sOmE pErSoNaL nEwSs
hey all! I took last week off, partly because of the holiday week in the US, partly just to have some personal chill time. if u follow me on other social media, u’ll know that I have officially left my position at Withfriends. it has been a long, strange process (I unofficially left at the beginning of May, but, these things take time), and I have a lot of E • MO • TION.
but, I am also excited for new opportunities and projects. first up, in addition to some fun lil contract projects for fav old clients and new industry friends, I’m going to be participating in Materia Abierta in Mexico City this August. very excite! I’m looking forward to having time to make and share some of my own personal work w/ u all. and if u have something in mind (contract work, long term positions for the fall, art collaborations, whatever), HMU!
but most of all thx thx thx to this community for being supportive and chill through a difficult time. ok, onward.
oh ALSO! I will be in NYC from July 17 - 30(ish?? I still haven’t booked my return 😅). so if u are in the area and want to hang IRL (cowork w/ me? at a meetup? at an art event?), LMK!
want a good long read for your Tuesday? check out “A curatorial approach to dataviz,” on [ANTI]MATERIA. this is worth bookmarking and taking some time to digest!
Ladybug is a new, all lady-hosted weekly podcast by some AGtC favs. they’re putting a lot of effort into making it accessible and appealing, with topics like how to balance your side projects or how to pivot your career. check it out!
and if you’re digging in on CSS, check out the 2019 State of CSS Survey. it’s always worth staying up to date, as it’s really easy for stuff to fly under your radar! I just learned about scroll-behavior while working on a gig last week!
this reddit AMA by Aodyo Instruments includes some wild videos!
hey! do u look at these every week and think, wow those look cool but idk I don’t have the portfolio/background/brilliant earth-shattering ideas to get in? just apply! I started applying for stuff again for the first time in YEARS thx to my new career wackiness and guess what, I’m doing a cool exciting intensive program next month! u never no!!!
DEADLINE EXTENDED! KLAXON KLAXON! Radical Networks has extended their proposal deadline to TODAY JULY 9. take ur lunch break to get on it! Radical Networks is a conference that celebrates a free and open internet, with hands-on workshops, speakers, and a gallery exhibiting artworks centered around radio and networking technology, taking place in NYC this October 18-20.
We invite artists, activists, lawyers, engineers, writers, policy makers, educators, scientists, journalists, community organizers, cyberfeminists, self-taught technologists, and others. We prioritize applications from people of color and Indigenous folx, womxn, non-binary folx, gender expansive and GNC, LGBTQ folx, immigrants, the undocumented, working-class, disabled folx, and first-time presenters!
you can learn more about how to submit a proposal here.
applications are open for The Strange’s fall “Decelerator,” a retreat/residency hybrid for those seeking a chance to slow down and focus on an ambitious creative undertaking from a beautiful location in the mountains. this fall's program will specifically be made available to practitioners whose work extends beyond themselves by generating critical opportunities and support for others. applications are due by August 1! you can learn more here.
NEoN Digital Arts Festival in Dundee, Scotland is hosting an open call for augmented reality works on the theme of “REACT,” exploring how artists use digital systems to effect change within our social and political realities. the deadline for proposals is July 31, so you have a nice chunk of time to get this one sent off. projects will be hosted for the festival this November, and artists will receive a fee of £2000 for the production/licensing of the work. you can learn more here.
We run courses in batches based on the availability teachers, venues, and the interest of students. So even though we're no longer accepting enrollments for NET101 this July, folks can still register for pre-enrollment for the next NET101 course and, whenever they complete the pre-enrollment process, will be able to enroll in any future NET101 course up to six months in advance.
so no excuses! their courses and events look great and are worth checking out. I’m going to try and swing by something while I’m in NYC if I can!
the WimmelResearch Fellowship has an open call for projects on the theme of “Immortality & Disruptive Materials”:
What fabric is our world made of: energy, thoughts, dark matter? How do we treat these materials: holistically, socially, efficiently? Which role do resources play for human life? Are rare-earth elements the future »Unobtainium« of Pandora? What is the relationship between technological progress and the scarcity of resources? Does sustainability constitute the opposite of efficiency and growth? How can resources be made accessible and for whom? Will our thoughts as energy become rare? Which lifeworld can be created through new materials? What kind of dependencies do intelligent systems have on matter that they are made out of? What is the life span of a raw material? Do we want to use the world or consume it? What does destruction mean for our existence? Is a digital twin immortal? What substances will future human beings consist of?
artists of all disciplines are invited to engage with the theme and apply by July 14! more info available here.
apply by July 15 for the next Rencontres Internacionales! the call is open to film, video, and multimedia (including VR, AR, 360º video, etc) submissions without restrictions on length or genre, so long as the work is newish (within the last 2 years) and has not been publicly exhibited in Paris/Île-de-France. learn more here.
the Recurse Center is accepting applications for Fellowships of up to $10,000 for women, trans, and/or non-binary programmers to work on a project or research at the Recurse Center during their Fall batches. these Fellowships will be directly funded by the Recurse Center, and people of color are especially encouraged to apply! learn mroe here. apply by 9am on July 22 to be considered!
📅 upcoming events!
Saturday July 13! Governor’s Island! New York, NY USA: as part of New York Electronic Arts Fest, Harvestworks presents a performance by sound artist Ben Manley. more info here!
Sunday July 21! Wonderville! Brooklyn, NY USA: Tech Learning Collective presents Gone Phishing: How to Recognize Fake Websites and Other Online Scams! stop by Wonderville for this workshop to learn the basics of self-defense against web-based social engineering attacks. you’ll learn by doing, i.e. by creating and deploying your own phishing web site designed to steal usernames and passwords. tbh I can’t think of a better way to learn how insidious these sites can be! learn more and register here. tix are first-come, first-served, and there’s a $15 discount for queer and femme folx.
just for lulz!
as always, submit to the open artist call if you have anything in the works that you are excited about! I swear I’m actually going to read through them and start pinging people (lol). and if you have an event or opportunity to promote (anywhere), please send me all the details. the next newsletter will cover the week of July 15 to 21, but I’m happy to promote events further in the future as well and keep them on the calendar.