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Should not be adding any more slides to this talk but I just made an exception to mention @FuckOffGoogle – a great example of what I’m calling “social regulation” (contrast with legislative regulation and technological regulation) of surveillance capitalists.

We start winning this war when they start becoming socially unacceptable. So it was with Big Tobacco, so it shall be with Big Data and Big Tech.

So do tell them to “fuck off” whenever you get the chance – time for being polite is over.

upcoming workshop...

Blurring Boundaries: Electronics as Material Practice

June 9-15, 2019 at Shakerag in Sewanee Tennessee/USA

More information:
>> kobakant.at/DIY/?p=7540

Workshop registration:
>> shakerag.org/page.cfm?p=1004

"The expropriator of Berlin"
Austrian newspaper Die Presse writes about a initiative to expropriate the big property market speculators of Berlin.
@FuckOffGoogle

@FuckOffGoogle
"Everything under control - Google abandons the campus in Kreuzberg......"

LAST CHANCE TO SEE

if you are in Berlin this week for @transmediale or @CTMFestival:
KOBA E-Textile Tailor Shop Closing Exhibition

January 30th – February 3rd 2019
Görlitzer Strasse 72, 10997 Berlin
kobakant.at/KOBA/closing-exhib

Opening of KOBA Closing Exhibition: Wednesday January 30th at 19:30 ! ! !

We will open our closing exhibition with a lecture and performances by Wim Roth and Dominique Ebb. Both were customers of KOBA during the last year.

More info >> kobakant.at/KOBA/closing-exhib

Coming to Berlin for @transmediale? or @CTMFestival?

Last chance to see our KOBA E-Textile Tailor Shop!

Closing exhibition: January 30th – February 3rd 2019

KOBA, Görlitzer Strasse 72, 10997 Berlin

>> kobakant.at/KOBA/closing-exhib

REMINDER:

E-Stitches Berlin #4: Unusual E-Textile Techniques

Thursday January 24th 2019, 19:30 at KOBA Berlin

An evening of talks and discussion about less usual techniques such as: woven speakers, lasercut fur, pleated antennas, crochet solenoids….

>> kobakant.at/KOBA/e-stitches-be

E-Stitches Berlin #4: Unusual E-Textile Techniques

Thursday January 24th 2019, 19:30 at KOBA Berlin

An evening of talks and discussion about less usual techniques such as: woven speakers, lasercut fur, pleated antennas, crochet solenoids….

>> kobakant.at/KOBA/e-stitches-be

KOBA Closing Exhibition

January 30th – February 3rd 2019

After running an E-Textile Tailor Shop for a full year, we will close with an exhibit showcasing the commissions we realized, telling the stories of our customers as well as our own behind-the-scenes prototyping and production experiences.

KOBA by KOBAKANT
E-Textile Tailor Shop for Wearable Technology in Berlin

>> kobakant.at/KOBA/closing-exhib

Moritz Metz came by KOBA this week to ask my perspective on the German maker-scene for Deutschlandfunk Kultur. The question whether making and DIY are new... or just internet-worked versions of age-old traditions. And why is CNC milling "making" but flatbed knitting not? And what about all these materials we're making with!? I want to know more about where these are coming from and how to deal with them when I'm done with them.

>> deutschlandfunkkultur.de/blick

Submit your idea for a custom-made garment and we just might make it for you free of charge!

Mail your wish on a postcard or come by our shop before December 20th for a chance to win!

KOBA
Görlitzer Strasse 72
10997 Berlin
Germany

video of Jie Qi's Patent Panda launch and the telling of her Google-patent story

>> youtube.com/watch?v=YfCYOWVQeh

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Folks! Not only is the long wait over for Maddy's new awesome book about , , , and human body extension , but you can also get the rerelease of the classic @seeyourselfsensing !
Btw if you are in Singapore, I got a few local copies of X, if you want to order one free of Shipping (before I move!) Hit me up! Get more eyes on these great books!

amazon.com/See-Yourself-Sensin

“The belief that tomorrow is a different place from today is certainly a unique hallmark of our species” Douglas Coupland

Forget Zuckerberg: the tech giants don’t have to own the future

reading this, i noticed i was hoping for even more hopeful examples to be coming from the tech dev world..... but then started thinking maybe it's more up to us users to be better supporters of what we deem to be brighter alternatives. that we people supporting the technologies we believe in is where the hope lies...
and of course here on Mastodon this is where that is happening....

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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for a work of speculative fiction that maintains that oblique otherworldliness throughout, see Sofia Samatar's _The Winged Histories_. i get a similar feel from Lovecraft's stories in the _Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath_ vein (though obviously you can never really extricate from his work the whiteness of the readers he imagined and addressed the work to)

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