Il 24 novembre esce "Entreprecariat", il mio libro su imprenditorialità precaria e precariato imprenditoriale, con prefazione di Geert Lovink e postfazione di Raffaele Alberto Ventura. Preorder: http://www.krisispublishing.com/product/entreprecariat/
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. Show more
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.
This Sunday, the 4th of November, me and Lucia Dossin will be presenting our workshop "Beerpong or Voltaire?" as part of Culturele Zondag - Utrecht Digitaal.
"Beerpong or Voltaire?" seeks to explain, without the use of computers and to a general audience, how LDA (a topic modeling algorithm used for clustering) can be implemented to infer a user's psychological traits on the basis of her/his Facebook likes.
We will finish the workshop with a discussion around the political, social and economical consequences of these processes and how they might directly impact our daily lives.
Join us either at 13h30, for the 1st session, or at 15h30, for the 2nd session - Hope to see you there!
On the 28th of October, @manetta and I will be giving a at the Impakt festival. Show more
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.
Lucia has been experimenting with Topic Modeling using PyLDAvis. She wrote all about it on our Object-Oriented Subject blog: https://www.objectorientedsubject.net/2018/08/experiments-on-topic-modeling-pyldavis/
Next week, Friday 22 June in #Varia:
the last public playtest of the NES adventure game What Remains
More information can be found here: https://varia.zone/en/what-remains-final-playtest.html
We're exploring the UX design of the IM app Conversations during the Wtt�F worksession today. Currently exploring the Wechat interface and their sticker options and hidden animated features.
You can follow our notes here: https://pad.vvvvvvaria.org/WttF.The-Ecosystem-is-Moving.worksession
Remember Cambridge Analytica? New post on Object-Oriented Subject's blog:
Includes small bit on federated alternatives, feedback appreciated!