Zineing with (F)eminist (H)ack (M)eetings @SPREAD Zinefest (at Sign Gallery at Groningen), with lots of scanning, printing, binding, patching, folding, annotating, re-reading, messing.
It was amazing to see such a rich zine collection made by the hosts of SPREAD from feminist, artist zine makers from far away.
Thanks all the zine contributors who send their feminist zines and participants of the workshop.
Check out the FemLib with links from the publications of the contributors in the wiki fhm.varia.zone :)
New from The Photographers' Gallery's digital programme:
Flash Fictions: 11 short pieces created in collaboration with automated tools. Over two weeks, you’ll be sent email fictions exploring prediction, prosthetic memory, alternative networks and possible futures.
Join us on 8th Sept at 17.00 (UK time) for Syed Mustafa Ali's keynote "Decolonising Computing (?)" https://www.centreforthestudyof.net/?p=5566 - all welcome!
Your feminist zine to SPREAD Zinefest!
F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings) invites you to send zines to the presentation library, “Zinedisplayer”, of the SPREAD Zinefestival until the 11th of September. In this year's SPREAD Zinefest, FHM will organise a workshop on zine making and invite zines from different networks to be displayed in the festival and join a feminist library that will be an inspiration reference for the workshop. We invite you to contribute with your zine(s) themed around feminism in relation to L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ issues, hacking, biohacking, technology, art, food, caring, networks, tools, infrastructures etc. The delivery costs and the price of the zine will be covered.
If you wish to participate send us an email to email@example.com
SPREAD Zinefest (http://www.spreadzinefest.nl/) is a festival focusing on self published art and prints, including a library, a zinemarket, workshops, lectures, petanque and network moments in a splendid setting!
FHM are a series of research meetings and workshops that are initiated by Varia (https://vvvvvvaria.org/) in Rotterdam. They explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives. These gatherings aim to challenge who counts as a hacker, and what counts as hacking(...)
Read & Repair - Digital Solidarity feat. Cristina Cochior
This Sunday evening we have a collective reading session on Digital Solidarity. In a time where everything points to the further consolidation and accelerated normalization of the Big Tech industry (Zoom, Facebook groups, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.), we need collective digital alternative practices. How can we develop mutual aid strategies and social closeness through alternative digital infrastructures in times of physical distancing, remote working or care giving?
The text selection for Read in August was made by @ccl Together we will be reading chat transcripts of conversations around solidarity, mutual aid and self-organised care practices, speculative fiction written by activists and texts describing how computational infrastructures create patterns for social forms (Berlant, 2016). Inspired by public domain audiobook communities, we will try to make an audio recording of one of the readings.
Date: Sunday, 29th August 2021
Time: 19:00-21:00 CEST
[image: poster with title on layers of images, including a scan of bubble wrap, a pen with black background, and waving images of a chat transcript that discusses mutual aid.]
The article is accompanied by images from the Keep America Beautiful campaign, sponsored by many companies responsible for disposable plastic packaging and pollution – such as Pepsico, Dow Chemical Company, MacDonalds, Mars Wrigley and UPS – and their trade associations – the Plastics Industry Association, the International Bottled Water Association, the National Association of Convenience Stores and the American Chemistry Council. After 68 years of success, the campaign is still going strong.
As part of my research into the diverse views on sustainability and ICT, I wrote a paper about edge computing and greenwashing.
'Refusing the Burden of Computation: Edge Computing and Sustainable ICT' is published in the open access, online APRJA journal's issue on research refusal.
The latest issue of the free online open access journal, A Peer-Reviewed Journal About Research Refusal, is now available at https://aprja.net - with some great articles.
💎 #OpenRefine (a nice OSS tool) is hiring for 2 positions:
1) One Junior Developer to implement Wikimedia Commons reconciliation and batch functionalities; 6 months remote paid contract.
More details: https://bit.ly/3hKQrTt
More details: https://bit.ly/3qXWGrd
Radio Implicancies 15.8
Live *VIDEO* stream @ 1600 CET
Featuring an all libre toolchain -- no zoom, not twitch, nor youtube...The only clouds will those in the sky...
Tomorrow and Tuesday, the Computing within LIMITS workshop takes place.
I'm presenting a paper based on a discussion on Mastodon, started by @calcifer about terms related to sustainability and computing. I'm starting with a discussion of 3 historical terms from the 70s, rooted in anarchism, anti-technocratic critique and human-scale technologies, after which I dive into LIMITS related and grass roots terms, ideas and their associated practices.
Lurk instance is well represented, @rra is there, in paper session #3, with a discussion on degrowth and ICT, focusing on Low Tech Magazine's design choices and most importantly, why it sometimes goes offline:
14 - 15 June, from 16.00 - 20.30 CEST
On monday I'm presenting a paper on solar.lowtechmagazine.com during the 'Computing within #Limits' conference.
In the paper I'm describing the design choices we made, such as designing for unavailability and how they were based on reducing a few key metrics such as data transferred, calculations per request and use of third party services. This opens up a way of thinking about #degrowth and ICT. We should be looking in to that waaaay more.
The paper also tries to implicitly answer the 'how do we do sustainable web design?' question and argues aiming for reduction (of bytes transferred, computation and infra required) as useful rule of thumbs guiding a design. That is to say, solar protocols, 'low tech look', 3.5MB dithered images, green CDNs etc ain't it.
However, it also self-criticizes solar.lowtechmagazine.com for the fact that it is so unreproducible and a very limited and 'easy' use case. So yeah no answer but thinking through degrowth should definitely be considered as the direction of the answer..
Why did I paint this, what's going on in Burma?
For over 100 days, Burma has been burning. Over 800 have been killed and thousands displaced. After decades of military rule, Burma had a semblance of a democracy for about six years before this January, when another military coup began. I have extremely worried for my mother who has spent years despite travel warnings to work in the same orphanages and rural communities that she grew up with. This painting is for her. It is for my first language. For my favorite food to eat. Putting up this symbol means we will not be able to return to our home country and would warrant our arrest if we tried. My family members have been arrested in the past. Please pray for my people. The international community has always ignored Burma and the humanitarian crimes of the military but we truly need your help more than ever now if our people are to be free.
I posted some notes on the Willem de Kooning Academy removal of a students' banner expressing solidarity with Palestine resistance. https://networkcultures.org/entreprecariat/notes-on-the-wdkas-pro-palestine-resistance-banner-removal/
Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.