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We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!

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Damaged Earth Catalog

A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.

damaged.bleu255.com

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Permacomputing wiki

A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!

permacomputing.net

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Permacomputing in the Arts

A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.

permacomputing.net/courses_and

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Wednesday 15 June at 20:00 I will talk about bugs 🦟 pattern languages 🐞 protocol 🕷️ and keywords at the wonderful festival in Linz.

Looking forward to spending time with LURK folks irl @ccl @alcstrt @Femke @celesteh @anglk and many more lovely ppl :)

Oh and I also give a workshop on Thursday at 14:00 in Raumschiff! More info:
radical-openness.org/en/progra

lancement livre Paris 21/04/2022 

Bonjour,

La lancement de la livre Wikifémia - langue, genre, technologies de Roberte la Rousse aura lieu la jeudi 21 avril à 19h à la Fondation Robert de Sorbon (16, rue de Martignac 75007 Paris). La orésentation de l'ouvrage sera précédée d'une performance.

Des informations sur la livre : uveditions.com/wikifemia-langu

Roberte la Rousse est une collective d’artistes cyberféministes, performeuses, chercheuses et écrivaines composée de Cécile Babiole et Anne Laforet.
robertelarousse.fr/
wikifemia.org/

À la plaisir de vous y voir !

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International Downloads Folder Day.

A day dedicated to reading downloaded pdfs, organizing saved memes, watching films buried in one's computer, etc.

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On Wednesday from 6pm CET, @alcstrt, @manetta, @p_p, Julia and myself will be co-hosting the kick-off public broadcast of A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers ().

For this broadcast, we will be joined by two practitioners who have been working on and around and activist : Spideralex and Danae Tapia.

Spideralex will share about her personal story/travel/trip towards feminist infrastructure, how she started becoming interested in building her own infrastructure, joining lorea/n-1 (federated social networks) and then (a material infrastructure, social lodging cooperative and rehabilitating an old industrial colony) and the gaps and the need to create feminist servers, as well as the main changes over the last 10 years regarding critical digital feminist infrastructure and feminist in general. Danae will address the paradoxical relation of communist dialectical and .

More information here: varia.zone/en/atnofs-varia.htm

And more information about ATNOFS in general here: culturalfoundation.eu/stories/

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Yesterday, during a bike ride to the picturesque Microsoft hyperscale datacenter in Middenmeer (NL), I learned that Microsoft and Google store over 2 million liters of Diesel there, of which half is burned during monthly and yearly tests of their emergency generator. I suppose this is commonly known, their way to reach 99,999 percent availability, I just never pictured datacenters having *that* many chimneys... Biking past them also lets the hyper-ness of their scale sink in 😱

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For Womxn's Day 2022 we* gathered and prepared banners for the windows of

*Feministas Rotterdam, FHM, Diana, Julia, Carmen, Clara, Angeliki and the slogan "invoice the patriarchy" is from @art.goss

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Se tenir debout avec les infirmières est un projet féministe
Federici
revue-ouvrage.org/debout-infir

"Les syndicats d’ de vingt-huit pays s’attaquent aux gouvernements et à Big Pharma avec une demande simple : renoncer aux sur les contre la -19 et mettre fin à la pandémie dès maintenant. Dans son texte, Silvia Federici appelle les à se rallier aux luttes des travailleuses de la santé."

"Quelle est l’image marquante de la pandémie de la Covid-19 ? À mon avis, c’est celle de l’infirmière au chevet du malade, en première ligne de cette urgence mondiale, surmontant sa propre peur de la maladie pour soigner les patientes et patients et leur apporter du réconfort face à une mort probable. Pour des millions d’infirmières vivant dans des pays où les vaccins contre la Covid-19 demeurent rares, c’est une image de la vie quotidienne. Même dans les pays où le pire de la maladie s’est dissipé, on commence seulement à comprendre le poids de ce travail — jour après jour — sur les épaules des infirmières."

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And also the specific to proposed by based on ’s “
and 's which extends this thinking to consider as “a material instantiation” of Whitehead's proposal. Combining Fuller's recipe for critical media engagement and Leigh Star's feminist methods suggests what could be called a vernacular approach to teaching with computational tools.

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"[...] as a pedagogic project, I find actively uninterested in its own underlying materiality, aspiring instead to a kind of disembodied and bland . Students are encouraged to explore the “world at large” by adding additional layers of in the form of sensors, rather than considering all the ways the technologies they use are already engaged with the world. The project’s “neutral” aesthetics, while dimly echoing a once-radical , ignore the larger pedagogic program of the historical Bauhaus’s engagement and with the materials of its contemporary, technical production."
Welcomed critique (finally!) of Processing,
, Design by Numbers () with the perspectives given by the vernacular and .
"Torn at the seams: approaches to with tools" by in the publication "Vernaculars come to , (re)orienting and " by @manetta @ccl and
vltk.vvvvvvaria.org/w/Torn_at_

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Spread the Call
https://eclectictechcarnival.org/

The Feminist Hacker Assembly from the galaxy of Hacker Feminisms all around the world takes place at #rc3 2021 online. The glue is /etc, Eclectic Tech Carnival, running since 2002. Contributions: managed #servers (https://systerserver.net/ and https://anarchaserver.org/), #fanzines https://psaroskalazines.gr/zines/, #books, #radio https://hackordie.gattini.ninja/hack-or-wave/, #codes, #games

For proposals/submission: 📧 call AT eclectictechcarnival org (first schedule draft 18/12)

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Ça y est... les zapatistes commencent leur voyage ! 🔁

http://www.cspcl.ouvaton.org/spip.php?article1528

Ils viennent rencontrer nos luttes, celles et ceux d'en bas, celles et ceux qui les ont invité.es pour parler de leurs histoires mutuelles, de leurs douleurs, de leurs rages, de leurs réussites et de leurs échecs.

Et pour aider ce voyage historique, vous pouvez participer aux frais de déplacement à l'intérieur de l'Europe et autres soucis logistique.

C'est ici : https://www.helloasso.com/associations/une-montagne-en-haute-mer/collectes/la-route-pour-la-vie-2021

Boost appréciés 🤗 🔁

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Dear , , in an institution..

A letter from to everyone facing .
Let’s learn together how to do technology differently!

"Together we witnessed how the recent move to ‘distant learning’ has meant that educational institutions have almost without exception turned to online commercial platforms. What we called ‘an elephant in the room’ only a few months ago, has finally trampled all residual ‘room’ in education. It might feel like the change is sudden, but it has been long in the making..."

constantvzw.org/site/Dear-stud

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: Bureaucracksy

Between 7 and 12 December 2020, organises the Bureaucracksy in Brussels.

This work-session investigates the governance of techno-social systems through the prism of . The execution of rules is an essential element of computation, of digital infrastructures, and of the societies that they operate with.

The work-session invites and to share imaginations of counter-accountancies and -accountabilities, of how to engage with paperwork, systemics and logistics.

More more more (ask me or) constantvzw.org/site/Open-Call

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post.lurk.org

We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.

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