Category Archives: xpub

Radio Implicancies

April 7, 2020 xpub

Weekly self-hosted broadcasts developed for and with XPUB, Piet Zwart Media Design Master in Rotterdam.

4 waters: deep implicancy (filmstill). Denise Ferreira Da Silva + Arjuna Neuman (2019)

From the way the Latin alphabet has become ubiquitous in human-machine interfaces to the naturalized alignment of computation with binary separations, from mis-directed critiques on algorithmic discrimination, or harm done to marginalised knowledges by on-line learning platforms, to eco-solutionism immersed in technocapitalism … we know that technology orients knowledge and constrains what world(s) can be thought, studied, imagined and critiqued. We also know that dominant knowledge systems and technological systems are soaked in colonial thought, if not practice. But where do we start when we want to do things differently?

Interfacing the law: The library is open

May 22, 2019 xpub

Dear readers,

The Library Is Open invites you to an afternoon of workshops that make the operations within libraries visible. Join us in exploring the actions and roles of legal and extra-legal libraries (municipal, pirate, academic, +++), their custodians, and the public that form a community around collections of texts.

Registration is not necessary, as on arrival you will be assigned to two workshops. After the first session there will be a short break, after which the second session of workshops will begin. At the end of the event we’ll have a moment to share the outcomes of the workshops all together. We’d like you to attend both sessions if possible, in order to maximise the experience.

The event is divided into three parallel workshops which will be held twice, giving participants the opportunity to encounter different experiences: Marginal Conversations, Knowledge in Action and Blurry boundaries

The Library Is Open is a participatory event developed by the Piet Zwart Institute’s Experimental Publishing program as part of the research project Special Issue #9: Interfacing the Law, in partnership with Constant. Interfacing the Law is a recurring thematic project which looks at how publishing practices develop in accordance, or in dissonance with legal frameworks.

Contributors: Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Biyi Wen and Bohye Woo.

Special thanks to: Bodo Balaczs, Dusan Barok, Anita Burato, Andre Castro, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Martino Morandi, Leslie Robbins, Steve Rushton, Amy Suo Wu, Eva Weinmayr.

Interfacing the law: XPPL

May 30, 2018 Constant, xpub

Launching XPPL: Xperimental Potential Pirate Library, Xperimental Private-Public Liaison, Xperimental Pretentious Performative Labor, Xperimental Platform for Potential Legality, Xperimental Post-Public Library.

XPPL was developed in the context of Interfacing the law, a collaboration between Constant and the Experimental Publishing program in Rotterdam. The project experiments with and openly discusses shadow libraries, piratical text collections and other forms of disobedient sharing.

XPPL interfaces and infrastructure by: Alex, Tash, Joca, Alice, Zalán, Angelika. With a guest contribution by Dubravka Sekulic.

“XPPL is a space for potential pirate librarianship aimed at people who are studying the field of media culture, or as we like to call them: knowledge comrades. This library gathers all the books and articles floating around on PZI shelves and our hard drives and memory sticks, so that they can be shared. As a web interface, it hosts a curated catalogue of books and articles, and instances for uploading and downloading. It starts at XPUB, but can go anywhere we want it to.”
https://issue.xpub.nl/06/

View on-line: https://pzwiki.wdka.nl/mw-mediadesign/index.php?title=Interfacing_the_law_(2018)