[-empyre-] Introducing Angeliki Diakrousi and Cristina Cochior

Cristina Cochior clcochior at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 20:27:34 AEDT 2020

Dear empyre list,

We have written this email collaboratively on an Etherpad installation. In
fact, the Etherpad is a tool we use often for collective writing, for
emails, note taking, collecting research over long periods of time, for
holding events on. The synchronicity of the pads allow us to be together
and to "stream" text to each other in real time. Similarly to the Etherpad,
we also stream sounds to each other through an Icecast server, albeit at
another speed. Both instances of Etherpad and Icecast are installed and
situated in the collective space Varia, which is based in Rotterdam.

Temporary Riparian Zone <http://accumulations.online/trz.html> is an
interface of exploring ways of "streaming" to each other through forms of
online live-ness and simultaneous participation that manifest through
listening, waiting and responding. The interface was first made for a
workshop that we held on the 23rd of July 2020 as part of the 2020 Hackers
and Designers summer school. The workshop happened remotely, while Angeliki
was in Kefalonia, Cristina in Rotterdam and the rest of the participants
were in different locations and timezones. You can still see, read and hear
the traces from this workshop on the interface. Westarted by listening to a
pre-recorded audio file next to the word ENTER at the top of the bottom
half of the page.

A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and
banks of a channel. From this visual we imagined the different ways of
moving information down a channel that the pad and the icecast server might
have. We used the pad in the top half of the screen to write the content
together that we transmitted live over a series of broadcast channels
co-existing in the live composition interface on the bottom half of the
screen. In the last 20 minutes of the workshop we performed and listened to
each other. You can listen back to some of the recordings through this
interface, they are highlighted in green.

Thank you for inviting us to the list!

Angeliki and Cristina

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020 at 3:48 PM Daniel Lichtman <danielp73 at gmail.com> wrote:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Dear Empyre,
> I'm excited to announce our next guests this month, Angeliki Diakrousi
> and Cristina Cochior and their project Temporary Riparian Zone. TRZ
> explores methods of peer-to-peer "streaming", considering the hydrological
> stream, or flowing of water, as a metaphorical starting point. I had the
> pleasure of participating in their workshop (from a distance) at this
> summer's Hackers and Designer's conference. I'm happy to let Angeliki and
> Cristina introduce their project in more detail!
> Angeliki Diakrousi is an artist and researcher coming from Greece and
> living in Rotterdam. Her practice relates to topics around activation of
> public spaces, online archives, feminist approaches on technology,
> collective speech platforms and listening channels. She is an Architecture
> graduate of the University of Patras (2015), and a graduate of the
> Experimental Publishing Master at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (2019).
> She is part of /etc and Varia.
> Cristina Cochior (RO) is a researcher and designer working in the
> Netherlands. With an interest in automation, situated software and peer to
> machine knowledge production, her practice largely consists of
> investigations into the intimate bureaucracy of knowledge organisation
> systems and more recently, collective digital infrastructures.
> Angeliki and Cristina are both part of Varia, a space for developing
> collective approaches to everyday technology.
> Looking forward to discussing this project!
> Best,
> Dan
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