need delicious brainwash?

Beware it is spring; the groundhog wakes  and you know how that goes. However here´s some great brainquakes to shake off that repugnant stasis.
check out Olekisy Radynskis fab new text on the rccp site!
also Dan wrote an undercover report for Rhizome.
This terms Museum for Photography show curated by Paul Feigelfeld, CFP to follow.
tutorials with Ana Pinto and Azin Feizabadi, sign up on wiki
Writing workshop with Vera and Boaz:
RCPP writing group
Mondays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
9 May
16 May
23 May
6 June
20 June
4 July
The writing group will discuss individual writing projects at different
stages. These meetings also include close reading of selected texts from
a range of fields (literature, arts, media studies, philosophy). Some
texts are intended for close reading, others as triggers of writing
moods. Writing comes first. As soon as we have read your synopses, we
will expand the reading list so it responds to common interests.
Participants are expected to complete at least one text during the
summer term.
Please submit your synopsis (max. 100 words) until April 15
and read John Durham Peters’ text “Writing” for our first writing group
meeting on 9 May (and any other text that appeals to you).
*Networked Maps and Artistic Territories**
Workshop with Brian Holmes, art and cultural critic (Chicago) 25th of April, 2nd of May, exact time tba Raum 115
On the first day of this workshop theorist and mapmaker Brian Holmes will present both the results and the underlying techniques of his recent cartographic work on political ecology issues in Chicago. Then he will show participants how to set up a multimedia web-map interface that they can use. Together we will dream up some kind of theme or metaphorical structure to fit participants’ desires, then everyone will have a week to begin artistic processes at specific points or around Berlin. Holmes will return a week later and help participants integrate the documents of their work to points on the map (images, texts, audio or video files). The workshop will be both theoretical and practical, open to aesthetic questions beyond the specific techniques employed. No programming skills are required but whoever wants to begin learning how to work with a flexible and sophisticated map interface (Openlayers 3) will be able to do so.
Brian Holmes is an art and cultural critic with a taste for on-the-ground intervention. A polyglot living in Paris from 1990 to 2009, he collaborated with political art groups such as Ne Pas Plier, Bureau d’Etudes, and Makrolab. With Claire Pentecost and the 16 Beaver Group he co-organized the Continental Drift seminars. His books include Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society (2009) and Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Essays in Reverse Imagineering (2007), as well as Volatile Smile (2014) in collaboration with the photographers Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann. In Chicago where he now lives he is a member of the Compass group and teaches intermittently at the University of Illinois.
**Workshop with Ben Vickers, curator of digital at the Serpentine Galleries (London) 30th/31st May, **
exact time tba
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Mesh Network DIY
Workshop with Philipp Borgers, Freifunk Activist and engineer (Berlin)
**May/June, waiting for good weather conditions (: tba **
More and more people are single-handedly installing and maintaining free networks. Every user in the free wireless network provides his or her wireless LAN router for data transfer to other participants. In return, he or she can also transmit data, such as text, music and movies through a free internal network or use services setup by participants to chat, call or play online games. We use mesh networks.
A highly recommended seminar of a colleague at UdK!
Digital Materiality
Baruch Gottlieb
every Thursday,
Ha33-110 2-4pm starts 28 April
Digital Art, Digital Communication, Digital Future, does it all sound old already? Increasingly artists, theorists and political actors are turning their attention to persistent materiality which underlies th electronic digital world. Theorists have begun to elaborate new- and neo-materialisms as well as post-humanist ontologies which radicallyquestion how we perceive ourselves. This is a course where we bring theory into practice and practice into theory. We start with an analysis of digital and electronic products, media, images, sounds, and investigate their material basis from various approaches including phenomenology, history, philosophy and artistic practice. Digital materials are not homogenous, rather they are made up of myriad infinitesimal variations which help us understand what they are.

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