"In my version of computational thinking, I imagine an abstract machine with just the data types and operations that I want. If this machine existed, then I could write the program I want. But it doesn’t. Instead I have introduced a bunch of subproblems — the data types and operations — and I need to figure out how to implement them. I do this over and over until I’m working with a real machine or a real programming language. That’s the art of design."
It’s here! ISSUE 02: Inoculate, hot off the distributed press. This issue contains eight creative pieces—(non)fiction, interactive media, and stories from the front lines of alternative networks built on care & solidarity.
Read it on the World Wide Web: https://two.compost.digital/
Zineing with (F)eminist (H)ack (M)eetings @SPREAD Zinefest (at Sign Gallery at Groningen), with lots of scanning, printing, binding, patching, folding, annotating, re-reading, messing.
It was amazing to see such a rich zine collection made by the hosts of SPREAD from feminist, artist zine makers from far away.
Thanks all the zine contributors who send their feminist zines and participants of the workshop.
Check out the FemLib with links from the publications of the contributors in the wiki fhm.varia.zone :)
So. In Dutch, there's a decent number of words that end in "schap." The word for sheep is "schaap." Hence the hilariously punny get well card I once bought a colleague which says "beterschaap" ("beterschap" meaning "get well soon") next to a picture of a sheep. Interestingly, though, the word "wetenschap" means "science," even though "wet" on its own means law (presumably the jump comes through "weten," to know). But this means that "wetenschaap" would be "sheep of laws," which pleases me.
> If there is a *separator at the beginning or middle* (or both) of the pattern, then the pattern is *relative to the directory level* of the particular .gitignore file itself. *Otherwise the pattern may also match at any level below* the .gitignore level.
> If there is a *separator at the end* of the pattern then the pattern will *only match directories*, *otherwise the pattern can match both files and directories*.
From the [git docs](https://git-scm.com/docs/gitignore):
> The slash / is used as the directory separator. Separators may occur at the beginning, middle or end of the .gitignore search pattern.
Open call: Parallel Library Services
Between October 2021 and March 2022, in Rotterdam and online
Deadline: 24th September 2021
Parallel Library Services is a workshop series that documents the many actions and situations that libraries and amateur librarians facilitate in their practices.
More about the workshop series here and how to apply:
Join us on 8th Sept at 17.00 (UK time) for Syed Mustafa Ali's keynote "Decolonising Computing (?)" https://www.centreforthestudyof.net/?p=5566 - all welcome!
Your feminist zine to SPREAD Zinefest!
F(eminist)H(ack)M(eetings) invites you to send zines to the presentation library, “Zinedisplayer”, of the SPREAD Zinefestival until the 11th of September. In this year's SPREAD Zinefest, FHM will organise a workshop on zine making and invite zines from different networks to be displayed in the festival and join a feminist library that will be an inspiration reference for the workshop. We invite you to contribute with your zine(s) themed around feminism in relation to L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ issues, hacking, biohacking, technology, art, food, caring, networks, tools, infrastructures etc. The delivery costs and the price of the zine will be covered.
If you wish to participate send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SPREAD Zinefest (http://www.spreadzinefest.nl/) is a festival focusing on self published art and prints, including a library, a zinemarket, workshops, lectures, petanque and network moments in a splendid setting!
FHM are a series of research meetings and workshops that are initiated by Varia (https://vvvvvvaria.org/) in Rotterdam. They explore the potentialities and imaginaries of feminist technological collectives. These gatherings aim to challenge who counts as a hacker, and what counts as hacking(...)
Femke Nijsse: "On Monday the #IPCC released their assessment ... This ends years of hard (volunteer!) work for hundreds of scientists.
It starts a journey of updating hundreds or thousands of #Wikipedia articles, which will equally take years
I would like to invite researchers, especially early-career researchers that are doing a literature review, to join us at
What better way to get an in-depth understanding of a new topic than write about it to a lay audience?"
BookWyrm is a Fediverse alternative to GoodReads.
They've just opened their onboarding site at:
("Onboarding" is when you make it as easy as possible for people to join something.)
BookWyrm and its instances are currently still in beta testing, but you can join now if you want to try it out. Instances marked as "closed" mean you can join but you have to request an invitation.
New from The Photographers' Gallery's digital programme:
Flash Fictions: 11 short pieces created in collaboration with automated tools. Over two weeks, you’ll be sent email fictions exploring prediction, prosthetic memory, alternative networks and possible futures.
Le réseau social de l'avenir : Pas d'annonces, pas de surveillance institutionnelle, conception éthique et décentralisation ! Possédez vos données avec Mastodon !