Visita a Aldeia Pará

No final de julho (2018) um pequeno grupo do tecnoxamanismo foi revisitar a Aldeia Pará, aproveitamos que Carsten estava vindo visitar o Brasil e os Pataxós, e nos juntamos para rever os amigos e amigas da Aldeia. Fomos recebidos com muito awe, festa, forró, alegria, conversas, reuniões, foi maravilhoso.

Aqui os áudios da apresentação “Cacique, Pajé e o Macumbeiro”. http://radioaratu.eco.br/show-para-fabi/ 

Aqui fotos de algumas coisas que fizemos na Aldeia: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157417626@N06/albums/72157693743993770/with/28804988657/

Ficamos muito felizes de saber que a agrofloresta feita atras da casa do Ubiratan está grande, farta, e que a nascente já está bem forte. Agora a comunidade começou um novo projeto, encabeçado por Djalma de fazer uma agrofloresta comunitária, perto da igreja, e já tem muita coisa plantada, começou através de mutirão, aqui o Turubim (https://www.facebook.com/cleisamurai.santanaferreira) fez um vídeo, o áudio está precário mas dá para ver o mutirão de plantação.

Sobre os banheiros secos. Tem algumas pessoas que ficam perguntando ainda dos banheiros secos que foram “prometidos” antes do festival de tecnoxamanismo na Aldeia Pará, então escrevo isso para deixar claro. Já fizemos várias reuniões com a comunidade, então quem vai nas reuniões já sabe dessas coisas, só quem não vai nas reuniões, é que continua insistindo que a gente não “cumpriu a nossa palavra”. Só saíram três banheiros e a explicação para isso é que, 1) Antes do período do festival choveu muito e muitas das placas feitas para os banheiros se desmancharam ou não foram feitas por causa da chuva. 2) Os banheiros secos não foram tão bem recebidos como outros projetos como agrofloresta, quijeme cultural, rádio, então optamos em investir nosso tempo e parcos recursos nas propostas que tinham mais atenção e desejo por parte dos e das indígenas. 3) Os banheiros secos foram colocados no camping da mãe Jabuticaba, mas podem seguir sendo replicados já que vários indígenas aprenderam a fazer, se houver interesse da comunidade os banheiros podem continuar indefinidamente a serem feitos, desde que haja recursos para isso.

Continuando com nossa viagem, contamos para o pessoal da Aldeia Pará que o III Festival Internacional de Tecnoxamanismo será na Dinamarca, e agora começamos a tentar organizar formas de conseguir passagens, já que eles se entusiasmaram muito de ir para a Terra do Gelo.

Obrigada a todos queridxs Pataxós da Aldeia Pará por nos receberem, Pajé, Cacique, Macumbeiro, as mulheres maravilhosas do Awe, as Cozinheiras, as matriarcas, as famílias, aos jovens, sua hospitalidade é uma honra, um aprendizado, cada vez que os visitamos compreendemos mais sobre o porque somos indigenistas, que os amamos que não queremos que os povos indígenas desapareçam, mas pelo contrário, que floresçam, com toda sua cultura, sua música, sua dança, sua espiritualidade, sua culinária, seu modo de ser e existir. Tudo que podemos dizer é Awere, e ser seus amigos para sempre.

Agradecer também a(o)s viajantes Ariane Stolfi, Carsten Agger, Arendse krabbe,Sune Fredskild, Mike Jamaica por sua ótima companhia e alegria no convívio com a Aldeia.

(fabi borges)

 

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QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT TECHNOSHAMANISM

-> PDF COMPLETE: “QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT TECHNOSHAMANISM”

Abstract: Complete interview about technoshamanism conducted by Beatriz Garcia, publisher of the spanish Laudano Magazine, with Fabiane M. Borges, Carsten Agger, Ariane Stolfi and Raisa Inocêncio, participants of the technoshamanism network. English translation by Carsten Agger, Ariane Stolfi, Isabella Aurora and Iaci Kupalua.

(​ http://www.laudanomag.com/tecnochamanismo-indios-hackers/​ )
Keywords: Ancestorfuturism, hackerism, art and technology, traditional knowledge with future technologies.

 

QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT TECHNOSHAMANISM

Technoshamanism and Free Digital Territories in Benevento, Italy

From October 23 to 29, an international seminar about technoshamanism and the concept of “Digital Land” or “free digital territories” was held in the autonomous ecological project Terra Terra near Reino, Benevento, Italy. The event was organized by Vincenzo Tozzi and announced on the Bricolabs Mailing List. The seminar was held in the form of a “Pajelança Quilombólica Digital”, as it’s called in Brazilian Portuguese, a “digital shamanism” brainstorming on the possibilities of using free digital territories to connect free real-world territories.

