Open call for Eclectic Tech Carnival
▝ digital interdependencies ▘affective infrastructures▝ networked entanglements ▖feminist servers ▖federated networks ▚ digital autonomy ▖transitional infrastructures ▞ ▖so-and-sovereignty networks▝ out-of-the-cloud thinking ▚
7th, 8th & 9th of June 2019
More info on how to join: http://relearn.be/2019/
@jules OVERLOOP, not too bad either 💥
@manetta is on
It's a new year! Dennis (de Bel) is back, the window is broken and l'intolerant #18 is out. Enough reasons to come together and have a drink.
This Friday, the 11th of January, from 19:30, Varia opens its doors for some special new year's drinks and some fitting music.
Woodstone Kugelblitz will also be presenting the latest issue of L'Intolerant #18: A Really Useful Cookbook.
Almost everyone is welcome and the entrance is free. However, a voluntary donation of 5 euros will help us replace our window and is greatly appreciated!
See you there!
“There should be no conditions attached to the restitutions,” argues Savoy, who stresses that “we are dealing with the case of a continent which has almost nothing left of its history when we have it all. The aim is not to empty Western museums to fill up the African ones, but to invent a new relationship based on ethics and equity.”
The report will be available both in French and English from the 23rd at this address >>>> http://restitutionreport2018.com/
The next frontier of the #entreprecariat? Subletting your Deliveroo job to undocumented migrants https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lexpress.fr%2Factualite%2Fsociete%2Fdeliveroo-uber-eats-stuart-les-sans-papiers-nouveaux-sous-traitants-des-coursiers_2040113.html&edit-text=
Tomorrow evening, wednesday 31 October 19:00-21:00, Life Hacks: Space at #Varia in #Rotterdam, first public event as part of a collaboration between #HNI @entreprecariat and #XPUB.
What shapes the daily routine of a telemarketing sales agent? How to go beyond the co-working model when it comes to organize a place for collaboration? What’s the territorial and political role of furniture within the semi-domestic area of the artist’s studio? Are life hacks a form of liberation or yet another burden? Together with author and designer François Girard-Meunier, the WORKNOT! collective (Arvand Pourabbasi and Golnar Abbasi), Varia, the Centre for Everyday Technology (represented by Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends and Niek Hilkmann) and XPUB (the Experimental Publishing program of the Piet Zwart Institute), we will tackle these and more questions during an evening dedicated to spaces that are at once entrepreneurial and precarious.
Life Hacks is curated by Silvio Lorusso, and jointly organized by HNI’s Research Department and XPUB.
On the 28th of October, @manetta and I will be giving a at the Impakt festival.
During the trust <in> formation workshop we will take the ORES project as an inspiration for machine learning done ethically: transparency in the decision making process and stimulation of multiplicity of uses.
Instead of "post-truth" algorithms, we'll make the jump to "post-trust" algorithms: the workshop looks at the reasons why Wikipedia is currently seen as a trustable source of information mainly built through collaboration. It's not only trusted by humans, but also by machine learning developers: many models use its articles to train or test on. The fact that Wikipedia has its in-house team working on machine learning is a less known fact: the ORES project.
The workshop will provide a practical experiment in which the participants are invited to write together under the watch of the ORES models and prove their good faith.
17 Octobre 1961 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_massacre_of_1961
For those of you interested I'll present some experiences and findings about the project during Radical Networks: https://radicalnetworks.org/
Held between october 19 and 21 in Berlin. Really interesting yearly conference on alternatives network topologies such as #mesh and #p2p, protocols new and old, meaningful understandings of #networking politics, weird prototypes etc etc organised by @chootka
Digital networks, infrastructures, mapping, archives, digital art preservation…
Growing interest in human bodies as ecosystems.
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