03 PM | 13 Nov

Otto and Astrid – Die Roten Punkte [#geekgirl]

The official launch of the brand new Otto and Astrid Web Series TV Show! The LAUNCH PARTY is in Melbourne, Australia. NOV 16, 2016.

At the party Otto and Astrid show a few episodes and play a live set with drums and guitars. You know what that means, right? ROCK AND ROLL PARTY!!!!!

And it’s FREE ENTRY!!!!

With special guests Moira Finucane, David Quirk, Anna Lumb, Laura Davis and DJ Andrew McClelland!

The Gasometer Hotel 484 Smith St, Collingwood Doors 7:30pm Fun starts 8pm

Otto and Astrid website

02 PM | 13 Nov

The #Jesus Trolley #Exhibition #Melbourne [#geekgirl]


Melbourne has been a stomping ground for street preachers for more than a century. In recent decades, Desmond Hynes has been the number one evangelist, proselytising through both the oral and written word.

The lately ‘retired’ Hynes combines the visual power of art and advertising on hand-painted signs and shopping trolleys covered in Jesus slogans. Unrefined and yet savvy, his unique hand-lettering is urgent and compelling, transcending the religious content of his god-fearing message. Runs til  24/12/2016. Check website for opening hours.


City Gallery Melbourne Town Hall Ground floor 100 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Enter via Halftix

01 PM | 13 Nov

A DIY #Guide to #Feminist #Cybersecurity [#geekgirl]


Friendships, relationships, work, activism, commerce, and so many other forms of social connections take place digitally. As we thrive in these internet spaces, harassment and violence along intersecting axes of oppression are felt with unchecked force. Trolls launch campaigns of abuse and intimidation, hackers seek to exploit and manipulate your private data, and companies mine and sell your activity for profit. These threats to digital autonomy are gendered, racialized, queerphobic, transphobic, ableist, and classist in nature. The severity of these threats can have vast physical and psychological repercussions for those who experience them: they cannot be taken lightly.

Digital spaces are unique in that you often have to rely on companies and developers to protect your well being and data as you go about your digital life. These companies and developers frequently ignore or underestimate the digital threats to these spaces and their users. There is little in the way of accountability for companies and developers, all the while users are left with little support for the violence they’ve encountered, even being blamed for actions of a malicious attacker.

You have a right to exist safely in digital spaces.

Compiled and written by Noah Kelley in association with the Hack*blossom project

Source: Hack*blossom Cybersecurity