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  • It is 1986. You just came home from a skate session when a Nintendo game cartridge falls into your hands. Excited to find out what kind of game is on the cartridge, you visit your friend who just bought a brand new Nintendo console two weeks ago. You plug in the cartridge and …

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    Long before there were people in Charlois, there was already water. Water is always on the move and always finds a way. Historically, fountains were gathering places that occupied a central place in village- and city life. Often they were installed to commemorate a great battle, a plague epidemic or …

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    Wojtek Szustak is an electronic intermedialist from Krakow who works with and around music and space junk. In preparation of 'Infinite Outwardness' he will conduct a synthesizer junk workshop at Varia where we will make new electronic instruments from old rubbish we find on the streets of Charlois. The results …

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    Since the beginning of time, space has captured the imagination of artists around the world. On the 18th of May varia is proud to present ‘Infinite Outwardness’; a music event based on the bounties of space, where several artists will present their idiosyncratic view on space exploration. Ranging from playable …

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    On the 12th of May, varia opens her doors and invites you to join an afternoon of informal conversations, workshops and demos. There will be free coffee, tea and software!1

    We will have the following activities throughout the day:

    Linux Presentation Day (All day)

    Bored Windows or Apple? Unable …

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    Varia presents two concerts by three incredible musicians from Italy.

    CLM (formerly known as Cascao & Lady Maru) is a quirky electro duo, hailing from the saucy punk/no-wave scene of the aethernal Rome. Starting in 2008, they quickly turned into a bizarre live act with guitars, synths, live samples, percussion …

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    Once we were all promised a better tomorrow with robots, atomic powered cars and inflatable plastic homes. After the second world war the promises of technology made it seem like everything was possible. However, it seems like much of this optimism might have been a bit premature. Where is the dream of tomorrow now? Do we still dare to dream of the future?

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    A few months have passed since the 11th issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine was launched, but the topics that were touched upon are yet to be digested. Focused on the "entreprecariat", the issue is an exploration of the multiple ways in which entrepreneurial ideas, models and approaches relate …

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    Solutions and problems in Extratonality 4
    “Extratonality - Opening Doors Is Not Enough”

    The 4th International Conference on the solutions and problems in extratonality titled “Extratonality - Opening Doors Is Not Enough” focuses on an evaluation of practices in the field of extratonality. In a time where problems are designed to be …

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    Varia has big plans for 2018! We would like to share these with you during a special New Year’s reception as part of the season opening of the galleries and projectspaces in Oud Charlois. Besides drinks and salty snacks, there will be a special robomop-performance.

    date: Friday, 19th of …

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    For those that didn't make it to Leipzig this year we're gathering to watch the 34c3 livestream in Varia:

    • Wednesday 27th: 11:00h - late
    • Thursday 28th: 11:30h - late
    • Friday 29th: 11:30h - late
    • Saturday 30th: 11:30h - 18:15h

    Bring your own beer and add your whishes to the …

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    New attempt! Now without snowstorm.

    Technology is everywhere, sometimes it hides its face underneath a mask of everydayness, but we can only guess what goes on in our vacuum cleaner, telephone or copy machine. When were these inventions introduced into our lives and how can we keep control over them …

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    Varia gets a visit; from Inox Kapell, the insect man from Wespbaden. On December 16 he will give a short lecture about everything that concerns him. In addition, we serve some soup.

    Inox Kapell loves insects. As a child he was already obsessed by these creatures and documented them. Today …

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    Technology is everywhere, sometimes it hides its face underneath a mask of everydayness, but we can only guess what goes on in our vacuum cleaner, telephone or copy machine. When were these inventions introduced into our lives and how can we keep control over them? These questions, and many more …

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    Technology is everywhere, sometimes it hides its face underneath a mask of everydayness, but we can only guess what goes on in our vacuum cleaner, telephone or copy machine. When were these inventions introduced into our lives and how can we keep control over them? These questions, and many more …

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    Technology is everywhere, sometimes it hides its face underneath a mask of everydayness, but we can only guess what goes on in our vacuum cleaner, telephone or copy machine. When were these inventions introduced into our lives and how can we keep control over them? These questions, and many more …

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    After a few weeks of finishing up the space Varia opens her doors on friday the 3rd of november from 20:00 onwards. Drop by to say hi, have a drink and explore the building through 'de_varia'; a custom Counter Strike map made for the occasion!

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    A monthly gathering for those who (wish to) host their own online services from home, rather than using commercial and privacy unfriendly alternatives. Together we config and work on our homebrew server setups. These are low-cost, low-power, low-maintenance, high-fun computers through which we can host all of our online necessities …

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    Relearn is a collective learning experiment with as many teachers as it has participants. It is motivated by the possibility to displace parameters of/for research, studying and learning.

    During the week of Relearn, we work with a set of case-studies, observations, questions or stacks of study material that we …

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    Rotterdam Electronics Depot

    Since many of the independent electronics stores in Rotterdam have permanently closed their doors, it has become nearly …

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