Saturday Scripts:
    - OCTOMODE workshop / tentacular learning / tentacular publishing  resonant tentacular publishing
    - languages within languages 
    - consent concerns Script

rosa pad for each workshop

# languages within languages script
"what meaning meant was meaningless. there were so many languages inside each language, such different meanings for each word, that the dialogical break was inevitable" (Alexis Pauline Gumbs, M Archive - shared with Varia by Jara Rocha)

"Don't get hung up about names." (Linus Torvalds in a very passive-aggressive email exchange

Through this script, we invite you to take a few moments to alter the language used within programming environments to situate it within the present group. We will be customising system messages, renaming commands, or changing files.

Rosa is connected to the Varia hub, which is "a collection of techniques which allows our server in varia to act as a transit point to make other servers, whether located in the space or outside, reachable over the internet." (from the documentation of setting up the varia hub, by Roel Roscam Abbing.) More information about this setup here:

A possible rhythm to follow:
15 min - Potential alternative route
If you have never used a terminal before, we recommend spending some time to get more comfortable with it. The Map Is The Territory game, developed by is a short introduction to the commands you will need:
For a quick cheatsheet, see

25 min - The login oracle (a score within a script)
To log into Rosa, there are two ways, a simple one and a more complex one. The simple one gives you access to the Rosa server while you are on the same network (so only when you are in Varia or in the next physical location of Rosa), and the more complex one gives you access on any network you find yourself on.

The simple version:
    What is ssh
    SSH is a command that gives you access to another computer from the terminal.

First of all, you need to check if you have ssh enabled on your MAC device. Run:
    $ sudo systemsetup -getremotelogin
If remote login and SSH is currently enabled, the command and report will say “Remote Login: On” whereas if SSH is disabled and in the default macOS state, it will say “Remote Login: Off”. 

If it's Off, run:
   $ sudo systemsetup -setremotelogin on
Open your terminal and run:
    $ ssh friend@
You will be prompted for the password. Ask the key holder at the table about this.

The more complex version:
you will first need to either have to generate an rsa key.
To do this, run:
    $ ssh-keygen
    $ cd ~/.ssh/
    $ cat ~/.ssh/

Copy the output and ask one of the key holders at the table to add your public rsa key to the Varia server.

Edit the following file ~/.ssh/config to include:

N.B. that the key path/name should be made specific to your own situation 

With the above config you can now do run the following command:
    $ ssh rosa

We will adapt the score of Alexis Pauline Gumbs for accessing the Rosa server. When logging in, you will see a prompt. You can change this by editing the file /etc/issue using nano. You will need sudo for this:
    $ sudo nano /etc/issue
When logging in, you will see a randomly selected Message Of The Day (MOTD). At the moment, these are excerpts from the book by Gumbs.
We invite you to look in the physical space of Varia, the library, the reference book area, the zines, or your own references to add to the oracle.
To do this edit the file /etc/motd:
    $ sudo nano /etc/motd

15 min - Choose your own alias
Definition of alias from Merriam-Webster:
 (Entry 1 of 2)
: otherwise called : otherwise known as
 —used to indicate an additional name that a person (such as a criminal) sometimes uses
 (Entry 2 of 2)
 : an assumed or additional name that a person (such as a criminal) sometimes uses

In computing, an alias is a command which allows you to replace commands/words with other words. It is mainly used for abbreviating a system command, or for adding default arguments to a regularly used command.

Aliases that can currently be found on Rosa in the .bash_aliases file on user friend
To start a tmux session to collaboratively write in a terminal:
alias together='tmux new -s'
To join an existing tmux session
alias join='tmux attach -t'

To make the latest aliases available to be used (run after every change in the .bash_aliases file)
alias begin='source ~/.bash_aliases'

Next steps
Apart from aliases, there are other things we can change:
    - the lecture file, which contains the message displayed whenever someone uses sudo. To change this run:
        $ sudo nano /etc/sudoers.unite
    - cron job that send a message after a certain time. To try this, you could for example print a message to everyone's screens every hour. For this you would first write your message, for example see file /home/friend/broadcast.txt and edit it as you see fit. To make it run, we've added this line to the crontab "0 * * * * cat /home/friend/broadcast.txt | wall" using this command:
        $ crontab -e
    The command being run every hour is called "wall". You can use this command to send a message to everyone logged into the terminal:
        $ write "hello atnofs"



