I am very happy to announce that the new issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine, 'Fed Up!', is finally(!) out and can be consulted here: http://ilu.servus.at/category/13-fed-up.html
Many thanks to contributors @email@example.com, @Gargron , @firstname.lastname@example.org, @entreprecariat (and indirectly @rra and @fcr), @pip Julia Janssen, Inge Hoonte and Louisa Bufardeci, Gui Machiavelli, and Martin Schotten.
hi everyone, I’m Louis !
I am an artist
the art I make is visual™ and digital™ (and also sometimes poetry™) (and don’t really like categories, hence the ™s) (but I like parenthesis). I like to say that I am working with and about computers, it is my main playground. I consider myself as a sculptor, but I do not really make sculptures, it is more because shapes and materials are of special importance to me.
computer stuffs obviously ! free, open, accessible, shared...
besides that, I am an enthusiast amateur cook, fermenter, brewer, forager. I ride and repair my bicycles.
I live in France (Rennes).
'Investigating #Sound #Politics ' is an event under the project 'Hunting #Mosquitos ' by @anglk with contributions from Martina Raponi, Vivien Butot and Alex Zakkas. The discussion will unfold around sound politics and discrimination, #smart cities and #digital citizenship through performative, artistic, critical, activist and scientific investigations and actions.
Saturday, 25th of June
14:30 - 17:00 CET Walk around two 'Mosquito' spots (starting point Leeszaal, Rotterdam West, Rijnhoutplein 3)
17:00 - 19:00 CET Presentations/conversation by Alex Zakkas, Angeliki Diakrousi, Martina Raponi and Vivien Butot (Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Westersingel 9)
more information: https://goethe.de/ins/nl/nl/ver.cfm?event_id=23022258
for online participation, for the second part (after 17:00), message me directly.
Hunting Mosquitos explores urban sound technologies and the social and political implications of their use. Specifically, it examines the 'Mosquito alarm'', a technology used in public places in Rotterdam that emits high-frequency sounds, audible only to young people and experienced as unpleasant, to deter them from loitering in hangouts after complaints by of noise 'disturbing' residents...
We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!
Damaged Earth Catalog
A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.
A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!
Permacomputing in the Arts
A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.
<Experimental Publishing Graduation show 2022 | WALKIE TALKIE>
"XPUB Calling, Do you Copy? Over (...)"
"(...) Go Ahead XPUB. Over"
Graduating students of the Experimental Publishing Master (XPUB), Piet Zwart Institute, invite you to tune into the frequencies of their collective knowledge during an evening and afternoon in Worm (Rotterdam).
What are we transmitting?
Hegemonies of standardised languages, publishing act introspection, ultraterritorality and telecommunications, conversations on food, economies and alternative communities of the Web, participatory narratives, diffractive methodologies, hybrid reality gaming ... These seem all different sorts of waves but in fact they are very much connected. We invite you to eavesdrop on our signal exchanges.
• Date: Friday 24th - Saturday 25th June
••18:00 - 00:00 on the 24.06
••12:00 - 17:00 on the 25.06
•Location: UBIK & Slash Gallery
We are Kendal Beynon, Martin Foucaut, Camilo García A., Clara Gradel, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Jacopo Lega, Federico Poni, Louisa Teichmann, and Floor van Meeuwen.
Wednesday 15 June at 20:00 I will talk about bugs 🦟 pattern languages 🐞 protocol 🕷️ and keywords at the wonderful #AMRO22 festival in Linz.
Oh and I also give a workshop on Thursday at 14:00 in Raumschiff! More info:
Today I want to present my 3rd issue of User Sentimental eXperience. It’s about using ‘console.log’ to console yourself!
<Issue3. Console yourself: A chocolate box>
*This work is the best experienced from the computer screen rather than mobile devices Sorry :p*
It's already June. Half of 2022 slipped away. We've been enduring all the pain and frustration from the tenacious pandemic for the last two years. To comfort your fatigue and admire your efforts, hereby I prepared a box of chocolate. I appreciate your persistence. Now I hope the moment of having the chocolate will be small comfort to you.
You've been doing great. Take a bite to console yourself!
To have a piece of it, you'll need to use a specific way though. Click the right button on the current page, and select 'inspect'. On the top menu you'll see a section called 'console'. (*It's not inspector!) In the console, write console.log(''). Inside the '', write any words you want to tell yourself. Any kinds of encouraging comments! (e.g. console.log('To honor my survival in the boring place'). Then press an 'Enter' key. Don't forget to write it inside ' ' mark.
