062021_new_philosophy

All Incomplete by Stefano Harney and Fred Moten, pdf/book “building on the ideas Harney and Moten developed in Undercommons…this book extends the critical investigation of logistics, individuation and sovereignty and reflects [the authors’] chances to travel,
listen and deepen commitments to and claims upon partiality.

All Incomplete studies the history of a preference for the force and ground and underground of social existence and engages a vibrant constellation of thought that includes the work of Amilcar Cabral, Erica Edwards, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Cedric Robinson, Walter Rodney,
Hortense Spillers and others. Harney and Moten seek to share and understand that preference. Moten and Harney hope to have forged what Manolo Callahan,
echoing Ivan Illich, calls a convivial tool that – despite the temptation to improve and demand, develop and govern, separate and grasp – helps us renew our habits of assembly.

Features the work of award winning photographer Zun Lee, exploring and celebrating the everyday spaces of Black sociality, intimacy, belonging, and insurgency, and a preface by Denise Ferreira da Silva.

pdf download here…

june research

9th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X 12 – 16 July Online

xCoAx is an exploration of the intersection where computational tools and media meet art and culture, in the form of a multi-disciplinary enquiry on aesthetics, computation, communication and the elusive X factor that connects them all.

The focus of xCoAx is on the unpredictable overlaps between the freedom of creativity and the rules of algorithms, between human nature and machine technology, with the aim to evolve towards new directions in aesthetics.

xCoAx has been an occasion for international audiences to meet and exchange ideas, in search for interdisciplinary synergies among computer scientists, artists, media practitioners, and theoreticians at the thresholds between digital arts and culture. Starting in 2013 in Bergamo, xCoAx has so far taken place in:

Bodies Online – Magdalena Festival is a women in theater festival, Suzon Fuks turned me onto it as she has performed several times. Just caught the end this time around, but want to write more about it for next iteration.

061821_counterculture publication

Article on the countercultural newspaper, The East Village Other to which many luminaries contributed! sent to Craig for his approval. smile.

062021_global_land_commons

native-land.ca – downloadable app and online map of indigenous territories, treaties and languages

032721_MoneyLab Berlin_notes

molly’s notes leftover:

Cryptokitties…such an image/idea…money as expressive medium (felix stadler) because words and ideas circulate like currency – stamp the dollar bill with anarchy, antifa, Harriet Tubman! A token is something which exchanges and can circulate…at some point we step outside of circulation itself, which social media tends to escalate?
is there any point in chasing ones own tail…?
will cryptoartworks require vaults?
online communities have been monetized before…discussions around the specifics – “sharing””ownership””meaning”
reinvesting language and value with the value of meaning to serve esp margins
what does this have to do with internet of things?
object-orientation?
will processes develop price tags they do not already have…?
strategies like performance for sale

*is there room for generative slot machine aesthetic…?
*how original is original when originality died long ago ?

032721_MoneyLab Berlin art – Tokenize This!

art posted by geert lovink on nettime:

Tokenize This! by artist, Ben Grosser, who writes:

Tokenize This is a net art work that proposes one possible structure of resistance against the threats posed by NFTs. The site, available from [the link], produces upon each new visit a “unique digital object” that includes a custom color gradient and guaranteed exclusive identification code, all referenced by a matching URL. Yet different from the typical website whose URLs act as persistent indexes to a page and its contents, Tokenize This destroys each work right after its creation. While the unique digital object remains viewable by the original visitor for as long as they leave their browser tab open, any subsequent attempt to copy, share, or view that URL in another tab, browser, or system, leads to a 404 “not found” error.

In other words, Tokenize This generates countless digital artifacts that can only be viewed or accessed once. While this structure doesn’t block someone from selling an NFT that points to a Tokenize This page, it does ensure that the page it points to will never be seen by the purchaser of that NFT. Most broadly, the work acts in opposition to the capitalist ideologies embedded in NFTs and the ways in which cryptoart markets have already thrust an often anti-capitalist and anti-corporate art medium into a 21st century gold rush get-rich-quick kind of frenzy.

032721_MoneyLab Berlin session_Invisible Economy

Timezones being what they are, I went to one event today…Dada art women talking about making meaning in communities through collective ownership. Their site dada.art is a drawing platform, where communication is through drawing and being recognized and being part of a broader community of users. Platform replacing old idea of ‘community of users’ being an ‘online community’ as cloud computing and platform-tech has now made possible elaborate social community sites. Good place to while away an hour drawing.

The talk, Invisible Economy, was presented by 3 women. They hold no end time for any of their meetings. They are making an economy not based in assumptions of private ownership or typical hierarchies. Social anaarchy!

NFT License