bug report: tuning to trans*feminist Xystem.crash

Saturday 31.10.2020
Beginning: 16.00

Price free

“We engage the bug report as a trans*feminist practice of affirmative critique that tunes to conceptual, political or material problems within existing systems.“ (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr)

In the format of a bug report, invited writers will describe and problematize bugs at the intersection of computation, magic and decolonial theory. A bug report within computational practice is a document detailing what is observable about a piece of software that is not performing a dedicated task. In 1946, programmer Grace Hopper invented the term when operators found a moth in the Mark II computer. We engage the bug report as an anti-racist and trans*feminist practice of affirmative critique that tunes to conceptual, political or material problems within existing systems. Borrowing from Mozilla’s bug report writing guidelines, we have distilled key trans*feminist debugging techniques towards naming problems within the processes that produce glitches, crashes and violences. Join us for an evening of reading bug reports, discussing further implications and giving time and attention to collective bug finding.

/Series of bug reports by Edna Bonhomme, Mario Guzman, Femke Snelting, and Pinar Tuzcu

/curated by MELT (Loren Britton & Isabel Paehr)

/Please register for every single event by writing an email to feministmagiX@hgb-leipzig.de

/Due to COVID restrictions the event will be held on- and offline. All participants who wish to participate online will receive a link to the online tool before the event. Please contact koeppert@hgb-leipzig.de

/For further information on the series click here

/at 1 pm there will be a guided tour in german through disturbance : witch; participation optional