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.
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.
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.
Herunder følger beskrivelsen på konferencens hjemmeside:
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.
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.
Der er allerede en guldgrube af godt materiale, dels et par bidrag fra mit eget liv her i Danmark, men hovedsaglig ting, som relaterer til quilombo-bevgæelsen og til alle aspekter af afro-brasiliansk kultur.
Hvis du forstår spansk, kan du herunder høre et foredrag, jeg gav i Rio de Janeiro for en måneds tid siden, hvor jeg forsøger at forklare om baggrunden for det hele. (Der er en del larm i starten, men det bliver ikke sådan ved.)
Relaxing before starting the event.
Introduction â€“ people spoke about their expectations of the encounter, and Fabi Borges explained her conception of technoshamanism and technomagic.
There was a workshop for creating robot creatures that reacted to visual stimuli with irreproducible noises.
All discussions were transmitted by the free radio station created by Bruna, working with an antenna and free software.
Antipsychiatric noiseocratic schizoanalysis.
TECHNOSHAMANISM/TECHNOMAGIC ENCOUNTER - FICTION AND NOISEOCRACY
We're organizing a new technoshamanist encounter, this time in CASA NUVEM in Beco do Rato, Rio de Janeiro. The event will take place on Tuesday June 30th and Wednesday July 1st, 2015, 14:00 to 24:00 hours.
We will take advantage of the visit of our associate Carsten Agger who organized the technoshamanism encounter in Aarhus, Denmark in 2014, to create a new event here in Rio de Janeiro.
The topic of this new encounter is FICTION AND NOISEOCRACY.
In addition to being interested in democracy of objects, animism as political theology, the anthropocene as the aging of the Earth, the spectrology of the garbage can, it's important for os to concentrate on listening. How can we listen to all signals that are emitted? Technoshamanism is a wave that constructs rituals, mixing DIY technology with deeper insights.
We have many questions: Which new languages will we learn from the electronic and shamanic technologies? Which didactics will we be able to access with the use of entheogens? What can we learn from insanity? Which kinds of fiction are we constructing in this age of paranoia, where we are always living with comprehensive State control and the threar of exhaustion of the Earth's ressources, in order to sustain our civilization's way of life? How can the ritual help os conceptualize and invent the future?
FICTION AND LISTENING are thus the baselines of our encounter, which will otherwise attempt to create a convergence of the DIY movement, free software, cryptography, free radio, hacklab and bio-hacklab, including permaculture, forest gardening, urban gardens, all of it thoroughly bathed in magic, in rituals and in ancestrofuturistic knowlgedge. This is a theoretical and practical encounter, which will be transmitted in its entirety by a free radio.
How can we stitch together a social body which is critical, practical and magic at the same time? And which bew modalities can we invent to explain these issues?
These questions are crucial in order to consider the future, remembering that the future is sometimes behind us, sometimes in the middle of things, and sometimes ahead â€¦ following associative spirals which clamp together to create new possibilities while recreating the past and delineating new territories for living in the present.
Rituals of desuffocation and re-creating awareness seem more important today than tedious training programs. Ritual, immersive events and collective intensification of conscience and horizontal dialogues all point towards the liberation of the captive outlines of the CURRENT REALITY.
If we're indeed living in the era of comprehensive control, to a large extent constructed on top of the fiction of carbon-based fuels, we're in greater need than ever of making the machine behind the collective unconscious run again, of freeing all those ghosts from the garbage cans and the prisons; we need to repopulate our imagination and make all our fears and impediments of thought take a break! We can and will continue to invent new forms of life without becoming victims, being paralyzed or dying.
Introduction: "Seminal thoughts for a possible technoshamanism"
HOW TO GET INVOLVED Mange projekter inden for fri eller open source software drives som offentlige projekter, hvor alle, der har lyst, kan bidrage. Det er imidlertid ikke altid lige let at vide, hvor du skal starte. Hvordan kommer du ind i projektet, hvordan undersøger du communityet bag, og hvor er det mest relevant for dig at bidrage? Det modsatte problem er, hvis du selv vil lancere et projekt og gerne vil involvere andre. Hvordan får du folk til at bidrage til og bruge dit program, og hvordan opbygger du selv et sundt community?
VERSIONSSTYRING OG RELEASE MANAGEMENT Versionsstyring er ikke kun et spørgsmål om at kunne vende tilbage til tidligere versioner af koden, det handler også om at kunne arbejde på mange ting samtidig og om at styre arbejdsgange som udvikling, klargøring, test, release, support og hotfixes. Foredraget vil tage udgangspunkt i git, men vil være relevant for brugere af ethvert versionsstyringssystem, hvor det er let at bruge branches.
Det koster gratis, hvis du er medlem af PROSA, ellers kr. 250.