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A two-year master focussed on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.

pzwart.nl/experimental-publish

Application Deadlines:

06.03.2020: NON-EU + EU priority
24.04.2020: Final EU deadline

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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.

homosaurus.org/

A snippet from a gathering in Amsterdam around Feminist Search Strategies organised by Read-in, Hackers & Designers with @alcstrt and @anglk and XPPL:

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?

hackersanddesigners.nl/s/Event

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magnifique, chef's kiss, a single tear runs down my cheek

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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 —-> hackersanddesigners.nl/s/Event

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*ELAINE* is awake. . She says "hi". Together with Clara and @alcstrt

She is a cyborg librarian and budding xenofeminist who does not believe doing emotional labor invalidates her intellectual capabilities.

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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.

-meeting
vvvvvvaria.org/en/feminist-hac

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.

-libraries
vvvvvvaria.org/en/rr-bootleg.h

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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 :)

pdfs at https://tilde.town/~equa/imaginary-landscapes/

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: git.vvvvvvaria.org/mb/ascii-ar

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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.

grafton9.net
archive.org/search.php?query=c

everything can be browsed, downloaded, keeped offline.

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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.

https://small-tech.slides.com/aral/dear-regulators-dont-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater

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Tomorrow: , 18:00. Together with @lidia_p will do a minilaunch of and randomly dig into my research directories to exhume entreprecarious memes, illustrations, screenshots, artworks, invoices (hopefully not), etc. Here's a taste.

varia.zone/en/Entrepecariat-Bo

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, piracy project, interesting collection of colophons.
from
"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 "
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"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]

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and 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."

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post.lurk.org

Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.