Bruce Mau’s Incomplete manifesto for growth was originally published in 1998. It was recently revisited by students from ERG, Brussels.
Future Tools grew out of a long interest in the relation between tools and practice. The blog runs parallel to activities at the Libre Graphics Research Unit that are developed in collaboration with Medialab Prado, WORM, Piksel and others.
Bruce Mau’s Incomplete manifesto for growth was originally published in 1998. It was recently revisited by students from ERG, Brussels.
… I switch to diary mode this month to record some of the events that are about to happen in Madrid: LGM2013 (10-13 April) and Interactivos?’13 (15-27 April) In Brussels for a few more days, I keep all on-line channels open so I feel in touch with Madrid and can respond to last minute questions [...]
More images: http://gallery3.constantvzw.org/index.php/Fosdem-2013
Brainstorm by participants in the workshop Estación Nómada de Diseño (Libre Graphics Workstation) at Central de Diseño /DIMAD Image: Myriam Cea
Forward compatible toys: The Free Universal Construction Kit
A-synchronous collaboration on what could be an image for Interactivos?’13: Tools for a Read-Write World1
And sketches are being plotted by Manufactura Independente!
Featuring Pierre Huyghebaert, FS, Manufactura Independente, Dia, Inksca…
Contribution to ‘Perspective: Artist – The position of individual artists in the performing arts in Flanders’ (VTi Institute for the Performing Arts, Brussels) “None of the work that we discuss here is actually hidden, but its dullness and technicality make it prone to blend into the background and it’s only with some effort it can [...]
11 sessions @ ERG, Brussels. La plupart des auteurs contemporains (artistes, designers, cinéastes, écrivains), créent leur œuvre à l’aide d’ordinateurs. Ils utilisent les logiciels par défaut, les mêmes outils que tout le monde utilise. Imaginez que ces logiciels n’étaient pas seulement faits pour faire le travail, mais seraient des outils à penser, des instruments à [...]
Constant is a non-profit association, an interdisciplinary arts-lab working from Brussels since 1997. The artistic and activist practice of Constant is inspired by the way that technological infrastructures, data-exchange and software determine our daily life.
Workshop – Blender Game Engine We’ll look at what is possible or not in the blender game engine and show a quick overview of both ways of working with it : with python scripting or with the logic block editor. Expect some awful projects and really silly game prototypes… Due to limited places, registration is required: Please send an email to David Collignon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quentin Geluyckens will explain the ‘do and don’ts’ of 3D printing using Blender, a.o. mesh cleaning (using the solifidy modifier, checking for non-manifold mesh, size, edge sharpness and overhang of your model). We’ll also look at the few parametric modeling options available in Blender. Finally, a 3D printer will be available for demonstration purpose. Participation is open for debutants and experts. Language: French and English. The workshop consists of a one day course with exercises and (…)
Recyclart opens its doors for a series of ultrashort presentations on the experimental artwork created in the F/LOSS Arts Studio of Variable in Schaarbeek. An opportunity to meet the artists, designers, their work and their technologies. On the program: Claire Williams & Wendy Van Wynsberghe with a “knitted conductive collaborative interaction”: electronics meets textile, software and knitting machines, Peter Westenberg shows ‘Spreekt U Sint-Gillis’, a participative artistic (…)
Laurence Claes, Aurea Harvey en Femke Snelting nemen deel aan een avond georganiseerd door de feministische organisatie L-Salon: “L-Salon installeert op 15 maart iSalon, een vrouwvriendelijke playground waar we met 0 en 1 aan de slag gaan. Drie female geeks geven hun invulling aan informatie- en communicatietechnologie, laten licht schijnen op hoe het voelt om digigirl te zijn en springen voor ons van de hash op de tag. Hoe social zijn hun media, hoe virtueel is onze leefwereld en (…)
Relearn is a temporary artschool without teachers or rather it has as many teachers as it has participants. It is about sharing and trying Free Culture practices, and is entirely done with Free, Libre and Open Source software. Relearn takes place in Variable, a collectively run F/LOSS Arts Lab in Brussels. It starts from the idea that tools are increasingly mediated by software and the algorithmic and legal dynamics that constraint and shape its use. Reconnecting to the physical and digital (…)
The title of this Blender BPY/BGE workshop is a parody of the “Facebook lookback”. The idea is to work on a series of scripts to automate the creation of movies based on images and videos taken from a folder. Ideally, by changing the content of the folder and re-running the scripts, you’d obtain a different movie. If you’re interested in this, you’re all welcome to join us.
