ASCII (Amsterdam Subversive Center for Information Interchange) is a project for a people's communication lab in squatted buildings in Amsterdam.
ASCII is set up using recycled old computers and using free software to bring broader access to technology for everybody. ASCII is a collective of free and autonomous thinkers, technically and politically aware hackers and free software developers.
ASCII started in 1999 in a squatted building on the Herengracht. The ASCII location in Javastraat 38HS, Amsterdam Oost has been closed in December 2006 and given over to the citywide-active group Assadaaka who is reopening the venue and fill it with their own program and activities.
- Aileen Derieg, "Things Can Break: Tech Women Crashing Computers and Preconceptions", transversal, 2007. (German, Spanish)