pictures of #FloppyTotaal - Magnetic Flux festival
...all taken on floppy disk with Sony Mavica cameras,
with organizers Niek Hilkmann, Lidia Pereira & Thomas Walskaar, Adam Frankiewicz (Pionierska Records/Floppy Not New(s)), Sascha Müller, Remute, underbelly shop (Mariëtte Groot) & diverse workshop participants and visitors.
my report of the #synchronicityofparasites symposium at Zinedepo, Motel Spatie, Arnhem, with Marc van Elburg, Anders M. Gullestad, Anna Poletti & Wilfried Hou Je Bek (that was parasitically made part of the #urgentpublishing conference co-organized by our research program):
Launch of Amy Wu's “A Cookbook of Invisible Writing” at Onomatopee Eindhoven -
a practical guide to steganography & non-electronic, DIY privacy tools, and a publication developed as part of our research program at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.
Shell script for collating/imposing a one-sheet mini zine layout from a 8-pages PDF document, using the Open Source command line tool pdfjam:
pdfjam --angle '180' --outfile /dev/stdout -- $input_pdf 1,8,7,6 | pdfjam --nup '4x2' --landscape --frame 'false' --outfile $output_pdf -- /dev/stdin - $input_pdf 2-5
Making Matters: symposium on Critical Making, May 9+10, Netherlands
- will relate Critical Making to artistic research and (post)critical theory, through a series of conversations and workshops.
May 9th-10th at West Den Haag/Onze Ambassade, Den Haag.
Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-making-matters-symposium-59522184456
Neuro Paste, minimal music for the poor
After a long time, a new track by Neuro Paste (the music project of Mariëtte Groot, me & our collaborators):
Winter Solstice Celebration at
Rotterdam's artists bookstore
Animated GIF zine, self-contained HTML page (240 MB):
# How gentrification and mass tourism destroyed the former Dutch contemporary arts capital Amsterdam.
This map shows the Dutch art spaces supported by Mondriaan Fonds in 2019, with Amsterdam now down to 3, The Hague having 4, and Rotterdam with 6 (factually 7 including De Player).
Concerning DIY artist-run spaces, the discrepancies are even more pronounced. (In our research at WdKA, we counted 50-100 for Rotterdam depending on one's tighter or looser definitions of "art"; in Amsterdam, there's simply no longer room/affordable space for such a number of initiatives.)
However, the same shrinkage that affected Amsterdam is about to repeat itself in rapidly gentrifying Rotterdam.
Mixed Business 15
Visual e-zine of the Woodstone Kugelblitz collective producing its collective issue at Varia Rotterdam, consisting of 61 animated GIFs embedded into one HTML page:
Easy download as a single, 180 MB HTML page: http://mixedbusiness.pleintekst.nl/0015/download.html
Filippo Lorenzin interviewed me on my contribution to the book "Pattern Discrimination":
Our book is finally out - in print from University of Minnesota Press, Open Access from Meson Press:
Clemens Apprich, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Florian Cramer, Hito Steyerl, Pattern Discrimination
Clemens Apprich, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Florian Cramer, Hito Steyerl
University of Minnesota Press / Meson Press (Open Access)
Algorithmic identity politics reinstate old forms of social segregation — in a digital world, identity politics is pattern discrimination. It is by recognizing patterns in input data that Artificial Intelligence algorithms create bias and practice racial exclusions thereby inscribing power relations into media. How can we filter information out of data without reinserting
racist, sexist, and classist beliefs?
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