Next weekend Varia will host a meeting on feminist servers as part of a series called Feminist Hack Meetings.

Let's talk about feminist servers! In this meeting, we invite you to discuss questions like:
What does it mean for a server to be feminist, and how could it look like? What and who does it serve? What does it take to create and maintain it?
We would like to map and draw collectively our ideas and consider the possibility of setting up a feminist server at Varia, as a base for our practice.
We will bring material (like RPis and computers) to start experimenting and trying things out.
Join us!

The Atlas of Space:

Brilliant Maps of Constellations, Asteroids, Planets & "Everything in the Solar System Bigger Than 10km"

"Greece’s proposed ‘floating wall’ shows the failure of EU migration policies"

By copying Trump's tactics the Greek government creates the illusion of a 'safe' nation in order to stay in power. But as the borders are within the sea the wall will be floating!

LibreLingo is a new free software implementation of a Duolingo-like service! If you're able to contribute code or your understanding of language, I'm sure it would be appreciated!

#FOSS #Language #Duolingo #LibreLingo #Learning

👍 @liaizon

A snippet from a gathering in Amsterdam around Feminist Search Strategies organised by Read-in, Hackers & Designers with @alcstrt and @anglk and XPPL:

When speaking about feminist search tools ...

... why feminist? what makes them feminist strategies?

... why a tool? what do we expect from a tool? a tool as utilitarian device?

What are different understandings of feminisms and tools in this room?

"Tensions mount as asylum seekers living in Moria, a notoriously overcrowded Greek camp, rally against poor conditions."

On the 8th of Feb, Hackers and Designers together with Read-in, me and @anglk will host a workshop on feminist strategies for searching in library catalogs @ the h&d studio in Amsterdam. More info here —->

@manetta and @blcktofu the work you did was successful. ELAINE is talking to us and printing this year as well.

*ELAINE* is awake. . She says "hi". Together with Clara and @alcstrt

She is a cyborg librarian and budding xenofeminist who does not believe doing emotional labor invalidates her intellectual capabilities.

The Missing (1999) by Janet . Listen to it via @ubuweb:
"The voice-over guides you to the crime section of the [Whitechapel Library], asks you to read excerpts from books, and leads you out of the library and onto the "

Open Day / Open House!

The staff and students are welcoming prospective applicants! IRL FAQ, meet staff, meet students, maybe cookies (maybe).


Winjhaven 61, 4th floor
3011 WJ Rotterdam

#Feminist #Servers Review

13/12/19, 17:30 UTC+2
28 Keramikou, Athens

Σας προσκαλούμε σε μία συνάντηση/συζήτηση για φεμινιστικούς διακομιστές. Θα μιλήσουμε για ιδέες, έννοιες και παραδείγματα αυτόνομων τοπικών διακομιστών (servers) που υποστηρίζουν φεμινιστικές πρωτοβουλίες (...)

We invite you to a gathering/discussion about feminist servers. We will introduce concepts and examples of autonomous local servers that support feminist initiatives (...)

Tune in!

19:45 – 20:30
Radio-active female monstrosity ft Angeliki Diakrousi
Angeliki D.’s research is focused on amplifying female voices. During her performance Radio-active female monstrosity she uses her voice, as well as an online sound archive she built to play, layer and gradually distort into chaos. The female voice becoming the male voice, becoming the monster, the otherworldly voice.

20:30 – 21:00
[ASMR] Radio Boyfriend ft Pradapony69 (Niek Hilkmann)
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have your very own ASMR boyfriend, one that talks really soft and only about radio? During this performance Pradapony69 will send chills down your spine while explaining the difference between long waves and microwaves.

21:00 – 21:30
Stations of Exception ft Jad S
Jad Saliba taps on the subject of radio circuit bending, specifically focusing on the sound artifacts that may arise from this malleable topography, intimidating so-called “white spaces” — the gaps that exists in between the “Am-Fm” radio stations.
In addition to this, he also creates soundscapes from broadcasted materials to generate complex shapes and abstract distorted speeches.

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