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XPUB GRADSHOW 2021 πŸ–ΌοΈ πŸ”₯

Date: Saturday, 17th of July
Time: 15:00h - 21:00h
Location(s): VARIA (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam), Nieuw Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81, Rotterdam), RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B, Rotterdam), Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b, Rotterdam), The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1, Rotterdam)

varia.zone/en/xpub-blue-links.

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Feminist Hack Meetings #2 - Polyphonic Radio Ensemble
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Saturday 24/07/2021
11:00-16:00 CEST

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Let's create a radiophonic piece together!
Reni HofmΓΌller (renitentia.mur.at/) will introduce us to radio and the idea of catching the waves artistically and technically. We invite you to join a improvisation work, by using and adapting the time- and material structuring method of the (renitentia.mur.at/polyphonic.h).

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Laten we samen een radiofonisch stuk maken!
Reni HofmΓΌller (renitentia.mur.at/) neemt ons mee in de wereld van radio en het idee van 'catching the waves': een method om geluidsgolven artistiek en technisch op te vangen. Doe mee aan deze radio-improvisatie aan de
hand van de tijd- en materiaalstructureringsmethode van het Polyphonic Ensemble
(renitentia.mur.at/polyphonic.h).

More information: vvvvvvaria.org/en/fhm-2.html.
Location: online
To register, please send an email to estragonius@protonmail.com mentioning the name of the
event in the subject line.

The poster was made with a poster generator designed by AmΓ©lie Dumont polymorph.sh/

@estragon @anglk @ameliedumont

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(In the waiting hall they were playing the bee gees stayin' alive...)

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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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open call for Relearn 2021, the Rotterdam edition! 'The what and the why of the Anarchive' >>>> relearn.be/2021/# (deadline for submissions is the 30th of June) .zone

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greentechfestival.com/ damn just found out about this today. Would be so nice to attend and livepost everything in the saltiest way. Disposable coffee pad manufacturer's CEO, Brian Adams, oil company representatives as speakers. Fantastic products such as Water 3.0, 'Urban gardening without a garden', 'following people to make cities greener', 'climate friendly advertising' and a strong showing from 5 luxury car brands and much more.

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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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Radio Implicancies 15.8
Live *VIDEO* stream @ 1600 CET
https://issue.xpub.nl/15/

Featuring an all libre toolchain -- no zoom, not twitch, nor youtube...The only clouds will those in the sky...

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From yesterday's migration workshop, screenshots from the terminal slides (made with:github.com/vinayak-mehta/present).

At the end of the session we created a new list to exchange info on tech zines, inspiring docs and other manuals.
If you would like to subscribe:

https://lists.systerserver.net/mailman3/lists/techzines.lists.systerserver.net/

#zines #docs #mailinglist #mailman

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LIVE at now! πŸ”‰
The User Condition #01 with Silvio Lorusso @entreprecariat

What are the conditions for a computer user to gain agency, defined here as the ability to evade automatisms? What is the user’s horizon of autonomy within a built world made of software programmed by somebody else, when its logic is made inaccessible in the name of convenience? (...)

more: varia.zone/en/usercond01.html

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In the Feminist Hack Meeting #1 @mara introduced us to mailing lists migration with Mailman. The migration of feminist lists hosted by the systerserver project was realised successfully and we went through the 'pain' all together! Here are some photos/screenshots from that day.

Thanks to all the participants who joined!

more: https://varia.zone/en/fhm-servers-migrations.html

Hosted by: @estragon @anglk @decentral1se

#feministhackmeetings #varia

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Bye Bye Binary /

On Monday, March 8 we stop. Together with Bye Bye Binary, Constant joins the feminist strike to call attention to the difficult conditions under which people* keep things going in the street, at school, at home, on call, in the hospital, on the server, at the distribution center, in the supermarket... We strike in solidarity with all those who cannot stop and with those who are forced to stop. We strike to demand an end to sexist, racist and queerphobic violence β€” to binary regimes β€” to income inequality β€” to feminicide β€” to the exploitation of migrants β€” to precarious work.
constantvzw.org/site/Bye-Bye-B

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@manetta and I have been working on a small online module about as digital for @cc_utrecht, where the latter is a term that draws attention to stress points in infrastructures and stimulates thinking about how to intervene. We welcome feedback and thoughts on it, it is a work that will continue in different ways.

bots-as-digital-infrapunctures

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Feminist Hack Meetings - Feminist Servers
Backups, migrations, and other painful stories
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Join us online, Saturday 13/03/2021

11:00-13:00 CET: workshop (sign up required)
13:00-14:30 CET: lunch break (open 'bar')
14:30-16:00 CET: discussion (public)
more info: https://varia.zone/en/fhm-servers-migrations.html

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This work session focuses on mailing lists, both technically and as a communication vehicle in our grassroots tech communities; The first part involves the
command line and the mailman software. The second part looks at the feminists projects Systerserver and Anarchaserver, to open the discussion around maintenance, solidarity and volunteering time despite precarity.

This workshop is co-hosted with Mara, a developer, print-maker and creator of zines.

#servers #feminism #mailinglist

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A big thank you to:
The Feminist Hack Meetings (FHM), organised by @artemis, @anglk and @decentral1se for inviting me!

FHM is a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives.

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Join us online, Saturday, zaterdag, Σάββατο 13/03/2021

Location (online): will be announced soon :laptop:

11:00-13:00 CET: workshop (to participate please send an email to angeliki@genderchangers.org)
13:00-14:30 CET: lunch break (open 'bar') 14:30-16:00 CET: discussion (public)

more info (also in NL and GR): varia.zone/en/fhm-servers-migr
(The event will be in English)

The work session focuses on mailing lists, both technically and as a communication vehicle in our grassroots tech communities; how to install and migrate between an old and a new server, but also how we interact, do skill-sharing and assign technical tasks. (...) This workshop is co-hosted with @mara. Ξ™t is an online collaboration between Athens and Rotterdam.

The Feminist Hack Meetings (FHM), organised by @estragon, @anglk and @decentral1se@chaos.social, are a series of research meetings and workshops that explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives (...)

This event is made possible with the kind support of the Creative Industries Fund NL

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congratulations UpStage on winning an Innovation award at UNESCO Techcul! https://upstage.org.nz/?p=8708

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