Cqrrelations

Cqrrelations was a work session lasting from 12 till 23 January 2015 in deBuren, inviting data travellers, writers, numbergeeks, programmers, artists, mathematicians, storytellers, and other tech creative souls to explore the world of digital non-relations, desnalysis, blurry categorisations and crummylations in the Big Data that shapes our daily reality and language.

The work session was a space for theories and practices, for experiments, discussions, prototypes… Human and non-human (in-)expertise facilitated the exploration the topic. Parts of the process was documented on cqrrelations.constantvzw.org, possibly to end up in some forms of publication later on.

Coordination
Nicolas Malevé, Martino Morandi, An Mertens

Expertise
Anne-Laure Buisson, Karin Ulmer

Participants
Wendy Van Wijnsberghe, Valery Vermeulen, Sungyoung Choi, Stamatia Portanova, Solon Barocas, Silvio Lorusso, Seda Gürses, Ruben van de Ven, Roel Roscam Abbing, Robert Oxhorn, Ricardo Lafuente, Quentin Lacroix, Peter Westenberg, Natacha Roussel, Michael Murtaugh, Maxigas, Martin Howse, Marika Dermineur, Marc Kregting, Manetta Berends, Léo Seyers, Kobe Matthys, Kim Wende, Kevin Bartoli, Kate Rich, Julie Boschat Thorez, Juliane de Moerloze, Joseph Knierzinger, Jonny McHugh, Jack Boyer, Hans Lammerant, Guy De Pauw, Guillaume Bernier, Gijs de Heij, Geoffrey Bowker, Freija Vandeboom, Femke Snelting, Donatella Portoghese, Didier Debaise, Dennis Pohl, Dave Young, Cristina Cochior, Catherine Lenoble, Brendan Howell, Barbara Prada, Antoinette Rouvroy, Anita, Ana Carvalho, Alexandra Cárdenas, Anne Laure Buisson.

Organised by Constant with the support of deBuren.
Public events were organised in collaboration with deBuren, CPDP and Recyclart.

Documentation

All documentation that was made during the worksession is listed here, free to download. Feel free to use it – it is Free Art Licensed.

Articles

Publication launch

We are very happy to invite you to the launch of the online Cqrrelations publication. Cqrrelations was a worksession of two weeks we organised in deBuren in January 2015. As one year counts for (...)
Party · Concert ·

Cqrrelating Compositions & Party

Data can be analysed, correlated and cqrrelated, discussed, visualised, and sonorised. During a live-coding concert Alexandra Cárdenas, a Colombian composer living in Berlin, will cqrrelate some (...)

Cqrrelations @ Transmediale

Dick Reckard, An Mertens, Brendan Howell and Catherine Lenoble will present some ideas developed during ’Cqrrelations’ (pronounce crummylations, querylations...), the latest Constant work session (...)
Presentation · Meeting · 2015

Sharing ideas

The group of artists, geeks, hackers, programmers, researchers that will be part of the work session in deBuren, will present a first overview of their ideas. With a.o. presentations by Peter (...)
Party · Concert · 2015

Cqrrelating Compositions & Party

Data can be analysed, correlated and cqrrelated, discussed, visualised, and sonorised. During a live-coding concert Alexandra Cárdenas, a Colombian composer living in Berlin, will cqrrelate some (...)

Discrimination & Big Data

CPDP and Constant organise an evening program in deBuren around the shadow effects of Big Data. Researchers and experts Geoffrey Bowker, Solon Barocas and Antoinette Rouvroy will present us their (...)
Meeting Days · 2015

Worksession

During a residency of two weeks in deBuren we organise a discovery voyage into the practise of cqrrelating data. Cqrrelation is a typo-enhance notion. You can pronounce it as crummylation, (...)

Feeds

2016-05-30 17:17:30

Launch publication

[FR plus bas] [NL onderaan] We are very happy to invite you to the launch of the online Cqrrelations publication. As one year counts for ten in the world of Cqrrelations, we thought it might be interesting to transform this gathering into another reflection moment. The following guests will be (...)

2015-05-10 20:10:38

The Annotator

This report started out as a README that would accompany the published feature of pattern.en.paternalism, an addition we wanted to propose to the Pattern natural language processing Python toolkit. The feature would detect if and to what extent a text could be considered ‘paternalist’. (...)

2015-04-22 12:14:33

Documentation of the worksession

All documentation that was made during the worksession is listed here, free to download. Feel free to use it – it is Free Art Licensed. * the debate ‘Big Data and Discrimination‘: *** video recording: http://video.constantvzw.org/cqrrelations/bigdatadiscrimination.webm *** sound recording: (...)

2015-01-15 11:14:35

Metamodeling

Dear Patarrelqtors here is a quote (about metamodeling of node-link networks) I extrapolated from one of our reference books: Anna Munster’s An Aesthesia of Networks. “To metamodel networks we must ask how the network as node-link figure or as assemblage for predicting behaviour has arisen. (...)

2015-01-11 12:47:39

Random list of tools – not tested

– http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/ – GPL – Weka is a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks. – http://search.yacy.net/ – peer 2 peer search engine, tu installes base de données de sites indexés – http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page – mind-mapping (...)

2015-01-11 12:41:35

Information about the Author of a text

These are the kind of personality tests scientific researchers ask their contributors to take part in, so they can analyze their publications based on a series of personality parameters: http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/ http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp (...)

2015-01-11 12:40:02

Language sets to use

The researchers of CLiPS who will introduce us to their tool Pattern for Python, have all their test corpusses available online: http://www.clips.uantwerpen.be/datasets

2015-01-11 12:38:30

Text & image datasets

http://dbpedia.org/About – extracting data from wikipedia http://www.feraltrade.org – Kate Rich http://000000book.com/data – evan roth graffiti analysis https://wikileaks.org/ – to download: http://wlstorage.net/ https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/ – correspondance mail (...)

2015-01-11 12:37:08

Databases Europe

– overview of open data: http://www.w3.org/TR/void/ – linkeddata.eu: http://lod-cloud.net/ – http://parltrack.euwiki.org/ – http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/region_cities/introduction

2015-01-11 12:35:31

Brussels

A series of Open Datasets for Brussels: – relatively new initiative to collect open data about Brussels, Open data Brussels: http://opendata.brussels.be – Brussels Institute for Statistics BIS (Benoît Laine will guide us on 13-1) in excel : (...)