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promotion for a Varia event on home keyboards in rotterdam Show more
In celebration of all #casio 's, #yamaha ’s and other home #keyboards worldwide Varia in #Rotterdam will host an exclusive event called ‘The Key To Casio (And Yamaha Too)’. On the 12th of October we will acknowledge the wonderful things these #instruments have brought mankind during the last 50 years; from Casio’s Rapman to Trio’s Dadada!
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“The Techno-Galactic Guide to Software Observation is the obsessive fantasy of optimization turned on its head and stuck to the ceiling of a self-reflecting elevator. It is the ultimate book, with almost 300 pages of dos and don’ts, of forgotten #histories and un-inevitable #futures, of mindful agile actions and improvisational service architectures, of any and all things that you can and cannot imagine needing in a techno-galaxy.”
photos by michaela lakova, via firstname.lastname@example.org
the great gathering of the #commons
Koppelting is an annual #grassroots festival about #peerproduction and #floss alternatives for society. It is filled with projects, lectures, debates and workshops, and is co-created by the attendees. Anyone can contribute, whether by giving a lecture, a #workshop or demonstration, or by simply participating, helping out and engaging in good discussion.
By the way the image they use suggests that it is a gathering of old white men, hope that that is not the case ;)
"One week building #appropriate machines and #technologies. We propose 4 different projects and depending on the registration of the participants we will carry out two or three projects in parallel during the week. We will work about 6 hours max each day and the rest of the time we will hang out, dream, conspire, sleep and dance among others.
We imagine a self-financed event, in which all the participants contribute with resources in order to gather and #learn #together how to develop these projects. When we say self-financed, we mean that all the productive and reproductive work is supported by the contributions and volunteer work of the people that coordinate and participate to this event. We do not count on any grant or financial aid to organize the event. This also means that if you register for the event, it will be important that you send us the money for your subscription before the event takes place so that we can buy everything we need (from the materials for the machines to the food). "
"Lately, a wave of yellow bikes from China has been crashing over the cities of this planet, bringing shitty steel constructions into every corner of the world. But what do these bikes do? Are they here to improve the mobility of urban populations or to track their every move? Will they be used for a long time and regularly repaired, or will they be thrown away once they start crumbling? Do we actually need privatized bike-sharing in our cities?
As reports are starting to pile up, that oBike – one of these bike-sharing startups – is shutting down (and taking millions in deposits paid by their users with them), it is important to think about a new way to use these bikes.
LibreBike is here exactly for this reason – to change the whole thinking behind bike-sharing. What if you wouldn't have to pay for the bikes? What if bikes where simply public goods, to be used by everyone? Turns out, in just five easy steps, every oBike can be made into a LibreBike – a bike for everyone!"
I do projects on/with/about computers, networks, infrastructures.