Subtitling workshop

flyer_subtitling_workshop_2Sunday September 25th 2016, Subtitling workshop, from 12:00 till 18:00.

Learn to subtitle your own videos. Or those movies that were never released outside your home country and you would like all your friends to watch. Here are some of the things we’ll look at:

* How many characters per second can a human being comfortably read on a movie screen? Is this the same for a youtube clip watched on a handheld device?
* Is the average reading speed the same for all languages? Can you just use the timecodes from the Dutch subtitles to translate the dialogue into English?
* How do we deal with two actors speaking over one another? Do we really care what that unknown soldier behind the helicopter explosion is screaming about?
* What does “frames per second” mean and why should I care? Which software programmes help? and which don’t?
* Once you have your subtitles ready, how do you go about publishing your videos with them?
* Is subtitling all about technique? What aesthetic and political considerations demand careful attention?

We have answers for some of these questions. Others we will just have to research and discuss together. Bring your own laptop and headphones. If you have specific films you want to work on, bring them too.

Urban Struggle: Guest Lecture on Squatting in Amsterdam

FuckYuppiesFriday February 19th 2016, Urban Struggle: Guest Lecture on Squatting in Amsterdam. From 12:45 till 14:00. English spoken/ limited places available due to space constraints, if you want to attend this event please email in advance to urbanstruggle [at] fastmail.com.

This afternoon, Joe’s Garage hosts a guest lecture for the students of the course Urban Struggle. The focus will be on squatting in Amsterdam, and topics such as the effects of the 2010 ban, the right to the city and the risks of cooptation by the government will be addressed. Urban Struggle is part of the bachelor’s degree in Sociology of the University of Amsterdam and the aim of the class is to teach students about “the importance of (urban) social movements for articulating a collectivity’s interest and claims.”

Joe’s Garage biedt deze middag ruimte aan een gastcollege voor de studenten van het vak Stadsstrijd (geheel in het Engels). De focus zal liggen op kraken in Amsterdam, en onderwerpen zoals het verbod van 2010, het recht op de stad en de risico’s van cooptatie door de overheid zullen aan bod komen. Stadsstrijd is onderdeel van de bachelor in de sociologie van de Univcersiyteit van Amsterdam en het doel van de cursus is om studenten te leren over “het belang van (stedelijke) sociale bewegingen voor het articuleren van het belang en de aanspraken van collectiviteiten”.

Workshop: Making Falafel

FalafelWorkshop1Wednesday, May 27th 2015, Workshop: Making Falafel, from 15:00 till 18:00

You can come on Wednesday from 15.00 to Joe’s Garage for Day Cafe. But you can also come to make falafel.

Internet privacy-security workshop

Friday May 15th 2015, 7:30pm. Internet privacy/security workshop (part 2) for everybody (so you don’t have to be a computergeek), learn about things like oa useful browser plugins, PGP/GPG (email encryption), OTR (chat encryption), Tor etc etc. Bring your computer or/and usb flashdrive!!

Camera surveillance, Big Data, dragnet surveillance. Our privacy is increasingly under threat, both online and offline. Companies and government agencies make it their job to know as much about you as possible, with or without your consent. There are however plenty of ways to regain control over who does or does not get to see your information, and strong cryptography has become easy to use.

In a previous workshop we explained how to reclaim your privacy in a few easy steps, what privacy-respecting alternatives are available for services of Google, and how to communicate securely using the internet or your smartphone.

After our presentation we will help you set up encrypted email, chat software and any other tools that were covered, so be sure to bring your laptop and a USB flashdrive!!

Organized by Pinknoise, an independent and self-organized media collective. https://pinknoise.puscii.nl/
https://pn.puscii.nl/privacyworkshop

Seed Bomb Making Workshop and Seed Swap Table

20150413_Seed_Bomb_Making_WorkshopMonday April 13th 2015, Seed Bomb Making Workshop and Seed Swap Table. From 6 till 7pm.

After the successful Green Ass Garden Working Weekend at ADM in March, it is time for some gardening activity in the Transvaalbuurt. With a people’s kitchen running twice a week, Joe’s Garage has quite a big compost waiting for your hands. You know a garden, an empty lot to decorate. We have quite some seeds meant for such a workshop. Maybe you want to plant some invasive flowers, some gigantic pumpkins at your house owner. Seed bombs are the perfect way to plant seeds in locations where you do not necessarily have access, where you do not own the property. Have a break spraying slogans on the walls. The city is full of spaces in need of a new decoration in the ground. Bring your morning glory and sun flower seeds. We provide the clay, the compost and various seeds. For you own garden, lots of seeds will be waiting for you on the Seed Swap table. From 6 till 7pm,  and directly followed by the people’s kitchen.

Internet privacy-security workshop

securityFriday April 10th 2015, 7:30pm. Internet privacy/security workshop for everybody (so you don’t have to be a computergeek), learn about things like oa useful browser plugins, PGP/GPG (email encryption), OTR (chat encryption), Tor etc etc. Bring your computer or/and usb flashdrive!!

