Three activists discuss European Blackface tradition (Zwarte Piet), blackness and anti-racist activism in the Low Countries.
#OlaveBasabose is a Burundi-born jurist and queer, anti-racist, feminist activist. She is a published author (ZWART), organiser, performer and speaker locally and internationally. She grew up in The Netherlands and currently resides in Brussels.
#LauraNsengiyumva is a Brussels-based artivist of Rwandan origin. She studied architecture and is currently doing her PhD in Arts. She is one of the prominent figures in the struggle against Black Pete in Belgium and appears yearly as winter figure "Queen Nikkolah", whose radical existence is both festive and critical.
#StephanieCollingwoodeWilliams is a social worker, anthropology graduate, poet and activist. She was raised in Ghana and studied in both Belgium and The Netherlands. She is involved in various decolonial and climate justice movements (such as the prominent Kick Out Zwarte Piet movement in The Netherlands) and currently resides in Brussels.
Microsoft Bob, codename 'Utopia', was a project in which Rover the dog introduced Microsoft OS to new users through the metaphor of a house. Come explore the wondrous world of interfaces old and new at @ImpaktFestival 30-10 til 03-11 in Utrecht!
We've set up a Tilde-like server for our web design classes, and have just put up a HOWTO on how you can make your own with a Raspberry Pi: https://tilde.pt/~rlafuente/docs/howto-tilde-rpi/
Next week I'll be at IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht NL, on a panel about "Calm Technology" with Olia Lialina, @ccl , and Annet Dekker as moderator—curated by @l03s as part of the festival theme: Speculative Interfaces. I'll talk about mapping Youtube recommendations, and the possibility of perhaps, maybe, chilling out within algorithmic traps. 🕸️
The ultimate messenger protocol comparison chart
celebration time, my book, obnoxious joy
OMG the book is real! Time for a serious post, I guess…
First, some practical info: I'll talk about the book on the 23rd in Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week (hopefully with a little surprise). Hope to see you there: https://www.facebook.com/events/481202395943565/?event_time_id=491450554918749
If you live in Rotterdam, you'll soon find the book at Varia and Printroom or you can directly ask me. Otherwise you can get it online here: https://www.onomatopee.net/product/entreprecariat/
I'd like to thank Freek and Josh from Onomatopee, who enthusiastically believed in this project. Geert Lovink and Raffaele Alberto Ventura for enriching the book with their sharp contributions. Federico Antonini and Alessio D'Ellena for the beautiful "managerial pulp" design. Francesco D'Abbraccio and Andrea Facchetti of Krisis, who made this happen in the very first place (l'edizione italiana è ancora disponibile BTW). There are many more people I'm grateful to, check page 6 to find out ;)
Hey! On Monday, I'll be in Coventry with Cristina Garriga. We'll discuss experimental #publishing as part of a free event from the Post-Publishing programme of the Centre for Postdigital Cultures from #Coventry uni.
Come say hi :)
It's raining all the time. 🎃 🌧️ 🦇 🌜 🌌
The perfect time for #OStober
Quick install an operating system that you have never tried before.
Warm mug of 🍵 or ☕
and watch rolling terminals, progress bars and config files.
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Four groups working during the afternoon. All bruto notes on
And the clear need to plan a next step.
Next /ETC starts in two weeks in Athens!
The Eclectic Tech Carnival is a gathering of feminists who critically explore and develop everyday skills and information technologies in the context of free speech, free software and open hardware.
I designed the poster and flyers in Python using Flat (https://xxyxyz.org/flat)
design * bureaucracy,
Mediawiki Stockholm syndrome,
botnet as infrapuncture,
Hometown is adapted from Mastodon, a decentralized social network with no ads, no corporate surveillance, and ethical design.