I made something I wanted to try for a long time for the Feminist Hack Meetings in Rotterdam: an HTML poster generator. The organizers have the basic pattern of the poster on a webpage and they can modify and generate themselves the posters for the other events #webtoprint
This Friday, April 2nd 2021, Page Not Found ( https://page-not-found.nl ) and the Master Experimental Publishing ( #XPUB ) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, are delighted to invite you to the launch of their Special Issue #14, entitled “I Don't Know Where We're Going, But — A Local Network City Quest”.
Join #XPUB for a game of urban pinball as you drift through the streets of Den Haag. And it's free? Yes: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/launch-i-dont-know-where-were-going-but-a-local-network-city-quest-tickets-147974320175
How Kitchen Table Press Changed Publishing
Founded by Black women for all women of color, the press issued such revolutionary works as This Bridge Called My Back.
“We really need to do something about publishing,” Audre Lorde said to fellow writer Barbara Smith in a 1980 phone conversation. It was that phone call that launched Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.(...)
We will absorb the works of electronic music composer Maryanne Amacher, including her proposition for a media opera entitled Intelligent Life. Existing only as a storyboard, Intelligent Life was an "opera consisting of nine one-hour-long episodes designed for television broadcast with in-home FM simulcast. As of yet, it has not been taped, recorded, or broadcast."
We will then use the work and research of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan to reconsider the politics of listening. We want to consider developments of surveillance and machine listening, in combination with Amacher's imaginatory potential for how artificial intelligence could transform our sensorial ability to connect to the world around us.
[ image shows a sketch found inside the storyboard of the media opera, including an ear with a wavy line going through it and musical notes on the side. A hand pressing buttons on a television, a landscape image with lines beaming out of it, and a square with an arrow and lots of wavey lines being directed at two circles. ]
Date: Sunday, 28th March 2021
Time: 11:00am-13:00pm CET
NOTE: This reading session will be held in English.
In the Feminist Hack Meeting #1 @mara introduced us to mailing lists migration with Mailman. The migration of feminist lists hosted by the systerserver project was realised successfully and we went through the 'pain' all together! Here are some photos/screenshots from that day.
Thanks to all the participants who joined!
What are the conditions for a computer user to gain agency, defined here as the ability to evade automatisms? What is the user’s horizon of autonomy within a built world made of software programmed by somebody else, when its logic is made inaccessible in the name of convenience? (...)
There are still spots for the workshop at 11:00!
Feminist Hack Meetings #1 - Feminist Servers
/Backups, migrations, and other painful stories/
Join us online, Saturday, zaterdag, Σάββατο 13/03/2021
For the online location of the live discussion check the url of the event one day before: https://varia.zone/fhm-servers-migrations.html
For the future events of the FHM and other Varia's events you can sign up to this mailing list: https://we.lurk.org/postorius/lists/varia.we.lurk.org/
The poster was made with a poster generator designed by Amélie Dumont https://polymorph.sh/
Exhibiting #Unerasable #Characters II in Hong Kong Arts center as part of the ifva awards until 14/3. The project explores the politics of erasure and the temporality of voices within the context of digital authoritarianism. It presents the sheer scale of unheard voices by technically examining and culturally reflecting the endlessness, and its wider consequences, of censorship that is implemented through technological platforms and infrastructure.
Thx to weiboscope research project. More info: http://siusoon.net/unerasable-characters-ii/
The work is also showing at Bergen too as part of electronic literature org festival- https://www.uib.no/en/rg/electronicliterature/143181/2021-elo-conference-and-festival-posthuman-exhibition
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Join us online, Saturday, zaterdag, Σάββατο 13/03/2021
Location (online): will be announced soon
11:00-13:00 CET: workshop (to participate please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
13:00-14:30 CET: lunch break (open 'bar') 14:30-16:00 CET: discussion (public)
more info (also in NL and GR): https://varia.zone/en/fhm-servers-migrations.html
(The event will be in English)
The work session focuses on mailing lists, both technically and as a communication vehicle in our grassroots tech communities; how to install and migrate between an old and a new server, but also how we interact, do skill-sharing and assign technical tasks. (...) This workshop is co-hosted with @mara. Ιt is an online collaboration between Athens and Rotterdam.
