McKenzie Wark | Digital Labor and the Anthropocene

McKenzie Wark is author of A Hacker Manifesto, The Spectacle of Disintegration, the forthcoming I’m Very Into You – a correspondence with the late Kathy Acker – and Molecular Red, among other books. The following transcript is taken from a recent talk delivered at the Digital Labor conference presented by The New School. I want to start with the proposition that in a place like New York City, we live in the over-developed world. Somehow… [read more »]

4Real x Teengirl Fantasy

Digital agency 4REAL has developed an interactive multimedia experience for Teengirl Fantasy’s new EP, THERMAL. Using WebGL technology, 4REAL created 4 virtual worlds to accompany the 4 songs on the EP – Cavescape, Lung feat. Lafawndah, 7:30 A.M, and U touch me feat. Hoody (후디) Click and drag to explore, scroll to zoom. Look for a surprise at the end of 7:30! As technologies like WebGL and Web Audio become more ubiquitous, we don’t have… [read more »]

VAQUERA RETURNS: LOOKBOOK 02

Inspired by Tom Robins iconic 70′s classic, ‘Even Cowgirls Get the Blues,’ designer Patric Dicaprio’s domestic urban cowgirl returns for VAQUERA‘s SS15 collection. Featuring wide-leg fleece sweatpants, Japanese Hakama-inspired ensembles, and chic velcro bodywraps, the collection expands on all the VAQUERA signatures we love. SEE THE FULL LOOK BOOK Photography: Gewet Tekle Art direction, casting, and styling: Patric Dicaprio Featuring: Ryan Moseley, Yulu Serao, Tyler Sayles, Sakiko Sugano, and Jeremie Egiazarian

BOOK LAUNCH | HANS ULRICH OBRIST: WAYS OF CURATING

Swiss Institute and Artbook invite you to join Hans Ulrich Obrist for the launch of his new book, Ways of Curating, published by FSG. The evening will feature readings and projects by Andrew Durbin, Deanna Havas, Ho Rui An and Sophia Le Fraga. The event will be introduced by Asad Raza, with whom Obrist produced Ways of Curating. Hans Ulrich Obrist curated his first exhibit in his kitchen when he was twenty-three years old. Since… [read more »]

HBA Superego SS15: The Score
SSION presents ‘No Leash’

SSION presents the trailer for “NO LEASH,” a short film about breathing and entertaining. Oh, and battling your inner single white female as a means to kick back and relax, and watch your favorite team win the world series over and over again until you just can’t take it anymore! Directed by Cody Critcheloe in Kansas City, starring Mykki Blanco. DOP and Editor: Christopher Good Producer: Megan Mantia Styling: Natasha Newman-Thomas Hair: Bailey Stiles Make-up:… [read more »]

Bio Awake | Iain Ball and Enrico Boccioletti

Bio Awake is the name of the startup which has been theorized in “Amore e Lifestyle nell’era dell’uomo Bio-Preparato” (Love and Lifestyle in the Bio-Prepared humans era), the imaginary book arisen from the collaboration between the American Defense department and the Zen master Taisen Deshimaru. The document hypothesizes the launch of a new company employed in the mass-commercialization of edible bio-plastic and in vibration with the neuro-marketing oriented economical fields. A memo-sensible material with multi-performance… [read more »]

Maja Cule | Facing the Same Direction

Introductory notes by curator Cadence Kinsey from a conversation that happened on Saturday 11th October at Arcadia Missa Gallery, London at the opening of Maja Cule’s Facing the Same Direction. I thought I would begin not by giving an introduction to Maja’s work but to say something brief about one aspect of my own research, with the hope that it might offer some context for this conversation, and why it made sense for us to… [read more »]

Powered By Genius | Statement from the UN Messenger of Peace

Leonardo DiCaprio, UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change, made a statement to the United Nations at the opening of the Climate Summit 2014. Now, this transcript can be annotated thanks to Genius annotation platform! Click on the highlights to read what others are saying. If you’d like to add your own insights, comments, or questions to specific parts of the transcript, visit the transcript page on Genius, highlight the relevant… [read more »]

