Open Systems Association


BODILY BUREAUCRACIES - An OSA Distraction Workshop 13 Dec 2014

// Sat Dec 13 2014

Bodily Bureaucracies is a collectively led workshop exploring what happens to our bodies as they give out data, are affected by data, act through data and are stored as data in different systems.

First we will experiment with how data moves our bodies and our bodies move data. Then, using...

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Raspberry Jam

// Sat Nov 22 2014

On Saturday 22nd November, Southend on Sea Linux Users Group(SoSLUG) will be hosting their fourth Raspberry Jam event at the Tickfield Centre in Southend. This will combine practical workshops on Raspberry Pis and other platform with a host of interesting talks on different aspects of computing practices.

OSA members...

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Notes from THIS IS A DISTRACTION discussion event

// Wed Oct 29 2014

On Wednesday 8th October at a café in London, members of OSA convened ‘This is a Distraction’ - an open and informal discussion event. It initiated a new phase of collaborative research and engagement around distraction, technologies, attention and health. The event structured itself around four short talks given by...

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THIS IS A DISTRACTION: an open discussion about attention, bodies and digital technology

// Wed Oct 08 2014

The Open Systems Association is hosting an informal discussion event on distraction, health and computational culture. It’s the start of a project on ideas and practices around attention, bodies and power. All are welcome. Come along, listen and share your ideas!

How it will work: Everyone has a chance to...

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Nature as Practice Symposium

Joon Ian Wong // Fri Aug 01 2014

I started looking into gutta percha as an Interactive Media student at Goldsmiths in 2012. Graham Harwood was showing us the length of submarine telegraph cable that he keeps in the Interactive Media lab and he must have mentioned, casually, that it was coated in something called gutta percha. The...

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Everything but the Kitchen

// Fri Jun 21 2013

On the evening of the summer solstice, members of the Open System Association will move the familiar framework of the kitchen into the experimental project space of Harts Lane Studios: an 11 hour material enquiry into how time is produced through relations between physical processes and is restructured through...

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OSA contributing to Evil Media Distribution Centre at Transmediale 2013

// Wed Jan 30 2013

For this years Transmediale festival for media art and digital culture OSA have contributed to the Evil Media Distribution Centre. An artistic response, in the form of installation project, to the recently published book Evil Media by Matt Fuller. Evil Media Distribution Centre is the work of...

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MA Interactive Media Events programme

// Tue Jan 01 2013

In 2013 OSA will be involved in a series of events in collaboration with the MA Interactive Media: Critical Theory & Production course at Goldsmiths College, London. More information will be announced here shortly.

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