Upsetting Settings presents graduation projects initiated by Alexander Roidl, Alice Strete, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joca van der Horst, Natasha Berting, and Zalán Szakács. The concept of this exhibition arises from the idea of the default setting, a situation in which a specific mode of interaction is selected automatically, pre-configured to work out of the box without the need to tinker with its underlying apparatus. Every system comes with default settings predefined by its creators, and most of the time, these settings remain unchanged by us, the users of such systems. These defaults do not represent our needs but are possibly the materialisation of biases from the system's makers, from corporate or political interests, from a society at large. The projects engage with the concept of default modes and propose interventions in their core structure/source/root so as to start thinking collectively about better places from which to begin. You are invited to become root users, active listeners, smart speakers, intentional eaters, counter trolls, sensorial spectators!
Here with this mini-game of @aaaaa, trying to figure out if there is software. :)
One possible form of my thesis "Let' s Talk About Unspeakable Things". It's in the size of a CD album. It's like seeing the lyrics of a long and ancient song on female utterances and their silencing. It's a song about our inner/primitive/emotional/annoying voices. ("female" has been associated with primitive/emotional/... It's not necessarily connected)
"Wikifémia, projet de Roberte la Rousse, regroupe une série de performances et d’installations basées sur des biographies de femmes remarquables telles qu’elles figurent dans Wikipédia."
"... 26 states now either restrict or outright prohibit towns and cities from building their own broadband networks... "
Legacy Russell, Digital Dualism And The Glitch Feminism Manifesto, 2012 – https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2012/12/10/digital-dualism-and-the-glitch-feminism-manifesto/
Glitch Feminism, however, embraces the causality of “error”, and turns the gloomy implication of glitch on its ear by acknowledging that an error in a social system that has already been disturbed by economic, racial, social, sexual, and cultural stratification and the imperialist wrecking-ball of globalization—processes that continue to enact violence on all bodies—may not, in fact, be an error at all, but rather a much-needed erratum. This glitch is a correction to the “machine”, and, in turn, a positive departure.
Join us this Saturday at 14:00, on our Open Day.
On 18:00 we will host a documentary screening:
“Deep Web” (2015)
“A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted.”
CFP Hack the Earth, Calafou
"Hack the Earth 2019 > #Futurotopias - Communities to change everything
19/22 April in #Calafou, Vallbona d'Anoia
This HTE is an invitation to face a world that seems to go from bad to worse, where the options, imaginaries and futures that they propose to us oscillate more and more between cynicism and dystopia. We propose to build our collective desires and needs from the futurotopias we need. Futurotopias that allow the circulation of ideas, fabulations and dreams.
Speculative practices and imaginaries, #degrowth and #feminist practices, joyful actions and radical tenderness.
It's not just about projecting ourselves into the futures we want, but about rescuing what already happened in the past and putting the magnifying glass on everything that is developing in our present, it's about stopping the future of shit that suffocates us and putting in the center the communities that are already changing everything, spinning futures here and now. This HTE proposes to rediscover and re-invent our margins for manoeuvre, highlighting projects, networks and communities that are already changing everything around them.
Because the sum of our degrees of happiness is an indicator of our revolutionary potential. See you in Hack the Earth 2019 "
networks -- voice -- software -- publishing
studying at @XPUB