Extra Extra Workshop 1: On Pleasurable Technologies

Broadcast - Fri 4 June 2021
WORM Rotterdam
Start → 14:00
End → 18:00

Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5, Extra Extra in collaboration with WORM Rotterdam present a two-day online science fiction programme. Veering from gravitas to satire, sci-fi happens just around the corner and not solely in a galaxy far, far away – it might happen in the rooms of your own home. Together we’ll explore the sensual potential of the sci-fi genre and the adaptive and resilient communities of the urban. Roam in speculative futures, reimagine the streets we walk, experience impossible spaces, enjoy the film programme and think about what these visions mean for your writing practice.
We invite you to join us online for an inspiring talk, two writing workshops featuring acclaimed sci-fi devotees, and a film programme with an introduction.

Practical info
Besides the talk, which will be streamed through VIMEO, the programme is hosted through Zoom. You will receive an email with login instructions after purchasing your ticket. Arrive a few minutes early to make sure everything is working; our host will be there to assist if needed.

Workshop #1: On Pleasurable Technologies
Host: Rachel Rumai Diaz
Friday June 4
14:00 – 18:00
Tickets: €35,- including free access to the talk and film programme.

This workshop is inspired by the essay Fierce.net by writer D. Travers Scott. In this text, Travers Scott reflects on his physical interactions with dating websites, considering the way an ideal internet would present itself to him. Participants of the workshop On Pleasurable Technologies will be guided by writer and spoken word artist Rachel Rumai Diaz into a reflection of their physical interaction with technology. Using these insights, we will re-design a familiar technology – such as an app – by imagining an alternative physical interaction with a technology through writing.

About the workshop host
Rachel Rumai Diaz is a writer, poet and spoken word artist. Being fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Spanglish she intertwines languages to create poetry that triggers imagination, emotions and understanding.

Talk: t.b.a.
Friday June 4
20:00 – 21:15
Tickets: €7.5,-

About Extra Extra
Extra Extra is a multidisciplinary platform, bringing people in the city together through culture and eroticism. Stories of the urban, in all their myriad forms, are published in a biennial print magazine and brought to life during events. Extra Extra presents popular and contemporary urban culture alongside the more classical art forms, bringing together different audiences and voices.