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XPUB1 2022-2023

Eleanor's Workshop

I think the best kick off for school was Nor's workshop. It was a confusing day, overloaded with `needs`. Need to figure out where the academy is; the need to find the lab; the need to communicate and the need to find a place of comfort I guess. So when we started talking about our needs and other peoples' needs outloud, they suddenly became real and them quickly unimportant as well.

It was a relief to seperate that days needs, putting them in order and taking action about it.

In the other hand, it was very interesting to be intimate and vulnerable with strangers (classmates, hi) who will then become friends (hi again :)). I guess it was a good icebreaker because knowing how to identify someones needs or feelings is such a privelage and intimate experience.

Seeing how everyone felt similiar when they are distressed made the feeling of stress itself very funny :) So what if we feel shaky and have a stomach ache: we're in this together and we're owning our shit.

On the personal side, it made me think about stoicism and the ways to talk to someone who finds fighting is their way of communicating. How to avoid being heartbroken + how to understand that some things cant be controlled. I found this similiar to my relationship with Turkey. I feel like its always a fight and struggle where I try to communicate my needs in my way but cant seem to reach anywhere. so when I tried to make a map of the other side's needs, it turned out so far away then mine :)

Another thing was the fact that I was working on being angry. Because at some point last year, I realised that I never raised my voice to anyone or was truly angry. This was because at the moment I felt angry, I justified the other persons needs and tied them to their action and was not angry anymore. They were raised that way, they had a bad day, they learnt to communicate in that way etc. But what I realized in the workshop, different than what I have been working with myself was that what I thought was empathy is actually justification. There is no limit to empathy but just because you are empathizing with someone doesnt mean you have to accept their actions. I guess I can call that an enlightenment moment!

The Library Tour of Rotterdam-LIBHOPPING

Special Issue 19-How Do We Library That?


pad: NOTES ON TAKING NOTES -pen/pencil/paper -making lists and then getting back to it with arrows when I have to add something in between (which usually is the case) -evernote -never post-its: they get lost in outer space and you are left naked, not remembering what you had to do. -send messages to friends and text 'ignore' afterwards. isnt very sustainable in terms of keeping the friendship :) -on the back of receits. and when I lose them, which I do, trying to visually remember what I wrote. -on my arms or depending on the weather on my legs too. but then what should 'call' remind me? call who? back to the start... -videonotes

there was this time when we were so fed up with texting and found it very superficial so we started mailing each other weekly with my friend. That turned out perfect. Methods of notetaking we discovered:

   1) transcribing everything word for word
   2) Glossating – making glossaries / taking out the 'big ideas' / interpreting / keywording / skim writing
   3) Contextualizing – including an observation of the relationship & dynamics of the conversationalists

reading and writing: the perfect combination of reading your thoughts as you are writing it. the two actions often go together.

annotations: annotations could be stains if you know how to read them. seeing a tangerine stain on a book can mean that this person, complete stranger took their time on this page and maybe you can guess which parts they took notes of. Annotations are specific ways of taking notes or maybe they arent at all. But you never know. if you see someone rewrote the same word on the page, what could that mean? Collectively, these forms of annotation indicate the presence of readers, making them visible to each other. Annotation lives in close proximity to the text. When it is separated from the text, it becomes unfixed, losing its symbolic power to remind us that other readers have also been here.

publication and publishing: publishing is an ending process where publication is not. editing a text can be seen as rewriting or creating a different version. when people have notes on the published material and create something new with it, this means the publishing process is still active. Publication is a slower, continuing process which aims for publishing to be sustained, an open process.

Making something public, and making publics. Matthew Stadler, writer and co-founder of the federated publishing network Publication Studio, makes a distinction between publishing and publication. For Stadler, publication happens not only through sharing texts, but also “setting up the circumstance through which we can talk and debate them, together”. Publishing survives through publication, which is the necessary creation and maintenance of the space created for a public; to read, to share texts, to discuss and publish them. Publication continues after the event of publishing.

on writing with a pen or pencil and its effect on our brains and creative process:

Sesh#2 cards in our bag :) Moyra Davey, Fifty Minutes The Fridge, Books (the first 8 minutes)

We worked on transcribing a video. some of us tried to watch the video simultaneously. Bobi actually didnt watch the video and just transcribed what she heard. It was an interesting experience.

Then we made recordings and used the vosk transcriber to have it in text.


transcripted text using track changes in word.

the link to the html page for the transcription: I extracted various parts from the book Transparent Blue and created a different narrative apart from the book itself. So then I had a small sequence from the book.

