Double publication launch: Learning How to Walk While Catwalking [XUB] and Vernaculars come to matter [Varia]
Program: Friday 17 December 2021:
13:00-17:00 [in person @ Varia, Rotterdam]
& [online, EVENT-MODE]
16:00-17:00 [online] Q&A with XPUB1
Location online: https://issue.xpub.nl/16/
Location in person: Varia, Rotterdam (Gouwstraat 3)
XPUB (the Experimental Publishing master from Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy) welcomes you to the Special Issue 16 on vernacular language processing: Learning How to Walk while Catwalking.
Our Special Issue is a toolkit to mess around with language. We want to legitimize failures and amatorial practices by proposing a more vernacular understanding of language through these tools.
We decided to release the Special Issue 16 toolkit in the form of an API (Application Programming Interface). APIs organise and serve data on the Internet; what is not always evident is that they facilitate exchange of information following mainly commercial purposes. However, our API is an attempt at a more critical and vernacular (personal) approach to such model of distribution.
Do you want to talk with us about it in person or would you rather try-out the toolkit online? No problem!
ONLINE: From 13.00 to 17.00, the website of our Special Issue 16 will go on EVENT-MODE: special content will be available ON-THAT-DAY-ONLY™ giving you more insight on our process. You are welcome to navigate our tools from wherever you are in the Whole Wide World. From 16:00 to 17:00, there will be an online chat where you can ask us questions.
IN PERSON: From 13.00 to 17.00, join us IRL at Varia for some experimental street get together. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, XPUB and Varia cannot welcome you inside, but we are happy to meet with you at safe distance on the streets and share a warm drink and some snacks. Hand sanitizers will be made available on site. Please be mindful of your well-being and others’ and stay home if you are sick or present one or more of the corona symptoms. We are required to run this activity as a 2G event, so we kindly ask you to show a coronavirus entry pass at the entrance, in accordance with the COVID-19 regulations of the Dutch government and Hogeschool Rotterdam.
This Special Issue was created by Gersande Schellinx, Mitsa (Dimitra Chaida), Erica Gargaglione, Kamo (Francesco Luzzana), Chaeyoung Kim, Emma Prato, Myriam Schöb, Supisara Burapachaisri, Jian Haake, Ål Nik (Alexandra Nikolova), Kimberley Cosmilla, Carmen Gray in collaboration with Experimental Publishing (XPUB) staff.
For more information about the Varia publication Vernaculars come to matter and online launch follow the links above
Date: Friday, 17 December
Time: 19:00-20:30 CET