News

19.01.2017 // Experiment news //
mactwyver writes...
REMINDER: For those of you who are joining the workshop tomorrow: please bring something you would like to preserve for a time of need. It can be anything you want: from your favorite comfort food, to a love letter, to warm socks. You name it, (yes) we can it!
13.01.2017 // Experiment news //
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stevemaherart writes...
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Quenya being our primary language in the E.L.V. it seems that our translation department didn't realise the Suomi name for E.L.V. was in fact Gnome and not Elf. Please note Quenya is not a Gnomish language, I don't even know what Gnomes would speak. Hence forth our Finnish name will now be Haltia Vapautusrintama H.V.R.,(Which is also probably wrong) there may be an issue with immediately updating the link on the temporary.fi webpage, so use your internal non-me spell check. Now to figure out what to do with all this gnome merchandise I made.
09.01.2017 // News //

During the first few months of Temporary, you may have noticed the amount of Temps in your account was not correct for what it should have been. This may be due to several reasons: the instability of the Ethereum blockchain in October/November (during which time it was under a DOS attack, and many of our transactions failed and were resubmitted), the instability of our check-in kiosk, or the generally poor coding skills of Temporary/Biathlon developers.

Today we are running an 'audit' script to compare your balances on the blockchain and add or delete Temps as needed so everything will be correct. This only affects your actual, unspent Temps - Temps you have currently pledged to yet-unscheduled events still exist, and are not spent until the event is scheduled.

If you believe there has been an error with our caclulations, please contact admin@ temporary via email. And remember to always check in to activities at Temporary!

23.11.2016 // Experiment news //
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hyksos writes...
Hi everyone! Great news, the stuff I ordered arrived so we can meet on Sunday as planned.

My plan was to attempt to build a basic condenser microphone, using some plans found online. I ordered enough parts for 10, except 7 condenser capsules are normal and 3 different ones I ordered are really, really tiny, like we're talking spy microphone tiny. I got some various XLR connectors and the necessary capacitors too. I think.

This will be a condenser mic that gets power from a 9v battery, not phantom power (that will be an advanced topic for a future meeting). If you have some 9v batteries, bring them. And most important -- bring something to build your microphone into, a case or housing. I'm going to use some empty coconut shells from the last Fake it Till You Make it workshop. So please bring something fun and weird that you want to make into a microphone shell.

If everyone could kick me around 10-12€ for materials that would be great too!

05.11.2016 // Experiment news //
hyksos writes...
Final results of the vote:

1. Late night karaoke hour - 50 points
2. Culinary traditions of USA/beer batter - 49 pts
3. Diversity of Voting Protocols - 30pts
4. Upside-down map of the world - 29pts
5. Democratic confessions - 21pts
6. New hairstyles - 20pts
7. Top 100 poetry night - 19pts
8. Crying and cartoons - 16pts

12 ballots came in total, thanks to everyone! We'll definitely do the first four of these assuming all the proposers are still willing. See you on Tuesday.
13.10.2016 // News //

Temporary's Temps currency (Ŧ) is built upon the Ethereum blockchain, a decentralised application platform. Ethereum is still very much an experimental, bleeding-edge technology and has been undergoing many DDoS attacks in the recent weeks. This means that many of our transactions involving Temps being created, transfered or spent are not being processed, or not being processed for hours.

If you see a red alert sign in your activity feed, that means your transaction was not successfully mined on the blockchain. Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to fix this (which, honestly, there's not much we can do) and that when the blockchain is healthy and stable again, all missed transactions will be re-submitted. 

In the meantime, you can still write proposals, comment on them, and pledge to them! And we are still open daily for the Open Days experiment, where you can receive 10Ŧ for attending (even if it make take a few hours (or days) for the Ŧ to actually reach your account).

03.10.2016 // News //

Temporary's first month is in the books and we couldn't be more delighted with how it went. Amazingly, there are 98 of you who have registered on this site, and 65 of you attended at least one experiment. Already, Temporary has become a site of vibrant, strange and fun cultural exchange with a heavy social and participatory focus. Thank you to everyone and we hope October has just as much energy.

As this was Temporary's first month, expenses were quite high, involving costs for furniture, networking, hardware, and other supplies. Still, several people helped out by donating money to purchase Temps or other equipment. The bottom line is that Temporary cost 2940€ in September, with an income of 267€, leaving a debt of 2673€.

The full financial breakdown can be found as an Ethercalc spreadsheet and most of the receipts for credits can be found in the activity feed. There are some discrepancies in the Temps count due to errors writing to the blockchain, but these will be dealt with and re-submitted in the next few days so everything should be correct by then. 

If you have any questions, send an email to admin@ or just show up to the next Open Day and ask in person.

29.09.2016 // News //
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We're thrilled to offer a limited edition Biathlon/Temporary ID card, with artwork by the great Sac Magique! These cards can be linked to your account and are made of a much more durable plastic than the Temporary business cards we have been using. You can choose one of three different designs - there are 15 of each available, so get them while supplies last!

 

We are asking for a minimum payment of 5€ per card, and you will receive 1Ŧ for every 1€ over 5€ you pay; for example, paying 12€ gets you an ID card + 7Ŧ, and it helps support Temporary with your cash donation. Cards are available during Open Days or any other activity, while supplies last. Cash only, please, and if you like the art and would like to 'tip' Sac Magique in Temps you can do so via his profile page.

09.09.2016 // News //

Many thanks to the Ethereum explorer, Etherscan, who have verified Temporaries as a recognised tradable token on the blockchain! You can see proof of this here.

07.09.2016 // News //


Temporary welcomes Marc Dusseiller aka Dusjagr to Helsinki, who will be running the ongoing Empathetic Taxidermia Lab between the 8th and 20th of September. This is in conjunction with this year's Pixelache Festival, which will host an Empathetic Taxidermy workshop on the 24th. Before then, at Temporary, Marc will be working daily in an open process, with an inauguration event on Saturday the 10th, two open labs on the 14th and the 19th, and a weekend-long Taxidermy Kit workshop on the 17th and 18th.

Participation is open to everyone!

04.09.2016 // News //
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Temporary is located at Kolmas linja 7, in the courtyard, in the Kallio district of Helsinki.

Enter through the gate on Kolmas linja, where you see the yellow Temporary sign. Go up into the courtyard and head to the right, behind the bins. You'll see this sign above our door. The door should be open during Open Days and other experiments.


If the outer gate is closed -- ring our doorbell!

02.09.2016 // News //
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We're pleased to announce that Temporary is now live and online. This website will come together over the weekend with more information and the missing pieces filled in. In the meantime,  you can create your account now (with Facebook or Twitter sign-in - we will add Google sign-in + old-school username and password registration soon, probably tonight) and start proposing experiments!


Open Days began today and will continue indefinitely. The current schedule for Open Days is 10 AM to 16:30 on Mondays and Wednesday through Friday; Tuesday is our late night (and weekly dance party administrative meeting) taking place from 14:30 - 21:00.


We're hoping to see and meet lots of faces over the next few weeks. Let's see where this goes!