ANARCHIVE - Digital archives on contemporary art
anarchive is a series of interactive multi-media projects designed to explore an artist's overall oeuvre via diverse archival material.
The project is an historical and critical research which main purpose is to constitute the memory and increase public awareness of some of the most important developments in contemporary art such as performances, works in public places, video works, installations, experiments with technologies. Beyond a mode of preservation, beyond producing important databases about a whole oeuvre, the project aims at stimulating various artists to develop new works through the use of digital techniques.
A 6º BaixaCharla tratou de “Tecnodiversidade”, primeira obra publicada no Brasil por Yuk Hui, filósofo da tecnologia, atualmente professor da Universidade da Cidade de Hong Kong. Lançada em 2020 pela Ubu, o livro reúne alguns dos principais textos recentes (de 2017 pra cá) em que Hui debate tecnologia, política, filosofia, ecologia e inteligência artificial com ênfase no que ele chama de “cosmotécnicas”, tecnologias desenvolvidas em contextos locais e particulares que poderiam conter saídas para a atual crise ecológica, política e social do planeta.
Leonardo Foletto, editor do BaixaCultura, conversou com Pedro Telles da Silveira, que atualmente realiza estágio de pós-doutoramento FAPESP na Unicamp.
Can the Global South rediscover its own cosmotechnics and technological thought, and thereby give new direction to technological development in general?
Do we end up in a position where a critique of technology functions as part of the same technological system — i.e., where criticism becomes just another piece of input, another feedback loop programmed into the machinery? If we really think cybernetically, when we repair or upgrade a machine, program, or mechanism, are we not also becoming a part of the machinery, an instrument for its improvement?
Yes, according to what we call second-order cybernetics, humans and machines are connected in a recursive movement, which becomes an instance of what Hegel calls a master-slave dialectic.
Open Schooling is an approach which takes on relevant local and global challenges; it can contribute to community development, and promote an active global citizenship attitude. For students it offers the opportunity to learn together in the real world, and widens their horizons to learn from people other than their teachers.
Last week, three years of arguing with industry finally paid off, as the European standard EN45554 was published. This official document with an unexciting name details ”general methods for the assessment of the ability to repair, reuse and upgrade energy-related products.” In plain English, it’s a standard for measuring how easy it is to repair stuff. It’s also a huge milestone for the fight for fair repair.
L’agent valoriste est un professionnel du réemploi, du recyclage et de la valorisation des encombrants. Il valorise et revend les objets collectés.
Missions principales du poste
préparer la collecte (itinéraire, matériel, véhicule)
se déplacer sur les lieux de la collecte (permis B)
effectuer un premier diagnostic des objets à collecter
sélectionner puis ramener les objets réemployables à l’atelier
Évaluer le potentiel de réemploi des objets récupérés, puis trier
Valoriser ces objets par réemploi : simple nettoyage, test, remise en état pour vente en boutique
Valoriser ces objets par recyclage : démentellement, tri de la matière, et livraison aux filières de recyclage adaptées.
Participer au réapprovisionnement des boutiques, à la valorisation des objets, à la fixation des prix, aux temps de vente en accueillant et conseillant les clients, tenir éventuellement la caisse.
In this seminar we will explore tensions around the emergence of population as a managerial category starting in the second half of the 20th century and the production of scarcity under contemporary capitalism; the development of new technologies of birth control — from menstrual tracking apps to smart implants; and the norms currently associating population growth with the climate crisis. The course will be divided into three modules, each focusing on one of the previously mentioned topics;
We gathered virtually for Fixfest 2020, welcoming many more people online than we would have in person. We had a diverse programme, including technical, social and even academic contributions.
ECONOMIC SPACE AGENCY – PROTOCOLS FOR POST-CAPITALIST ECONOMIC EXPRESSION
We are an ECONOMIC HERESY. A MARKET & sense maker for a post-capitalist future. A volatility SPACE INNOVATION: a SOCIAL DERIVATIVE, a collective risk generating practice, leveraging on our ability to act together on an opening and to collectively enjoy the upside. We are ECONOMIC SPACE AGENTs, a group of radical economists, distributed systems architects, game designers, activists, monetary theorists & content creators deeply passionate about the ECONOMY.
This report identifies the model of Clusters of Social and Ecologic Innovation (CSEI) and explores their presence across the European Union. The analysis had the following objectives: 1) To obtain a socioeconomic characterisation of the CSEI concept; 2) To identify and analyse the main innovative aspects that CSEI bring about to social and ecological transitions and; 3) To identify and analyse the clusters features, components and/or determinants that facilitate innovation dissemination and transfer to other contexts.
Boundaryless helps global customers with Business Strategy and Organization Design for the age of Ecosystems
We create open-source frameworks for platform design and entrepreneurial organization development: we support a global community of organizations, institutions, and individuals through workshops, training, and consulting services.
The Crypto Commons Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization founded in early 2021 to facilitate the development of digital common goods and infrastructure in the context of DLTs, their academic reception and analysis, their public accessibility as well as their broad social application.
Based on work over the last decade within Nairobi’s tech-for-good sector, followed by a year of ethnographic research within organizations in Nairobi’s research landscapes, “Postcolonial Objectivity: Reaching for Decolonial Knowledge Making in Nairobi” traces the contours and edges of what is considered to be good knowledge within an emergent regime of scientific representation in Kenya. I show how this regime, which I call postcolonial objectivity, can be better understood by drawing out how histories haunt the problem space; the idealized figures that shadow the problem space, how rising diversity expectations have played out, and modes of care and stewardship are practiced and idealized. A recurrent argument and goal of postcolonial objectivity is robust contextualization of knowledge. “Postcolonial Objectivity: Reaching for Decolonial Knowledge Making in Nairobi” scales between analyses of the geopolitics of translocal knowledge production and ethnographically rich descriptions of Kenyan histories of imperialism and post-war Development. These geohistories established the knowledge infrastructures that have created conditions where everyday research amongst particular communities in Nairobi are often experienced as extractive, externally-driven, and extroverted for a Western audience. If methodology is a way of being in the world, ultimately, my argument is enacted through my methodological approach of archive ethnography as well as collaborative authorship of the final textual form. In these ways, I demonstrate my own attempts towards postcolonial objectivity, working to build supporting technical infrastructure as an experimental space for collaborative effort to figure out what kinds of questions can be asked under postcolonial objectivity going forward.
The Digital Infrastructure Incubator @Code for Science & Society is part of a cohort of grant funding provided by the Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Omidyar Network and the Mozilla Open Source Support Program in collaboration with the Open Collective Foundation. Read more about the cohort and funders here.
Building Laterally: Political Imagination to Support and Sustain Digital Infrastructure is a series of public, virtual events that open conversations inside the Incubator to a larger community. These discussions connect conversations on sustainability, governance, and community health in digital public infrastructure to wider political horizons. Invited panelists draw from their experiences in unionization drives, climate actions, abolition movements, among others. Together these events draw out interdisciplinary resonances and invite participants to make connections to neighborhoods and communities on and off line.
We are a non profit organisation working at the intersection of culture and technology to provide digital solutions for African museums, libraries, archives and communities.
The Museum of British Colonialism is a joint uk/kenyan initiative founded to creatively communicate a more truthful account of British colonialism.
The Open Restitution Project is an Africa-led project seeking to open up access to information on restitution of African material culture and human ancestors, to empower all stakeholders involved to make knowledge-based decisions.
Digital Democracy works in solidarity with marginalized
communities to use technology to defend their rights