A legal identity for trees

Right before the local elections, on 12th and 13th October Z33 and FoAM organise a 2 day workshop, led by Heath Bunting and An Mertens. During this workshop you learn how you can create a legal (...)

Active Taxonomies

The Active Archive team presents their ongoing work at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies. The meeting with several other Spanish cultural institutions is organised in the context of Arts combinatòries, a (...)

Active Archives Arteleku

In collaboration with Arteleku, Constant organised a worksession dedicated to the exchange of video material and a introductory lecture with interventions by Jorge Blasco Gallardo and Michael (...)

Active Archives: archiving starts now

How can taxonomies of various cultural institutions be brought into relation? How could we develop tools that map differences, variations and overlaps? In what way can we facilitate negotiations (...)

Ada Lovelace Day @ Variable Brussels

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is often referred to as the world’s first computer programmer. Initiated five years ago, the Ada Lovelace Day is about sharing stories and raising the achievements of (...)

Ados & Ordis

An afternoon of digital creations of all kinds and free workshops!

Advanced Performance training

For the first trimester of 2008, Constant is invited to participate to the programme and to contribute to the content of the APT postgraduate (part of the Posthogeschool voor Podiumkunsten which (...)

Algoliterary Encounter

In the framework of Saison Numérique the Maison du Livre opens its space for Algolit during three days in a row. The group presents lectures, workshops and a small exhibition about the narrative (...)

Algorithms as storytellers

Constant member An Mertens will give a workshop and a lecture at Consonni, a producer of contemporary art, located in Bilbao since 1997. This event is part of the programme LaPublika, a series of (...)

Anna K: Just for the record

Together with visual artist Clara Thomine, the writer Catherine Lenoble is invited to talk about Anna Kavan and other heroines during the first workshop of the series Just for the record. Just (...)

Anna K: Reading Room

Bookswapping & Copy-party

Life Archives (Kurenniemi). Archive in Motion, workshop

The Archive in Motion investigates the ways in which archival concepts and practices have been transformed under the impact of the radical changes in writing and recording technologies. Archive (...)

BELA workshop

Bela is a multilanguage (Pure Data, Super Collider, C/C++) interactive music platform for ultra-low latency audio signal processing. The platform consists of Open Source software and hardware. (...)

Baia mArea Network

Let’s make our own internets! This workshop explores the differences and similarities between the Internet and a bunch of computers connected by cables. The aim is to start a conversation about (...)

Bend, sew, touch, feel, read

To explore the possibilities of bringing electronics closer to bodies and plants we are organizing a workshop with the artists Hannah Perner-Wilson and Mika Satomi in which you will learn how to (...)

Biofeedback course

Valery Vermeulen will bring his tools and knowledge to ease your understanding of biofeedback and allow you to parse your brain data. You will discover how to use techniques coming from the (...)

Blender BPY/BGE

Monthly meeting on using Blender as a render engine for Python. The packages BPY and BGE provide api’s for the modelling and game-engine functions of Blender that can be scripted using the (...)

Blender Game Engine

Workshop - Blender Game Engine We’ll look at what is possible or not in the blender game engine and show a quick overview of both ways of working with it : with python scripting or with the logic (...)

Blender Lookback

The title of this Blender BPY/BGE workshop is a parody of the "Facebook lookback". The idea is to work on a series of scripts to automate the creation of movies based on images and videos taken (...)

Blender + Python workshop

Blender + Python : Introduction to python in Blender. Co-organized by François Zajéga, Julien Deswaef and David Collignon.

Blender + Python

Monthly workshop focusing on Blender + Python. We have been quite chaotic the last months due to too much work and a too nice summer. But we’re back and start this academic year with a workshop (...)

Blender bpy/bge

Blender bpy/bge: Introduction to shaders 10:00 -> 18:00

Blender workshop: 3d modelling

Feel like sculpting in 3D using Blender? The workshop consists of a one day course with exercises and treats frequently asked questions. Participants are invited to propose ideas for one day (...)

Blender workshop

Blender worksession with focus on using Blender as render engine.


Ana Foor & Anne Wiel show children how you can turn a memory into a fiction story and how you stitch the story into a selfmade cover. Children make their own book with free software during (...)


Busboîtescartesmaps is an event in the framework of the Towards project that combines subjective representations of the Brussels’ terrain which the development of a software for subjective (...)

#CLIfe : Command-Line Interface for everything

What? Command-Line? Yes. Exactly. That thing with the computer where you see characters flying by just like when Neo found out about the Matrix. It seems cryptic and magic, doesn’t it? People (...)

(...) Ciencia, territorio y narrativas subjetivas

The objective of the workshop is to propose a re-narration of the project “(...) Ciencia, territorio y narrativas subjetivas” and explore the scientific language from a feminist perspective. "(...) (...)

