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Radio Implicancies

Radio Implicancies is about practicing interdependencies. About how to stay with the complex entanglements between the personal, the economical, the political and the computational. About thinking, using and making technology with mutual relations in mind.

If everything is mixed up with everything else, where do you start? Does it ever end? What does it mean to mean to say “stop” or “cut”? And how could anything change? Radio Implicancies invites you to experiment with practical and theoretical propositions by feminist, non-binary, queer, anti-colonial and other disobedient researchers/practitioners who each in their own way tug at the threads of techno-ecologies.[1] They crack jokes and demand the impossible but also pay attention to feelings of discomfort and despair. From and with them we learn about things like refusal, diffraction and figuration and about the openings these might make for imagining technology otherwise.

I borrowed the term “implicancies” from Denise Ferreira Da Silva and Arjuna Neumann. Their film 4 Waters: Deep Implicancy is a poethical exploration of rivers, histories, volcanoes and schools of thought that flow together.[2] The “Deep implicancies” in the title of their film signals the entangled responsibilities for maintaining colonial hierarchies between what and who is considered to be of value or not. The film argues that to change this, we first of all need to displace the logics that make extraction, disposession, and segregation work. In an e-mail conversation with Neumann, Da Silva explains that she therefore prefers the term “deep implicancies” over “entanglement” because to her, entanglement is still informed by the possibility of separation, of de-tanglement or a return to a moment before the knot was made.[3] This is the challenge we face: how to deal with deep implications and being implicated without falling into the trap of undoing and restoring; of falling for the promise of fair algorithms, good data and zero carbon technologies.

The Special Issue Radio Implicancies is an occasion to figure out routines for starting with small things, while keeping bigger structures in mind.[4] Together we’ll test ways to hold complexity, by releasing often and early.[5] We’ll experiment with (and think with) ... other computing, alternative orders, queer analytics, affective infrastructures, multiple voices, iterative listening, performative recordings, collaborative annotation, rehearsing improvisation. Let's take a deep breath and ... start from the middle!

How does this work

Radio Implicancies starts on Tuesday April 12 and from that moment on, we will publish a soundfile every week. This edition of Radio Implicancies is actually not a live broadcast but a series of eight audio-zines. In a way, Issue #18 is launched every week.

To make a collective environment for sound-production and listening together, we will start building a studio in the first week of the project. For hosting and contextualize the audio-zines, we will also need a basic web-platform. The soundfiles themselves can be created by any means necessary, i.e. you are invited to experiment with different protocols and editorial approaches: readings, DJ-ing, artificial voices, hardware experiments, field recordings … they can be live-on-tape (recorded from live sessions on Tuesday or earlier) or produced otherwise.

Every Tuesday morning, we will take time to listen to the soundfile-in-the-making in the studio. Testing out processes for working together is crucial, so we will keep rotating care-taking roles (coordinating the recording, technical support, preparing materials for publication etc.).

In addition to input by Femke and guests, Manetta, Michael, Joseph and Steve also provide input, feedback and support for your ongoing technical and conceptual work. In the second half of the project, guests will join to propose an exercise, a question, something to read or a discussion. Throughout regular tutorials and group sessions we will build a shared repository of playlists, routines, keywords, references, formats and resources.

Issue #18 Pad Index



Tuesday 12 April

XPUB1: SI18 set-up week / large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Introductions to each other and to Radio Implicancies / Femke + Steve + Manetta + Michael + Joseph
  • 14:00-17:30 Vocabulary, reading, exercises / Femke

Wednesday 13 April

XPUB1: SI18 set-up week / aquarium

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / setting up studio, basic website / Femke + Steve + Manetta + Michael + Joseph (Femke mixes in short tutorials)
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / end day with listening to test recording / Femke + Steve + Manetta + Michael + Joseph


Tuesday 19 April

XPUB1: SI18 Weekly Release 01 & Prototyping / large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / Weekly Release 01 / Femke + Steve + Michael
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / prototyping (1st) / Manetta + Joseph

Wednesday 20 April

XPUB1: SI18 RW&RM / large project space

  • 11:00 - 17:00 With Steve:

In The Cybernetic Explanation (1967), Gregory Bateson wrote: “If we find a monkey striking a typewriter apparently at random but in fact is writing meaningful prose we shall look for restraints, either inside the monkey or inside the typewriter”

In this session we will be using this small library to inform our experiments.

