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Peer-to-Peer Poetry: Invisible Cities #32
Peer-to-Peer Poetry: Invisible Cities
What if we could create and inhabit a new kind of digital city that transforms our online networks from an ordained protocol to an expressive medium of shared placemaking? In this workshop we will collectively create a peer-to-peer city using the structure of nested folders and DAT. Taking up after Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and the common practice of digital organization, through lecture, examples, and hands on making, we will explore folder structures as a new kind of poetic meter and DAT as a way to build digital spaces with and for our networks.
This workshop assumes no coding experience and simultaneously takes the position that everyone who interacts with computers in some way is already a programmer.
Material and Technical Requirements
Projector, desks, chairs, and each participant with a laptop.
As organizers we strive for low-cost pathways of participation, are you interested in a community billet program either hosting out-of-towners or staying with locals?
I am happy to stay with locals.
Melanie Hoff is an artist and educator examining the role technology plays in social organization and reinforcing hegemonic structures. Their work plays with structural conventions of software, installation, and workshops. They are a founding member of the "Cybernetics Library", an art and research collective offering resources for study and critique of technical and social systems and "Soft Surplus", a collective art studio warehouse for making things near each other. They teach at Rutgers University, the School for Poetic Computation, and have presented their work in New Museum, the Queens Museum, The Internet Archive, and elsewhere.