Close-reading Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing

As part of the residency of artists Billy Bultheel & Enad Marouf in Brussels, Constant will be co-organising a close-reading session of Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing on 5, 6, 7th June (...)

!Co LAPse Kode @ CCA

Artist Kirsty Stansfield and storyteller An Mertens will round up their 3 weeks residency at CCA with a workshop for artists and performers, in which they share the results of their research. In (...)

Code, text and text-to-speech

Constant members Michael Murtaugh and An Mertens will give a workshop on text, code and text-to-speech in the framework of the Hackers and Designers Summercamp organised in De Punt in Amsterdam. (...)

Collaborative Online Video

A workshop Open Source Video exploring collaborative practices and tools.

Collaborative speculative fiction

Constant is operating within the walls of University Gent with a lecture and a workshop in 4 sessions.

Collective co-positioning

Digital lay-outing tools are path dependent in their way of mimicking the past processes of 600 years of moveable type (and maybe even beyond). Often practice proceeds without extensive critical (...)

Collision 1: Badness and Conflict

If we consider typographic and cartographic objects as “spatial arrangement of texts and other graphical elements”, than their design is essentially the work of organising collisions. In a (...)

Compositing in Blender workshop

Jump to: navigation, search 10:00 -> 17:00 Workshop: "Compositing in Blender" in Libre Video Lab. A workshop in Compositing in Blender. Hosted by David Collignon and Vincent Gires. (Vincent (...)

Considering your tools

Workshop for tutors at BAU design college of Barcelona. With Gijs de Heij and Eric Schrijver (OSP). This workshop starts from our experience with using Free, Libre and Open Source software in (...)

Copyleft::Free Software

Constant member Nicolas Malevé participates in a training on free software by Cesep.

Court Circuit Court: Social fabrics: on protocols, textile and salutations

Short Circuit / Short Process is the first edition of PiNG’s Summer Lab. Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe will host an atelier on salutations and greeting rituals. Make textile sensors that (...)

Culture: (un)common good

In the framework of the yearly meeting day of the Pulse Transition network Culture, Femke Snelting and An Mertens will organise a workshop about ’Digital Commons’. Participants will discover (...)


Constant member Peter Westenberg contributes with a lecture and a workshop to the event Dispositifs Post-, which is organised by Idensitat, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Recreant Cruïlles, Sala d’Art Jove (...)

Why I read

Algolit members Gijs de Heij and An Mertens will organise a workshop on ’Futures for Experimental Literature’ and algorithmic storytellers in the framework of the studyday ’Daarom lees ik’ (’Why I (...)

Dakar Routines de Rencontres

A workshop by Peter Westenberg in making short videos using open source softwares for audio and video editing organised by Media villa Ker Thiossane in Dakar, Senegal. Participants will (...)

De Taalpolitie

A group of Dutch youngsters investigate the word ‘allochthonous’ in video’s uploaded in this vlog. De Taalpolitie (The Language Police) is a project by Constant member Peter Westenberg developped (...) Collaborative Video

A workshop around online video-editing at, London.

Digital Work

Digital Work was both a conference and a workshop organised by the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Constant was invited to join the workshop and Laurence Rassel gave a lecture in the panel (...)

Digitales @ netdays 2004

A week of workshops and meetings to question, open, understand and use computer tools and languages free and open.

Diverted Objects workshop

“Diverted Objects” is a one-day workshop developed by the collective LibreObjet around the "fork" applied to objects. The ‘fork’ means an object having a common root with a second one. Initially (...)


Les Mouvements "Radieuse": urban gymnastics for the inhabitants of the Maison Radieuse. A series of ’Routes + Routines’ workshops on the relation between architecture, prescription, routine and the (...)

ELLENTRIEK #12 : Ellentriek goes High Voltage - HI VOLTAGE! (New dates)

Ellentriek is a series of workshops where artists can come and work together on their own artistic electronics projects. We work with themes. This Ellentriek has two threads happening (...)

EMF Orchestra workshop

EMF Orchestra Workshop Workshop leaders: Peter Westenberg and Wendy van Wynsberghe, Constant vzw (art and media), Brussels Participants: 15 (maximum) Fee: 20 Euro (lunch (...)

Electromagnetickal Arts

Interference-free Foraging Mobility in Brussels on Electromagnetism, Psychogeophysics and Urban Beekeeping Electromagnetic fields can have adverse effects on living organisms - honeybees are (...)

Ellentriek #13: Audio special

Ellentriek is all about audio in November. We will learn how to build small own amplifiers and microphones, during two long Wednesday afternoons. With a soldering iron, a couple of components, (...)

