obviously profit-oriented.
- OsmAnd: mobile apps with lots of features. Offline too. (Too?) many customisations and options available.

Come read with us online, this thursday evening, 23/07, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST. 📚

Varia is hosting two collective reading and conversation sessions. One will be online and one will be in our physical space, as a series of events to discuss matters of abolitionist technology & community-driven systems of accountability, while generating anonymous, consensual debris for stone throw, a temporary online work to share our resources and reflections. We sought texts that are talking about what we want to learn with and about, now.

For our first session we will read from Ruha Benjamin's Race After Technology, choosing chapter 5 Retooling Solidarity, Reimagining Justice to read together. In this chapter, Benjamin examines how practitioners, scholars, activists, artists, and students are working to resist and challenge the New Jim Code (a term Benjamin uses to connect discriminatory technology with past segregationist laws in the Southern states). This chapter also offers suggestions on how to contribute to an approach to technology that moves beyond accessing new products, to advocating for justice-oriented design practices.

These workshops are made with @jules @ccl. 👌

Find out more here - varia.zone/en/rr-stone-throw-1

Tonight at WORM, Rotterdam!
20:30 CEST :nes_fire:

RE#SISTER invites you to tumble into WORM to have your ears flushed! Honouring once again the late great Daphne Oram who made the soundtrack for a commercial by English Electric in the 1960s, promoting the Tumblewash machine.

Here is the event on WORM' s website:
worm.org/production/resister-p

Very very interesting long read about the possible future of ActivityPub, the underlying protocol of Mastodon and Queer Haus.

Many of the concerns mentioned here in this proposal is why we chose to limit the connections that Queer Haus has to the rest of the fediverse. To build our own curated slice of the fediverse.

This proposal aims to solve this descent into fediverse nation states by making the network itself aware of consent.

Fascinating stuff! Thanks @rra for the link!

https://gitlab.com/spritely/ocappub

Tune in!! 27 June, 21:00 🎧

-->RE#SISTER: Corporeal Whispers - <--

varia.zone/en/corporeal-whispe
The sonic body that RE#SISTER's ca. 10 individuals have assembled, is constituted by its integral parts. They were made by following a predetermined sequence. Each one of us received the ten last seconds of the part preceeding ours. On the basis of that, we were inspired to compose the next part in the sequence. Eventually, we have edited these parts into a body, a . Whispering together, we present you our (...)

Buster is a browser extension that solves goog's reCAPTCHA's audio challenges using speech recognition. It is a tiny thing but it spares you both the humiliation and the cognitive energy involved in training the algorithms of your future oppression.

I've had it for years and it works really well, give it a go.

github.com/dessant/buster

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