Tuesday 26 January 20:00-21:30
"A conversation about current and future technological infrastructures for solidarity. Elodie Mugrefya, Femke Snelting, Wendy Van Wynsberghe of Constant, speak with media anthropologist and activist Miriyam Aouragh about the relations between political activism and technological criticism. How to organise for social change on-line when Tech Giants profit from our interactions?"
On November 26th, I’ll be presenting the bootleg library at The Photographers’ Gallery in association with the Center for the Study of the Networked Image, followed by a workshop on the 27th in which we will build a digital library together.
Full details via The Photographer’s Gallery website:
Tomorrow at 15:00 CET Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee will stream a broadcast that considers what a learning environment is and can be.
This consideration has grown from a failed project to make a physical studio space inside a Dutch art and design school, the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. The ‘we’ of this polyvocal broadcast is many, but it has been collected and narrated here by Julie Boschat Thorez (@jules), Cristina Cochior and Amy Pickles (@p_p).
We are using this sonic channel to introduce an online resource we made while waiting to make a studio space. 'author' is an online library that contains resources and documentation from roughly one year of experiments in art and education. Our library’s collection of digital matter is classified as debris resulting from moments of choreographed, collective working.
During this year we have been moving from on-site education to online education. The question of what a studio could be now feels all the more pertinent. When working in ever more immaterial and singular ways, how can we find space for the artist studio online? We invited three artists, Martin Gugger, Arvand Pourabbasi and Simnikiwe Buhlungu, to respond to this question and our library with a sound work.
A lovely initiative and very comprehensive index of Cyberfeminist works from the early 90s to today:
"Cyberfeminism Index is an in-progress online collection of resources for techno-critical works from 1990–2020, gathered and facilitated by Mindy Seu."
The Experimental Publishing (#XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.
Collectiveioning is a #publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year #graduation projects.
Date: #Friday, July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Occasion: ULTIMATE #Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: #Birthday Suit or Business Casual or #Casual Business or Come As You Are
XPUB Class of 2020:
Simon Browne 📚
Bohye Woo 📄
Paloma García 🗺️
Artemis Gryllaki ✊
Tancredi di Giovanni 🌀
Pedro Sá Couto 🖨️
Biyi Wen 📻
Rita Graça 🚨
The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.
In 2016, Deb Verhoeven described the term digital infrapuncture, where infrapuncture is a portmanteau of "infrastructure" and "acupuncture". Tomorrow she will be speaking about it again. @manetta and I will be thinking through addressing stress points in a digital infrastructure with bot logic during a workshop that follows right after!
Starting in a couple minutes. 11:20 (UTC+2) 22 May 👏
Living text: two collective approaches
we have a couple of more days until #amro2020 and the new homepage features more content now: www.radical-openness.org
I'm pleased to announce I'll be holding a bootleg library session as part of the 2020 iteration of Art Meets Radical Openness, a festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture.
My session, *Notes on Texts*, will be focused on experiments with annotating the collection. We'll meet online in a web conference, in the digital bootleg library, and in a realtime collaborative text-editing environment. We'll explore how being together in- and out of sync and the mediums and techniques we use will shape the texts we share.
Hope to see you there :)
More info via the link:
"Hence one has to ask what happens existentially when I press a key. What happens when I press a typewriter key, a piano key, a button on a television set or on a telephone. What happens when the President of the United States presses the red button or the photographer the camera button. I choose a key, I decide on a key. I decide on a particular letter of the alphabet in the case of a typewriter, on a particular note in the case of a piano, on a particular channel in the case of a television set, or on a particular telephone number. The President decides on a war, the photographer on a picture. Fingertips are organs of choice, of decision." Flusser
📚 📦 Springer is opening access to 407 books. It is the second most obvious sign that the world has been turned upside down (after Ryanair refunds).
This is my stream-of-consciousness dispatch from the quarantine (part of a growing series with, among others, @entreprecariat (initiator)):
Saturday 18/4/20, 19:00 CEST @VariaZone
..::We hope this email finds you well - a radio drama series ::..
Writing an email is not dissimilar to writing a script. Wrapping a message in paratextual elements means to imagine how the reader on the receiving end will interpret it. Whether it shows enough enthusiasm!!! If a bit of softening is needed ;-) Or an apology to excuse the lack of immediacy, sorry about that. These elements determine the tone with which the email will be read in the person's mind (...)
(streaming link on the website soon)
COVID contact tracing
open call for food zine
In the midst of our collective quarantine, I’m fighting against my lack of motivation by putting out an open call for a zine. My relationship with food/eating/cooking has changed dramatically in these weeks of physical distancing, and I want to document my experience alongside that of others. Looking for text, images, lists, recipes, for a digital zine which will be shared freely. Please share this fwd. More info here: https://zine.alicestrete.me/
Non-EU ZZP'ers (freelancers) with residency permits in the Netherlands may lose their residency status if they apply for coronavirus support. Please sign this petition if you disagree and want to see this addressed by the Dutch governement: https://petities.nl/petitions/coronavirus-support-tozo-for-residency-permit-holding-zzp-ers
Shareable document version, Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
Here's a free downloadable zine version of this thread, edited a little, with contributions from others. It's released under a sharealike noncommercial license, so please feel free to pass it on to anyone you think might find it useful. ❤️
I design, I write, I publish, I organise, I run a thing called the bootleg library
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