Ellentriek #14: sew - measure - send - receive

Ellentriek is a series of workshops, often collaborative, where artists can come and work together on their own artistic electronics projects, made with open hardware. This Ellentriek is about (...)

Ellentriek #15 meets Code, Arts & Crafts : Shielded - extend your Arduino

(CC BY-NC 2.0) Some rights reserved, image by _kzr With an Arduino you can collect a lot of sensor data, from smelling gasses to measuring temperature or light and lots more. But how do you (...)

Ellentriek #17: Hack your knitting machine with Knitic!

Ellentriek goes textile: liberating knitting machines In the eighties and nineties electronic knitting machines were readily available. But it was never a simple task to knit an image, a (...)

Ellentriek #2

Workshops D.I.Y. hardware & electricity

Ellentriek #3

Workshops on D.I.Y. hardware & electricity

Ellentriek #4

In this workshop you can propose your electrical artistic research project. Participate to experiment and learn from each other and from Jonas Nachtergaele, MarcOrakel, Dijf Sanders... (...)

Ellentriek #5

At the end of November, there is another Ellentriek session, this time in a slightly ’new’ format. Ellentriek this time is a gathering for Volt-artists-DIY-ers where the relationship between art en (...)

Ellentriek #6

Open workshop – bring your own project and let’s make it work … together.

Ellentriek #8 workshop

Open workshop - bring your project involving electronics and let’s work on it together. If you have no specific project in mind, you can come, check it out and get some electric inspiration and a (...)

Ellentriek #9 Sensor me Sensor you

Are you currently working on an electronic tinkering project? Do you want to discover all kinds of buttons, potentiometers, infrared detectors, movement detectors, gassensors, coloursensors, (...)


Your copier, scanner or mobile phone is broken and your local thrift store has kindly referred you to the dump? Don’t worry, inside these machines you can find all kinds of treasure, such as (...)

Ellentriek in the parc

What are chips - no - not the ones you eat! How do you make a led burn? Can you sew with electronics? Come experiment with Ellentriek. Crocodile clamps don’t bite! (We will work under 5 Volt - (...)

Encuentros Cartográficos

At the invitation of Nuria Enguita Mayo, Nicolas Malevé, member of Constant and Rafaella Houlstan-Hasaerts participate in the Encuentro Internacional de Medellín ( Their (...)

European Platform for Alternative Practice and Research on the City (Peprav)

Peprav is a project that is partly financed by the CULTURE2000-program of the European Union. The platform formalizes a collective critical research on urban alternatives in the city: (...)

Flossie 2013

Flossie 2013 brings together FLOSS women developers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy-makers, digital artists and social innovators for an exciting mix of talks, spontaneous discussions and (...)

Four freedoms for research and experiment

Gijs de Heij, Manetta Berends and An Mertens will propose a workshop on the notion of public domain when it comes to machine learning practises, in the framework of ’Summerschool #2 Making Public (...)

Frankenstein Chatbot Parade

"I’m the other, the different, the stranger, the supplement, the late-comer, the non-foreseen. Being not an animal, nor man, not god, I don’t take part in the primitive scene, and that’s why one is (...)

Free Operations

Workshop with open source tools only: content that belongs to the Public Domain fonts that allows us to change them and redistribute them open source software Starting point is the (...)

Freedom of Association in the Networked Workplace

A workshop proposed by The Strickland Distribution, an artist-run group supporting the development of independent research in art-related and non-institutional practices. The workshop runs (...)

From Words to Numbers through Word embeddings

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, organises a meeting in Rotterdam around word embeddings. Word embeddings are an algorithmic method by which a machine learns language by (...)

From words to numbers using tf-idf

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, organises a meeting on term frequency–inverse document frequency (tf-idf), a numerical statistic that reflects how important a word is to (...)

Gendered Turing Tests

As part of this year’s Pink Screens Festival, Canadian editor, designer and researcher ginger coons explores in this workshop how we parse gender and gender representation when others are divorced (...)

Gendered Turing tests

This workshop explores how we parse gender and gender representation when others are divorced from our bodies. The two hour workshop is structured around a kind of Turing test, in this case (...)

General State of Affairs: Creation of a future – the word to the Fine Arts Field

At the invitation of IBK (Fine Arts Initiative), Laurence Rassel, Constant member, will participate in a workshop on the relationships between art centers and museums, and the relationships (...)

Hack the Knit - overview and troubleshoot

In the 80’s and 90’s electronic domestic knitting machines were popular. These machines stopped being produced in 1996. Yet they are still being used with their 1980’s and 90’s technologies in (...)

Happy Public Domain 2014!

Each year, as of January 1, thousands of works enter into the public domain, 70 years after the death of their authors. The period of protection by copyright expires, and the works become a (...)