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Yuri Pattison | Free Traveller at Cell Project Space

A companion text to Yuri Pattison’s Free Traveller at Cell Project Space by Nora N. Khan   ENTRY ONE I wake up to the snap of a cable along my neck; the fans have lulled me to sleep at my post yet again. The sleep aid they’ve dropped for us is working my brain too well. A thread of drool wraps down my wrist onto the glass and has made its sure drop to the… [read more »]

Timothy Morton & Hans Ulrich Obrist

Timothy Morton & Hans Ulrich Obrist The following conversation was held on the occasion of the Serpentine Galleries’ Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future Hans Ulrich Obrist: To begin with the beginning, I wanted to ask you to tell us how it all started, if you had an epiphany or a revelation. How did you come to philosophy — or how did philosophy come to you? Timothy Morton1: [Laughter] It came to me actually. Well… [read more »]

A Brief and Subjective History of Eco-Terrorism

A Brief and Subjective History of Eco-Terrorism by Isaac J. Lock Noah thought that he was the only man alive who knew about rain. He thought he knew about it because God told him. Living, as he did, in a world where the dominant form of communication was talking to people in his immediate vicinity, he existed in a state of more or less complete unawareness of the rest of the world. He couldn’t imagine,… [read more »]

Music For Your Plants
Recycle for Jesus: Interview with EcoChristians

Recycle for Jesus: Interview with EcoChristians Christian environmental activism is a relatively marginal phenomenon, one that exists in the precarious space between Nature, Science, and Faith. For the disaster issue, Ecocore interviewed two different Christian Environmental groups: The Cornwall Alliance and Operation Noah. CORNWALL ALLIANCE ECOCORE: How and why did the Cornwall Alliance begin? Cornwall Alliance: One of the points in the Cornwall Alliance Agenda was that the government is given too much authority. However,… [read more »]

Returning to the village: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s early poems

Returning to the village: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s early poems Death is returning to the village where you were born. At what point was Pasolini, exactly, remembered? Pier Paolo Pasolini flirted with immortality via his untimely death in 1975, at the age of 53, when he was run over several times in his own car. As to who was driving the car, history suggests it to be either Giuseppe Pelosi, a 17 year old male prostitute… [read more »]

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Listening party

NEW HUMANS AND ALVIN ARONSON present TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Coffee Vodka Take Control Lose Yourself Deep Water Flesh Mechanics Color Temperature Day Night 100% For Mika Tajima’s Total Body Conditioning at Art In General, Alvin Aronson collaborated with New Humans on Leisure Drill (Cardio Dub), the soundtrack playing throughout the gallery space that triggers lighting temperature shifts. Aronson will perform an extended live version of the composition in the exhibition space and New Humans will… [read more »]

Yemenwed’s EMPATHEATRE at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

As the culmination of their Research-in-Residence at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), the art collective Yemenwed will create an installation called EMPATHEATRE in the museum’s Learning Theatre. Merging themes of a wellness/cultural center and a more traditional entertainment venue, Yemenwed will host a month of music shows, lectures, film screenings, performances, tea ceremonies and other interactive sessions, from October 16 to November 16, 2014. Throughout the duration of the installation, a sculptural character named ICE,… [read more »]

Shut the F*ck Up! What To Do If You’re Stopped By Police.

This post provides tips for interacting with police and understanding your rights. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – You have the right to remain silent. If you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud. – You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home. – If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave. – You have the right to a lawyer… [read more »]

By Everyone, For No One, Everyday

If you thought Mechanical Turk or Fiverr had a monopoly on the outsourcing-random-shit market, you were wrong. Eva and Franco Mattes are giving instructions to anonymous workers to realize webcam performances. By hiring performers through crowdsourcing services, no one knows who they are, where they are, or their motivations. The resulting videos are dispersed on obscure social networks around the world, in Cambodia, Russia, China, Zambia… Links to new videos are posted daily here. Apart… [read more »]