Reminder: If you're thinking about it, but haven't done so yet – book your spot for our DAAP x Varia workshop in Rotterdam that's coming up pretty soon – Sunday, May 29th.
📌 Full details (incl. RSVP infos): https://www.varia.zone/en/daap-varia.html
📚 We'll be onboarding new users and discussing the ethical/technical setup of the DAAP (Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing) archive (daap.network) 💫
On the 23rd of May 18:30-20:00 CET, the cell for digital discomfort (Jara Rocha, Karl Moubarak, and myself) is organising a workshop as part of #LibrePlanet 2022!
A workshop session to map out each of our current conditions of connecting and being together, the physical-political, and technological conditions using a diagrammatic methodology.
The workshop is geared towards installing ourselves into the conference's infrastructural spectralities by sharing, learning from and attuning to each others' conditions for connectivity, online participation and basic computer-mediated mundane day-to-day life. We want to pose this affirmation as an initial trigger: installing is about situating — attuning to our network of (inter)dependencies and attuning to the dependencies with our local and vernacular but also standardized and planetary networks.
come join us ━ ☆ﾟ Varia x DAAP (Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing) public workshop ☆ ～ Sunday 29 May ～ 11:00h - 16:00h CET ～ > more info & RSVP: http://varia.zone/en/daap-varia.html
📢 If you're in and around Rotterdam in the end of the month, come by a workshop I am co-facilitating with friends from Varia on Sunday, May 29th.
📚 We'll be onboarding new users and discussing the ethical/technical setup of the DAAP (Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing) archive (daap.network)
📌 Full details (incl. RSVP infos) in the link here: https://www.varia.zone/en/daap-varia.html
💫 Feel free to spread the word!
Yes these warning stripes 🚧 are like … I dunno, would probably justify another full article!
I decided to start supporting Tusky on OpenCollective when I found them. https://opencollective.com/tusky
After registration, you will be presented one story per day, at 20:30 CET, 21 days in a row. Once you have received all contributions, you will have to unregister. Unless you want to enjoy another cycle !
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This work session brought together artivist practices around the imaginative re-appropriations of rules and regulations, and took place between 7 and 12 December 2020. Bureaucracksy investigated the governance of techno-social systems through the prism of bureaucracy. The execution of rules is an essential element of computation, of digital infrastructures, and of the societies that they operate with. Critical practices of listing, naming, filtering, tool making, care and sharing require that some books are kept.
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One of the features is also already open access: I loved Miriam Posner's retelling the history of 'Agile' with all its corporate & managerial entrapments - https://logicmag.io/clouds/agile-and-the-long-crisis-of-software/
It does make me think what (if anything) agile "modes" of thinking / working can help with when it comes to OSS / more open working situations (vs the typical corporate scenario) -- I don't have any answers ... yet! -- I do have *virtual* standup meetings with my team every weak (not every day) and we do keep *issue cards* for pretty broken down tasks on the shared Gitlab account, but I do hate the concept of itemizing time down to the minute.
Disarming Chekhov’s Gun
A series of lectures and conversations on the dramaturgy of contemporary life, media and interfaces at Merz Akademie 🏡, WKV 🏰, and online 🌐 in May-June, 2022. Always Tuesdays, 19:30 CEST
Great list of guests!
So I did a new thing - got to be a podcast guest at one of my fave pods Sustain Open Source Design. If you can handle the not great sound quality of my mic & occasionally highly caffeinated speech speed, do check it out. I talked about a lot of my fave topics - GLAMs, open source & infrastructure design!
Also, the back catalog of episodes is super good - highly recommended!
Interesting event series by Code for Science & Society & their digital infrastructure incubator program: https://incubator.codeforscience.org/building-laterally
Past events are documented + available as YT recordings. Program also comes with a newsletter with a lot of resources for thinking through sustainable community governance models & more. Worth a read: https://tinyletter.com/Digital_Infrastructure_Incubator/letters/sustainability-and-infrastructure
Pre-holiday annonce: In January, I'll co-convene the second in a series of online panel discussions on experimental publishing w/ The Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing at Reading University.
The focus will be on archival initiatives w/ contributions by @simoon on the Bootleg Library; Ami Clarke on the Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing; and Mindy Seu on her brilliant Cyberfeminist Index project.
Registration is free & open: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experimental-publishing-and-new-archival-initiatives-tickets-228856103767
Info on the inaugural event earlier this year here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/experimental-publishing-and-alternative-networked-cultures-tickets-149829557239?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
💎 #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
Been lurking here for a few days, time for a post! Got some printed versions of my phd reports, so if anyone from my 9 followers here missed the twitter post, DM if you want me to save you a set... trying to distribute them to schools / teaching contexts primarily :D
Full context info + downloads: https://sites.rhizome.org/artbase-re-design/
design + research at the intersection of a̶r̶t̶ ̶& ̶t̶e̶c̶h̶n̶o̶l̶o̶g̶y̶ GLAMs and OSS communities
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.