Belgian Homeless cup

Belgian Homeless Cup is a sports tournement for homeless people and asylum seekers. During this year’s edition, an all female football team will design new figurines on a kicker table. Homeless, (...)


Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-literature, free code and text. On Thursday 9th June 2016 (10-18h) we will meet to review the interventions of past sessions, invent some (...)

Interactive textile

Constant member Wendy Van Wynsberghe was invited to organise a short workshop in the DSGNRMRKT in Genk. Come and learn the basics of textile and electronics, start with adding some light! For (...)

Interactivos? ’15: Material Cultures in the Digital Age

Interactivos? ’15 is a collaborative prototyping workshop that will take place from 2 to 16 December 2015 in Madrid. Through this open call Interactivos? ’15 will select 8 projects to be developed. (...)


In the framework of the ’Laundry Day’, Constant (Wendy van Wynsberghe) co-produced iPatchwork organised by the ADA network. iPatchwork provided an opportunity to learn basic skills of video-editing (...)

Just For The Record: Gender Redirect

Just For The Record is a project addressing how gender is represented in new media and writing/publishing tools like Wikipedia, and what influence this has on the way history is recorded. Just (...)

Kdenlive worksession

Kdenlive is a complete open-source non lineair timeline edit software for Linux and OSX. We will collectively discover the ins and outs of the software and how to make use of its strong points. (...)


One day before the Libre Graphics meeting starts, Constant organises LG-school, aimed at teachers and students from art- and design schools in Belgium and abroad. LG-school is an intense day (...)


An Mertens will represent Constant at LabSurLab, collaborating in a workshop on Digital Tools for Performing Arts, moderating a round table about Women & Technology and co-presenting the (...)

LabtoLab Nantes: Digital Cultures Laboratory

LABtoLAB is a European network of media labs that aims to create a platform for: sharing experiences and ways of doing; studying specific cases; exploring the role of the lab in offering (...)

Le Petit Prince au pays des Hackers

Peter Westenberg is invited in the basement of La Quadrature du Net in Paris, where he is asked to SYMBOLICALLY scan his book of St Exupéry’s Petit Prince using their Open and DIY Bookscanner. It (...)

Le Quotidien sous contrôle

Workshop in the framework of the week of the Human Rights liga, focussing on the project Yoogle! (project presentation + atelier). These activities envision elucidating the veiled economic (...)

Let’s build a library together

Let’s Build a Library Together invites designers, artists, theoreticians, hackers, librarians and activists to join forces during an intense week of discussion, collective prototyping and exchange (...)

Libre Graphics Magazine workshop

During their residency in Variable, Ana Carvalho, Ginger Coons & Ricardo Lafuente, the editors of Libre Graphics Magazine, invite you to take part in the making of the upcoming issue. From (...)

Libre Graphics Meeting

OSP (Open Source Publishing) travels to Wroclaw, Poland to participate in the Libre Graphics Meeting Days 2008. With amongst others: a Print Party, a workshop and a presentation. Audio & (...)

Linear Regression as a Storyteller

Linear Regression is one of the most well known and well understood algorithms in statistics and machine learning. It has been around for almost 200 years. It is an attractive model because the (...)

Linear Regression

Linear Regression is one of the most well known and well understood algorithms in statistics and machine learning. It has been around for almost 200 years. It is an attractive model because the (...)

Linux & Audio

In this course, Lieven Moors will give an introduction to the GNU/Linux system from the viewpoint of a musician, and give an overview of some of the most influential open source projects for (...)

Linux Audio #6

A collaboration between Bxlug, Radio Panik, Radio Campus, Radio Air Libre, and Constant, amongst others.


Constant member An Mertens is invited to draw a subjective history of i-literature for an audience of librarians and teachers of creative writing in Nantes. The conference will be followed by a (...)

Literary creation with Python

An Mertens will give a lecture and host a workshop at l’Ecole Supérieure d’Arts et Design de St Etienne on the use of the Python programming language for literary creation. A line of code is like (...)

Machine Learning: an introduction

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-litterature, free code and text. On Saturday 23rd April 2016 (10-18h) Yann Chevaleyre will give an introduction to machine learning models (...)

Machine Learning tools for Literary Creation

Gijs de Heij and An Mertens, two members of the Algolit team organise a workshop in Mundaneum in Mons from 8 to 12 October 2018 (10-18h), in collaboration with the teachers of Digital Arts ARTS². (...)

Machine Research

Aarhus University and Transmediale organise a workshop on Machine Research, hosted by Constant in Brussels. The workshop aims to engage research and artistic practice that takes into account the (...)