I worked on the transcribed text on word and the main purpose was to retrack the original text. But I tried to do this from memory. I tried to remember the original text and edited accordingly. There were some words that were transcribed as some other word that is pronounced the same way. Its easy to decieve a transcriber using language! you can talk meaninglessly but make the vosk transcribe it as you like.

such as: a me bees = amoebes

This then made me think about different cultures and pronounciations. how using a language that is not your mother tongue effects transcription and how can we mock it? Because why not :)

It wasn't the sound of an airplane the buzz was an insect somewhere behind my ear it woah sent da saund of en heirplein da baz woahs en eensect sumwheir beehind mai eer. [=₀==₀]

THE LIBRARY IS OPEN Libraries of librarians... Anyone can become a librarian through calibre. When everybody is a librarian, the library is everywhere.

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Reading: The Undercommons

'the concepts are ways to develop a mode of living together, a mode of being to-gether that cannot be shared as a model but as an instance.'

'If concepts are tools for living or toyboxes for playing, when you pick up a text that’s finished, unless you’ve got some special texts that I don’t know of, you don’t get a sense of the playing or the living usually. What you get a sense of is some finished product where the collectivity animating the work that pre-ceded it – which I would agree with you is the most important thing – somehow gets lost along the way.'



pad: Cards on the table:

Transcribing manually.

Textual production! interpretation Thinking in boxes.

Aby Warburg's work similiar in a visual way to our cards with Aglaia.

biblio-graph: Also similiar in a way to present the process.




pad: Visited the social practice library. I have some handwritten notes.





login: root pas: m////g

breadcube is back! and its crunchier than ever 🍞…ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ

hub is a name that refers to a setup hidden network on the internet xvm: xpub virtual machine- wiki and stuff xvm is the only publicly reachable network. for example only xvm has a publicly reachable ip address

when connected to breadcube with ethernet or wifi, internet thinks xvm is one server but there are hidden network underneath such as bootleg of soupboat.

install tinc to breadcube tinc is creating hidden networks.

ssh: secure shell- program to connect remotely to a server

'you can add your computer to the tink network and connect to breadcube with ssh.'

command line basics

grammar: $ (shows that this is a BASH command) command -options arguments

-the command is the name of the program to use -the options are the specific settings for the command -the argument is what you use the command on

  1. -root


~=home ..=going one folder back sshortest way home: cd "ip addr" for seeing the new ip

pwd= where am i now? root:/ cd: change directory + meta character takes you to a specific folder !! ls: list

/$= / you are at root

finding yourself and losing yourself again:

suzan@breadcube:/$ cd var suzan@breadcube:/var$ ls suzan@breadcube:/var$ cd www suzan@breadcube:/var/www$ ls html suzan@breadcube:/var/www$ cd html suzan@breadcube:/var/www/html ls suzan@breadcube:/var/www/html$ cd .. suzan@breadcube:/var/www$ cd .. suzan@breadcube:/var$ cd .. suzan@breadcube:/$

use the manual mannn! = man (whatever) dont act like you understood everything ٩꒰´· ⌢•`꒱۶⁼³₌₃

PERMISSIONS! drwxr-xr-x

   421         421     421

d rwx rwx rwx

  user owner   group   other
   u             G        O

chmod to change permission EITHER WITH NUMBERS OR U G O.

SUDO is a permission group* sudo test

< Hellloooo Suziii >

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There we go!

(⋆‿⋆)LUNCH (⋆‿⋆) filezilla and visual studio code as an editor.

created files and imported there to edit in the editor. save and refresh.

html and slight css :))



We began with changing passwords and login to jupyterlab.

-markdown is a markup language. shortcut way. notebook can convert markdown to html language. -you have to press shift and enter to apply in the notebook. -work offline on the editor and then you can upload it on jupyter. -shared/html is for us to share things with each other -index is the home page.

HYPERWORLD <!DOCTYPE html> special tag to say that the page is an html page.

  • wrap all your content in an html tag.
  • <a href="x.html">hello</a> easiest way to reference a page.

HTML AND CSS id (you can use it once in a page and also used to point to specific part in a page) and classes ul: unordered list

  1. is the id and . is the class in css language.



Working on Flex. svg and acss animation web to print format





The craftsmen-Richard Sennet

Git Hub and open source.

"The Cathedral and The Bazaar"

copyleft understanding. Eric S. Raymond

'How can quality of knowledge coexist with free and equal exchange in a community?'

Git was invented for concerns about quality.

New Git Repository



Computers for the arts-Dick Higgins



there must be an angel:


Research methods



Pagedjs Workshop


Single source publishing: we publishing- not an object but a content. making one content available in all possible sources.

flux pagination: page numbers, header, footer, page float is not available in a default web print.

booksprint= makes a pdf ready to print in 5 days.


-based on w3c web standards html-css-pagedjs


-Pollyfill code that implements features on web browsers that do not support the features. Polyfill the Greek word for hack! :) pagedjs transforms the css code for all web browsers to support. pagedjs makes the code "understandable" for the browser.

walden pond zine:

coko: supports open source publishing.

preview for pagedjs:

starter kit for pagedjs: