Today's inspiration: Analivia Cordeiro's Computer Dances from the 1970s
The new web theme "soonish" is now officially released as a free and open source theme for PicoCMS platform - a flat file CMS primarily based on markdown. A super simple 2 cols one modified from "simpleTwo". It is enhanced with features such as responsive web, file hiding with meta tag, integrate other features like file generation list based on the available markdown files in a directory, etc. (using CSS and Twig) Feel free to download, fork and use it: https://gitlab.com/siusoon/soonish
First time contribute to other FLOSS on GitHub, very excited when I do the pull request. Submitted!!
I use the theme to revamp my personal site with better organization of things and completely get rid of wordpress. Starting to also migrate images from other platforms to my own server. The design idea with queer and fluidity in mind, as well as environmental consciousness. But I have to say I really like file organization in a traditional way with just plain text.
now on live: 👉www.siusoon.net
A wishlist that expands the feminisms of a document that became known as “The Feminist Server Manifesto”
🗎 pdf: https://transitional.anarchaserver.org/jirafeau/f.php?h=1N1T-dXh&d=1
✐ pad: https://etherpad.mur.at/p/tfs (please edit)
Call for Participation:
OPENCOIL workshop 🔋🔋🔋
"The pavements of many cities have been flooded by so-called 'dockless sharing vehicles'. This workshop explores the impact of such micro-mobility services on (public) urban space by re-appropriating their decentralised infrastructure as a space for experimentation, while also addressing the conditions and effects of this infrastructure."
Deadline: August 21
Feminist Hack Meetings* will happen in Athens, 9 and 10 of September as part of the project A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers, supported by the European cultural foundation. In case you are in the area, the workshops will be in English and Greek. And there will be a live stream too for those who aren't :)
We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!
Damaged Earth Catalog
A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.
A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!
Permacomputing in the Arts
A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.
"The New Rural Agenda Summit is a planetary conference by lumbung member Jatiwangi art Factory. International policy makers, institutions, artists, representatives of villages and other-than-human inhabitants of the Earth are invited to strive for an agenda for a common future."
'Investigating #Sound #Politics ' is an event under the project 'Hunting #Mosquitos ' by @anglk with contributions from Martina Raponi, Vivien Butot and Alex Zakkas. The discussion will unfold around sound politics and discrimination, #smart cities and #digital citizenship through performative, artistic, critical, activist and scientific investigations and actions.
Saturday, 25th of June
14:30 - 17:00 CET Walk around two 'Mosquito' spots (starting point Leeszaal, Rotterdam West, Rijnhoutplein 3)
17:00 - 19:00 CET Presentations/conversation by Alex Zakkas, Angeliki Diakrousi, Martina Raponi and Vivien Butot (Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Westersingel 9)
more information: https://goethe.de/ins/nl/nl/ver.cfm?event_id=23022258
for online participation, for the second part (after 17:00), message me directly.
Hunting Mosquitos explores urban sound technologies and the social and political implications of their use. Specifically, it examines the 'Mosquito alarm'', a technology used in public places in Rotterdam that emits high-frequency sounds, audible only to young people and experienced as unpleasant, to deter them from loitering in hangouts after complaints by of noise 'disturbing' residents...
Thank you so much for yesterday !
Today WELCOME TO AMRO DAY #2
/dev/lol - Hacklab Linz
Live stream: https://art-meets.radical-openness.org/livestream/
↓ Shared Folders of Open Knowledge is the AMRO22 hybrid showcase night where knowledge is shared in an open and participatory setting: no-one is a teacher but everyone is an expert. During the event diverse AMRO participants will share their knowledge and expertise through different formats: talks, debates, workshops, performances and transmedia storytelling.
↑ 16th of June, from 19:00, DH5 Linz
← Programm available at: https://art-meets.radical-openness.org/program/
MIT press is relaunching the Software Studies book series and I am very excited to work together with other fabolous co-editors Wendy Chun, Jichen Zhu and @nwf.
Check out the press release: https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-relaunches-software-studies-series and our thoughts on the new series: http://computationalculture.net/software-studies-revisited/.
Feel free to starting sending proposals our way.
Check out the new manifesto here too: https://gitlab.com/siusoon/refresh/
Does anyone have any interesting suggestions of texts or (art and not only)works that investigate apps from a different angle that can be playful and critical?
I am working on a research that includes the use of apps made by municipalities in order to gather citizens' reports about noise in the public space. Some apps are also used for activating Mosquito alarms that emit high frequencies to prevent young 'noisy' people from loitering. I wanted to make an app that acts as a counter mechanism to all that and suggests other 'noises' and imaginations of the use of technologies for the public.
I question the creation of apps as they are also mediums that are tight to the mobile phone, requesting private data from it, being accessible through playstore for most of the people, being a consumerist medium. So I am not sure how to approach that without recreating another mechanism that also acts as a solution to a problem instead of meaningfully provide space for a dialogue and thinking.
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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)
*background of the avatar from Queer Haus Theme <3
A fediverse community for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.