Vincenzo Tozzi is the founder of the Baobáxia project which is run by the Brazilian network Rede Mocambos, and the main point of departure was the future of Baobáxia – sustainability, development, paths for the future.

Arriving in Napoli, I had the pleasure of meeting Hellekin and Natacha Roussel from Brussels who had received the call through the Bricolabs list. Vince had arranged that we could stay in the Mensa Occupata, a community-run squat in central Napoli that was occupied in 2012 and is the home of a hackerspace, a communal kitchen and a martial arts gym, the “Palestra Populare Vincenzo Leone”, where I was pleased to see that my own favourite capoeira is among the activities.

The actual seminar took place in much more rural settings outside Reino, in the country known locally as “terra delle streghe” or “land of the witches”. With respect to our desire to work with free territories and the inherent project of recuperating and learning from ancestral traditions, the area is interesting in the sense that the land is currently inhabited by the last generation of farmers to cultivate the land with traditional methods supported by an oral tradition which har mostly been lost in the most recent decades.  During the seminar, we had the opportunity to meet up with people from the local cooperative Lentamente, which is working to preserve and recuperate the traditional ways of growing crops and keeping animals without machines (hence the name “lentamente”, slowly) as well as trying to preserve as much as possible of the existing oral traditions.

During the seminar, we accommodated to the spirit of the territory and the settings by dividing the day into two parts: In the morning, we would go outside and work on the land until lunchtime, which would be around three o’clock.

After lunch, hopefully properly wake and inspired by the fresh air and the beauty of the countryside, we would start looking at the technical side of things, delve into the code, discuss protocols and standards and explore possible pathways to the future. After dinner, we would dedicate the evenings to more general  discussions as well as to relaxing, often still covering important ground.

Among other things, during the days we built some stairs and raised beds on a hillside leading up to the main buildings and picked olives for about twenty liters of oil.

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Baobáxia front-end developer Ariane Stolfi and her son Tales inspect the olive harvest.

As for the technical side of the encounter, we discussed the structure of the code, the backend  repositories and the offline synchronization process with newcomers to the project, reviewed various proposals for the technical future of the project and installed two new mucuas. In the process, we identified some bugs and fixed a couple of them.

An important aspect  of the concept of “free digital territories” is that we are looking for and using new metaphors for software development. Middle-class or otherwise well-off people who are used to have the means to employ servants or hire e.g. a lawyer whenever they need one may find it easy to conceive of a computer as a “server”  whose life is dedicated to serving its “clients”. For armies of office workers, having a computer pre-equipped with a “desktop” absolutely makes sense. But in the technoshamanism and quilombolic networks we’re not concerned with perpetuating the values and structures of capitalist society. We wish to provide software for free territories, and thus our metaphors are not based on the notion of clients and servers, but of digital land: A mucúa or node of the Baobáxia system is not a “server”, it’s digital land for the free networks to grow and share their culture.

Another important result was that the current offline synchronization and storage using git and git-annex can be generalized to other applications. Baobáxia currently uses a data format whose backend representation and synchronization is fixed by convention, but we could build other applications using the same protocol, a protocol for “eventually connected federated networks“. Other examples of applications that could use this technology for offline or eventually connected communications is wikis, blogs and calendars. One proposal is therefore to create an RFC for this communication, basically documenting and generalizing Baobáxia’s current protocol. The protocol, which at present includes the offline propagation of requests for material not present on a local node of the system, could also be generalized to allow arbitrary messages and commands, e.g. requesting the performance of a service known to be running in another community, to be stored offline and performed when the connection actually happens. This RFC (or RFCs) should be supplemented by proof-of-concept applications which should not be very difficult to write.

This blog post is a quick summary of my personal impressions, and I think there are many more stories to be told about the threads we tried to connect those days in Benevento.  All in all, the encounter was fruitful and I was happy to meet new people and use these days to concentrate of the future of Baobáxia and related projects for free digital territories.

Entrevista sobre tecnoxamanismo para a Laudano Magazine –

Para ler toda entrevista:

http://www.laudanomag.com/tecnochamanismo-indios-hackers/

El tecnochamanismo crea puentes entre la tecnología y las tribus ancestrales para recuperar ideas de un futuro mejor perdidas en el pasado.

