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AQUARIUM 1.0
A Small Ecosystem for Living Thoughts

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Monday, 11th October
19:30 – 21:30
Leeszaal Rotterdam West
Rijnhoutplein 3, 3014 TZ rotterdam

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with Clara Gradel, Floor van Meeuwen, Martin Foucaut, Camilo Garcia, Federico Poni, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Kendal Beynon, Jacopo Lega and Louisa Teichmann

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It’s oh-fish-ial! Students of the Experimental Publishing Master invite you to dive into their small ecosystem of living thoughts. Join us for an evening of conversation, discussion and new view points from inside and outside the net. If you look closely, you might even see some early thesis ideas hatching. Let's leave no rock unturned.

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I'm learning how to use Natural Language Processing nltk tool kit to make experimental poetry and writings. I hear it's really out-of-date though.

I also know the work of Allison Parrish which is brilliant! Anyone knows what I'm talking about or doing the same? Or could share your strategies to deal with massive frustration of learning it? lol

#nltk #MastoArt #mastopoetry #ai

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Your feminist zine to SPREAD Zinefest!

F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings) invites you to send zines to the presentation library, β€œZinedisplayer”, 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 estragonius@protonmail.com
more: fhm.varia.zone/

SPREAD Zinefest (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 (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(...)

@estragon

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Tune in tomorrow at 18:00 CEST for the last pre-summer episode of The User Condition happening digitally at v a r i a! I'll chat with @AnaelleBeignon about obsolescence, design, non-users and public service.

Info: varia.zone/en/usercond03.html

Stream: stream.vvvvvvaria.org/

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It's this time of the year...

BLUE LINKS
XPUB GRADSHOW 2021 πŸ–ΌοΈ πŸ”₯

Date: Saturday, 17th of July
Time: 15:00h - 21:00h
Location(s): VARIA (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam), Nieuw Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81, Rotterdam), RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B, Rotterdam), Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b, Rotterdam), The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1, Rotterdam)

varia.zone/en/xpub-blue-links.

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If you're in Rotterdam this July (22nd-25th), keep reading!

Together with Santiago Pinyol and Luke Murphy we're organizing this year's edition of Relearn in and around the city.
Relearn is an intensive IRL three day collective learning experiment with as many teachers as participants from all backgrounds and disciplines to learn from-and-teach each other, beyond the traditional paradigms of education from an interest in free culture and practices of care.

This year's edition will take place in and focus on Rotterdam. We aim to explore the importance of self-organisation and the use of experimental tools to build alternative systems and economies within the urban fabric of Rotterdam.
Apply by the 30th of June! Find the full text of the open call here -> relearn.be/2021/

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Radio Implicancies 15.8
Live *VIDEO* stream @ 1600 CET
https://issue.xpub.nl/15/

Featuring an all libre toolchain -- no zoom, not twitch, nor youtube...The only clouds will those in the sky...

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Digital Solidarity Networks started as a shared listing of tools, practices and readings for digital solidarity, conviviality and togetherness. In May and June 2021 we are organising 3 public moments for collective relearning.

For the 3rd event, happening on Thursday 10 June, 15:00-18:00 CEST, we will be joined by The Institute for Technology in the Public Interest (Miriyam Aouragh, Seda GΓΌrses, Femke Snelting, Helen Pritchard) who will speak about infrables.

β€œInfrables make negative use-cases and un-fixing bug reports as a solidary praxis. They are articulations of what extractive digital infrastructures are, and what they are doing. What infrables can we tell to take-down Big Tech narratives and undo their violences? (...) Our contribution to the Digital Solidarity Network conversations will be a series of infrables to be reworked and retold.”

Read more about the event here:

varia.zone/en/dsn-3.html

To register, please send an email to info@varia.zone mentioning the name of the event in the subject line.

@ccl @manetta

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Dear readers,

the Nourishing Network goes to sleep now!

Over the last four months we published 12 articles that crossed paths of multiple RSS readers and Fediverse feeds. 389 envelopes have been send out using the postal network of Europe! We hope you enjoyed the readings and the feed-forwarding of the extra copies of the articles to friends, colleagues, neighbors or other peers.

#ann #feed #AMRO #servus #varia

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Networked publishing, mail art and lots of admin and calculations - tune in for this and more on Saturday for the A Nourishing Network talk at @lgm with @manetta

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Measure or Measure Up: Preparing for Unpopulated Futures
by Dr. Nishant Shah

https://a-nourishing-network.radical-openness.org/measure-or-measure-up-preparing-for-unpopulated-futures.html

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Breaking out of boxes: Building community in online events
by Charles CΓ©leste Hutchins

https://a-nourishing-network.radical-openness.org/breaking-out-of-boxes-building-community-in-online-events.html

#ann #feed #AMRO #servus

A snippet from today's Minimal Viable Learning ...

---Stretching activity (a)synchronous maintenance---

1. Gather on a pad with as many people as possible.

2. Pick one line, share the linenumber with everyone.

3. Select a unique letter. Write it below to make sure that everyone has selected another letter.

4. Start to write a the letter on the line, press the key for 10 seconds.

5. Everyone starts at 3, someone is counting.... 1.... 2.... 3!

Goal: Obfuscate the operational transformation/conflict resolution and achieve identity morphing!

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Friday 2 April 2021, are you in or nearby? Feel like checking out a psychogeographical for a bit of change of scenery?

Join new special issue launch "I Don’t Know Where We’re Going, But β€” A Local Network City Quest"!

FREE ticket + HOWTO
eventbrite.nl/e/launch-i-dont-

(in partnership with page-not-found.nl + guidance of @lidia_p)

Tomorrow from 11:00-17:00 @ccl and I will be hosting a session around one of the research trajectories in Varia: Minimal Viable Learning constantvzw.org/site/RDI-3-Min.

The session is part of the Reclaiming Digital Infrastructures series initiated by Constant and KASK Gent. Join us for discussions and stretching acts around etherpads, plain text, minimal computing, learning environments, padtiquettes, user-spaces, a minifesto and magic words.

How do minimal viable softwares enable a multitude of practices, while considering how technical learning environments can be viable for different contexts?

Register by writing a short mail to: peter@constantvzw.org

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If You Lived Here, You'd Be at Work Already
by Marloes de Valk

https://a-nourishing-network.radical-openness.org/if-you-lived-here-youd-be-at-work-already.html

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