Open Call for Journalists & Researchers

Reassemble Lab: Natural Intelligence (10 — 13 March)

FIBER Reassemble Lab: Natural Intelligence
March 10 — 13, Amsterdam (some parts online)

With this Call For Journalists & Researchers we want to extend the invitation to both professional journalists and studying researchers (bachelor and master students, PHD researchers) to join FIBER’s upcoming lab about alternative internet infrastructures based on earthly dynamics, low-carbon solutions and ecological ethics. ​​We offer an opportunity to carry out research during and after our upcoming lab. This can be done for the development of a media item, essay or within the context of someone’s study or thesis.

We will offer a number of spots to visit the lab free of charge and will work together with our team to access the work and research of our participants and speakers. In return, we ask for the development of concrete outcomes: from media items to written articles.

FIBER considers its task to share the knowledge and socially relevant topics dealt with in the labs in an open and accessible way in the public domain. In addition, we offer opportunities for students and starters to develop their practice within the labs. For these purposes, we seek cooperation with journalists and researchers.

The lab is scheduled on 11, 12 and 13 March, with a public kickoff on Thursday March 10th. Both lab and public programme take place at A Lab (Amsterdam). The public programme is also streamable online.

Who can join?

Journalists and writers connected to a platform, collective or media organisation, which focuses on the future of the Internet in which sustainability, ecological ethics, decoloniality and post-fossil futures are central. We would like to get in touch with you to collaborate.

Get in touch with lauren[at]fiber-space[dot]nl.

Educational departments or individual students with an interest in post-carbon and ethical transitions of the internet and other digital infrastructures. Studies can be anchored in the arts, media theory, design, architecture, engineering, policy and studies within the environmental humanities.

Get in touch with diana[at]fiber-space[dot]nl.

Questions we explore during 'Natural Intelligence'

▰ How can we envision future energy, information and communication systems that are non-extractive in nature, following ecological realities/ethics and interacting with natural phenomena and cycles?

▰ How can we work within design, media art and creative coding practices to foster a new energy literacy?

▰ How to rethink the internet based on renewable energy and regenerative principles?

▰ How to start implementing these values in everyday practices?

For all available info about Natural Intelligence click here.