Finally you'll console yourself and have the chocolate!
*Any feedback/critique is welcome. Please let me know if the design breaks down from yr monitor.*
XPUB Grad Show
opening Friday evening 24 June @ 18h
WORM (UBIK + S/LASH Gallery)
And, as June slaps our faces with characteristic rudeness, the ritualistic procrastination mixtape of dubious quality drops. So here it is, on the nose #3! Arguably the worst one to date, but for everything, even procrastination, there is a time and a place and the deadline looms too near on the horizon for me to spend too much time worrying about something a grand total of 2 people will listen to*. For those 2 people, please don't be offended: it's not that I don't care about you, but you know... priorities. Anyway. Bye.
*being super optimistic here
She Past Away - Rituel
Ritual Howls - This is Transcendence
Gossip Cult - Blood Ritual
Ritüel For Two - Rhythms and Shadows
Medusa Stare - Fires of Beltane
Igorrr - Himalaya Massive Ritual
<User Sentimental eXperience>
Issue2. Fill the fishbowl with your web memory
This time I drew a fishbowl on the web. When I was a kid, my family had a fishbowl and I was called a fish manager with the role of taking care of fish.
Recently I realised that I'm just passing by a lot of content I see on the web. When I find interesting content I tend to add it to my bookmark, thinking I'll revisit them again. In fact, however, I don't really. At the end of the day, my memory is set to 0 although I visited so many web places. I feel like I'm a passive and sleepy driver on the road.
Thus I decided to create a fishbowl memo pad to write some thoughts about things I see on the web. To be awake more about myself in this world..!
Now I wonder if this small activity of making notes could bring back my curiosity that I've lost for a while on the web. How's your experience?
(P.s. I recommend that you could enjoy this fishbowl from your computer screen rather than your phone. Sorry for the inconvenience :( I'm still figuring out a few technical issues for mobile.)
I'll meet you again with the next issue. Adios.
Today is the launch and open day of the Infraschool: a peer-to-peer learning initiative organised by members of Good Times Bad Times and Varia.
For the first term of the infraschool we'll be talking about digital tools, community infrastructure and cooperative organisation! If any of those sound interesting to you then come along to Varia today at 17:00!
More info can be found at infraschool.nl
beautiful ASCII art made by @simoon
tutor in commercial practices at WdKA, art academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands
The job description is quite generic, but here is a list of relevant topics/subjects that are relevant to this position:
-art and design practices in relation to degrowth and collapsology
- system thinking and ecological economics applied to art and design practices
- alternative (micro)economic systems/models in art/design/publishing
- collaboration, cooperation and collective practices within microenterprise and coop
- (post-)free and open source software, hardware, and licensing
- resilient and less extractive computer technology and networked infrastructure
- creative design with extreme material, carbon and energy constraints
- collective care, work and labour ethics in the creative industries
- transition, circularity and beyond, gambiarra and repair culture (engagement and critique)
- multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary projects beyond the cultural sector
#OtD 25 Apr 1974 Portugal's fascist dictatorship was overthrown by military coup. Workers then took over factories and farms in ‘the Carnation revolution' as people adorned troops with carnations. Learn more in our podcast episodes 41-42: https://workingclasshistory.com/2020/08/13/e41-42-the-portuguese-revolution/
Writer of stories reaching beyond the rumored coming dystopia to find a sustainable future. Game designer of interactive narratives and tabletop roleplaying games that show what we are when we’re alone and what we can be when we’re together. Musician exploring intersections of synth, acoustic, and field recordings; writing folk music for when the sky becomes the color of television tuned to a dead channel. Contributor to a more decentralized internet and a less disposable world.
#introduction time 👋
- I'm a writer, programmer and researcher based in Melbourne.
- Outside of that, I'm looking to learn more about digital librarianship and curatorship, digital humanities, early internet and the #indieweb, live art coding, generative art and cool web design.
- I was also a #music journalist for a few years and I'm a classically trained singer, so I'm always keen to hear new recs
#introduction Hi everyone, I'm Mark Sample. I'm a professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College, where I teach and research internet culture, video games, and digital creativity. I've made bots for Twitter (https://twitter.com/i/lists/93507157), interactive fiction with Twine (https://samplereality.itch.io/), and other weird things (like https://fugitivetexts.net/quarantine/ or https://github.com/samplereality/pride-and-injury, which uses machine translation to translate Pride and Prejudice from English to Chinese, Chinese to Russian, then to Portuguese, and finally back to English). My current work explores AI text- and image-generation.
chronic impatience + inconsequent babble
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.