March 2018

The lifecycles of different species are linked via electronic circuits with limited lifespan: accessories that measure biorhythms or monitor the growth-rate of specimens; interactive medical implants, networked pacemakers or wireless defibrillators are an everyday reality. As minerals, plants, (...)

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 recipes to explore as an algoliterary writing exercise.
There is no need for programming knowledge, but (...)

What does a feminism that has adapted to technological mediation, abstraction, the virtual, and complexity look like? And what are the new forms of occupying, segregating and contesting space that automation can facilitate? Femke participates in a debate organised by the Royal Academy, London (...)

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, (h)acktivists and students who are continuing to cultivate the territories she was exploring.
As a (...)

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 looking at the contexts of words in large datasets. We will start the day by going step-by-step (...)

From January to April 2018, Femke curates the research centre at a.pass, a programme for advanced performance and scenography studies in Brussels.
As part of this, she proposes five Monday Readings + an additional Saturday that bring habitual tool-situations apparent in a.pass in conversation (...)

Catherine Lenoble and An Mertens present Algolit and their activities during this study day at La Cambre.

MENSES ANTIDOTE, by Isabel Burr Raty, is a Totem, whose hybrid nature intertwines an invigorating melting genital substance with an “electronic DIY nervous system”, programmed to manufacture a cure-tonic that Isabel drinks. In this installation the visitors are invited to interact with the Totem (...)

Every year Constant commissions another designer or design collective using Free, Libre and Open Source tools, to work on the two-monthly flyers for Constant_V.
In 2017, we invited Ecran Papier, a Brussels-based design collective.
For every new edition of Constant_V, Florence Grosse, Ophélie (...)