What Remains is at #ZKM for 3 months
They really went full-on with the lets-make-it-look-like-some-cosy-living-room-to-play-some-NES-game-and-chill option. Pretty cool
(and some of @l03s essays that we used to develop the story got printed for the occasion)
Next weekend Varia will host a meeting on feminist servers as part of a series called Feminist Hack Meetings.
Let's talk about feminist servers! In this meeting, we invite you to discuss questions like:
What does it mean for a server to be feminist, and how could it look like? What and who does it serve? What does it take to create and maintain it?
We would like to map and draw collectively our ideas and consider the possibility of setting up a feminist server at Varia, as a base for our practice.
We will bring material (like RPis and computers) to start experimenting and trying things out.
It is time for a new special issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine! This issue, prepared by the collective Precademics 85.42.1, brings experiences of precarity in Greek academia to the fore.
"This is an attention-seeking act of Greek academic unions to make public and visible the precarious conditions they find themselves in. Far from being an academic aporia by our Greek colleagues, this is the past and future of academia itself." Leandros Kyriakopoulos
New essay: Seven theses on the Fediverse and the becoming of FLOSS
Recently, @rra and I have been working on an essay highlighting questions about the #Fediverse and how these are getting entangled with #FLOSS practices. From software production to structure and governance within alternative social media, online communities and politics.
The text follows a multi theses model, to map the different things we've been looking at and publish the current state of our research.
It is the closing chapter of a new publication from INC/Transmediale (https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/the-eternal-network)
Feedback welcome. We're planning to publish an online version with more references!
On the 8th of Feb, Hackers and Designers together with Read-in, me and @anglk will host a workshop on feminist strategies for searching in library catalogs @ the h&d studio in Amsterdam. More info here —-> https://hackersanddesigners.nl/s/Events/p/Workshop:_Repository_of_Feminist_Search_Strategies
When speaking about feminist search tools ...
... why feminist? what makes them feminist strategies?
... why a tool? what do we expect from a tool? a tool as utilitarian device?
What are different understandings of feminisms and tools in this room?
“Artist-researchers Roel Roscam Abbing (@rra) and Aymeric Mansoux (@320x200) likewise critique universal openness in their analysis of an emerging internet infrastructure created by and for users: the #Fediverse.”
starting at 11:30am today #Transmediale
Doing 2 #fediverse workshops today at #Transmediale with @rra, @320x200 and @lidia_p
We all have ideas for what is important to show off on the fediverse. And we will all share what makes it a special place to us.
I would really love to get more "crumbles" from you all to show or think about.
Do you have a special post you want random people to help answer?
Do you have art in a #PeerTube instance you want a bunch of strangers to comment on?
Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.