Machine Research: Conversations

Public discussion with presentations by: Geoff Cox, Christian Ulrik Andersen, Søren Pold: Machine Research; Sarah Garcin: Publication-Jockey; Kristoffer Gansing, Daphne Dragona: transmediale 2017; (...)

Modifying the universal

In 2014, after a public outcry against the perceived lack of diversity in emoji characters available on smartphones, the Unicode Consortium added five “Skin tone modifiers” to the set and (...)

Moving scale

OSP free typography workshop using the streets of Brussels as a playground on multiple scales. Performances, treasure hunts and walks all feed into the design of a collaborative (...)

Naive Bayes as storyteller

In machine learning Naive Bayes is a simple probabilistic classifier that is widely applied for spam filtering and sentiment analysis. Based on the documentation of the previous session, we now (...)

Naïve Bayes

In machine learning Naive Bayes is a simple probabilistic classifier that is widely applied for spam filtering and sentiment analysis. During this session we first look at its history, its (...)

Narrative perspective of Neural Networks #1

Algolit organises a first dive in neural networks to see how their process can be made legible, visible, understandable. Amongst others, we’ll build a neural-net dedicated computer / XMPP bots. (...)

Narrative perspective of Neural Networks #2

Algolit organises a second dive in neural networks to see how their process can be made legible, visible, understandable. Amongst others, we will put a neural-net dedicated computer to work! (...)

Narrative perspective of Neural Networks #3

Algolit continues to explore neural networks to see how their process can be made legible, visible, understandable. Participants choose how to get into the topic, through reading, tutorials, code (...)

Narrative perspective of Neural Networks #6

Algolit explores neural networks to see how their process can be made legible, visible, understandable. We follow up on the Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing course from Stanford (...)

Narrative perspective of Neural Networks #7

Algolit explores neural networks to see how their process can be made legible, visible, understandable. We follow up on the Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing course from Stanford (...)

Narrative perspective of Neural Networks #8

Algolit explores neural networks to see how their process can be made legible, visible, understandable. We follow up on the Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing course from Stanford (...)

OSL Beats

Since march 2012 Jonathan & Yves Poliart started a workshop called « open sound lab » , a sound workshop devoted to the teenagers of the « Variable » neighborhood in Schaerbeek with no software (...)

OSP/Nancy@Make Art

The theme of the 2010 edition of the Make Art festival is in-between design: rediscovering collaboration in digital art. OSP will give a presentation and will be part of the exhibition with the (...)

OSP @ Open Design Week

5 members of the design-collective OSP travel to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to participate in Open Design Week. From 3-10 April they tour through the Mekong Delta to meet local F/LOSS fans (...)

On datasets

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, will organise a meeting on datasets. Based on the Algoliterary Encounters of November 2017, we will present one or more algorithmic (...)

Open Content

A workshop conducted by Nicolas Malevé in the framework of organized by Cargo vzw, on collaborative practices of creation.

Open Sound Lab

Make your own music using a computer! As the workshop will be in French, the rest of this article is also in French. Thanks for your comprehension. Vous êtes fan de techno, de rap où de musique (...)

Open Sound Lab: Back to School

The workshop "Open Sound Lab" has started again! This year, the activities will take place at the Cultural Centre Jacques Franck in Saint-Gilles. The workshops still focus on the training of (...)

Open Sound Lab @ Parcours d’artistes St-Gilles/Forest 2016

In the context of the installation Tracks&Traces in the window of Constant, Open Sound Lab will organise a series of workshops during the weekends of the Parcours d’artistes St-Gilles/Forest (...)


Benjamin Henrion who joined the July cartography workshop talked about the openstreetmap project (1). We organize a first workshop on open cartography of the center of Brussels. We wander (...)

Opening Zennestraat 17 rue de la Senne

Constant presents during the opening weekend of this temporarily shared space: Room 2 - Take Away Archive A retrospective of books, posters and flyers, published by Constant since 1997. A (...)

Parallel publishing

In the publishing business, the term ’parallel publishing’ is used to describe the production of the same content or information in more than one medium (typically paper and screen). The Open (...)


Constant workshop for the 1st edition of experimental arts festival in Mallorca on collaborative and open practices in creative fields.

Playing out words to numbers

Algolit, the workgroup around FLOSS literature and code, will organise a meeting on word embeddings. A few Algolit members will present physical scores that we try to play out, in order to fully (...)

Post-digital Archive Experience

Peter Westenberg and An Mertens are invited to Aalborg University, to give a workshop and a masterclass for a group of students of the Erasmus JMD program in Media Arts Cultures. This program is (...)

Print Party 2: Digitales

From document to publication: the trajectory of a text up to its printing, and this by the sole means of open source software. Participants to Digitales discover the programs and are invited to (...)

