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Question about a specific PDF format known as PDF/X-1a:2001 

It's a bit of a shot in the dark perhaps, but does anyone have experience with saving or converting PDFs into the specific format known as PDF/X-1a:2001 without using Adobe products?

We made booklets using web-to-print techniques, to document the Digital Solidarity Networks events we hosted at before the summer. We would like to print them at a digital/POD printer, which rejected our files. It seems to be that the PDF/X-1a:2001 is really the standard in the world of digital and POD print and when searching online you bump into many "no sorry, use Adobe" answers.

One way to do it seems through Scribus, by importing the PDF as high res images. handcraftsman.wordpress.com/20

But a CLI tool would be sooo useful. :)

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"UNCUT.wtf is a libre catalogue, focusing on somewhat contemporary type. There are currently 91 typefaces featured."
uncut.wtf

(from twitter.com/prepostprint/statu)

The Web to Print Library
web2print-library.onl

Printed editions produced with open source and web tools: a physical and mobile archive for schools, libraries and exhibition places. By @LucileHaute @JuhelJuhzl

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XPUB -- the Experimental Publishing pathway of the 2 year Media Design Master @ Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam -- will be having an Online Open Day...

Saturday 12 Feb @ 1100 CET + 1600 CET

Links / info here:
https://pad.xpub.nl/p/openday
https://xpub.nl

Application deadlines:
March 16: early/non-EU
April 28: final deadline EU

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Okay, so: German court decided on Jan. 20th 2022 that sites will need to host Google fonts locally.

Visitors are otherwise entitled to receive 100€ in recompensation for Google fonts transferring IP numbers to Google servers.
Google uses fonts to track users, especially if they are logged into only one other server, where stored personal data might identify them.

Court decision text in German (Landgericht München)

https://rewis.io/urteile/urteil/lhm-20-01-2022-3-o-1749320/

#google #tracking #fonts #liability #germany #funny

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works together with , journal of art & strategy, on the topic as protocol. There is a call out for short essays.

Read here: march.international/announcing

Next to that we also will celebrate the launch of 👀Learning How to Walk While Catwalking 👀 , an API and toolkit made by the first year students of Experimental Publishing (XPUB) in the context of their trimester based Special Issues.

This launch takes place between 13:00 and 17:00 CET, both in person ✌️ (at Varia: Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam) or online 🌐 (at issue.xpub.nl/16/)

More information can be found at:

varia.zone/en/double-launch-si
(English)

varia.zone/double-launch-si16-
(Dutch)

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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.

varia.zone/en/double-launch-si

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).

The publication is co-edited by @ccl, @jules, @manetta and published in a printed and digital form by everyday-technology-press, a new publishing initiative of .

Join the celebration on Friday 17 December between 19:00 and 20:30 (CET) at stream.vvvvvvaria.org, the contributors will be present to introduce their work!

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🐠 AQUARIUM 2.0 🦐
A Small Ecosystem for Living Thoughts

29.11-04.12
De Buitenboel, Rotterdam, NL

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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I’m happy to announce the Drowning in Æther - Signal hunting bike rides.
The during the month of December I invite you to join me on a trip through the radio spectrum. We are going to hunt for as well as make audible signals of ghost satellites and satellite radio pirates hijacking abandoned military satellites. For the last couple of weeks, I have been assembling a mobile listening station, a cargo bike with a sound system, my antennas, and all the necessary equipment to hunt for satellite signals. During these collaborative bike rides, we try to sync up with the circadian rhythms of the satellites and explore the urban environment of Rotterdam to find the perfect spot to capture their radio signals.
Due to the current Covid situation, I’m planning multiple rides with small groups. The bikes will not only bring us to our listening spots but also help us to keep a healthy distance. So far, I scheduled the 4. & 5. of December as well as the 11. & 12. of December, but other spontaneous group rides during the month could be planned by contacting me.
If you are interested and want to receive updates, please sign up to the Drowning in Æther mailing list via this link:

we.lurk.org/mailman3/lists/dro

For more information about my research please visit:
drowning.in/aether/

📡🛰🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️💨

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Hey! I'm moving to a new position at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam (more on that later), so XPUB needs a new course director 🥲

wdka.nl/news-events/job-opport

❤️ :nes_fire: 💻 to the staff/alumni/students/guests for the epic time with y'all 💻 :nes_fire: ❤️

I'm attaching the course curriculum FYI

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AQUARIUM 1.0
A Small Ecosystem for Living Thoughts

🐡 🐡 🐡

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, “Zinedisplayer”, 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 🖼️ 🔥

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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