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  • The third episode of The User Condition series will take place just before the holidays! On the 29th of July, French designer Anaëlle Beignon will discuss with Silvio Lorusso about design approaches that take into account the use of obsolete devices.

    But what does obsolete really mean? In her master …

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    Let's create a radiophonic piece together! Reni Hofmüller will introduce us to radio and the idea of catching the waves artistically and technically. We invite you to join a radio improvisation work, by using and adapting the time- and material structuring method of the Polyphonic Ensemble. Through this collective radio work, we will engage with a techno-feminist approach.

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    This year's edition will take place in and focus on Rotterdam. We aim to explore the importance of self-organisation and the use of experimental tools to build alternative systems and economies within the urban fabric of Rotterdam.

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    Blue is the sky, blue is the ocean. Blue is our mood (sometimes). Blue are the paths that have not yet been followed. Varia hosts this year's graduation show of the master Experimental Publishing (XPUB), Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.

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    Every last Sunday of the month the Varia library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. In 2021 our Read & Repair sessions will be paired, we will take two months to explore one theme. During May and June 2021, we will be exploring the theme The Automated Body. The text selection for Read in June was made by Katarina Jazbec and the Repair is hosted by MELT.

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    Notions of scale, usability, collectivity and agency play an important role in generating possibilities for technological self-determination in an attempt to imagine computational infrastructures differently. How can we imagine technological attitudes that don't rely on data extractivist models? How do we make space to reconsider the figure of the user? And what if digital tools can be adapted to the specificities of each situation? For the third event, we will be joined by TITiPi (Miriyam Aouragh, Seda Gürses, Femke Snelting, Helen Pritchard) who will speak about infrabels.

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    Notions of scale, usability, collectivity and agency play an important role in generating possibilities for technological self-determination in an attempt to imagine computational infrastructures differently. How can we imagine technological attitudes that don't rely on data extractivist models? How do we make space to reconsider the figure of the user? And what if digital tools can be adapted to the specificities of each situation? For the second event, we will be joined by LURK (represented by Aymeric Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing) who will speak about lessons learned from alternative, decentralised or federated networks.

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    Notions of scale, usability, collectivity and agency play an important role in generating possibilities for technological self-determination in an attempt to imagine computational infrastructures differently. How can we imagine technological attitudes that don't rely on data extractivist models? How do we make space to reconsider the figure of the user? And what if digital tools can be adapted to the specificities of each situation? In this presentation, Dušan Barok will briefly discuss their genealogies, varieties and dilemmas.

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    Time for the second episode of The User Condition series! On the 10th of May, artist and reluctant engineer Brendan Howell will converse with designer without qualities Silvio Lorusso about – ominous soundtrack — N E T S T A L G I A.

    MySpace eulogies, pure HTML pride, RetroPie consoles, Geocities …

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    Every last Sunday of the month the Varia library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. In 2021 our Read & Repair sessions will be paired, we will take two months to explore one theme. During March and April 2021, we will be exploring the theme Sense-full Pedagogy. The Read session for April is hosted by K MacBride and the Repair session is led by Yun Lee.

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    What are the conditions for a computer user to gain agency, defined here as the ability to evade automatisms? What is the user’s horizon of autonomy within a built world made of software programmed by somebody else, when its logic is made inaccessible in the name of convenience?

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    The work session focuses on the migration of mailing lists between an old and a new server ran by feminists involved in the Systerserver project. The work session is co-hosted together with Mara and is made up of two parts. The first part is a technical hands-on backup/migration process and the second is a discussion around the connections between feminist servers and the travel path of this migration.

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    Every last Sunday of the month the Varia library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. In 2021 our Read & Repair sessions will be paired, we will take two months to explore one theme. During January and February 2021, we will be exploring the theme Wireless Imagination. The Read session for February is hosted by Agustina Woodgate and the Repair session is led by Varia group member Dennis de Bel.

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    Every last Sunday of the month the Varia library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. In 2021 our Read & Repair sessions will be paired, we will take two months to explore one theme. During January and February 2021, we will be exploring the theme Wireless Imagination. The text selection for January was made by Varia Library group member Danny van der Kleij.

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    How can minimal technologies maximise a learning experience? What could 'minimum' 'viable' 'learning' be? During this Read & Repair, we will explore minimal viable forms of learning with Etherpad. Etherpad is a collaborative text editor that is often used within the practices of Varia members and their peer networks.

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    This radio broadcast is the result of conversations and working relationships that navigate the concept of what an archipelagic construction could mean, in terms of organization, belonging, and self.

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    Every last Sunday of the month the Varia library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. In this next edition we are reading the text Neoliberalism with Dutch Characteristics: The Big Fix Up of the Netherlands and the Practice of Embedded Cultural Activism by BAVO (Gideon Boie & Matthias Pauwels) from the book Citizens and Subjects: The Netherlands, for Example : a Critical Reader, edited by Rosi Braidotti, Charles Esche & Maria Hlavajova.

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