Text by Simon Yuill;

Scratch Orchestra's Nature Study Notes (1969)

John Cage's Song Books Vol 1 (1970)


Addition to small library: Eno: Oblique Strategies (card game)

Order of play

We start at 11:00. Please be prompt.

AM (reading and annotating):

1) Look at Nature Study Notes (1969) by Scratch Orchestra (ed.Cornelius Cardew) read out some of the instructions...

2) RAPID reading and annotation of all problems of notation will be solved by the masses

3) Return to Nature Study Notes (1969)

AM/PM (inventing and experimenting):

14:00 -regroup to organise workflow

Make pad with notations (scratches) on it

In groups, invent, perform, record notations

Time table:

pad for notation exercise

a) record your own notations

b) record notations from another group (so, we end up with different recorded versions of the same piece)

4) 16:30 upload and listen

5) 17:00 wrap up


Monday 25 April

XPUB1: Prototyping / aquarium

  • 11:00 - 17:30 prototyping (2nd) / Manetta and Joseph

Tuesday 26 April

XPUB1: SI18 Weekly Release 02 / large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / Weekly Release 02 / Femke
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / reading, vocabulary / Femke


May vacation


Monday 9 May

XPUB1: Prototyping / aquarium

  • 11:00-17:30 Prototyping (3rd) / Manetta + Joseph

Tuesday 10 May

XPUB1: SI18 Weekly Release 03 / large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / Weekly Release 03 / Femke
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / Femke (reading: Saidiya Hartman, The Plot of Her Undoing + looking at/listening to projects)


Monday 16 May

XPUB1: Prototyping / aquarium

  • 11:00-17:00 Prototyping (4th) / Manetta + Joseph

Tuesday 17 May

XPUB1: SI18 Weekly Release 04 / the large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / Weekly Release 04 / Femke + guest: Sina Seifee
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / Femke + guest: Sina Seifee

Wednesday 18 May

XPUB1: SI18 RW&RM / aquarium

  • 11:00 - 17:30 Steve

This is the last session with Steve for this academic year

Today you will mostly work on the projects for RADIO IMPLICANCIES you have been developing in prototyping.

11:00-12:00 Intro to Graduate Research Seminar 2022-2023. The GRS is the seminar which guides you through the process of writing a Project Proposal (in trim 4) and a thesis (in trim 4+5). We will discuss compiling text about your practice over the last 3 trimesters; discuss thesis; discuss project proposal.

Graduate Seminar 2022-2023

Review of RW&RM what worked and what didn't?

12:00 -17:00 Individual tutorials about RADIO IMPLICANCIES project or GRS (next year's workflow).

Meet Steve in the aquarium:

Pad (notes on tutorials):

13:15 Jian

14:00 chae / Kimberley

14:45 supi / carmen

15:30 garga / mitsa

16:15 sumo / emm

16:45 gi


Monday 23 May

XPUB1: Prototyping / aquarium

  • 11:00-17:30 Prototyping (5th Session) / Manetta + Joseph
  • 11:00-17:30 Prototyping (5th Session) / Manetta + Joseph

Tuesday 24 May

XPUB1 SI18: Weekly Release 05 / large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / Femke + guest: Elodie Mugrefya
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / Femke + guest: Elodie Mugrefya


Reading/Study week

Diffractive Reading: Pick two resources from the Related Resources page, and read/watch/... them "diffractively" through one another (i.e let them interfere with each other). Prepare a way to share some resonance for the afternoon session on Tuesday 7 June; duration p/p for doing this is maximum 5 minutes: A sound, an image, a quote, a performative response, an object, (it does not have to be durational) ... If you want to, you can take one resource from elsewhere but include at least one from the page. You can also pick materials that we watched/looked at together already.


