Much love for this week's
episode of the Art&Obsolescence podcast where my PhD supervisor (& all round digital preservation legend)
@despens tells the story behind his work in the field & how emulation, web archiving + LOD made it into major infrastructural projects at Rhizome. Why are digital preservation folks so often coming from music backgrounds? What are the ethics of preserving art on the internet (vs more old school conservation approaches) and much more... Tune in over the long weekend:
@rra >> this seems interesting: https://nlnet.nl/press/20220601-launchNGIZeroEntrust.html from @NGIZero >> maybe useful for some long term lurk.org ideas or just Varia projects in general.
Freshly launched our exciting new grant programme NGI Zero Entrust:
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
Essay editing and listening to Radio Jiro special Vangelis mix from a few years' back - what an amazing legacy: https://www.nts.live/shows/radio-jiro/episodes/radio-jiro-26th-june-2017
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
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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
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