📼 “What Happend To Text Inputs?”
(the long wait is over, a new Webbed Briefs video is here 😅)
Nice upcoming workshop by Ioana Vreme Moser in Berlin, looking at how one can build instruments powered by harvesting energy directly from their environ. Looks like a good intro to radio, electronics, low-power infrastructure and EM in general.
GOOD NEWS 🤠 Sydney council has voted to ban advertising and sponsorship by fossil fuel companies. #BanFossilAds adnews.com.au/news/city-of-s…
If you're an EU citizen, you can demand a similar law here: banfossilfuelads.org
Read & Repair is back on the 27th of August! :)
Vegetality and Virtuality feat. Georgiana Cojocaru and Bérénice Staiger
In the Read session with Georgiana Cojocaru, we will discuss what are the virtual, fragile and always threatened possibilities for recovery of a body which is considered beyond repair, beyond any semblance to a former self. What attracts possibilities for re-knowing and re-ordering a living being ? How does a shattered mind move? When the poetic act tries to stay within this state, map its ambiance, its pulsations, its circuitous rhythms what kind of creations emerge? How close is poetry to sentience? How could a stuttering, nervous awareness ordain itself into a virtual possibility: a story, a new plot, an impermanent thought that might materialize into a newborn possibility?
During the Repair session, Bérénice Staiger takes us through her interest in bees and the swarm in particular. Bérénice also introduces meditative exercises for relaxation. She will guide us to relax through sensory exercises. For this she uses simple instructions and as an extra she takes products that bees collect in nature: honey, propolis and pollen. We will feel, smell, and taste the products. We will also go outside to experience our surroundings with our senses.
@colm hmm yeah I didn't get an email... I'm keen for a beer though - when you passing through and where do you want to meet?
Invitation to an event in Paris
I would love to invite lurkers and other fedizens based in Paris to Gaîté Lyrique tonight :) I will discuss post-despair, ruins and what do?! with Mariana Marangoni, Ekheo, Benjamin Gaulon and Dasha Ilina.
For those in Brussels tomorrow, it is our final book reading of 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism' by Shoshana Zuboff, at 15:00 at the Beursschouwberg, with That Might Be Right.
SA 18.12 - SESSION VI
with Seda Gürses
Chapter 18. A Coup from Above
We have been learning about 'a global architecture through which vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new behavioral futures markets, where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new means of behavioral modification...'
Tomorrow we are joined by Seda Gürses, a scholar of TU Delft whose work focuses on issues of privacy, software infrastructures, social justice and political economy as they intersect with computer science. With Seda we will move towards a collective understanding of the book's conclusion.
We work towards a shared, although not necessarily consensual, understanding of the topic. The book is in English, English will be the main language of conversation but we can contribute in other languages.
If you would like to join register here - https://www.beursschouwburg.be/en/events/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/
~ * We will be wearing masks and keeping distance in the space. * ~
Image: a group of masked people sitting under a suspended white tarpaulin, making a reading space and a wall for projecting a pdf.
4th of December 2021
#WordMord is a collective artistic research which started as part of the seminar #Feminist Practices in the Public Space at the Era of Globalised Technologies, by the Centre of New Media and Feminist Practices in the Public Space.
In this worksession WordMord will show and discuss tools and processes through which they they investigate violent words and their arbitrary use in legal and journalistic/media contexts.
Afterwards Allison Parrish @aparrish will conduct the workshop 'Creative #Writing with #Computers, #Noise and Mulch':
We know computers best as tools for analyzing #text, composing text, and "correcting" text through grammar and spell check. But computation is an equally useful tool for pulling language apart, grinding it down, and making it unfamiliar. This workshop offers a short series of hands-on tutorials with code that facilitates destructive and defamiliarizing operations on text(...)
To register to the workshop: email@example.com (limited spots)
Allison Parrish is a computer programmer, poet, and game designer whose teaching and practice address the unusual phenomena that blossom when #language online and computers meet. She is an Assistant Arts Professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (...)
Hey! I'm moving to a new position at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam (more on that later), so XPUB needs a new course director 🥲
❤️ 💻 to the staff/alumni/students/guests for the epic time with y'all 💻 ❤️
I'm attaching the course curriculum FYI
Open Design Course for refugees and asylum seekers October 2021 - Enroll!
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Boot camp? Wait...what? Here a little bit of practical information:
For this year we would like to introduce and invite you to a new concept of the Open Design Course which is an intensive Bootcamp.
The Bootcamp exists of 5 weeks, 4 days per week where we get to know each other, explore and play with technology, tools and co-creation methodologies.
While making and playing we think about the very same tools we use and how we use them, how it fits in the concept of Open Design and how we see the future together.
The outline of the Bootcamp with the content and dates can be found on our website and will be updated as soon as we have a detailed plan.
From October 4th to November 9th, 4 days a week (Wednesday is off).
For any further question you can contact us through Facebook, Instagram, firstname.lastname@example.org or via the fediverse.
You can also check our website http://www.opendesigncourse.be
We look forward to hearing from you!
It's this time of the year...
XPUB GRADSHOW 2021 🖼️ 🔥
Date: Saturday, 17th of July
Time: 15:00h - 21:00h
Location(s): VARIA (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam), Nieuw Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81, Rotterdam), RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B, Rotterdam), Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b, Rotterdam), The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1, Rotterdam)
A fediverse community for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.