ServPub workshop with In-grid & Systerserver

Join us for a ServPub workshop facilitated by In-grid and Systerserver, on 24 November 2023, 13.00-17.00, at Borough Road Gallery (LSBU), 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA. All welcome.

ServPub is an experimental platform for research and practice on computational publishing, to reflect collectively on affective infrastructures, minor tech and autonomous networks within, and beyond, institutional constraints. This project is a conduit for discussions of technological scale and effective collective working methods. 

We will introduce ServPub as a project and as a network of technical and social components. We will also take you through the technical setup and include a working session on one of the nodes of the server network to demonstrate these methodologies in practice. We will reflect on the process by wrapping up the day with a collective documentation exercise and group discussion with Q&A.

ServPub encompasses:
– Experimental and computational publishing
– Self-hosted, decentralised platforms
– Sysadmin as collective labour
– Networking protocols
– Portable/local servers using raspberry pis
– Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Order of events:
– Introduction to ServPub and its players
– Sharing feminist methodologies (Systerserver)
– Working Session
– Documentation & Discussion

Workshop facilitated by In-grid with contributions from Systerserver members. Participating communities/institutions include CSNI at LSBU, Creative Computing Institute at UAL, SHAPE at Aarhus University. Servpub was cultivated through labour and support from Systerserver and Varia.

image credit: Mara Karagianni