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## I. WHAT IS SOFTWARE
The first two days of The Techno-Galactic Software Observatory will be developed in collaboration with the NAM-IP in Namur and will take place in the surrounding of their collection of historical ’numerical artefacts’. Viewing software in this long-term context offers the occasion to reflect on the conditions of its appearance, and allows us to take on current-day questions from a genealogical perspective. What is software? How did it appear as a concept, in what industrial and governmental circumstances? What happens to the material conditions of its production (minerals, factory labor, hardware) when it evaporates into a cloud?
**Wednesday 7 June: NAM-IP** 08:45 Find us in Midi/South station, main hall 09:03 Train (look for the TGSO exclusive car ;)) to Namur from Midi/South -- Introduction WHAT IS SOFTWARE, reader (Femke + Peggy) 10:45 Arrival Nam-IP 11:00 Start 1st guided tour + demo for francophones w/ Clara 11:30 Start 2nd guided tour + demo w/ Amal for anglophones 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Intro guide/etherbox with collection of list of possible ToC/topics (Michael + Carlin) 15:00 Exercise: What is a stored program? Where is it stored? (and meta)? Looking at files in different ways (Anita + Martino) 18:00 Leave the museum, walk to the station 18:45 Namur - Brussels 19:57 (on the TGSO exclusive car ;)) Introductions: Observations (Michael + Carlin), etherbox with paper backup \smallTimekeeper: Seda
**Thursday 8 June: Department of electrical engineering, KULeuven room B91.100 and B91.200** 09:00 Find us in Midi/South station, main hall 09:14 Train (look for the TGSO exclusive car ;)) to Leuven from Midi/South Brussels, connect to Heverlee in Leuven 10:00 All go to room where we will work for the day 10:30 A: Exercise: Side channel attacks (if person that gives it gives it.)
B: Computer Museum II (Jean Heuns) group 1
11:15 Report (optional second tour of Computer Museum) 12:30 Group A Lunch in KUL-cafetaria 13:00 Group B Lunch in KUL-cafetaria 14:00 Discuss the guide ToC (narrow down topcis/ToC categories from day before) 15:00 [...] 17:00 Leave KULeuven 17:32 Train (TGSO exclusive car!) to Brussels from Heverlee 18:30 Opening Constant_V Quantify Wholeheartedly (Natacha Roussel + Samedies):<http://constantvzw.org/site/QUANTIFY-WHOLEHEARTEDLY.html> \smallTimekeeper: Peggy
## II. WHEN AND WHERE IS SOFTWARE
The second two days will focus on the space-time dimension of IT development. The way computer programs and operating systems are manufactured changed tremendously through time, so its production times and places changed too. From military labs via the mega-corporation cubicles to the open-space freelancer utopia, what ruptures and continuities can be traced? From time-sharing to user-space partitions and containerization, what separations were and are at work? Where and when is software made today?
**Saturday 10: WTC25 Koning Albert II-laan 28-30, 25th floor** 10:00 [...] 13:00 Lunch Louise Mestrallet + Chris Valens 14:00 ..??lightening talks (proposals from participants for talks ... use pad to (pre) organize this... ?? 18:00 End \smallTimekeeper: Martino
## III. OBSERVATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
The last two days at the Techno-galactic software observatory will be dedicated to observation and its consequences. The development of software encompasses a series of practices whose evocative names are increasingly familiar: feedback, report, probe, audit, inspect, scan, diagnose, explore ... What are the systems of knowledge and power within which these activities take place, and what other types of observation are possible? As a practical set for our investigations, we will together set up a walk-in clinic in the basement of the World Trade Center, where users and developers can arrive on Monday with software-questions of all kinds
**Sunday 11: WTC25** 10:00 Introduction OBSERVATION AND ITS CONSEQUENCES, reader (Carlin + Seda) + guide/etherbox (Peggy + Martino) 11:00 Exercise: Fingerprinting or brainstorm different observation tools and methods that are in the room 13:00 Lunch Louise Mestrallet + Chris Valens 14:00 Preparations walk-in clinic: Tool/Method swap 18:00 End \smallTimekeeper: Anita
**Monday 12: WTC25** 10:00 Preparations walk-in clinic (prepare space, what does intake look like, etc?) 13:00 Lunch Louise Mestrallet + Chris Valens 14:00 Walk-in Clinic Opens 17:00 Closing the clinic, drinks 19:00 End \smallTimekeeper: Femke
INTRODUCTIONS - theme of the block - reader - timing of the day; food; toilettes - observation meets documentation (logbook/daybook + medical diagnoses) - Techno-Galactic Guide to software observation - Saturday: local lightenings. Proposals on pad - Monday: Walk-in clinic