Camera surveillance, Big Data, dragnet surveillance. Our privacy is increasingly under threat, both online and offline. Companies and government agencies make it their job to know as much about you as possible, with or without your consent. There are however plenty of ways to regain control over who does or does not get to see your information, and strong cryptography has become easy to use.

In this workshop we will explain how to reclaim your privacy in a few easy steps, what privacy-respecting alternatives are available for services of Google, and how to communicate securely using the internet or your smartphone.

After our presentation we will help you set up encrypted email, chat software and any other tools that were covered, so be sure to bring your laptop and a USB flashdrive!!

The workshop can cover the following subjects:

– Big Data and online tracking
– Useful browser plugins
– PGP/GPG (email encryption)
– OTR (chat encryption)
– Tor (online anonymity)
– TAILS (easy-to-use secure operating system)

Organized by Pinknoise, an independent and self-organized media collective. https://pinknoise.puscii.nl/
https://pn.puscii.nl/privacyworkshop

Falafel Workshop

FalafelWorkshop1Sunday, 29th of March, at 3 p.m. will start falafel workshop again. We start at 3 p.m. the end at 6 p.m.

There is also movie night afterwards.

 

Workshop: How to make a screen print poster for Joe’s

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Friday March 13th 2015, Workshop: How to make a screen print poster for Joe’s. From 18:30 til 21:00

This workshop is about hands on poster making with GIMP for multi-color screen printing, just as Joe’s monthly posters are done. We will (briefly) discuss how to make a poster design with screen printing in mind, or how to convert an existing design for screen printing purposes.

The main focus will be put on the steps to be performed in GIMP, a free software graphic editor available for all major operating systems, in order to produce proper files and designs to be used for screen printing.

The final result can then be send to your local screen print collective for large series of copies but could also be used as blueprint for d.i.y. silc screens.

An example of one of Joe’s posters splitted into different layers/stencils by color: each of the 4 black/white stencils on the lower row is printed one over another. the black portions of each layer are assigned to a specific color by the printer and so finally produce a 5 color poster (black, white, blue, red, yellow) as it can be seen on the left.

# We will use GIMP as graphical tool (http://www.gimp.org). If you use window$, check out the portable version of GIMP (http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable)

# No further knowledge of GIMP necessary

# We have a beamer for visualisation

# There are 2 desktop computers available in Joe’s, but better bring your own (laptop) if possible, with GIMP already installed, so that we do not need to spend time installing software.

# If you already have some designs ready, bring them along

Workshop: Making Falafel

Falafel in Joes g. kitchenSunday January 18th 2015, from 15.00 till 18:00, Workshop: Making Falafel

When falafel is made the traditional way, is indeed a vegan food; it’s a great source of protein for people who have cut meat out of their diet. It’s relatively low in fat and has no cholesterol if you fry it in heart-healthy grapeseed oil. And if you top it with veggies in a pita, it becomes a filling and nourishing meal!
The plan is to make falafel for making 270 balls on Monday afternoon in classical way.

Vulva cupcake workshop

Vulva cupcakesFriday December 19th 2014: Vulva cupcake workshop, 18:30

Vulva cupcake workshop! Why? Cause we need more spaces and ways in which we can explore body parts and have fun meanile! Plus, cupcakes are awesome!

So let’s decorate some vulvas (ehm..vulva cupcakes actually). And then we eat them! This will be done in a body positive, no-shaming, diversity embracing, trans and intersex inclusionary, extremely colorful way.

Vegan cupcakes and decoration stuff will be provided, but feel free to bring some, if you have a particular idea in mind. If you have questions, send an email to joeworkshops [at] squat [dot] net.

Be on time, we only have 40 cupcakes!

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Workshop: Making Falafel

Sunday December 14th 2014, from 15.00 till 18:00, Workshop: Making Falafel

When falafel is made the traditional way, is indeed a vegan food; it’s a great source of protein for people who have cut meat out of their diet. It’s relatively low in fat and has no cholesterol if you fry it in heart-healthy grapeseed oil. And if you top it with veggies in a pita, it becomes a filling and nourishing meal!
The plan is to make falafel for making 270 balls on Monday afternoon in classical way:

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Kitchen Workshop: Falefel

Kitchen woekshop: FalafelToday (October 22nd), durring Day Cafe, we can starp prepairinf for tomorrow voku: falafel. The plan is to make 260 falafel balls fo cca 60 people.

Workshop: baking bread with sourdough

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June 14th and 15th, we are going to learn how to make our own bread. Baking is fun and the knowledge about it gives us back some small means of production.

We won’t use any prepared baking mix from the supermarket and no yeast, but solely sourdough. Baking with sourdough is an old form of bread making, dating back more then 2000 years.

With sourdough we may bake whenever we want, and we basically just need additional water, flour and salt, thus ingredients we can easily obtain and that are not too expensive. In addition we also want to distribute sourdough to all participating people. At the end you should not only go home with your own self made bread and some knowledge about making it, but also with a jar of sourdough that will enable you to continuously bake bread at home, your squat or for your Voku.
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