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Folks, I added a section on the HRO printers and iPrint to the wiki
(essentially a copy-pasta of the the ICT instructions)
Goodl ukc with it. It is not the easiest installation or use process
you'll encounter, but works (on Mac and Win)
Here is something to tweak/merge for your text on life hacking:
The word hacking finds its root in the early days of computational
culture. While the term hacker was initially used in the 60s negatively
to describe computer programmers who were too much self-absorbed in
their relation with their machine, it slowly evolved in 70s and 80s into
a subculture where the notions of programming, crafting and wizardry
were strongly associated, and claimed back the negative connotation to
form the cultural identity of a new class of exceptional computer
programmers. This was particularly made explicit in the discourse of the
first free and open source software communities that directly stemmed
from this subculture, and proudly used the term to highlight their
particular approach to programming. Around the same time the phreaking
scene, and to some extent later the warez scene, was demonstrating that
technological knowledge could also be used to disrupt, appropriate,
crack, protest, sabotage and mess around with telecommunication
infrastructures and any forms of technological restrictions, which led
to the early mix between hacking, software piracy and activism but also
created a tension between different hacker communities and paved the way
towards the cultural diffusion of the romanticised hacker-as-hero or
hacker-as-vilain stereotypes in 80s and 90s cyberpunk literature,
blockbuster movies and mainstream media. With the democratisation of the
Internet and the further cultural appropriation of net and computational
culture into other fields, the term started to get increasingly used to
describe persons knowledgeable enough of a tool, system, practice,
environment, to turn it upside down and take advantage of it for fun
and profit. A notable example comes from the so-called maker movement
where hacking has been used to describe practices that were essentially
derived from DIY cultures.
It might be more than you need, so feel free to hack and slash through
it to make it fit in your intro!
I had to restart the VPS, sorry for the inconvenience!
@alex: can you drop by the office after the workshop so we can check how
to prevent reboots to bring down everything?
I'm following up (late) on the XPUB2 question regarding travel expenses.
We have a small budget for that (starting in 2019), so if some of you
want to visit 35C3 or something else we can help a bit, it's not going
to be much, but can help.
Best is to come and chat with Leslie and me about it.
Here is the progress we (XPUB1) made so far on the content of our
publication, which will be presented at the “Life Hacks:Space” event at
Varia this Wednesday. ( http://varia.zone/lifehacks.html )
We tried to make a more cohesive version of our text “X Theses on Life
Hacks” and improve it according to your comments. Please feel free to give
us harsh feedback again before we finally print it on Tuesday.
@Steve, probably this is the first time we share this text with you. We
think it is important to keep you updated on our work for the Special Issue
7 and ask for your opinion and comments on it, when you have time. Thanks a
lot in advance.
Here's a link to the PAD we're currently using:
See you all soon,
I'm happy to announce that Zalán and me will host the second edition of the Py.rate.chnic_sessions next Monday!
Py.rate.chnic 2 ~ Visual forms of machine learning ~ Monday October 29
The Py.rate.chnic_sessions are a series of 3 collective work-sessions organized by the XPUB second-year's students and attended by all XPUB students.
Edition 2 will be a workshop about visual forms of machine learning algorithms.
Where & when:
Monday the 29th of October
11:00–17:00, small project space
Things to prepare:
python3 & pip should be setup and ready.
Please, if possible, [try to] install the following dependencies via pip:
if you need further details on how to do that, go to the installation-part here:
else if you still have problems, see how far you get and we will fix things on Monday!
Part 1: Machine Learning and Image classification
In the first part we will discuss machine learning in computer vision and create our own simple image classification system. Therefore we will create our own dataset, look into a neural network script, train it and analyse the outcomes. We will critically discuss these black boxes and think about ways to make those algorithms understandable.
11:00–11:30 Short introduction & discussion about machine learning and computer vision
11:30–13:00 Programming a script in groups of 3–4 (1st years mixed with 2nd years)
14:00–14:30 Finalising the script
14:30–15:00 Showing the outcomes of the script & discussion / insights / doubts / surprises
15:00–15:10 Short break
Part 2: Visualising the database and machine learning algorithm in spatial context
In the second part we will find new ways of how the outcomes of the first script can be visualised in space while creating a narrative of the dataset. We will challenge how to create an interesting and understandable »data visualisation«.
15:10–15:40 Short introduction & discussion about data visualisation and spatial installations
15:40–16:30 Creating different spatial installations from the outcomes of the first script in groups of 3–4 (1st years mixed with 2nd years)
16:30–17:00 Showing the outcomes of the installations
If you have any question, feel free to contact us using the mailing list.
Enjoy the rest of your vacation and see you on Monday!
Alex & Zalán
We are giving a workshop around ORES, a machine learning service for
Wikipedia, during the Impakt Festival this Sunday (28th of October) from
13:30h to 15:30h.You are all very welcome to join us!
The theme of this year's Impakt festival is post-truth, fake news and
algorithmic superstructures. We will speak about the position of
Wikipedia in the wake of the current media climate and fake news, where
we find ourselves turning to Wikipedia as a reliable source of
information. During the workshop we will dive into the mechanisms that
support Wikipedia to be regarded as such, by looking at the machine
learning service ORES that Wikipedia uses against vandalism.
We will discussexamples of how Wikipedia struggles with vandalism, look
into the feminist inspirations of the ORES project, and do a writing
exercise together to explore our understanding of the the 'good faith'
and 'damaging' parameters that are used to prevent vandalism but not
scare away new editors.
You can subscribe by writing to: trust(a)impakt.nl
(An Impakt ticket is not needed to participate in the workshop.)
Cristina & Manetta