So I currently have enough money now to buy a new laptop. I don’t believe in buying new things unnecessarily either. Do you have a 13 inch or smaller laptop that will run Linux well and still have usable battery life that you want to sell me?! Please boost! Would love to buy a laptop from the fediverse.
So if you've enjoyed the things we've done at #varia, either in-person or remotely please help us with your vote:
http://popunie.nl/awards2020/ (it is the yellow section midway down that says 'Beste Podium')
I kinda love everything about this project by Joel Galvaez: the aim (bringing a shared event calendar out of fb), the design, the Figma screencast in the about https://apocalendar.today/
Tomorrow, my desktop essay 'Feditation', commissioned by The International Center for Knowledge in the Arts, will be screened as part of the programme of their event Coherency, Diversity and Networks in Artistic Research and its session on "Alternatives & Interdependencies in Constructing Future Networks". You can find more info and a link to the webinar here:
Tomorrow at 15:00 CET Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee will stream a broadcast that considers what a learning environment is and can be.
This consideration has grown from a failed project to make a physical studio space inside a Dutch art and design school, the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. The ‘we’ of this polyvocal broadcast is many, but it has been collected and narrated here by Julie Boschat Thorez (@jules), Cristina Cochior and Amy Pickles (@p_p).
We are using this sonic channel to introduce an online resource we made while waiting to make a studio space. 'author' is an online library that contains resources and documentation from roughly one year of experiments in art and education. Our library’s collection of digital matter is classified as debris resulting from moments of choreographed, collective working.
During this year we have been moving from on-site education to online education. The question of what a studio could be now feels all the more pertinent. When working in ever more immaterial and singular ways, how can we find space for the artist studio online? We invited three artists, Martin Gugger, Arvand Pourabbasi and Simnikiwe Buhlungu, to respond to this question and our library with a sound work.
A great sounding call for contributions from the Engines of Difference workgroup. The deadline is in two days though!
"Otherwise Practices With/In Computing
In this call for contributions, we want to know the cusps, potentials, tunings, and boundary-making practices that critically push the extractive and the exclusionary, the connective and the networking, and the potential-inclined practices of computing."
A lovely initiative and very comprehensive index of Cyberfeminist works from the early 90s to today:
"Cyberfeminism Index is an in-progress online collection of resources for techno-critical works from 1990–2020, gathered and facilitated by Mindy Seu."
Ideally, I would like something that works for more casual users that just need to bang up a sign or such. Or something where students or school kids could easily make a booklet or magazine. LibreOffice and Inkscape can kind of do this but it is usually a struggle against the UI for less experienced users. Electron apps etc. are fine in this case.
WGBS (Archipelagic) Radio
Manila – Rotterdam 📻
October 14, Wednesday
Rotterdam 14:00–15:45h CET
Manila 8:00–9:45 GMT+8
This radio broadcast is the result of conversations and working relationships that navigate the concept of what an archipelagic construction could mean, in terms of organization, belonging, and self. It was constructed between an archipelago of friends such as but not limited to Angeliki, Clara, Chung, and Reinaart.
This radio broadcast departs from conversations about the essay Sketches of Archipelagic Poetics of Postcolonial Belonging by maryamdeluz and Marco Cuevas-Hewitt. The essay is an island of a mutual aid anarchozine package compiled by EtnikoBandido. (...)
Call for Participants: Against Platform Determinism
How institutions, individuals, and infrastructures mediate platform power
Today, me and @ccl will be giving a talk about Varia and the building of collective infrastructures as part of the event "De-platform-ization, Ethics and Alternative Social Media":
The event starts at 18:00 CET.
Furthermore, @liaizon will also be giving an introduction to the fediverse!
thread: share a screenshot of the earliest wayback machine capture of your personal website
Event in Prague coming ...!
DEPLATFORMIZATION, ETHICS & ALTERNATIVE SOCIAL MEDIA
symposium and workshop
Artycok.tv & Display Prague 25. - 26. 9. 2020
with Lidia Pereira, Christina Cochior, Dušan Barok, Liazon Wakest, John Hill, Nikola Brabcova, Hana Janeckova
We have six PhD positions in the field of digital media, inventive methods, digital praxeology, AI/HCI, data, platforms, infrastructures to study "media of cooperation" https://twitter.com/mediaofcoop/status/1304345673886818305
The physical exhibition Fictioning Comfort is reaching its end, but today there are a few conversations that will be streamed online with the artists who participated in it:
14.00 –14.30 – Convo 0: On Work by WORKNOT!
14.30 –15.30 – Convo 1: Tomi Hilsee with Arvand Pourabbasi & Golnar Abbasi
15.45 –16.45 – Convo 2: Sami Hammana with Alireza Abbasy
17.00 –18.00 – Convo 3: Monireh Askari with Arvand Pourabbasi & Golnar Abbasi
18.15 –19.45 – Convo 4: Moad Musbahi & Imani Jacqueline Brown with Samaneh Moafi
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐅𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭:
From the scale of living bodies, to landmasses, and even on a planetary one – our world is saturated with processes and relations that are exhausting. This exhaustion is consequential; we glamorise producing but overlook the exhaustion and even fatigue that might follow it. The social and political pressure on maintaining a constant production comes at a price: perpetual work, overproduction, and as a result, consuming precarious bodies and other planetary resources.
Choosing your online teaching platform has huge consequences on pedagogy. https://constantvzw.org/site/Dear-student-teacher-worker-in-an-educational-institution,3347.html
"In the 1990s, twenty minutes was all it took for local authorities in the Austrian city of Graz to detect and neutralise any illegal radio transmitter. Back then, Reni Hofmüller was part of a group of activists who took over the airwaves with pirate broadcasts every Sunday from the mountains surrounding the city. After short 18-minute sessions, the Radio Dauerwelle team would pack up its equipment and clear out, moments before the authorities arrived. It was a way of bringing new sounds to listeners while at the same time reclaiming the radio waves trapped in a state monopoly.(...)"
design * bureaucracy,
Mediawiki Stockholm syndrome,
botnet as infrapuncture,
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