An artist’s network is one of their most valuable assest and maintaining it requires traveling to events and exhibitions. The challenge is find away to balance the needs of the planet with the practical needs of an artist’s life.
Lawrence Bird interviews Michel Bauwens, one of the foremost thinkers on the peer-to-peer phenomenon. Belgian-born and currently resident in Chiang-Mai, Thailand, he is founder of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives.
The P2P foundation have recently been discussing alternative, cooperative models for food production and distribution and one of their contributors highlighted Kate Rich's Feral Trade project. Furtherfield hosted the first exhibition of Feral Trade as a working cafe, at HTTP Gallery in North London in 2009. (This page gives links to photos and a short video about the show. Watch out for the charismatic suppliers of locally made cake; )
Trending Culture: You Can't Do it All
I was thinking about waves of expansion of creative discourse in parallel with the exponential increase of the production of information in media (Internet, etc). While I do not have quantitative data, my observations seem to sugggest we are undergoing another burst in the development of technological tools of production that challenges practitioners to keep up. Let me illustrate what I'm trying to get at through a historical observation.
An overview of Open_Sailing, a site for creative experimentation on more intelligent modes of inhabiting the planet. A truly open source exploration of how to live at sea based on the concept of Open Architecture.
I have been back nearly a week now from my overland journey to Linz and Istanbul. So before my recollections are wiped from my mind by the familiar choppy rhythm of activities, concerns and associated short journeys...
Anyone interest in joining us for all or part of an overland trip this September, London->Linz->Istanbul, for art, tech and ecology?
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