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In computation, a âpipeâ is a method to enable various software modules
to connect to each other, where the output of one program is treated as
the input for the next program. âPipesâ form the basis of The Unix
philosophy, a perspective on software production where multiple
task-oriented tools can be chained together to make seemingly endless
software combinations possible. While interchangeable and flexible, the
assumption that each element should be optimised to âDo One Thing and Do
It Wellâ leads to a rather predictable and ultimately normative set. If
each tool is designed to be used in any context by anyone at any time,
what about situated knowledge? How can we imagine modularity, knowing
that software processes are inherently leaky and contextual?
Call for participants:
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Participants in Promiscuous Pipelines can be artists
and/or thinkers and/or developers interested in rethinking tool-sets,
methods or systems. You are invited to bring existing or imagined
projects that care about connections between social, technical and
There are 5 places available. If you are interested in participating,
please send a short motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org
by *July 1*, 2015.
The worksession starts on Monday August 31 in the afternoon and ends
on Saturday evening September 5. We will work collaboratively with 20
participants. The session is organised by Constant in collaboration with
foAM and hosted at Koolmijnkaai 30-34 in Brussels.
Participation is free. Constant and foAM will take care of lodging, food
and drink. A basic hardware workshop, plus a library of related
materials will be made available. If you need anything special, let us
know and weâll try to facilitate.
We prefer to use Free, Libre and Open Source software because we would
like to focus on tools that invite us to speak back to their social and
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