This weekend we celebrate the work of 10 graduating #XPUB students with an exhibition, presentation, workshops and (of course) a party! Join us for WALKIE TALKIE in Worm, Rotterdam on Friday (18:00-2:00) and Saturday (12:00-17:00).
More information about WALKIE TALKIE can be found on the website of Worm: https://worm.org/production/xpub-pzi-graduation-show/
And if you're curious to explore the projects of this group, you can visit: https://project.xpub.nl/
Next week we will celebrate the (online) launch of 📗 🖥️ Vernaculars come to matter 🖥️📗, a publication around forms of vernacular languaging, software culture, and textual archives.
We are super proud to publish the work of 5 co-conspirators in which the vernacular appears at 💥 eye level in the reverse diasporic circulation of Dutch-Turkish street typography (Cengiz Mengüç); 💥 in the attitude of photo editing software such as ImageMagick, manifested as software culture (@automatist); 💥 as a way of doing, living, and working in the Philippines, appearing as the non-standard-English voice (Clara Balaguer); 💥 as a way to navigate the Leftove.rs archive of MayDay Rooms, where historial ephemera require a very particular attention (Rosemary Grennan); 💥 or as a continuous struggle with bureaucratic rigidity while transitioning gender or name (Ren Loren Britton).
Join the celebration on Friday 17 December between 19:00 and 20:30 (CET) at https://stream.vvvvvvaria.org, the contributors will be present to introduce their work!
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!
--- Call for Subscriptions ---
Especially in this moment of reduced mobility and physical encounters, we are excited to launch this playful publishing experiment, which will circulate throughout a community that usually gathers in small-sized events and festivals.
You can subscribe to the RSS, Atom or postal feed :) here:
If you subscribe to the postal feed you will receive multiple packages, including extra copies of the essays and means to forward these one step further.
The feed departs from the following questions:
- Another lost occasion for degrowth?
- Re-centralization or blooming alternatives?
- Artdiversity loss: is now Zoom the best art gallery 2020?
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but.... also this
multi-paged multi-flows ?
morning explorations, making PDFs with Python 💬
The Homosaurus is an international linked data vocabulary of LGBTQ terms that supports improved access to LGBTQ resources within cultural institutions. Designed to serve as a companion to broad subject term vocabularies, the Homosaurus is a robust and cutting-edge vocabulary of LGBTQ-specific terminology that enhances the discoverability of LGBTQ resources.
This weekend Varia is hosting two gatherings that are both the start of a series:
Feminist Hack Meetings (on Saturday)
An informal first gathering of a series of research meetings that aim to explore the suggestions, urgencies and potentials of feminist hack & tech initiatives.
Read & Repair feat. The Bootleg Library (on Sunday)
Come and make yourself comfortable, read the books you never find time to read, browse/exchange/acquire parts from our electronics depot or use the quietness of the day to repair things that need fixing.
Drawing non-square, non-grid, trigonometric text columns with Gijs with on this last workday of the year 💥
We're collection our code in this repository: https://git.vvvvvvaria.org/mb/ascii-art-but-with-unicode
networked publishing software studies relearning collective infrastructures (#nobot)
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.