After many weeks of Netflix, it might be time to learn something new (and if you’re not in a learning mood, that’s totally fine, sometimes we just need quiet) but if you are up for learning, there are many resources online right now for you to check out.
Twice a month we interview women who work with technology, aiming to expand the narrative about what technology is and who creates it. In between these interviews, we share what we find most interesting around us right now.
COVID-1984 — Surveillance Capitalism
Now, when many governments want to track virus patients with apps, it’s more relevant than ever to follow along with how our data are saved and used. you can start with watching the webinar with Shoshana Zuboff and Renata Ávila called “COVID-1984 — Surveillance Capitalism” which has a focus on the world after COVID-19. The webinar was held the 18. April but is still relevant and can be seen here:
Ms Baltazar’s Lab
Next week the hackerspace Ms Baltazar’s Lab, located in Vienna, Australia, is hosting an amazing workshop about “Artivism, feminism & Queerness”. They are holding the workshop online because of the lockdown, which is a great opportunity for those of us outside Vienna to participate in the exploration of art which addresses feminism and heteropatriarchy through creativity. Join here: https://www.mzbaltazarslaboratory.org/event/workshop-artivism-feminism-queerness-by-anna-t/
Code Academy has many free resources so instead of watching Tiger King, one could instead invest their brain power and Corona-Time to learn to program. Code Academy also has a membership program and for each “Pro” membership purchased, they will donate 5 Pro Memberships to people who have lost their job due to COVID-19. Check it out here: https://www.codecademy.com/
Magic Zoom with Brett Schneider
Den 30. april er der også mulighed for at lære at tilføje lidt magi til dit zoom-møde. Her afholder Elpha en workshop med den anerkendte tryllekunstner Brett Schneider for alle der er interesserede i at “ … learn about magic and develop some new skills to impress your friends in your next Zoom happy hour.” Join here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3BXwqFJjRLeY9eTS3-cvKg
Coffee Break Futures with Kintsugi Design
Kintsugi Design, founded by Vanessa (who co-writes this blog) has started “Coffee Break Futures” a 15 minute webinar every Tuesday at 10:30 CET (and maybe repeated at 10:30PST) where you can hear about upcoming trends in technology and design. Kintsugi Design will give a presentation on Zoom and leave room for a couple of questions — a perfect way to savour your coffee and inspire your thinking.You can join by signing up to their newsletter, where they will email you the login information just before they get started. Read more, and sign up here: https://kintsugi-design.com/2020/04/27/coffee-break-futures/
Greater Spaces is created by Majken Overgaard and Vanessa Julia Carpenter. Carpenter & Overgaard conduct interviews with outstanding women working with technology in six areas: hardware, software, art, culture, research and design.