The Feminist Hack Meetings (FHM), organised by @estragon, @anglk and @decentral1se, are a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives (...)
This event is made possible with the kind support of the Creative Industries Fund NL
Online lecture by interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar and digital herstorian Dr Kishonna Gray whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism co-organized by Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy will be happening tomorrow at 4:00 PM (CET):
Read & Repair - Wireless Imagination 📻
Tonight at 19:00 CET multi-port broadcasting reading session together with Agustina Woodgate. The radio transmission will brings us together through a broadcasted soundscape. The readers are invited to send voice notes via telegram/nextcloud translating excerpts over audio clips (whispering, screaming, languages, special fxs, sounds, noises, etc.) During this session readers become listeners and radio hosts.
Lena Platonos Predicted Our Computer-Crazed Future on 1985’s “Gallop”
"After completing studies abroad, where she came into contact with new sounds, such as the ones produced at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Platonos returned to Greece. While taking part in the production of a children’s radio show, she became part of a tight-knit group of avant-garde musicians who gathered at the Contemporary Music Research Center (KYSME-CMRC). The KYMSE-CCMR in Athens, much like the San Francisco Tape Music Center, was founded and run by artists: a place where they could gather, study, and experiment with new equipment. Like American Buchla pioneer Suzanne Cianni, Platonos found an extension of her voice in a Yamaha CS-60, a novelty instrument that she would be the first in her country to use in a recording."
- RADIO SLUMBER - radioslumber.net
🔊 ONLINE AND ON-AIR LAUNCH 12-14 FEBRUARY 2021. THREE DAYS, FOUR STATIONS WORLDWIDE
🎧 Listen to RADIO SLUMBER séance No. 1 at Stranded FM (Utrecht) on Friday, 12 February, 18:00-19:30 CET @strandedfm
🎧 Listen to RADIO SLUMBER séance No. 2 at Radio Orange (Vienna) on Saturday, 13 February, 18:00-19:30 CET @radioorange94.0
🎧 Listen to RADIO SLUMBER séance No. 3 at Hong Kong Community Radio (HK) + Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee (Amsterdam) on Sunday, 14 February, 18:00-19:30 CET @hkcronline @jajajaneeneeneeradio
RADIO SLUMBER is a three-part aural brew and online grimoire that casts its gaze out from a closed-door coven of potluck workshops + secret societies + spa retreats + fests of slumber (ᴀᴋᴀ …pwsssrfs…) that took place at Motel Spatie in the winter of 2020 (...)
Including contributions from …pwsssrfs… participants Clara Balaguer (PH.NL.ES), Teana Boston-Mammah (SL.UK.NL), Chao Co-op (CN.HK), Seecum Cheung (CN.VN.UK.NL), Zoénie Liwen Deng (CN.NL), Angeliki Diakrousi (GR.NL), Clara Jo (DE.KS.UR), Vienna-based collective Mai Ling (AT.CN.AU.KR.JP.UK.DK.DE), Utrecht-based Read-in (CA.CO.DE.GR.ID.KR.NL), UK-based Rising Bun (UK.HK.NL), and more, with Elaine W. Ho (HK.US) and Amy Suo Wu (CN.AU.NL) serving as hosts, DJs and coven mama-sans.
Soon, the 'Gossip Booth' of radioslumber.net. A speech recognition online tool that filters 'secrets' by returning in-between-the-words expressions.
Laughter, pauses, uncertain expressions, breaths, sounds of discomfort and pleasure.
#pocketsphinx #speech_recognition #gossip #radioslumber #web_audio
Gossip in any language can be a fast, low-in-volume way of speaking, sounding like murmuring often including slang. This way of speaking happening between immigrants may sound blurry to the ears. Without the understanding of the words the speaking becomes a melody, a sound missing the logical meaning. This may be annoying for the outsiders but at the same time it is a familiar, joyful, shared and supportive space for the ones that had to leave their home. Even more for the ones that often don't have the public platforms to share their concerns and solve their problems, and they are not supported by the systems (legal, economic, cultural, political) they live in. The 'Gossip Gaps' embraces these discomforts in the ear of some listeners and the fast murmurings of despair and pleasure.
*background of the avatar from queer.haus theme <3
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