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  • Belhuizen (call shops which in The Netherlands functioned also as internet cafes) are places where access to technology has been made possible through the practical acquisition of knowledge related to specific usages, as most shops are operated by diaspora members connecting community members from within and outside of Europe. For migrant populations in Rotterdam, they are points of entry to local internet infrastructure, which enables the pursuit of everyday life.

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    Extratonality not only transcends disciplines, but also understanding. The May edition of Extratonal Infrastructure is dedicated to the unknown and the elusive. With a program consisting of Colombian Cumbia and cutting edge experimentation this edition will prove to be another step towards extratonal synergy.

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    In the first edition of the Extratonal Education workshop series Kauê Werner will give an introduction to sound synthesis with the programming language SuperCollider. No previous knowledge is necessary! Just show up with a laptop & headphones and have fun. The workshop is free and after the workshop there will be a free vegan dinner.

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    In our imagination everything appears different than it really is! This premise is a fundamental part of an extratonal understanding. In april extratonal infrastructure will once again invite exceptional artists to Varia in order to approach the concept of extratonality from even more unexpected angles than before. Put on your work and dancing shoes for an evening beyond your wildest imagination!

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    In this workshop, Kit draws on their research in software engineering education and experience in technical pedagogy to host a space to share experiences of how we navigate programming knowledge. They ask: What are the challenges to effective technical learning or teaching? How can we overcome those barriers, both pedagogically and practically?

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    Let's write some code documentation! For your new coding project, for the cryptic library you downloaded recently, for a script that you want to share with others! Enter the documentation sessions. Two hours where to sit with source code and write something about it.

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    This event launch will start with a performative reading and activation of the online platform 'Performing Patents Otherwise'. It will follow with a series of conversations on its making process, from the data collection and curation to how the interface facilitates access to these datasets while encouraging critical interpretation and discussions. We will also showcase the short video documentation of "I, Martha Gowans," a performance for two sewing machines, a voice and a computer based on a clothing patent filed by Martha Gowans in Dundee in 1903.

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    A Traversal Network of Feminist Servers (ATNOFS) is a collaborative project formed around intersectional, feminist, ecological servers whose communities travelled between each other in 2022 to share and extend their knowledges through live gatherings. From these six sessions, a publication gathering resulting materials, thoughts and reflections was made.

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    Made by the Varia BroadCats team (aka Broadcats ˚ᆺ˚) Narrowcast publication is a manual that records the history and genealogy of the streaming space of Varia called Narrowcast from around 2020 until 2023.

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    On March 8th join us in dreaming and dancing in the ruins of Big Tech! On this day, we will be having conversations on how to minimize our use of cloud-based applications, discussions on the implications of the cloud regime, reading, streaming, broadcasting, sharing food, and dreaming up alternative methods of otherwise exuberant joyful survival, while connecting to other transnational striking networks.

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    Varia has been invited to work on the production of the 12th edition of this Peer-reviewed Newspaper, a publication series of research/PhD workshops investigating contemporary digital culture. The newspaper is made within a wiki-to-print environment and will be presented during the Transmediale festival on Thursday 2nd of February.

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