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just close your browser and lose all those open tabs

be free

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former Spotify exec said the quiet part out loud at a music conference last week

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on similar note, if anyone in needs (or know somebody that needs) a graphic designer/web designer/amateur programmer/bike mechanic/??? then I'm in the market for a job 👀

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Read & Repair - The Automated Body feat. Katarina Jazbec & MELT

27.06.2021
11:00-13:00 CEST (READ, in person)
14:00-16:00 CEST (REPAIR, online)

The text selection and our reading choreography in June was made by artist Katarina Jazbec. This Read session will be overflown with no bullshit tales on living and dying together on damaged earth. How are we to live in the ruins with the dead and the living? Arundhati Roy’s ghost vultures and Anjum, a Muslim Hijra, in her opening chapter of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness and The Camille Stories in the closing chapter of the Staying with the Trouble by Donna J. Haraway, speculative fabulations, will render us capable of response in disturbing times.

The Repair session of this theme is hosted by arts-design researchers MELT. For this repair session we will work with and around the project Rituals against Barriers by MELT which is inspired by the multiple practices of survival in the face of oppression which take the form of ritual practice. Rituals can invite a stepping away from whatever normativities and can allow entry into practices such as: Refusing to ignore a feeling, refusing to not listen to your body because doing so would make apparent the ableism of any space, refusing to speed up even if that is the normalised tempo.

varia.zone/en/rr-automated-bod

Poster by @p_p

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If you're in Rotterdam this July (22nd-25th), keep reading!

Together with Santiago Pinyol and Luke Murphy we're organizing this year's edition of Relearn in and around the city.
Relearn is an intensive IRL three day collective learning experiment with as many teachers as participants from all backgrounds and disciplines to learn from-and-teach each other, beyond the traditional paradigms of education from an interest in free culture and practices of care.

This year's edition will take place in and focus on Rotterdam. We aim to explore the importance of self-organisation and the use of experimental tools to build alternative systems and economies within the urban fabric of Rotterdam.
Apply by the 30th of June! Find the full text of the open call here -> relearn.be/2021/

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This weather is over.
:nes_fire: 🏝️ 🌇 🐬 🚤

I feel an entire day of Latin Freestyle coming up.

Starting with:
Sa Fire ‎– Let Me Be The One (Vocal version)
youtube.com/watch?v=ST-OKERwD6

Maybe its time to fire up the old echo.lurk on of these days.

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rainy sunday … continued with the typewriting stuff. i liked the idea from my first try with the textile pattern, so i continued a bit. I made some basic elements first and then merged them into a larger image on a grid. It’s more like a flying carpet now or wavy glitch something. I also used other glyphs that give it a more dense, textile like appearance (/, %, §). I didn’t want to in the first place, but things got very complicated VERY fast and i had to use a text-editor for composition and as template for typing line by line… :idle:

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Does any one happen to know a good, modern music theory book in the public domain or cc or floss license? I know there’s many good information out there spread over blogs and wiki’s and such, but I kinda want a book or something where you can just start at the beginning and read through the end like how you have your typical school textbooks.

The one I currently have is proprietary, but I’d prefer something more free if possible.

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This Sunday morning at Varia: Read & Repair - The Automated Body feat. Angeliki Diakrousi

The text selection for Read in May was made by @anglk whose work engages critically with notions of listening and dynamics of public realms.

In this edition of Read participants will be invited to pick a text, read in groups, breath and share their readings through an (un)automated persona. We discuss automations of the human body, that surpasses the idea that 'human' differs from the other animals in that it uses tools. They are;

Countersexual Manifesto (2018) by Paul B. Preciado

Full Queerocracy Now!: Pink Totaliterianism and the Industrialization of Libidinal Agriculture (2021) by Comrade Josephine (embodied by Luce deLire)

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software (2002) by Steven Johnson

There is no prior reading needed before we come together to Read, we send out a link for download during the event.

Date: Sunday, 30th May 2021
Time: 11:00-13:00 CEST
Location: bbb.constantvzw.org/b/cri-yp7-
NOTE: This reading session will be held in English.

[image: poster with title on layers of images, including a scan of bubble wrap, a pen with black background, and waving images of the communist sickle & scythe on pink triangle, and StarLogo slime mold simulation - both from readings]

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landing page is up 🧙‍♀️

issue.xpub.nl/15/

programme starts in ~10-15mins
reload if needed/stuck/silent (you know computers, internet, etc)

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M & G - When I let you down (Hardrock Striker Hi - Nrg Mix)
🤖 🇮🇹 🔥 🌌 🚀 🧀
youtube.com/watch?v=v2Mkic9dxl

Hi-NRG remix :unacceptable:

Much love for unwanted_doggo :unwanted_doggo:

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Leading up to the plaintext partyline @manetta and me had a xmpp group with the famous to log our ideas and other things that inspired us here
vvvvvvaria.org/logs/x-y/

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Tonight at 18:00 CET is the time for a new episode of The User Condition series! Artist and reluctant engineer @praxeology will converse with designer without qualities Silvio Lorusso about – ominous soundtrack — N E T S T A L G I A.

MySpace eulogies, pure HTML pride, RetroPie consoles, Geocities reboots, Winamp-inspired portable MP3 players, "brutalist" web design, resurrected dead media, Stranger Things-like series, philologically correct CRT TV pixel art renditions, LEGO bricks ASMR.

Undoubtedly, we live in a time of nostalgia of the adventurous web of yore, the good ol' computing, the endless gaming days. But what exactly was so precious about it? What is that we long for? Are we just stuck, incapable to see the good in the new? Or is this longing for the past a way to re-inject some lost values into the near future?

Drawing from the work of Svetlana Boym and Mark Fisher, Howell and Lorusso will unpack the current netstalgic waves, trying to distinguish their restorative element from the reflective one. They will attempt to unearth the futures buried in the past, the futures that never were and yet here they are, haunting us like a distant MIDI lullaby.

Date: Monday, 17th of May 2021
Time: 18:00h - 19:00h CET
Location: Online (stream.vvvvvvaria.org/)

More info: varia.zone/en/usercond02.html

Because every editor/edit in etherpad is a new color, in the altpad this led to a plethora of gradients. when a plain text flyer for the south explorer visitors was designed.

The flyer was made in various locations by various editors to keep this event a litte bit corona proof. Send and printed on a thermal receipt printer, using varias server

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