As promised, let's have our follow-up discussion after looking into
Kittler and C compilers. We'll talk a bit about how software became a
thing (and a publishing industry) and we'll talk about source code
circulation and how that's shaped from the perspective of intellectual
property laws, slowly building towards the concept of digital commons
and the very "cyber" notion of cultural environmentalism that emerged in
the mid 90s, and that we'll need to understand later on in following
meetings the whole mess with free culture, P2P file sharing practices,
DRM, and what not.
I won't give anything to read this time, because I think you're having
your fair share at the moment with the special issue!
Hello XPUB2 and André,
Some good news,
11 February afternoon:
So in the end we managed to negotiate that no students/staff are needed
for the "surprise" visit early February, that means you don't need to
prepare and give a presentation. Nothing. However, it would be good if
you are around, in case board members want to ask you questions (this
would be very informal).
Mid May External audit:
You will get more info from Leslie and I when we know more about the
format. Good news though, we also managed to suggest that you do not
have to write the so-called "student chapter" that they requested, but
instead fill a form with a couple of questions. Then the answers will be
copy edited and merged by someone at WdKA.
From: Coons, G. (Ginger)
Sent: 15 January 2019 15:37
To: Mansoux, A.L. (Aymeric); Spreeuwenberg, K.D. (Kimmy)
Subject: Re: January 24 and 25, Ambient Literature visits WdKA
If any of your students (or indeed colleagues) do have the time and feel like attending, here are the details of the talk and the workshop:
Ambient Literature Two-part Masterclass (open to all WdKA students, and teachers are also welcome)
Part 1: Thursday 24/January, 13:00 - 16:00 and Part 2: Friday 25/January, 13:00 - 16:00
The Ambient Literature (https://research.ambientlit.com/) project (2016-) has explored situated storytelling as it pertains to presence, form, content and the design of narrative, experiential digital work. The project’s director - Tom Abba (UWE Bristol) - will lead a workshop addressing conceptual design dimensions, production tools and practical strategies for composing work in this space. An opportunity to experience It Must Have Been Dark By Then (https://research.ambientlit.com/index.php/it-must-have-been-dark-by-then/), will feature within the workshop schedule. Participants should come prepared to walk for an hour or more, and have a charged smartphone (iOS or Android v4.4+).
Students who want to attend the masterclass, should RSVP to me (g.coons(a)hr.nl), as space is limited.
Ambient Literature and a Narrative of Experience (lecture, open to the public)
Thursday 24/January, 18:00 - 19:30
The Ambient Literature (https://research.ambientlit.com/) project (2016-) has explored situated storytelling as it pertains to presence, form, content and the design of narrative, experiential digital work. Tom Abba (UWE Bristol) will present an overview of the project’s activity, and draw out provocations about the nature of experience and immersion as it manifests in this emerging field.
ginger "all-lower-case" coons
Course Leader, Graphic Design
Willem de Kooning Academy
Willem de Kooning Academy
Wijnhaven 61 3011 WJ Rotterdam
Not in the office Fridays
I just put up the agenda for Wednesday's session.
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Some background reading and writing on ideology to underpin you WttF SI
see you in the AM
Next week we will do our homebrew-infrastructour! This asks for a couple
* find out the location of your home router
* figure out if you have physical access to it
* figure out the password of your router
* make sure there are free ethernet ports
* make sure there is power available next to your router (for your server)
If it's not possible for you to fulfill one of these points, it won't be
possible to host your server at home.That is also ok and we will find a
place to host it somewhere else.Please let us know on *Sunday the
latest* if you can or cannot host a server from home, so we can schedule
an optimal infrastructour route. :)
The readingsfor next week:
- the Feminist Server
Manifesto-https://pad.constantvzw.org/p/feministserver(up to line 32)
- What is a federated network? -
Suggestionsif you want to continue working on the serversin the mean time:
Make sure *apache2*is installed.
You can use to check if it is running, or start/stop it:
$ sudo service apache2 status
$ sudo service apache2 start
$ sudo service apache2 stop
Make sure you can not log in as root over *ssh*(try to do it!)
If this is still possible make edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change
'PermitRootLogin yes' to 'PermitRootLogin no'.
Look up how to make your user account part of the '*www-data*' group.
That way you can upload websites to /var/www/html/.
To upload files to the pi you can use the *sftp*protocol (in cyberduck)
or the *scp*protocol (in the terminal).
If you want to run a webserver in another folder, you can use the
$ python -m SimpleHTTPServer (Python2)
$ python3 -m http.server (Python3)
If you want to work with a local network in the PZI, you can use the
wifi-router that we were using.
See you on Tuesday, we will send you a mail on Monday with the route and
starting point of our tour.
Roel & Manetta
ps. Could you please go through the steps we did last Tuesday with
Artemis to make sure that she has a Pi that is ready to serve?
A short cheatsheet of the commands we used:
$ ping -b 192.168.100.255
$ ping 192.168.100.1
$ nano /etc/hostname
$ nano /etc/hosts
$ adduser username
$ deluser dietpi
$ nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
If you need root permissions to make any changes, you can become
*root*with the '*su*' command.
Add yourself to the '*sudo*' group to use the sudo command, for
temporary root access.
Stumbled upon something relevant to current special issue:
The /g/pol/ argument for website self-hosting and decentralisation with
the classic magical recovery of the community approach (Clarke 1975) in
relation to what the Internet used to be.
Keywords: zoomers, meme magic, alex jones, milo yiannopoulos, social
media, patreon, censorship, alt-tech.
Maybe something to ponder upon when you're checking out your routers :)
*Networks with an Attitude*
Constant Worksesssion, 7-13 April 2019 @ Antwerp/BE
Deadline for applications: February 10
"Networks do not tell all stories equally. Networks, like all entities with stories, tell most readily those stories in whose reflection they see themselves." [Eleanor Saitta, 2012]
Hacktrices, financial idealists, privacy-engineers, LGBT militants, ethno-queers, radio-amateurs, biotech fans and surfing artists opt for federated networks: far from standard and not always reliable but intra-active, copyable, open, hackable and/or parallel. They acknowledge the electromagnetic spectrum as a critical resource and install community WiFi systems or throw their server in their backpack, pluggable only when needed. They host a community somewhere in the Fediverse to communicate, publish and connect with certain social networks while staying away from other layers of what once was called the digital highway. A changing climate challenges the landbased infrastructure and floating routers serve communities living on the open sea. Networks with an attitude do not only have a ’standpoint’, they offer a clear perspective on their own specific orientation, whether or not connected within the internet.
Networks with an Attitude is a six-day worksession organised by Constant. During this intensive week we stretch the imagination of what a network is, and what it can be.
Due to surprise cancelling of ICD trains this morning, I had to take a longer route. ETA at XPUB should be 11:10ish.
I wanted to quickly introduce our guests this trimester so if you don't mind waiting a tiny bit, that'd be great.
Thanks for your patience!