Glimpsedome / The Wrong Biennale

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Glimpsedome is a digital thought pavilion aimed to display written knowledge and contemporary thinking. As long as digital culture can be regarded from multiple points of view, we have brought together different voices coming from the fields of art, philosophy, engineering, design, social sciences, fiction, poetry, activism, critical thought or journalism, to reflect collectively about the ever-shifting environment of internet. The pavilion will be also a device of real-time reflection of the ongoings The Wrong Biennale. glimpsedome.com




Parte del programa de actividades paralelas del Máster en Investigación y Experimentación en Diseño).

Like book and music, board game has entered the era of reproducibility and distributed network. Here and there, game designers, publishers, collectives release their 3D checkers on-line or an entire game in print-and-play under a Creative Commons license.

Early 2015, Dcalk received a Research&Development Grant to develop the idea of a Ludobox (Digital Games Library), following the inspiring Piratebox and Librarybox initiatives that facilitates access & sharing of free digital content through a wifi routeur. And so does the Ludobox : it gathers free-licensed board games, cards games, urban games, role playing games, toys, video games as well as topical resources (publications, manuals, medias).

In this talk, Dcalk will go through the history and issues of offline networks and the Ludobox’ s prototyping as well as expand the topic to digital libraries to discuss the aspects of collection (curation, conservation, community) and mediation (offline combined with physical and online infrastructures), this type of device underlines. 

The talk will be followed by a demo to copy and share digital resources on #games #design #culture #libraryscience #education.

Actividad abierta y gratis.
Fecha: 4 noviembre
Horario: 19.30h
Lugar: Hangar (Nave 1)



The Darmstadt Delegation: back to the castle!

The Darmstadt Delegation* is meeting this time in Stuttgart to participate on the symposium »(Re-)Constructing Authorship« (22-24 Oct.) at the Schloss Solitude:

Modes of Production after the Computational Turn 

>> Let's first get things done!

During particular historical junctures, characterised by crisis, deepening exploitation and popular revolt, hegemonic hierarchies are simultaneously challenged and reinvented, and in the process of their reconfiguration in due course subtly reproduced. During such 'sneaky moments', the shared authorship of collective action is split between those engaged in struggles of social justice and those struggling for just technologies.

The paradoxical consequences of this divide have been baffling: (radical) activists organize and sustain themselves using 'free' technical services provided by Fortune 500 companies. At the same time, 'alternative tech practices', like the Free Software Community, are sustained by a select few, some of which propose crypto with 9-lives as the minimum infrastructure for any political undertaking, and refute the rest as naive or unsophisticated  in their technical practices. Even when there is a great desire to bridge the gap, the way in which delegation of technological matters to the 'progressive techies' is organised, reconfirms hegemonic divisions of labor and can be as pertinent as political and philosophical differences. Conversely, if our tools inform our practices  and our practices inform our tools, then we will have to reconfigure the divisions of labour between 'activists' and 'techies.

How can we re-tell narratives of social justice activism and struggling for just technologies in a way that they converge rather than divide? What stories of collective authorship can we produce in those 'sneaky moments'? The workshop is an occasion to discuss design artefacts, computational tools and language devices available in moments of crisis.

*The Darmstadt Delegation is an ongoing collaboration following from a workshop based on anecdotes that took place as part of the Thinking Together Symposium (http://www.osthang-project.org/projekte/thinking-together/?lang=en) in 2014 at the Osthang Architecture Summer School, Darmstadt, Germany. It is the assignment of the delegation to explore the techno-political and socio-emotional relationships between activist practice and tools. Currently active delegates are: Miriyam Aouragh (University of Westminister, UK), Seda Guerses (Princeton, US), Jara Rocha (GREDITS/Objetologías, Bau School of Design, ES) and Femke Snelting (Constant, BE).


"The Transition" / performance / 20 Oct

Known as “the Transition”, the period that followed the fall of the Romanian communist regime at the end of 1989 constitutes a nebula of socio-economic transformations. But what is really a transition ? In terms of physical experiences we are passing through so much thresholds during the day, such as doors, crosswalks, arcades, bridges, from sunset to nightfall: what can be the inner resonance of this?

Migration and self imposed identity re-engineering are tools more at hand for those who stopped believing in collective salvations. You could accelerate your personal transition toward a free market economy by emigrating. If you cannot wake up from the transition trance you might as well try another dream.

We don’t know where the transition movement is leading us: through some other states, to some other movements; this duration is moving us. The transition trance recounted with the support of food and animation.

Xavier Gorgol (FR) & Rares Craiut (RU)

Actividad de libre acceso y gratuita hasta completar aforo.
Confirmar asistencia enviando email a: xaviergorgol@gmail.com

20.oct.2015 20h
Duración: 40min.
HANGAR (bcn)


mutual rescue: the urgency for euraca assemblages


euraca is a laboratory of speech, of tongue, of deed, of language, of poetry. Based in contemporary Madrid, but feed by experiences in Argentina, Chile and Belgium to name a few. Language is a semiotic-meterial shaping of the body, it is a way of sharing the present through new embodiments, of letting go of the self and working on a common ground: it is a way of making world. This is why we started to experiment from here, from the cheapest, the most affordable technology of subjectivation: la langue.

But euraca is also a claim for a resignification: bypassing the "sudaca" slight largely practied by spaniards towards latin-americans, this becomes a community empowerment tool for in-the-making subjectivities located in a here-now matrix strongly affected by the project of a so-called Europe of which they are part bodily, but perhaps not so much willingly. It is an empowerment tool for inhabiting the southern territories, the rescued economies. It is a liberation technology for a non-identitary ecology of different agencies aiming to be definitely dispossessed from the imposed institutional corpus. 

Rescue can be resignified if performed through dispossession: euraca as an ethical, political and aesthetical project of enunciation claims for a mutuality of nomadic subjectivities, freed from inhuman institutional management and heading new infrastructural assemblages, affordable and situated ecologies of different(iated) bodies - departing from their tongues. It is an attempt of reconnection to the sources of our affirmation, to the sources of our potentia. Assemblages are made of such connections, and it is urgent now for our presently embodied sustainability to claim, name, do it -- mutually.

bxl, summer 2015.