Przetwory 6: Media lab workshop

This weekend will be an introduction into textile and electronics. We will look at the integration of sensors and soft buttons into sewn and knitted projects. We will include a small introduction (...)


Integrated design conference + gathering words for our lexicon

Public Domain Day 2015

The Public Domain Day is celebrating works of art which enter into the public domain because their copyrights have expired. These works can be freely enjoyed, used, changed, republished by (...)

Public Domain Day 2016

Copyright is an important tool that allows to protect the creation and distribution of creative works. But Public Domain is also essential because it makes free access to these works possible. (...)

Pure Data Patching Circles

The Pure Data patching circles are free open workshops organized monthly to gather, share, learn and enjoy around the Pure Data software in a creative way. Aimed at artists and coders as well as (...)

Pure-data Patching Circle Brussels @ Variable #11

As a new season begins, we’ll restart on a good basis. For the newcomers or the veterans, some small exercises on the basis of Pure-data are never lost, and the opportunity to (re)discover the (...)

Pure data patching circle Brussels @ Variable #05

The Patching Circles are open workshop session to learn and share about the pure-data software and other. During this session, we’ll see how we can stream sound video and datas from and to (...)

Pure data patching circle @ Variable #08

*20 April 2013* *EN :* *//*The Patching Circles are open workshop session to learn and share about the pure-data software and other. /_Workshop: 13h - 19h_/ This time, apart from Easter eggs (...)

Pure data patching circle @ Variable #09

The Patching Circles are open workshop sessions to learn and share about the pure-data software and other. During this session we’ll look at different tools available to use puredata with a mobile (...)

Python for Literary Creation

OLA is the TLA for the Parisian organisation Outils Libres Alternatifs (Alternative Free Tools). They will host a workshop with An Mertens on using Python code for literary creation. A line of (...)

Python week

From 12 to 16 September 2011, Les Samedies (Women and Free Software) organise a week of Python. Every morning we meet in the Gallait House to teach ourselves this programming (...)


In the frame of the installation QUANTIFY WHOLEHEARTEDLY in the window of Constant, Natacha Roussel and the Samedies organise a feminist workshop of design of environments of personal (...)

¿Qué coño tiene que ver la música, con la industria y el feminismo (en un centro de arte)?

A series of meetings, debates, interviews and a documentation room on the process of music production and its relationship with feminist practices. In collaboration with Montse Romani (Barcelona) (...)


Read*Write*Execute* Un proyecto de en colaboracion con Constant Read*Write*Execute*, numero 2 de la revista & foro de, plantea un analisis de la web como (...)

Reclaiming the city

RECLAIMING THE CITY Redelijk Eigenzinnig / Reason and Engage (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is an interdisciplinary course for students and a series of lectures and activities open to all. The (...)

Saint Gilles surveillance camera’s map Plein Open Air Carto

Result ofmapping workshop Saturday 7 August 2010 13:00-18:00 @ Plein Open Air see article


The workshop series “Samedies/Women & free software” brings together a diverse group of women to learn about building, maintaining or simply understanding a server. Organised in collaboration (...)

Samedies #10: Legal aspects

Responsabilities of maintaining a server and questions on privacy

Samedies #11: Last make-up Amaya

The common language at the Samedies is French, therefore the rest of this message is in French. Amaya (notre machine :-) dispose maintenant d’un serveur Web (Apache), de bases de données (MySQL) (...)

Samedies #12: launch Amaya

Common language at the Samedies is French, therefore this message is continued in French. Nous ne savons pas encore si Amaya sera notre plaine de jeux et de tests, un abri pour des projets (...)

Samedies #13: Re-play

The common language in the Samedies is French, therefore the following message is in French: Deuxième expérience nomade : après un accueil à l’asbl Constant vzw, les Samedis se dérouleront aux (...)

Samedies #14: Security

A worksession about security in Debian/Apache/MySQL/PHP.

Samedies #15: Festive closure

Festive closure of the second Samedi season with performances, presentations and talks.

Samedies #16: Total Reboot Amaya

Amaya will resurrect in her proper DMZ and with a new domain name:

Samedies #17: Reconnecting Amaya & working groups

The ladies of Samedies will reconnect the server Amaya, reconfigure and reinstall her and start organising work groups to keep her going in a good and fertile (...)

Samedies #18: Running projects

Workgroups svn & mysql, dealing with dns & nameserver. And as usual: collective problemsolving, lunch & closure

Samedies #19: Mysql, Trac & toolkit

Workgroups MySQL & TRAC Brainstorm on future interventions at IF3 Brainstorming for the "toolkit" : how to react to sexist clichés Brainstorming on closing samedies in (...)

Samedies #20: Hosting cms eo

Host projects: wikis, spip, mediawiki, dokuwiki, wordpress and other.

