Proxy Cafe, Anarchist Subtitling Workshop (part 1)

Wednesday, 8 December

Proxy Cafe, Anarchist Subtitling Workshop (part 1)

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On this day-and-a-half-long workshop we will be playing around with free open source software. Then we move on to learning some subtitling techniques and questioning /all/ the rules.

DAY 1 - Wed. 8 Dec 18.00-20.00 - THE TOOLS
Besides your laptop (all systems welcome, though we'll pay special attention to Linux), please make sure to bring a mouse, your own headphones, and any adapters you might need. Remember that in order to install new software you will need to know your admin password.
You can also bring your own video fragment if you want to do a personalized subtitling exercise. Pick a ten minute clip in the language of your choice that contains shot changes and features at least two actors or speakers in a dialogue. If you need help plucking that video footage out of the internet we can probably do that on Day 1. On Day 2 we would like to concentrate on less technical activities.

Let us know if you are planning to come, and tell us your languages and areas of interest. That way we can prepare suitable exercise videos.

DAY 2 - Fri 10 Dec, 14.00 - 20.00 - MATH, POETRY AND POLITICS

The ForkedTongue translators' collective is kindly hosted by
Proxy Cafe: fixing computers and tools. Zapatista coffee. Cryptocafe. GNU/Linux. Revive old laptops. Free software and opensource. Discussing technology. Once a month on a wednesday.

Date & Time: 

Wednesday, 8 December, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00


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Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk


Presently squatted

Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers.


  • advice/help/office hours / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / theater

opening times: 

(from October 2022):
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 13-15:30, Give Away Shop
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18-22:00, Proxy Cafe or Esperanto workshop
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 19:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal music
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop and Seed Swap
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
Every 2nd sunday of the month, 18:00-19:30, Joe's Garage open assembly

Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.


  • course/workshop / discussion/presentation

opening times: 

Mostly happening on wednesdays from 18:00 till 22:00 at LAG, Joe's Garage and other locations such as the Bowling, and why not in your social space, somewhere else than Amsterdam.