Research and development of free software in collaboration with cultural institutions.
OSP (Open Source Publishing) is an interdisciplinary and international design collective. OSP tests the possibilities and realities of doing design, illustration, cartography and typography using a wide range of Free, Libre and Open Source Software tools.
Good news! Considering how well last years OSP Relearn Summer School went, we’re reiterating and extending the school with all of the people and labs that make up Variable. We’re really exited to be able to make this happen again, especially considering all the extra people that will be joining in this year. Relearn starts on July 6th (Sunday) and […]
This print party was wildly exciting. Thanks again to the collectif SIN and De La Charge gallery. Find the recipe and generic of the event on the README page of the workshop and download the 2 hits interpreted by our voice Ms. Funzie Korocr, 다누보강의 작울결 Remix 1 and 다누보강의 작울결 Remix 2
Thanks Femke! Thanks Constant!
↓ Hello, Sorry to disturb you. We are a group of designers working in Brussels, Belgium with free software and we’ve used for 18 months the Ume fonts for the graphical and typographic identity of a theatre. We are preparing a presentation/performance in which we would love to insert some details about the Ume fonts, […]
OSP > BDM Tonight, OSP public meet will be redirected to Bar du matin at 18.30.
OSP Meets OSP Public meets is where we talk of talking internal affairs in public, where we share a space to show and tell on open source graphic design practice with all who are interested. We start at 18:00, we open up the discussion at 19:30 and we drink+dance from 21:00 onwards. When October 8th, […]
the aftermath of √ You’re witnessing the 21-22 June 2012 OSP live layouting session, we’re switching to the iceberg paradigm the post-by-commit way of showing our work. Most of osper’s are here for it. Yeah. Crosswheels on ice. And plenty of server jumps.
La Balsamine program 2012-2013. Freshly printed. Jacket folding and stamping session this week. Season poster coming.
The next Osp Public Meet will take place on Monday the 23rd. For this third edition, we will try to precise our exhibitionist experiment of talking internal affairs in public. Here below are the few code lines of the new version. Thank you Sarah Magnan who was with us the past two weeks! 18h00 ¬ […]
So on my way to the Visual Culture codebase today I happened upon a rabbit hole that was too inviting not to descend into: (Note that all names in this email are new to me as of today). In response to a new LaTeX users questions about ‘best practices’ for laying out a letterhead, Frank […]
Les Samedies (Femmes et Logiciels Libres) rassemble un groupe de femmes très différentes qui ont en commun le désir d’être maîtresses (ou du moins avoir la possibilité de l’être) des outils et donc des normes qui définissent notre travail avec la machine.
De Geuzen is a foundation for multi-visual research and the collaborative identity of Riek Sijbring, Femke Snelting and Renée Turner. Since 1996 they have employed a variety of tactics to explore female identity, narratives of the archive and media image ecologies. Exhibitions, workshops and online projects operate as thematic framing devices to investigate and test ideas collectively with different publics.
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A sad time for media arts practices and history – from Laurie Anderson’s classic, “At the Shrink’s: a fake hologram” (1977) to the more recent net art collection of which The Anxiety Monitor was a part of. This chapter in our rich history closes by the end of 2012. What a resource lost, another casualty [...]
2-5 June 2011
Layered on-line maps for Mappamundi at the Museu Colecção Berardo (Lisbon, January 2011). Also on display: The Dress of Jeanne Terwen-de Loos and The Dress of Here, There and Other Dislocations.