# octomode script


# consent script

Introduction: (10 mins) To be read out loud by the group, one at a time whenever someone feels like reading and speaking

Archival practices, dissemination of information and knowledge sharing are crucial actions for intersectional feminist groups. Thinking about this we quickly come to questions of access, are the materials available to those who need and want them? There is also the question of consent. If you share knowledge, do you let it be shared forever? Do you agree to share it with people you may not know? Is your identity intertwined with what you shared, your body with your data, the traces of your online actions with the shared space around and its community, and... What does that mean? How to take care of yourself and each other? When trying to give our attention to consent while building Rosa, we noticed that we didn't notice(!) many moments when we gave consent to both the hardware and software. We are curious to learn with you, to consider how the processes of setting up a server could be different. We also want to think through how consent appears in the ATNOFS project. As Rosa travels and material accumulates in the storage from many different people, how are participants able to make choices in what materials they share, and how they share them? This is a polyvocal project, do we consent to share across our differences? And how can we build trust and communicate our boundaries?

Exercise 1: (15 mins) Hello, consent calling

In a circle we think out loud about how consent is relational and can be re-negotiated

Now we can choose if we would like to do exercise 2 or 3

Exercise 2: (20 mins) Consent related to the server and our relationships around it

Exercise 3: Begin to edit a consensual Code of Conduct (CoC) for the server
Wrap up - share and discussion: (10 mins)
Everything you own, you've had to build on stolen ground (REPLACE)
Consent to our data bodies
Informed consent - said who?


For this we need:
     - printed and pdfs references
     - print mini-exercises
     - pens and paper
     - access to the rosa pads

trust and curiosity magic words: hidden - transparent - shared - common - - toys - plasticine - fixed / 
could these conditions be associated with a certain materialily? ooh nice thoughts

consent in feminist groups


resonant tentacular publishing
<small>This script is a transformation of a previous resonant publishing workshop, hosted during Zinecamp in November 2021 by Simon Browne, Artemis Grylakki, Alice Strete and Manetta Berends. It also has roots in the Read & Repair session organised by amy pickles and Cristina Cochior in Varia throughout 2021.<small>

<small>See for an audio version of the piece.</small>

<small>Variation of Alvin Lucier, "I am sitting in a room". </small>

During this session we will experiment with models of resonant publishing: publishing that is not left at the end of a process of thought, but is embedded in a social, technical and collective process where thought develops and unfolds. 

While being with many bodies and voices in a shared space we will operate in a tentacular mode, a variation of tentacular thinking, which is a term that Donna Haraway used to refer to thinking with eight legged species:

<small>"Tentacular Thinking" in Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene, Duke University Press, 2016. </small>

Combining tools like etherpad and web-to-print techniques introduce a range of possibilities for publishing practices. This script focuses specifically on collective PDF making, using a tool called octomode. Starting in the middle of the different userspaces that these tools create, the proposal is to experiment with user-subjectivities, pad-listening, di-versioning and other methods that will allow us to re-turn to notions of resonance through vibration, citation and recording.

This script introduces methods for collective PDF making, using octomode's pad-publishing environment in which actions of writing, processing and lay-out making continuously cross each other. The proposal is to make a zine together around resonance and produce it in a tentacular mode.

A possible rhythm to follow
15 minutes: Install yourselves (as much as you wish)
15 minutes: Echoes (exercises to warm up - see below)
30 minutes: Resonant listening & speaking

--- CONTINUE ---

30 minutes: Continue resonant listening & speaking
25 minutes: Printing/collating/binding
5 minutes: Share and wrap up

Echo 1
→ What is your screen's width? Fill one entire line with your colour. You can press space or use any other key.
→ Write one or more words in the line without breaking it. You might need to delete some spaces.

Echo 2
→ Fill in one line of the pad with your preferred (nick)name, your pronouns, and anything else you would like to share with the group about yourself.

Echo 3
→ Change your pad colour using the colour wheel on the top right.
→ Open as many browsers as you can and access this pad url from different locations. You can also use Incognito Mode for this in the same browser.
→ Finish the following sentence from your different user-subjectivities:

We are sitting in a room, ...

Resonant listening & speaking
→ Time for experimenting with "pad listening" and "pad speaking".
→ In groups of 2, explore your surroundings, which can be indoors or outside. Listen together to voices, sounds, discussions, noises.
→ Can you record what you hear? In pairs, take turns beginning a sentence, and ending it.