Maybe a good chance, during #atnofs and many eyes watching, to share the videos made by our first peertube art residents.
MELT were invited for a monthly art residency on our feminist and collectively managed tube, to create an animation introduction to their ACCESS SERVER project, which comes in a few versions (with captions, sign-language, subtitles) to take into account online accessibility
Dangerous recursive tooting
XPUB is the two year Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB puts special attention on collective work, DIY/DIWO/free software, and a balance of prose and code writing.
April 28 2022
A book is ... (work in progress)
Jian Haake (currently in the first year of study)
Open call is out for #Constant worksession:
Weak signaaal looks at human and non-human communication practices which play, open-up and wreck linguistic systems while acknowledging their ever-changing, unpredictable and muddy qualities.
On 2, 9, 16, 23 june.
Artifice & Intelligence by Emily Tucker
Good advice for anyone writing on technology, actually.
Starting today, the Privacy Center will stop using the terms “artificial intelligence,” “AI,” and “machine learning” in our work to expose and mitigate the harms of digital technologies in the lives of individuals and communities."
"Corporations have essentially colonized the imaginative space that Turing’s paper asked us to explore. Instead of pursuing the limits of computers’ potential for simulated humanity, the hawkers of “AI” are pursuing the limits of human beings’ potential to be reduced to their calculability."
"Instead of using the terms “Artificial intelligence, “AI,” and “machine learning,” the Privacy Center will:"
* Be as specific as possible about what the technology in question is and how it works.
* Identify any obstacles to our own understanding of a technology that result from failures of corporate or government transparency.
* Name the corporations responsible for creating and spreading the technological product.
* Attribute agency to the human actors building and using the technology, never to the technology itself.
Collectively Setting Conditions for Re-Use
with Elodie Mugrefya
Google builds ad tracking right into its Chrome browser regardless if if you want it or not.
Tip: Use Firefox instead 🦊
ALTERNATIVE WORKING ASSEMBLY #2
A durational curricular broadcast
A panel discussion
Moderated by Layal Ftouni, this panel discussion discusses dossiers demanding curricular reforms on Palestine and EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) policy, written by action and research groups embedded in Dutch educational institutions: Alternative Working Assembly (Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, and Hogeschool Rotterdam), Utrecht in Solidarity with Palestine (Utrecht University), and REDACTED. The formations of these groups differ: a loosely organized teacher-student-alumni action group, a Palestine-focused student coalition, and REDACTED. Conversation will revolve around how labor is organized, communities are mobilized, and coalitions are built in and out of their institutions. From this diversity of collective form and method, intersectional strategies emerge for keeping the struggle of Palestine on institutional agendas.
The panel discussion starts at 1830h and is hosted at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst. It will be preceded by READING PALESTINE, a six-hour durational and collective reading of 19 texts about Palestine that constitute the bibliography of the evening's panel.
Call for participants for a workshop: How to run a small social networking site with your friends
On the 13th and 14th of May, LURK.org will be hosting a two-day workshop for groups interested in setting up and running their own alternative social media server.
Free of charge, but some commitment required! Remote participation is possible and workshop language is English! Limited spots, apply before the 15th of April.
For more details and how to apply see:
Boosts appreciated :)
🇺🇦 This project to save Ukrainian online heritage is looking for help from #docker hacker/ix to run the web crawlers.
They are called SUCHO and crawl the Ukrainian internet to archive websites before they go offline due to war.
Contact details in the contact section of their website.
I am not associated with them/just spreading the word.
For Womxn's Day 2022 we* gathered and prepared banners for the windows of #Varia
*Feministas Rotterdam, FHM, Diana, Julia, Carmen, Clara, Angeliki and the slogan "invoice the patriarchy" is from @art.goss
ukraine invasion solidarity link farm
Pad-generated html pages available for easier reading:
- generated every minute: https://vvvvvvaria.org/~systers/UKRAINEINVASION_LinkFarm.html
- generated once a day: https://vvvvvvaria.org/~systers/UKRAINEINVASION_LinkFarm_per24h.html
russian feminist resistance to putin's war: https://jacobinmag.com/2022/02/russian-feminist-antiwar-resistance-ukraine-putin
Our open call to feminist and queer peers out there:
We invite artists and art collectives who are intersectional with our identity politics to upload their videos during a residency or curate events/content on our peertube instance, a video streaming/archiving platform.
>> deadline: 20 March
>> confirmation: end of march
>> timeline of events/residency: april/may
More details about what and how:
A new zine documenting the process of Read the Feminist Manual, a research introduction to gender discrimination in FOSS communities, and the lack of support in accommodating marginalized voices. The outcome of the project is a Firefox addon that replaces pronouns "she" and "he" with the neutral "they", intended for use in plain html pages of documentation.
Info and links to download the zine and the addon:
For days now I work on migrating my small server. After three years of almost seamless functionality things started to break down from the moment I wanted to host more websites and applications and do complex experiments. The most difficult thing was to figure out where "am I" ( "I" as a complex identity that is constructed by the self, the server, the home, the network), in which network the rpi was in. My house, Fris, is part of the communal constellation Verfris and it includes multiple routers and repeaters. Together with @simoon and @ccl we work on visualizing that, understand it and experiment. @cmos4040 and @decentral1se have also encountered the frustration and beauty of this network while helping us with our servers.
A feminist internet - panel starts shortly!
We are streaming from our peertube https://tube.systerserver.net/w/1UdjJq75oFsHgx2Rx8Qg6r
PANEL: A Feminist Internet
25th of January, 2022
Registrations are open until 24th
This panel advocates for a #feminist #internet and the need to empower its #communities, which work with the #technologies to do so. We, as artists who run a network of autonomous servers, have acknowledged a desire by creatives and activists to make and publish their work on our platforms, which are aligned with our identity politics, collaborative ethics and #privacy concerns. However, our communities lack the structural resources to enable feminist hosting #platforms to become sustainable in the longer term. Our invited speakers will elaborate on the urgency of #technofeminist #infrastructures in relation to the wider context of digital rights, and will address the challenges their mission entails in relation to internal and external agency.
Nate Wessalowski, Researcher, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Mallory Knodel, Chief Technology Officer, Center for Democracy and Technology
Andrea Zappa, Web developer, Freelancer
Maddalena Falzoni, Founder, MaadiX ISP
Anaïs Berck, Artist
*background of the avatar from Queer Haus Theme <3
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.