Very exciting news from the land of UpStage: our new project Mobilise/Demobilise has been selected to receive EU funding in the Creative Europe Cooperation Projects programme. The project will be realised in collaboration with Teater Interakt (Sweden), Schaumbad Freies-Atelierhaus (Austria) and the Centre for the Cultivation of Technology (Germany). Read all about it here: https://upstage.org.nz/?p=8547
Which fuse? A tea towel as a manual on what fuse you need and how to replace one made by the Electrical Association for Women in 1970s. source: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jun/16/womens-engineering-society-100-years-inventors-suffragettes
3 years ago i bought a laptop that came preinstalled with Linux; this was a good & easy way for me to transition from decades of being a mac user, to being a linux user. the company i bought from was Entroware, https://www.entroware.com/store/. today i saw a post on the Ubuntu Mate community with a link to another company, Star Labs:
sharing for you to pass on to any friends & colleagues who might be hesitating to make the switch :)
listening to https://rec-on.org/meiraasher.html - really interesting
on life in lockdown - is a few weeks old now: https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/holiday-crisis-reveals-issues
just back from the demo at siemens munich HQ, protesting siemens support of fossil fuel extraction by working with the illegal adani coal mine in australia, while australia burns ... one of the marchers had a placard that read, "It's easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism." well, i can #imaginetheendofcapitalism! it's not hard, and it looks fucking great! can you #imaginetheendofcapitalism too?
Bushfires in Australia: if you can help, here are some donation links: https://www.abc.net.au/classic/read-and-watch/news/bushfire-donations/11823676
"Networked Conversatoins as Activism": article about the use of cyberformance and networked conversations to encourage critical thinking & civic engagement: https://interact.com.pt/30-31/networked-conversations-as-activism/
sad to be missing @etc but happy to be with the magdalenas :)
at Magdalena Montpellier: http://theatredelaremise.com/magdalena/
The next https://electictechcarnival.org is in Athens from 8 - 13 October 2019.
The /ETC is a gathering of feminists, who critically use/study/share/improve everyday information technologies in the context of the free software and open hardware movements.
festival of women's theatre and performance, 12-15 September, Munich: http://www.magdalenamuenchen.de/knot-2019/
listening to douglas bagnall at LGM @lgm
presenting UpStage at https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2019/ :)
Weltreise München - blog post about my performance:
reading & enjoying "State Machines" http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/state-machines-reflections-and-actions-at-the-edge-of-digital-citizenship-finance-and-art/
just read the chapter on hacking AI & it made me think about all the times we get asked to do an image captcha to prove we're human ... & we are actually doing unpaid work for AI ...
Report released this week in Berlin, the world can be free from fossil fuel and nuclear power use before 2050:
http://www.rcinet.ca/eye-on-the-arctic/2019/04/12/renewable-energy-global-study-transition-100/ and https://twitter.com/EWGnetwork/status/1116646486622769152 .
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