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Event in Prague coming ...!


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


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RT @cgrltz@twitter.com

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" twitter.com/mediaofcoop/status

🐦🔗: twitter.com/cgrltz/status/1304

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.


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"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.(...)"

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: Bureaucracksy

Between 7 and 12 December 2020, organises the Bureaucracksy in Brussels.

This work-session investigates the governance of techno-social systems through the prism of . The execution of rules is an essential element of computation, of digital infrastructures, and of the societies that they operate with.

The work-session invites and to share imaginations of counter-accountancies and -accountabilities, of how to engage with paperwork, systemics and logistics.

More more more (ask me or) constantvzw.org/site/Open-Call

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Great opportunity to work with the @PublicDomainRev@twitter.com (of which I'm proud co-founder 🥰) as editor/researcher/writer. Applications by 8th September. Please share with friends & colleagues who might be interested. More details here. 👇🏽✨ publicdomainreview.org/blog/20

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Come read with us online, this thursday evening, 23/07, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST. 📚

Varia is hosting two collective reading and conversation sessions. One will be online and one will be in our physical space, as a series of events to discuss matters of abolitionist technology & community-driven systems of accountability, while generating anonymous, consensual debris for stone throw, a temporary online work to share our resources and reflections. We sought texts that are talking about what we want to learn with and about, now.

For our first session we will read from Ruha Benjamin's Race After Technology, choosing chapter 5 Retooling Solidarity, Reimagining Justice to read together. In this chapter, Benjamin examines how practitioners, scholars, activists, artists, and students are working to resist and challenge the New Jim Code (a term Benjamin uses to connect discriminatory technology with past segregationist laws in the Southern states). This chapter also offers suggestions on how to contribute to an approach to technology that moves beyond accessing new products, to advocating for justice-oriented design practices.

These workshops are made with @jules @ccl. 👌

Find out more here - varia.zone/en/rr-stone-throw-1

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The Experimental Publishing () class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning. :thinknyan:

Collectiveioning is a that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year projects.

Date: , July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Place: project.xpub.nl/collectiveioni
Occasion: ULTIMATE Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: Suit or Business Casual or Business or Come As You Are

XPUB Class of 2020:

Simon Browne 📚
Bohye Woo 📄
Paloma García 🗺️
Artemis Gryllaki ✊
Tancredi di Giovanni 🌀
Pedro Sá Couto 🖨️
Biyi Wen 📻
Rita Graça 🚨

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.

In 2016, Deb Verhoeven described the term digital infrapuncture, where infrapuncture is a portmanteau of "infrastructure" and "acupuncture". Tomorrow she will be speaking about it again. @manetta and I will be thinking through addressing stress points in a digital infrastructure with bot logic during a workshop that follows right after!

With @creativecoding


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Tomorrow (Tuesday the 30th) @ccl and i will host a workshop around bots as digital infrapuncture. Starting with an opening lecture by Deb Verhoeven (9:15h-10:00h) who proposed to think with the term "digital infrapuncture" about small infrastructural interventions , a combincation of infrastructure and accupunture. After that there will be bot logic exercises (10:00h-13:00h)!

More information can be found on this page: uu.nl/en/events/online-event-b

Or you can register for the opening lecture here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1zDOld [google form]

The event is hosted by Datafied Society & Creative Coding Utrecht

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🌱 This Sunday, June 28th, there will be another Read & Repair session at ! 🌱

The guests for the upcoming Sunday are the custodians of the Digital Solidarity Networks pad (pad.vvvvvvaria.org/digital-sol). Digital Solidarity Networks started as a listing of tools, practices and readings for convivial digital solidarity amongst individuals, institutions and collectives. The initiative lives as an online collaborative writing space, where people come together to collect and discuss examples of collective digital alternative practices.

You can join us both physically and virtually. Read more about the session here: varia.zone/en/rr-digi-soli-net

@ccl @manetta

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Important demo's this weekend against the expansion of legalised police violence and the criminalisation of migration. These are the laws and systems that protect the destruction caused by multinationals like Shell and shut resistance up. https://code-rood.org/en/2020/06/19/stop-legalizing-police-brutality-criminalizing-migration/

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The new special issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine is out! Edited together with Miriam Rasch and Kimmy Spreeuwenberg, "Urgent Publishing Debris" aims to provide new readings of the Making Public: Urgent Publishing Conference by creating remixes of the official archival sources with the 'unofficial' debris circulating around it. You can read it here:


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'Politics are not external to technical architecture. As sites of control over technology, the decisions embedded within protocols embed values and reflect the socioeconomic and political interests of protocol developers. In a discussion about debates over Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) versus TCP/IP in Inventing the Internet, Janet Abbate notes that technical standards are often construed as neutral and therefore not historically interesting. Perceptions of neutrality derive in part from the esoteric and concealed nature of network protocols within the broader realm of information technology. As Abbate demonstrates, “The debate over network protocols illustrates how standards can be politics by other means. . . . Efforts to create formal standards bring system builders’ private technical decisions into the public realm; in this way, standards battles can bring to light unspoken assumptions and conflicts of interest. The very passion with which stakeholders contest standards decisions should alert us to the deeper meanings beneath the nuts and bolts.”

from Laura DeNardis, Protocol Politics, 2009

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