Algorithmic solidarity: can colonialism be encoded into algorithms?
a workshop with eeefff
Oranienstraße 25,
Berlin 10999
Veranstaltungsraum, 1. OG
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The session will look into the recent leaked source code of biggest IT corporation which is very close to russian government. The source codes of the “Yandex” company were copied in July 2022 and published in the Internet on January 25, 2023. The size of the leakage is 44,71 gigabytes. An artistic duo eeefff proposes to read the code collectively, diving into: encoded ownership on territories, exceptional cases, patterns of digital colonialism, how-to-spell constructedness, “pure web,” encoded violence, fairy tales about oil, Conditions { Tag: "war" Check { # update according to the situation Expression: "0" } } , /* If Russia (country) from Russia's point of view (001) contains Crimea and from Ukraine's point of view (UA) doesn't contain Crimea, we build 2 variants of Russia. It means, that countryToRecognitionSubjects contains ```Russia -> [001, UA] No necessary programming skills are needed.

eeefff will prepare a tool to search inside of the code and will guide the session. About ‘Algorithmic Solidarity’ ‘Algorithmic Solidarity’ focuses on the infrastructures of coloniality and the infrastructures of solidarity opposed to them. Specifically looking into infrastructural time, algorithmic abstractions and bodies. By form, it can be a collective experience / radical pedagogy practice / walk to the specific location / LARP protocol / digital togetherness / open-ended situation / affective temporary training zone.

The event is part of the side program of Өмә exhbition and is organized with the financial support of the ÖPR program of the German foreign office.
nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, Berlin 10999, Veranstaltungsraum, 1. OG
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About the participants:
eeefff (Minsk/Berlin) are artistic cooperation / made-up institution / cybernetic political brigade / poetic computations / hacking unit / queer time. It is neither one of these, nor all together.​​​​​​​ Active from 2013, eeefff make software-based projects, publications, networks, and platforms that critically explore digital labour, value extraction, and community formation in Eastern Europe. Methods include: public actions, online interventions, performative seminars, software and hardware hacking, framing environments and choreographing social situations. Co-organisers of several events, spaces and agencies, among them: Work Hard! Play Hard!, Flying cooperation, Algorithmic Solidarity. More info can be found here: https://eeefff.org/
The room is inaccessible to people in a wheelchair. There is an elevator, but access to it is blocked by 4 steps. To get to the toilet you have to overcome about 10 steps on narrow stairs. There are only chairs with a backrest for seating.