The reason many people on the left are excited about proposals for a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it acknowledges economic inequality and its social consequences. In reality, however, UBI provides political cover for the elimination of social programs and the privatization of social services.
In this special feature Steve Jampijimpa Patrick writes about "YAMA" the Warlpiri word for a shadow, or reflection. A word that signifies the nature of existence in Australian Aboriginal Culture, YAMA is also the name given to the multimedia installation made by artists from the Warnayaka Arts Centre with Napanangka (Gretta Louw) for the Networking the Unseen exhibition at Furtherfield Gallery.
Michael Szpakowski offers some notes on the photography of London art teacher Joseph Cartwright, who operates under the Flickr name Noitsawasp. This is the second of three articles about the use of Web 2.0 photosharing service Flickr, by self defining artists, outsider artists and hobbyists, to share and be mutually influenced by each others work.
Despite its image of rapid technological change, progress under capitalism has stalled. Spinning ever faster is not the same as going somewhere. Contemporary Accelerationism wants to take off the brakes, and it is enlisting art's help to do so. Rob Myers attempts to speed up understanding of what Accelerationist art is and where it maybe heading.
In this third article on Accelerationism, Jackson further investigates its philosophical roots and looks at skepticism, Enlightenment principles, and the freedom to Exit (inhuman acceleration) versus the freedom to find ones Voice (Ordinary appeal). He asks, whether it's time to reclaim the future with a return to Romantic philosophy in new ways?
In this second article on Accelerationism Jackson interrogates its philosophical roots and particularly its dealings with skepticism. Ordinaryism suggests that skepticism cannot be refuted nor endorsed, only inhabited as a salient vulnerable condition.
Bidhan Jacobs writes about the website I Love You (2004) by french artist Jacques Perconte, restored on November 1st 2015 for "(In)exactitude in Science" as part of The Wrong (Again) - New Digital Art Biennale.
Dave Young writes about the context of Localhost: RWX, a symposium and worksession at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop from 29-31 October 2015. He explores how the filesystem mediates our everyday use of computer interfaces, shaping our interactions with our data and digital tools.
The Anarcho-Capitalist future utopia of post-Bitcoin Crypto 2.0 systems meet the historical organizational forms of Socialism. Rob Myers brings the trustless code of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations into contrast with the very human activity of Workers' Councils.
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