The Technogalactic Software Observatory
From 7 until 12 June, the Techno-Galactic Software Observatory will explore methods and practices around software that allow for forms of critique without distance. This worksession has been called ’Observatory’ because we are interested in potential ways to look at software, and in the implications of how it is currently probed and scrutinized as part of its production. Techno-galactic because we want to extend the observation to include different scales of computation, of software communities and their political economies.
Constant_V is a series of small-scale installations in the window of the Constant office. These installations are sometimes accompanied by a workshop led by the artist(s) in order to focus not only on the finished product, but also on the process of creation. They give the opportunity to discover the motivations, the techniques or other aspects of a work.
Constant_V uses our front window as a membrane; it showcases artists and projects connected to Constant. Constant_V prefers showing works that are in progress, giving visibility to the conceptual, technical and collaborative work that goes into the creation of an artwork. Constant_V shows works that are made with Free Software and / (...)
The worksession Transmarcations experiments with ways to chart heres, wheres and others. This worksession situates itself at the crossing of technologies with geographies, life trajectories, bodies, terrains and deplacements.
Transmarcations invites participants from various disciplines to create prototypes, visualisations and models of speculative body-terrain combinations. Bio-mappers, artists, gender- and migration-activisten, science-hackers, cartographers, data-miners, self-quantifiers ... are welcome to experiment together with softwares, languages, bodies, navigation and other technologies. Transmarcations develops methods and practices around cartography, diagramming, mapping (...)
Books with an Attitude
Books with an Attitude are published by Constant, made with 100% Free and Open
Source and published under open content licenses. This is why they deserve the hallmark ’Book with an Attitude’.
Books with an Attitude will continue in 2017 as a way to showcase and develop the
publishing activities of Constant, looking into and reflecting upon the specific ways of
creation, production and distribution that emerge in the meeting between F/LOSS designers, authors and ’books’. From 20 to 31 July @ Hangar, Barcelona (ES)And more...Possible Bodies: Imagined MishearingsThis summer, the Possible Bodies inventory travels to Hangar (Barcelona) to mutate with local affinity networks and communities of concern. During a two-week residency, the collective research (...)