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Subject: Workshop: A * for Convivial *
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:58:49 +0200
From: anice <eristik(a)gmail.com>
*A Tool/Book/Referenceguide/Shelf/Library for Convivial
*Wednesday April 18
14h ~ 18h
Library, Rietveld building, room 007*
The library proposes a workshop with the plan of republishing Valentina
Borremans' /Reference Guide to Convivial Tools/ in digital format. The
Guide is a collection of books, journals and manuals that together
constitute a body of technical knowledge diverting from the industrial
and capitalist mode of production, at the same time it is a practical
instantiation of Ivan Illich's concept of convivial tools.
Compiled in the late 70s in connection with Borremans' involvement with
the CIDOC library - a centre for autonomous type of learning she
co-founded in Mexico - this document sits at an interesting intersection
between bibliographic index, guide and political statement.
In Illich's words, "this looks like a book to be used in a library — but
the library where it could be used does not yet exist."
This act of republishing will be an occasion to experiment with the epub
format, finding together a way to make the sourcebook into the
library-shelf it envisions. By playing with the possibilities of this
digital book format, we will test novel reference tools in order to link
the bibliographic data to their source and open up the guide to possible
expansion and inclusion of more recent materials.
With this workshop the library wants not only to incorporate - and
thereby make accessible - the material that the guide gathers, it also
wants to embrace and extend the research field of convivial technologies.
To join the workshop send an email to: email@example.com
The library is undergoing a period of transformations; along
with changing location and interiors, a new catalogue system and a
digital library are being developed.
We are planning a series of small informal gatherings in which the
infrastructural choices concerning the catalogue, the digital library,
and their interaction are opened up to a larger group of people, to both
circulate an understanding of the technical elements and expose them to
collective speculation and experiment. If you are interested in
discussing the choices and the possibilities of the new library systems
get in contact with us.
Library Sandberg & Rietveld
Rietveld building, room 006 & 007
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
I did miss the last 'Algolit in Rotterdam' @ Varia but have since been
taking an interest and now just saw this new event coming up:
It does look interesting! Is anyone thinking about it? I think it is free ...
I think I will try to make it there.
Dear varia enthusiast,
We would like to take this opportunity to direct your attention to two future events that will take place at varia in the next few days. These are:
Century 21 Calling
Saturday, 14th of April / 19:00 (door) / 19:30 (presentation) / 20:00 (screening) / free
In a series of screenings called “Century 21 Calling”, an event started by the collective [Save_as](http://www.save-as.media/) and hosted at varia in Rotterdam, we will have a look at archival industrial films and corporate informercials/propaganda that shaped the imagination of tomorrow and hold it up to the light of the present.
CLM and Maria Violenza
Tuesday, 17th of April / 20:30 (door) / 21:00 (start) / free (members) / 3 euro (non-members)
Varia presents two concerts by three incredible musicians from Italy. [CLM](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv-2imhn2uk) (formerly known as Cascao & Lady Maru) is a quirky electro duo, hailing from the saucy punk/no-wave scene of the aethernal Rome. Sicilian born and Rome based [Maria Violenza](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-AkR93zlHw) plays dark synth punk music under the influence of her homelands’ mixed cultural heritage.
We hope to see you at one of these evenings, or both!
With kind regards,
center for everyday technology
Danny and I will be meeting this Thursday @ 1900 @ varia to deal with our
(digital) book hoarding habits and have a think about the library on the
Please join if you're interested! Would be nice to extend the conversation
- > c !
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Subject: [spectre] Radiophonic Cultures Conference
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:23:34 +0000
From: Alissa Mönch <alissa.moench(a)unibas.ch>
To: spectre(a)mikrolisten.de <spectre(a)mikrolisten.de>
RADIOPHONIC CULTURES - SONIC ENVIRONMENTS AND ARCHIVES IN HYBRID MEDIA
Museum Tinguely, Basel
Developed into a crucial form of communication over the course of the
20th century, radio is currently undergoing processes of fundamental
reorganization that can be summarized by the byword /digitalization/.
When considered using the much older term /radiophonics/, these
processes unleash conceptual possibilities that far surpass any simple
scheme to economize or accelerate production- or broadcasting-forms. In
the practices associated with broadcasting and listening on and with
electromagnetic waves, noise — i.e. the sonic components not notatable
in conventional musical scores—becomes part of the composition.
The “Radiophonic Cultures” Conference assumes that radiophonic art
experimentally and self-reflexively negotiates the boundaries of what is
defined as music in the following three ways: (1) When understood in
terms of radiophonics, the defined limits of music and sound shift. (2)
The cultural techniques of radiophonics transform compositional
techniques, which concern not only the structure of music but also the
spatial effects produced through studio techniques and broadcast
structures. For this reason, (3) the concept of radiophonics challenges
media-theoretical reflections on the production of collectives,
connectivities, and historically-specific subjectivities.
In negotiating these aspects of radiophonics, the history of radio
proves itself to be a history of producing the future through
experimentation, modelling, and experience. Producing the future (not
only the future of radio) is hard work. It is not without reason that in
acoustics there is no equivalent for what in the visual realm would be
called “vision”. The radio has to be on air, to be at all.
The interdisciplinary conference “Radiophonic Cultures” investigates the
history of radio and its sounds as a history of the tensions and
interactions among its technical, aesthetic, and political dimensions
and thus plumbs the depths of future radio’s potentials.
The conference is organized by the SNF-Sinergia research project
“Radiophonic Cultures - Sonic Environments and Archives in Hybrid Media
Systems“ at the University of Basel’s media studies and musicology
departments, the FHNW Hochschule für Musik Basel, and the
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with the Museum Tinguely
The conference is free of charge. Registration is not necessary, but
helpful for our planning.
Conference languages: German and English
For a detailed program visit our website: http://www.radiophonic-cultures.ch
For further inquiries concerning the conference please