RDI 2: Speculating on networked interdependencies and relationality

Reclaiming Digital Infrastructures is a research collaboration with KASK School of Arts in Gent taking serious the question how to understand digital networks and communication tools as an integral part of the art education.

The Speculating on networked interdependencies and relationality session invites participants to think about networked sociability online. Inspired by the Fediverse * and science-fiction, the participants will have to speculate on the mediation of online sociability by setting its conditions, configuration and actions.

* The Fediverse (a portmanteau of "federation" and "universe") is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other.

This online session will alternate moments of connection and disconnect, collective reading, practical experiments and disconnected discoveries.

Wednesday 24th February
11h00-11h50 : Introduction to the Fediverse and speculation practices (connected)
11h50-12h30 : Reading an excerpt of science fiction (disconnected)
12h30-13h30 : BREAK
13h30-15h00 : Collective writing exercise (disconnected)
15h00-16h00 : Discussing the results (connected)

The session will be guided by Elodie Mugrefya and Wendy Van Wynsberghe, both members of Constant.

This online session can be joined at:

@ Register your participation by email to: peter@constantvzw.org