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"A catalog of formats for digital
discomfort… and other ways to resist totalitarian zoomification."

By Jara Rocha and Seda Gürses

titipi.org/projects/discomfort

This sunday we are coming out of here - stream.vvvvvvaria.org/ - and into your earssss for Read & Repair with @ccl and sonic help from @anglk and @suroh

We will absorb the works of electronic music composer Maryanne Amacher, including her proposition for a media opera entitled Intelligent Life. Existing only as a storyboard, Intelligent Life was an "opera consisting of nine one-hour-long episodes designed for television broadcast with in-home FM simulcast. As of yet, it has not been taped, recorded, or broadcast."

We will then use the work and research of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan to reconsider the politics of listening. We want to consider developments of surveillance and machine listening, in combination with Amacher's imaginatory potential for how artificial intelligence could transform our sensorial ability to connect to the world around us.

[ image shows a sketch found inside the storyboard of the media opera, including an ear with a wavy line going through it and musical notes on the side. A hand pressing buttons on a television, a landscape image with lines beaming out of it, and a square with an arrow and lots of wavey lines being directed at two circles. ]

Date: Sunday, 28th March 2021
Time: 11:00am-13:00pm CET
Location: stream.vvvvvvaria.org/
NOTE: This reading session will be held in English.

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Non Native Native is a cultural platform for Asian creatives based in the Netherlands.

They will be taking submissions from Asian creatives across Europe for their experimental hybrid showcase 26–27 June 2021

nnnfair.com/

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Backups, migrations, and other painful stories
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Join us online, Saturday 13/03/2021

11:00-13:00 CET: workshop (sign up required)
13:00-14:30 CET: lunch break (open 'bar')
14:30-16:00 CET: discussion (public)
more info: https://varia.zone/en/fhm-servers-migrations.html

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Online lecture by interdisciplinary, intersectional, digital media scholar and digital herstorian Dr Kishonna Gray whose areas of research include identity, performance and online environments, embodied deviance, cultural production, video games, and Black Cyberfeminism co-organized by Page Not Found and the Master Experimental Publishing (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy will be happening tomorrow at 4:00 PM (CET):

eventbrite.nl/e/the-pinball-is

Totally free!

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Read & Repair - Wireless Imagination 📻 :nes_fire:

Tonight at 19:00 CET multi-port broadcasting reading session together with Agustina Woodgate. The radio transmission will brings us together through a broadcasted soundscape. The readers are invited to send voice notes via telegram/nextcloud translating excerpts over audio clips (whispering, screaming, languages, special fxs, sounds, noises, etc.) During this session readers become listeners and radio hosts.

The REPAIR session will be hosted by @then and @cmos4040

More info: varia.zone/en/rr-wireless-imag

@ccl -port

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Read & Repair - feat. Agustina Woodgate and Dennis de Bel

On Sunday 28th February,
holds a REPAIR session, with @then followed by a READ session with Agustina Woodgate.

REPAIR
13:00-14:30 CET
In this live session Dennis and Danny will take you through the steps to recreate a simple as designed by Tetsuo Kogawa. We will cover the actual construction of the transmitter, what to transmit and how to receive the signal.

READ
19:00-21:00 CET
Inspired by the current theme Wireless Imagination, this selection brings together some of the topics that have inspired Agustina over the last few years of activity - The architecture of air, and alternative means of .

More info: varia.zone/en/rr-wireless-imag

Poster design by @p_p

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Two resources on and :

→ Consent to our Data Bodies — lessons from feminist theories to enforce data protection (2019)
codingrights.org/docs/ConsentT

→ Building Consentful Tech (2017)
consentfultech.io/wp-content/u

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Bitcoin consumes 'more electricity than Argentina'
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56012952
'Bitcoin uses more electricity annually than the whole of Argentina, analysis by Cambridge University suggests.

"Mining" for the cryptocurrency is power-hungry, involving heavy computer calculations to verify transactions.

Cambridge researchers say it consumes around 121.36 terawatt-hours (TWh) a year - and is unlikely to fall unless the value of the currency slumps...'

#Capitalism #crypto #BitCoin

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So, after one year of read-write time about computers I thought of having a Mastodon première of The User Condition, a looong text on computer agency and behavior. Here's the link, enjoy:

theusercondition.computer/

Of course I'm profoundly grateful for the help that I received from all of you people here (check acknowledgements at the bottom).

Needless to say, I welcome feedback, criticism, bug/misspells reports and whatever else comes to mind :)

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Cloudplexity
Internet representations extracted from the U.S. Patent database.

http://mariosantamaria.net/cloudplexity/

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@suroh @ccl @p_p
radio.crunk.website/radio.m3u

and

radio.crunk.website/radio.ogg.

for those wanting to listen to the radio without a browser.
Shoutouts will appear in the metadata.

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Read & Repair - Wireless Imagination feat. @cmos4040

In this online edition of Read & Repair participants will be invited to pick and mix from different texts ranging from zines, on the ephemerality of radio, and accounts of radio .

Sunday, 31st January 2021
10:30am-12:00pm CET
pad.vvvvvvaria.org/wirelessima

More info: varia.zone/en/rr-wireless-imag

We, with @jules @ccl are going to be doing more reading and learning about police abolition this Sunday 26th 14:00 - 16:00 in varia, if you want to join us In Person (not On Line) we'd love to host you!

The texts we will use are Letters to Angela Y. Davis from within her book 'If They Come in the Morning ... Voices of Resistance', 'Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police' by Mariame Kaba and some workshop scenarios from Critical Resistance, a national, member-based grassroots organization that works to build a mass movement to dismantle the prison-industrial complex.

Through these texts, we aim to learn from communities who have already imagined alternative practices of accountability.

varia.zone/en/rr-stone-throw-2

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