QUWOCHE: Zine Generation Workshop by Mara Karagianni

Sams­tag, 30. April 2022, 14:00 – 17:00
Work­shop: Zine Generator
with Mara Karagianni
Towards the end of the QUWOCHE work week, we are hap­py to have Mara Kara­gi­an­ni with us on a beau­ti­ful Satur­day after­noon to host a Python Zine Genera­ti­on Workshop.

In this work­shop we will fol­low through some python code for crea­ting PDF pam­phlets, lay­outs  and zines. We will look into the PDF libra­ries FPDF and Borb and work with an exten­si­on of the FPDF modu­le to crea­te page lay­outs, signa­tures, covers and colophons.

This will be a hands-on work­shop, whe­re par­ti­ci­pants will be intro­du­ced to python func­tions and clas­ses for making cus­tom scripts to gene­ra­te PDF publi­ca­ti­ons by fee­ding text and image files to their script. We will start with an over­view of spe­ci­fic python libra­ries that work with PDF for­mat, and we will con­ti­nue with the zine gene­ra­tor code acces­si­ble here. While pri­or know­ledge to python is not requi­red, par­ti­ci­pants shall be com­for­ta­ble with using the terminal.

Mara is an artist, deve­lo­per, tech zines­ter and python inst­ruc­tor, who regu­lar­ly muse about cul­tu­re and foss on mastodon (systerserver.town/@mara) and publish their zines at psaroskalazines.gr. Tog­e­ther with other queer peers, they run the femi­nist ser­vers anar­cha­ser­ver & systerserver.

git repo: https://git.systerserver.net/mara/zine_maker
mastodon: https://systerserver.town/@mara
web­site: https://psaroskalazines.gr/