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Open call: Parallel Library Services
Between October 2021 and March 2022, in Rotterdam and online
Deadline: 24th September 2021

Parallel Library Services is a workshop series that documents the many actions and situations that libraries and amateur librarians facilitate in their practices.

More about the workshop series here and how to apply:

simonbrowne.biz/parallel-libra

Open call: Parallel Library Services
Between October 2021 and March 2022, in Rotterdam and online
Deadline: 24th September 2021

Parallel Library Services is a workshop series that documents the many actions and situations that libraries and amateur librarians facilitate in their practices.

More about the workshop series here and how to apply:

simonbrowne.biz/parallel-libra

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ONE-CLICK INSTALL TO AUTONOMY? 🔥 💻 🔧 🏝️

Online talk by @rra and myself tomorrow 30.06, 6PMUK (7PMCEST), hosted by The Photographers Gallery, Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

We'll talk about lurk.org, lumbung.space and xpub.nl

Register: screenwalks.com

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Platform Alliances #1 Tools 

What are the tools for alliances? 
How do we establish solidarity networks? 
Can a model of practice and form of governance be considered as a work of art?  
And what does it mean to publish/make public in a platform framework?

The first session of Platform Alliances presents a conversation on tools for tactics and strategies of facilitation and organisation. 
Tuesday 22nd of June, at 17:00 pm, live broadcasted from fanfare, shared via the trans-departmental initiative PUB, joined by the collective infrastructure, Varia, and the student-run KABK initiative, Mushroom radio. 

Platform Alliances is a growing initiative by Radio EE and fanfare; the program aims to discuss and share the strategies and challenges of current and future student-initiated platforms. It aims to create space and place for alliances amongst similar initiatives across The Netherlands and abroad. This radio broadcast presents a first step of opening up a dialogue and larger-scale platform alliance scheme. We welcome critique, ideas, and future collaborators.

This event was commissioned by the board of extracurricular platforms at Rietveld/Sandberg as part of Future Practices. After the live broadcast, the conversation will be available on pub.Sandberg.nl & extraintra.nl

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Read & Repair - The Automated Body feat. Katarina Jazbec & MELT

27.06.2021
11:00-13:00 CEST (READ, in person)
14:00-16:00 CEST (REPAIR, online)

The text selection and our reading choreography in June was made by artist Katarina Jazbec. This Read session will be overflown with no bullshit tales on living and dying together on damaged earth. How are we to live in the ruins with the dead and the living? Arundhati Roy’s ghost vultures and Anjum, a Muslim Hijra, in her opening chapter of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness and The Camille Stories in the closing chapter of the Staying with the Trouble by Donna J. Haraway, speculative fabulations, will render us capable of response in disturbing times.

The Repair session of this theme is hosted by arts-design researchers MELT. For this repair session we will work with and around the project Rituals against Barriers by MELT which is inspired by the multiple practices of survival in the face of oppression which take the form of ritual practice. Rituals can invite a stepping away from whatever normativities and can allow entry into practices such as: Refusing to ignore a feeling, refusing to not listen to your body because doing so would make apparent the ableism of any space, refusing to speed up even if that is the normalised tempo.

varia.zone/en/rr-automated-bod

Poster by @p_p

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If you're in Rotterdam this July (22nd-25th), keep reading!

Together with Santiago Pinyol and Luke Murphy we're organizing this year's edition of Relearn in and around the city.
Relearn is an intensive IRL three day collective learning experiment with as many teachers as participants from all backgrounds and disciplines to learn from-and-teach each other, beyond the traditional paradigms of education from an interest in free culture and practices of care.

This year's edition will take place in and focus on Rotterdam. We aim to explore the importance of self-organisation and the use of experimental tools to build alternative systems and economies within the urban fabric of Rotterdam.
Apply by the 30th of June! Find the full text of the open call here -> relearn.be/2021/

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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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Call for application WdKA PZI XPUB Master 🔥 💻

This is what our first year students do: issue.xpub.nl

This is what our second year students do: project.xpub.nl

This is an open day (06 Feb): pzwart.nl/open-days/

This is where to apply: pzwart.nl/application

This is a website: xpub.nl

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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

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with Miriyam Aouragh

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?"

kaaitheater.be/en/agenda/infra

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:

thephotographersgallery.org.uk

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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.

jajajaneeneenee.com/jn/shows/a

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."

cyberfeminismindex.com/

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The Experimental Publishing () class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning. :thinknyan:

Collectiveioning is a 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 projects.

Date: , July 10th, 2020
Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2
Place: project.xpub.nl/collectiveioni
Occasion: ULTIMATE Very Special Issue Indeed
Attire: Suit or Business Casual or 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.

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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!

With @creativecoding

uu.nl/en/events/online-event-b

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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:
radical-openness.org/en/progra

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"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

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📚 📦 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).

link.springer.com/search/page/

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quarantine 

This is my stream-of-consciousness dispatch from the quarantine (part of a growing series with, among others, @entreprecariat (initiator)):
networkcultures.org/blog/2020/

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