• Practising Permacomputing: Rewilding Computation

    Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of this lab?
The “Rewilding Computation” workshop series provides a platform for participants to embrace permacomputing as an essential pathway for critically discussing the potential and limits of a more sustainable and harmonious digital future.


What will be the price of each of the workshop?
The regular prices for each workshop will range between € 40-60. For students it will be between € 20-40. Depeding on the full workshopday schedules and lenght FIBER will decide on the fixed prices beginning of September. At this moment the register process is open. After registering we will update you with this informationin the beginning of September. You are always free to unsubscribe if prices or actual times are not working for you in the end.


What do I get from participating in this lab?
Participation in the lab gives you access to one of the three two-day workshops (or two, or three, depending on how many you want to join), as well as the public programme, filled with talks and lectures. Here are the dates of all workshops:

  • Workshop 1 – The Cloud is Just my Old Computer
    13 & 14 October, Amsterdam
  • Workshop 2 – Imagination above productivity: resurfacing and scaling the digital ecosystem around us
    17 & 18 November, Amsterdam
  • Workshop 3 – Networking with Nature
    30 November & 1 December, Amsterdam


Where is the lab taking place?
The lab is taking place at various locations. Please check out the description of the workshop you want to attend to know the location of it.

How many of the workshops can I attend?

It is completely up to you how many workshops you want to attend. You can join us for one, two or for all three. To get a better feeling of which workshop would interest you, check out the description of each workshop on our website.


I am not technically skilled and have no knowledge of programming, is this lab for me?
Yes, we warmly welcome you to join us, regardless of your skills and knowledge of programming and computing. Please check out the descriptions of each one of the workshops, to know which one is a better fit for you!


What practical skills can I learn from the lab?
Please refer to the section on our website dedicated to each workshop to know more about the practical skills you will learn from participating in each one of the three workshops. In general, we will collectively explore what a permacomputing way of life could mean.


How do I take part in the workshops of this lab?
We ask you to buy a ticket for each workshop you want to attend, as well as fill in a short questionnaire, providing more information about yourself.


What are the costs of participating and what do I get in return?
Participation during one of the workshops of the lab part is € ?? (incl. VAT). With this contribution we can create the programme, pay the speakers and make the production possible. The participation during one whole workshop, and attendance of the public programme on Saturday 2nd of December is included in this price. The payment of these costs must be made before the start of the lab.


Are food and beverages included?
For this lab, we ask you to bring your own food and drinks. During the day, there will be a break for you to get and have lunch.


Why do I have to fill in a survey when buying my tickets?
By answering our quick survey, you help us to understand your needs, wishes and expectations for the lab better. This makes it possible for us to create an environment for you, that allows you to get the most out of the workshop(s).


How does the open call for writers & journalists work?
We are dedicated to share the knowledge and socially relevant topics dealt with in the labs in an open and accessible way within the public domain. As such, we invite journalists, writers and students to join us free of charge. In exchange, we ask you to develop concrete outcomes: from media items to written articles, dealing with topics discussed during the lab in an accessible way.


Can I only attend the lectures during the public programme, without being part of the workshops?
Yes, it is possible to only attend the talks during the public programme, without being part of any of the workshops. Keep an eye on our website for more information about this programme, coming soon!


Does the lab work with a code of conduct?
FIBER and Reassemble Lab work with the Berlin Code of Conduct. A primary goal is to be inclusive to the largest number of contributors, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion (or lack thereof). This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for all those who participate in our community, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behaviour.


My question is not included in the FAQ?
Please contact our producer Allegra Greher if you have a question that is not answered on our website. She will get back to you with an answer.