A two-year master focussed on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.
06.03.2020: NON-EU + EU priority
24.04.2020: Final EU deadline
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.
When speaking about feminist search tools ...
... why feminist? what makes them feminist strategies?
... why a tool? what do we expect from a tool? a tool as utilitarian device?
What are different understandings of feminisms and tools in this room?
On the 8th of Feb, Hackers and Designers together with Read-in, me and @anglk will host a workshop on feminist strategies for searching in library catalogs @ the h&d studio in Amsterdam. More info here —-> https://hackersanddesigners.nl/s/Events/p/Workshop:_Repository_of_Feminist_Search_Strategies
Download as PDF 👉🏻 https://networkcultures.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/TheEternalNetwork.pdf
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.
hello friends!!! i made a zine
it's a collection of 16 pieces of art i've been working on over the past few months. i'd greatly appreciate it if you checked it out :)
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
introducing self: Grafton9, a diy archiving initiative of italian books, zines and journals of autonomous left and grassroots squats, of late '90s (but not only). very low quality, very low profile, a lot of activities on hacking tools and software for digitization and publishing on the web, and collecting rare published materials.
everything can be browsed, downloaded, keeped offline.
Right, this is the final version of the talk (well, the slides) that I’ll be presenting tomorrow at the EU Parliament & you can be sure I’ll be using my 10 minutes to speak my mind regardless of what anyone else in the room/the organisers think or want.
Tomorrow: #Varia, 18:00. Together with @lidia_p will do a minilaunch of #Entreprecariat and randomly dig into my research directories to exhume entreprecarious memes, illustrations, screenshots, artworks, invoices (hopefully not), etc. Here's a taste.
#EvaWeinmayr, piracy project, interesting collection of colophons.
"An antilope in the savanna is considered to be a wild animal. An antilope in the zoo in Europe is considered as a document, analyzed as a specimen. Primary document (caged antilope) produces all series of secondary documents - From Qu'est-ce que la documentation, essay by #SuzanneBriet"
"In order to continue thinking about collective authorship, perhaps we need more contracts/coc instead of permissive licenses. Boxing as an exercise of mutuality."
[With lot of stuff in between]
#FreeCulture and #CreativeCommons as a regression.
"This criticism is not nostalgia.
There is a regression that needs to be fixed. From a means (a tool to discuss an idea for society) it became an end. Critique on free culture is complicated, quickly misunderstood. There has been a lot of radical experimentation with intellectual property (60s/70s). Nowadays, it's more likely that you're introduced to intellectual property experiments through creative commons and remixing culture. What is the act of sharing? A highly priviledged position? As free licenses are a higher level of copyright... Would an injection in the existing copyright law perhaps open up many more possibilities? While recreating boundaries, it is possible to exclude others again."
Start of the session Re-imagining #copyleft with a 20th anniversary, Constant in 1999, first endeavor in #copyright. Poster by #Harrisson
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