Workshop with students from the typography masters at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel (DE)
Workshop in the context of Open Code vs. Military Culture / Israel Digital Artlab Holon (November 2010)
De Geuzen @ STUK
04/05 – 06/06 2010
9-14 February 2010
De Geuzen participates in Artefact Festival, Leuven (Belgium) with a new version of the Global Anxiety Monitor
Art’s Birthday is an annual event first proposed by French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou. Read more…
Read more about our adventures with electricity, LED’s, typography and skill sharing.
He said: I would type my first name into a search engine, and than make up biographies with the images found.
An unlikely encounter between Neel Doff (text), Violet Hunt (text), Tina Modotti (photographs) and Blanche Selva (music). Contribution to the 2014 edition of Public Domain Day, with An Mertens.
Belgium universalist, pacifist and documentalist Paul Otlet was recently recognized as ‘a founding father of the Internet’ by Google evangelist Vincent Cerf. While socialist Prime Minister Elio di Rupo lured the multinational to build a gigantesque datacenter in the region with the help of subsidies and tax-cuts, Google adopted the remains of Otlet’s archive in Mons. An ongoing investigation.
Hacker/cyber-librarian Marcell Mars, researcher Edwin Gardner and the association for arts and media Constant invite you to a 24h hackathon where we’ll work on shapes, platforms and workflows that facilitate free access to books. Graphic designers, hackers, interface-designers, librarians, independent bookpublishers, webdevelopers and programmers … if you have skills and/or ideas related to DIY-printed matter, e-books, OCR, peer-to-peer libraries etc. please join us and contribute to a 21st century incarnation of Melvil Dewey’s dream!
Thinking through practices of sharing and collaboration that are inspired by the culture and cult of Free Software.
“Imaginez que les logiciels seraient des outils à penser, des instruments à développer l’imagination, qui pourraient produire des nouvelles idées?
Elective course for ERG, Brussels /files/Toolbending_2014.pdf
Never-ending undo is an attempt to think through specific practices of sharing and collaboration that emerge in creative digital work inspired by the culture and cult of Free Software. It explores the ethics and aesthetics of this iterative, reversible and promiscuous type of practice.
Project proposal for Schloss Solitude: /files/neverendingundo.pdf (spring and fall 2015)
Experiments with the order of the alphabet.
The Death of the Authors is a generative novel made with Python and nltk, based on texts by Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Elizabeth Von Arnim, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Bergson, some of the authors we welcomed on 1-1-12. The print publication was presented on the Public Domain Day event in Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels, Belgium (With An Mertens).
Contribution to ‘Perspective: Artist – The position of individual artists in the performing arts in Flanders’ (VTi Institute for the Performing Arts, Brussels).
[Merz Akademie Stuttgart] Dealing with database forms, filing-cabinets and Resource Description Frameworks, archivists carefully prepare objects before they can enter the archive. This talk knits together snapshots of archival work, zooming in on the specialist tools that support such a process of fitting, the serial micro-decisions which ultimately define any collection.
Imposition plays a key-role in a pre-press workflow. Working with the constraints of paper size, creep and standard folding plans, imposing is also an act of imagination, a fantasy about the potential of a digital object to become physical and vice versa.
Notes from Mali, Senegal and Morocco.
Antwoord op de vragen van Mandy Cobussen (ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Arnhem)
Texts performed and added to on various occasions since 2007
Add some Anarchist Feminism to your YouTube comments (Firefox Greasemonkey userscript)
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Developed with Michael Murtaugh for De Geuzen Feed: project.
Download scripts: /files/playlist.zip
Project New Media Pathway, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart
October 2009 – January 2010
Workshop with design students at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart (29-05 → 03-06)
Catalogue text for Kate Rich’s exhibition Feral Trade in HTTP gallery.
Python script running through Isabella Beeton’s Book of Household Management.
Download script: /files/isabella.zip
Een performatieve lezing die aan de hand van kookboeken, manuals en magische formules de parallel tussen code en recepten onderzoekt.