Samedies #21: Mysql & back-up

Repair MySQL study manuals for backup

Samedies #23: Starhawk & feminist plays

Last Samedie of the season: 14h - 17h : Workshop with Anouk Adel on collective practises by Starhawk: English - reservation required 17h-19h : presentations by An Mertens (Français: Quand Donna, (...)

Samedies #26: The magic goes on!

French is the language spoken during the Samedies-meetings, therefore the content of this post is in French. Tx for your comprehension. Au programme: 10:00 Accueil: koekjes, hugs & échanges (...)

Samedies #27: My preferred script

The collective of women & free software will meet up again for a day of code, discussion, server management, exchange of ideas & experiences and writing & translating articles. (...)

Samedies #37: Ninja Samedies

Samedies is a collective of women using free software. The Ninja Samedies will be a meeting around the following back-up tools: cron, rsync, tar, dump, clé privé & public, rdiff backup. The (...)

Samedies #38: Sources

The Samedies will meet around the practices of installing from source (a.o. freeplane, fontmatrix, scribus....) Samedies is a collective of women using free software. The language spoken at (...)

Samedies #8: Configure & observe

Because French is the current language at the Samedies, the rest of this article will be in French. C’est la rentrée des Samedis, femmes et logiciels libres, une série de rencontres qui ont débuté (...)

Samedies #9: Install, configurations, organisation

Because the current language of the Samedies is French, the following message will be in French. Tx for your comprehension! Amaya (notre machine :-) dispose maintenant d’un serveur Web (Apache) (...)

Scandinavian Institute of Contemporary Comparative Vandalism, workshop

A workshop that takes as a starting point the archive of the Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism (SISV) initiated by Asger Jorn in 1961 with Peter Glob and Werner Jacobsen. Together (...)


Ten artists lead us to experience sound perceptions in the form of walks, discussions, experiments & workshops around the topic of Seeing Sound. Soundlab: auratory starts on May the 14th at (...)

Spiderwomen 3: Wiki workshop

Constant member An Mertens and 2 other members of Samedies (Agnes Bewer, Juliane de Moerloze) organise a workshop about wikis at Amazone, resource centre for equality between women and men. (...)


Splinter Fields is an initiative of Brussels based organizations active within the fields of technological and media arts (Constant, FoAM, nadine and OKNO) to foster collaborative, agile and (...)

Splinterfields 1/4: Default

The first encounter in the series of Splinterfields is organised by nadine, an artistic organisation that moves within constantly changing artistic practices through continuous questioning of (...)

Splinterfields 2/4: Biochymickal Arts

The second encounter in the series of Splinterfields is organised by FoAM, a cultural laboratory reimagining possible futures at the interstices of art, science, nature and everyday life. FoAM is (...)

Splinterfields 3/4: ALOTOF

The third encounter in the Splinterfields series is organised by OKNo. In 2013 OKNO launched ALOTOF (A Laboratory On The Open Fields), an international long-term experiment exploring the (...)

Stitch and Split creative work sessions

Science Fiction proposes methods, which could also be of use in everyday human relationships. In the interpretation Constant puts to the fore and explicitates to the students, science fiction is (...)

Stitching Stories

a textile sound & digital cartography, based on interviews, between testimony and fiction

SuPi8 workshop

From 19 to 21 November 2018 we organise a 3-days workshop where we will build cameras from scratch, experiment with their design and shoot SuPi8 footage. The SuPi8 is a digital camera ... but (...)

Supervised Machine Learning for writing & reading practises

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-literature, free code and text. On Thursday 3rd November we will start from Uncertainty Detected, a supervised machine learning script (...)

Surveillance workshop

A preparatory workshop for the walk on 7 august (see link) to map surveillance camera’s in public places. In collaboration with the Nova in the framework of the Pleinopenair festival (...)

Tagging Matters: Kitchentable presentaties

Tagging Matters explores the writerly work of tagging in relation to ideas behind the Semantic Web. Active Archives started on the principle of "we are no islands", looking for ways of linking (...)

Talk and open workshop session, Online Archive: Erkki Kurenniemi (In 2048)

For the past few months, Michael Murtaugh and Nicolas Malevé have been running a series of experiments with a subset of the archive of Erkki Kurenniemi, artists and technology pioneer who (...)

Territorial Practice

A two day workshop on F/LOSS cartographic tactics at the Israeli Center for Digital Art in the framework of the International Conference ’Open Sources versus Military Culture?’ organised by Tsila (...)

Playing around with style and Freeling

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-littérature, free code and text. On Saturday 19th March Olivier Perriquet will demonstrate how to address cognitive exhaustion and detect (...)

