Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to their own intentions.
Patrick Lichty's article explores shifts toward new forms of sociopolitical dissent. Such as cellular forms or resistance including asymmetrical warfare like global insurgencies, the use of social media. Examples would be Twitter and Facebook in their ability to lens dissent for actions in Syria, Egypt and Tunisia, Wikileaks and its ability to mirror, and politics that use anarchistic forms of collective action such as the Occupy Movement, what he calls an amorphous politics of dissent.
Pete Gomes reflects upon his experience at the four day event Signal : Noise, held at the new Showroom space in London (UK). An experimental cross-disciplinary research project exploring the influence of cybernetics and information theory on contemporary cultural life by testing out its central idiom, ‘feedback’, through debates, performances, and events with artists, theorists and historians.
Conflict Kitchen (Kubideh Kitchen) is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which will rotate identities every 4 months to highlight another country.
Computer-mediated gaming to realise the Situationist dream of creating participatory spaces for collective play. Join the Class Wargames crew, Richard Barbrook, Fabian Tompsett, Ilze Black and others, in redefining political and contextual territories.
Sensity by Stanza monitors the changing state of the environment and transmits it from remote sensors back to a central hub that visually represents the location. Through this observation of the location and data gathering, Sensity brings to mind questions regarding our urban society.
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