– fordi tiden kræver et MODSPIL

Hvem åbner Koranen - ny bog af Carsten Agger!


18. Jun 2016

Bog om teknoshamanisme netop udkommet

 


Bogen TCNXMNSM, som vi udsendte en "call for papers" til for to år siden, er netop udkommet med bidrag af bl.a. undertegnede - og 54 andre bidragydere fra mange forskellige lande. Bogen er produceret med støtte fra Goethe-instituttet i São Paulo.

Den er udkommet på brasiliansk portugisisk, og alle bidrag, som er modtaget på engelsk eller spansk, er oversat til dette sprog.

Læser du ikke portugisisk, vil jeg opfordre dig til alligevel at kaste et blik på bogens meget flotte og interessante billedside.

Klik her for at downloade bogen i PDF-format.


11. Apr 2016

Leechblock: Kicking the habit

 


Die, evil Facebook, die!


28. Mar 2016

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: The Politics of Psychiatric Drug Treatment

 


Psykiater Joanna Moncrieff forklarer, hvorfor forestillingen om psykisk sygdom som en "kemisk ubalance" i hjernen, som psykofarmaka korrigerer for, er en myte. Psykofarmaka korrigerer ikke en kemisk ubalance, de skaber den.


25. Feb 2016

Technoshamanist ritual in Berlin

 




DIY ritual, DIY cosmogonies for the anthropocene. The inspiration for the ritual are the pollution disaster in the Rio Doce in Mariana (Brazil) and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. The ritual's theme is disaster, devastation, destruction.


11. Feb 2016

Technoshamanism meeting in Berlin

 

During the days 19 and 20 of February/2016 there will be a technoshamanism meeting in Berlin! This meeting intends to gather people that are interested in the intersection between DIY technologies and ancestor futuristic knowledge.

@ Schillerpalais, Schillerpromenade 4.

By „ancestor futuristic knowledge“ we understand the approximation of ancestral knowledge, cosmovisions, alquimy, shamanisms, magic, free cosmogonies with foresight technologies and possible futurologies.

If rationalism and individualism somehow exhaust a way to produce an ecologically and socially balanced existence, and if the Earth presents emergencies that the anthropocentrism can’t take care of, what can we do to reach other relations of states between human / nature / cosmos?

All this discussion about interspecifcs, subjectivity of matter, anthropocene, and theoretical speculative discussions is something that moves us / touches, or is it just the latest intellectual agenda in international meetings, which soon will sound as obsolete concepts?

You can approach if you feel called by the junction of these terms (techno + shamanism, ancestrality + futurism). You can come to the workshops, discussions and rituals that will be made during the whole weekend in free radio format, with free expression and listening space for many different backgrounds.

Programme and more info: https://openport-b.titanpad.com/3


Baobáxia, the Galaxy of Baobab Trees - til FOSDEM

 


Dette er det foredrag, jeg fik holdt i Bruxelles sammen med Vincenzo Tozzi fra Mocambos-netværket i Brasilien.

Foredraget var søndag. Lørdag lykkedes det os også at organisere en stand, som vi bemandede i nogle timer, mens vi snakkede med en del interesserede folk og samtidig lagde sidste hånd på vores præsentation.

Baobáxia på FOSDEM


02. Jan 2016

Baobáxia til FOSDEM

 
Søndag d. 31. januar vil jeg fortælle om Baobáxia-projektet ved FOSDEM-konferencen i Bruxelles.

Herunder følger beskrivelsen på konferencens hjemmeside:
Baobab

Baobáxia is a community-built project to connect about 200 Brazilian quilombos to assist the interchange and preservation of traditional, community-built culture.

A special challenge is found in the fact that many of these communities are located in remote areas with no access to the Internet. It is therefore imperative to be able to synchronize multimedia data offline.

Technically, the system uses git-annex to solve the challenging problem of offline distribution - but the really important part of the process is the community effort involved.

The Rede Mocambos is a network of about 200 Afro-Brazilian and indigenous communities. As a network, it is focused on creating new infrastructure and strengthening the communities through the use of free software.

Baobáxia is a system designed to unite these communities in an offline network. Each community will upload their local cultural production (in the form of documents and multimedia content) to their local node of the system and have their contributions synchronized to the rest of the network. Nodes with an internet connection can synchronize directly from other nodes on the internet, while offline communities can synchronize their contents during the frequent meetups and visits with other communities in the network.

Baobáxias purpose is to provide traditional communities with the infrastructure to create and preserve their own digital culture on their own terms. The offline distribution is very important as many of these communities will probably never have fast Internet access due to their geographical location, but the creation of a free and community operated infrastructure for sharing multimedia data may also be seen as an important alternative to centralized global monopolies as YouTube and Facebook.

The system has now been operating for about a year and currently contains 30 nodes corresponding to about 20 different local communities. The project's efforts are currently directed at consolidating the current features, planning new features for future releases and giving workshops for users and administrators in the communities.

Technically, the system is built in Python and Django, with a front end based on Java Script and uses git and git-annex to synchronize the media. The important part of the process, however, is the community building aspect. Baobáxia represents the hope for the digital future for an existing network of ~200 traditional communities which are already keen on using free software and free technology to propagate and develop their culture.


Den her blog

 
Godt nytår!

Tilbage i 2008 overgik denne hjemmeside/blog officielt til længere og/eller vægtigere indlæg, og jeg har brugt den til at offentliggøre en del foredrag, digte, historier og artikler.

I takt med, at den politiske udvikling herhjemme bliver virkelig, virkelig giftig og modstanden i medierne dør ud sammen med de personlige blogs (som stille og roligt er opslugt af det monstrum, der hedder Facebook), kunne der faktisk godt være brug for en hjemmeside for intelligent og hårdstlående MODSPIL. Kunne det ikke være denne?

Ja, men ... den bærer efterhånden også mere og mere præg af, at det nuværende design blev lavet i 2007. Det var fint dengang, men holder ikke længere. Og det er begyndt at knirke rigtig meget, efter responsivt design er blevet normen over alle steder.

Siden trænger med andre ord til en gennemgribende teknisk revision, som det vil tage mere end blot et par dage at gennemføre. Og det har jeg ikke tid til foreløbig. Så indtil videre vil opdateringerne her nok fortsætte med at være mere end sporadiske.


13. Nov 2015

Things to come

 

Ikke i mit navn.

Billedmanipulation: Google Deep Dream.


20. Oct 2015

Hvorfor du ikke skal forstyrre en programmør

 

Af Jason Heeris.


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