Text & code or algoliterature

Kask, School of Arts in Gent, is organising a project week on the topic of Open Tools. Students from 9 different ateliers will collaborate. Constant member An Mertens is invited by the Media Art (...)

The Body as Billboard

Geuzennamen, emporwerment, networking and textile workshops

The Computational Scrawl

The members of Algolit are very happy to welcome Allison Parrish for a workshop in the framework of the exhibition Data Workers in the evening before she will give a talk in Passa Porta. This (...)

The Perceptron

In machine learning, the perceptron is an algorithm for supervised learning of binary classifiers. A binary classifier is a model which can decide whether an input belongs to some specific class. (...)

The human condition in the digital age

In the framework of "The human condition in the digital age" organized by Banlieues and CFS. Using the game Yoogle! as a starting point, we will analyze the traces we left behind while surfing (...)

Toonloop workshop

Are you working with children and multi-media? Toonloop is a tool to make animations on the fly. In this one day workshop you’ll be guided through possibilities offered by of the softwares. The (...)


Towards is a collection of subjective cartographic representations of Brussels connected to the creation of a collaborative tool for subjective cartography.

Towards Collective Gentleness?

‘A Sentiment Thermometer’ is one of the installations in the exhibition of Algoliterary Encounters. It will be the starting point for the workshop. It asks questions to commonly used language (...)

Training - 3D printing

Quentin Geluyckens will explain the ’do and don’ts’ of 3D printing using Blender, a.o. mesh cleaning (using the solifidy modifier, checking for non-manifold mesh, size, edge sharpness and overhang (...)

Trans//border: Boundaries do not sit still

TRANS // BORDER takes the work of Nathalie Magnan as its point of departure and looks at the relevance of her work through the creations and research of a number of artists, scientists, (...)

Transmedia - Workshop 2003

Workshop - seminar on the notion of empowerment, in the framework of the postgraduate in art-media-design in Sint-Lukas Hogeschool, Brussels

Transmedia - Workshop

Workshop-seminar about the strategies and realities of autonomous digital platforms.

Variations on a Glance II

The first Algolit session of 2018 welcomes Nicolas Malevé, with the second part of a workshop he organised in the framework of the Algoliterary Encounters in November 2017 in Maison du Livre in (...)

Variations on a Glance

In the framework of Algoliterary Encounters Nicolas Malevé proposes a workshop on computer vision. Language, words, writing, descriptions and formulations are intimately linked to the way the (...)

Visualizing Transnationalism / Cluj Napoca

In the framework of the Transeuropa festival, a transnational festival happening simultaneously in 12 cities throughout Europe, the GenderArtNet’s team and Lorenzo Sandoval will give a cartography (...)

Workshop A Model for a Politician

In this workshop we write loveletters using the material from the archive developed for the installation: the weekly video addresses by Barack Obama, cut to precise clips of words and small (...)

Workshop Ellentriek #7

Open workshop - bring your project involving electronics and let’s work on it together. If you have no specific project in mind, you can come, check it out and get some electric inspiration and a (...)

Workshop: Le livre sur le livre

In 1934, Paul Otlet published the Treaty of documentation - The book on the book, in which he envisaged the organization of the intellectual work of documentation, and the future of books. More (...)

Workshop Open Video Libre

Four days with: presentations, exercises, tests and help. Which computer parts are needed / essential? Test softwares, scripts and tricks. In the evenings, Pirate Cinema from Berlin shows films (...)

Workshop Open Video Libre

Constant organiseert vier dagen met presentaties, oefeningen, tests en hulp rond open source video. Het testen van software zoals Cinelerra of Kino, discussie-uitwisselingsplatformen, (...)

Blender workshop - Open pipeline

This is a workshop on Blender. David Colignon guides participants through exercises. Together the group will address some Frequently Asked Questions surrounding Blender, such as: Does open (...)

Writing with film

Algolit is a project of Constant, a workgroup around i-littérature, free code and text. On Tuesday 23rd February 2016 (10-18h) Gijs De Heij will lead a hands-on workshop on building libraries of (...)

Yoogle! workshop

Yoogle! is an online game allowing users to play with the parameters of the web 2.0 and to exchange roles between the different actors of its economy. At the occasion of 7/24:30! - Technologie, (...)

(a little step) Beyond prototyping

Ellentriek (Constant & Pianofabriek) meets Code, Arts & Crafts (iMAL) to propose an advanced level workshop on building Arduino-like constructions. A little step towards autonomy and (...)


In the weekend of the 17th of December we will look at the act of repairing. We focus on textile and clothing, looking how something is woven, stitched together, consisting of threads and (...)

uHbench workshop

During a short performative workshop we’ll build an Urban Hacker Bench in front of Constant. The bench will serve nicely during the summertime, as a non-profit spot to chat, hang out, observe (...)