 

Imaginad a más de un centenar de ‘no indios’ en las reservas indígenas, entre ellos biólogos, programadores de software libre, activistas y hacktivistas, queer, performativos, artistas… trabajando codo con codo con las aldeas indígenas en una red que, poco a poco, llegará incluso a los Andes, a cada aldea, a cada pequeña comunidad. No hay nada colonizador, nada vertical en ello: Es un intercambio de conocimientos con los pueblos ancestrales.

Los hackers y activistas llevan la tecnología a las aldeas, les ayudan a gestionar sus recursos, realizan festivales que benefician la economía local, debaten sobre permacultura y economía sostenible, instalan radios, Internet, realizan vídeos;  en tanto los nativos intercambian parte de sus conocimientos más ancestrales sobre plantas medicinales y esa sabiduría profunda de las gentes no encadenadas al ‘sistema’, a pesar del sistema que quiere acabar con ellos. Y entonces se generan verdaderas sinergias, rituales donde la tecnología se convierte en aliada de la naturaleza y una herramienta que vincula la lucha de los hackers con la de los indios.

Pero, ¿qué tiene en común el movimiento del software libre con las luchas de pueblos indígenas cuya supervivencia se ve amenazada?

Para ler toda a entrevista:

http://www.laudanomag.com/tecnochamanismo-indios-hackers/

tcnxmnsm in Aarhus University

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Conversation around technoshamanism in the center of Digital Living Research Commons in the Department of Information Studies & Digital Design at the University of Aarhus.

We talked about the traditions of festivals before the festivals of technoshamanism, such as Brazilian tactical media, Digitofagy, Submidialogy, MSST (Satellitless Movement), etc. We presented the Baobáxia and the indigenous / quilombola struggles in the city and the countryside. The aesthetic manifestations of encounters of technoshamanism as well as ideas about free or postcolonial thoughts, ancestorfuturism and new Subjective territories.

Organized by Martin Brynskov and Elyzabeth Joy Holford (directors of the departament and hacklab) and colaborators as Kata Börönte, Winnie Soon and Kristoffer Thyrrestrup and students of the departament. Connection and introduction of Carsten Agger, with the participation of Fabiane M. Borges, Raisa Inocêncio e Ariane Stolfi.

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Facebook event: Technoshamanism at the DLRC

PHOTOS:

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VIDEO:

 

 

review – tcnxmnsm in aarhus – denmark/2017

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In 12 of August of 2017 we did the second meeting of technoshamanism in Aarhus/ Denmark, here is the open call “Technoshamanism in Aarhus, Rethinking ancestrality and technology” (2017).

The first one was in november of 2014 with the name “technomagic and technoshamanism meeting in Aarhus“. It was made at the Open Space, a hacker space in Aarhus.

The second one was made at Dome of Visions,  a ecological geodesic located in the region of Port of Aarhus, supported by a group of eco-activists. The meeting was organized by Carsten Agger with  Ariane Stolfi, Fabiane M. Borges and Raisa Inocêncio. With the participation of: Amalia FonfaraRune Hjarno RasmussenWinnie Soon and Sebastian Tranekær. Here you can see the complete programme.

First, we did a radio discussion, after performance/ritual presentations, in the end a jam session of voice, noise with analogical and digital instruments, Smoking and clay bath.

AUDIO (by Finetanks): https://archive.org/details/II-tcnxmnsm-aarhus

PHOTOS (by Domo of Visions):

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VIDEOS (by tcnxmsnm):

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Part 2:

 

“The venue was really beautiful and well-equipped, its staff was helpful
and people in the audience were friendly and interested. Everything went
completely smoothly and according to plan, and the final ritual was
wonderful with its combination of Arab flute, drumming, noise and visual
performance. All in all a wonderful event.” (Carsten Agger)

“I think it was really instructive and incredibly cool to be with people who have so much knowledge and passion about the subjects they are dealing with. Communication seems to be the focal point, and there was a great willingness to let people express their minds.” (Sebastian Tranekær)

“The meeting was very diverse, the afternoon with speeches and discussion of some topics linked to the network of technoshamanism, such as self-organization, decolonization of thought, then we discussed technology and future cyborg and at the end we talked about noise and feminism. Ritual open with the participation of other people and was very curious to see the engagement, – it was a rite of rock!! ” (Raisa Inocêncio)”

It was so nice to see Aarhus again, this dome of vision is really special place, thank you to all of you!! We did just one day of meeting and we could not listen everybody, but I am sure it is just the beginning!!! I agree with Raisa, it was a rite of rock-noise. (Fabiane M. Borges)