Dead Web Club Cafe

Our next event will be an online edition on the 25 April at 7pm CEST.

This time around, we will focus on WIP (work-in-progress) projects and strongly encourage conversation between the audience and participants. To do this we will be hosting an online call alongside an Etherpad instance for you to send your questions and thoughts throughout the stream.

The event will be online via this link,

And the pad to chat and provide feedback can be found here: 

Thanks to for sharing their server for us to host is event on.

XPUB is the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing of the Piet Zwart Institute. XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks.

XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics


Isabella Haid

GirlsGoGore: A Website Biography of GirlsGoGames

The young-girl never creates anything; all in all, she only recreates herself.” (Theory of the Young-Girl)

GirlsGoGore explores the visceral turn in “girl gaming” platforms and content over the course of the 2010s. Combing through archival versions of the GirlsGoGames home page available through the WayBack Machine, this project charts developments in girl gaming as the Young-Girl is promoted from professional babysitter to surgical expert. When & how did surgery simulation games (dentist, obstetrician, or plastic surgeon) become as commonplace as dress-up and make-over games?

Isabella Haid is a Post-Bac Research Fellow for the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network. Her research intertwines histories of labor, technology, and design to critically examine digital infrastructure and its subversive potentials. She likes to experiment through digital and physical archives, oral histories, installation, zines, video games, and writing.

Radu-Mihai Tănasă & Ruxandra Mărgineanu

Full Night

Was the Internet cafe the go-to option for you and your friends as a hangout spot? Have you ever smoked shisha in an internet cafe? Have you stayed in there glued to your chair for 20 hours straight?  In Romania’s 2000’s, 2010s and even today, this is still a popular thing to do. Internet cafes here have never really died off, instead, they seem to still thrive.  Why is that?

Visual artists Radu-Mihai Tănasă and Ruxandra Mărgineanu (under AP.6) aim to reconstruct the history and attempt to better understand the phenomena, as they have experienced it as avid visitors and long-time members of the subculture.


Radu-Mihai Tănasă:

I am an emerging artist whose artistic practice deals with themes such as cultural dysphoria, male-Balkan identity and the migrant condition. I work predominantly with video, performance and drawing..

Ruxandra Mărgineanu:

Personal experience plays a central role in my artistic journey, trying to develop subjects both from memories and from observation, coming from the culture and appearance of Romania during and after the communist regime.