Tuesday 7 June

XPUB1 SI18 11:00 - 17:30 / Weekly Release 06 / Femke in the large project space

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / Weekly Release 06 / Femke
  • 14:00-17:30 Special Issue / diffractive reading reports / Femke

Wednesday 8 June

XPUB1 SI17: 14:00 - 17:30 14:00?-17:30 Prototyping (6th) / Joseph in the large project space


Tuesday 14 June

XPUB1 SI18: Weekly Release 07 / Femke in the WH.-1.203 Souterrain, take the PZI back stairs and walk all the way down to the basement, see floorplan on zulip

  • 09:30-12:00 Special Issue / TaNG@ Thermique: Transversal tools for cha(LLE)nging roles and warming up conversations, with caterina daniela mora jara: "This workshop is an invitation to move together. The rules of the Argentine/global tango are not respected and roles are playfully reversed. Together we investigate the way we walk and how we can do this more consciously. Anyone who would like to move to music from a century ago, whether alone or together with someone else, is welcome. No experience with tango or dance is required. This practice is inspired by the pioneering South American feminist movement. The workshop aims to question the hierarchical relationship in improvisation by undermining historical and archetypal gender norms in tango"

Reading: Marie Bardet, Making a front with our backs

  • 13:30-15:30 Special Issue / Weekly Release 07 / Femke


Tuesday 21 June

XPUB1 S18 11:00 - 13:00 / Weekly Release 08 / Femke in La Generale, Paris

  • 11:00-13:00 Special Issue / individual tutorials w. Femke (please sign up)
    • 10:20 chae
    • 10:40 grgr
    • 11:00 Carmen
    • 11:20 Supi
    • 11:40 Emm
    • 12:00 Jian
    • 12:20 Mitsa
    • 12:40 Miri
    • BREAK
    • 14:00 Subo
    • 14:20 Alex
    • 14:40 Gersande
    • 15:00 Kimberley
  • 15:30 - 17:00 / Weekly Release 08 / Femke

Wednesday 22 June

Friday 24 June

XPUB1 SI18 archive launch


XPUB1: 10-12 Special Issue #18 DEBRIEF (in person + online) Michael

Debrief pad

Implicants, broadcasters and caretakers

Kimberley, Chaeyoung ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ, gr *・。゚. erica .*・。゚gr, gersande, Carmen, MIRIAM SCHÖB , o h j i a n, flem, SUPI, mitsa, kamo 🍲, ☾ Ål Nik ☾.

Caretakers Page

Guests + contributors

Manetta Berends, Michael Murtaugh, Steve Rushton, Joseph Knierzinger, Femke Snelting, Caterina Mora, Elodie Mugrefya, Sina Seifee.



  1. "Seems to me that the cultural critic is faced by a world that is very much like tangled balls of yarn. And that one way to approach the situation is to pull on a thread and begin to untangle the ball of meanings. And begin to trace through one thread, and then another, what gets to count as nature, for whom, and when. And how much it costs to produce nature at a particular moment in history, for a particular group of people." Paper Tiger TV, Donna Haraway Reads “The National Geographic” on Primates, 1987
  2. Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Arjuna Neumann (2018), 4 Waters: Deep Implicancy
  3. “Deep Implicancy is an attempt to move away from how separation informs the notion of entanglement.” Denise Ferreira Da Silva in conversation with Arjuna Neumann
  4. “Any ‘archipelaic’ thought is a trembling thinking, it is about not-presuming, but also about opening and sharing. We do not need to define a Federations of States first, or to install administrative and institutional orders. It already begins its work of entanglement everywhere, without being concerned with establishing preconditions. As far as our relations in the Archipelago are concerned, let us start with the small things, while keeping in mind the big ones.” Edouard Glissant, Traite du tout monde
  5. “This well-known watchword among free software developers invites authors to forget about their complexes and to refrain from trying to produce a finished project on their first attempt. The question pertains to what ‘releasing sources’ means. Does this mean publishing source files? Adding comments to the code? Documenting them? Making the code generic in order to make it more easily reusable? This is the reason why it is preferable to publish as early as possible in order to enable others to contribute to the project, code-wise or documentation-wise…” Open Source Publishing (OSP), Relearn,


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