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Geert Lovink on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:31:01 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] radical software groepshow W139 amsterdam


As we move closer to the realization of a cybernetic ecology, the utopian promise of a humankind joined back to nature and freed of its labors by technological advancement slips through our fingers, replaced by a reality made of ubiquitous consumerism, the interminable non-time of 24/7 capitalism and technological forms of free-floating control. All watched over by machines of loving grace. Within the cybernetic dream individual behavior is conceived as something programmed and re-programmable "piloted in the last analysis, by the need for the survival of a 'system' that makes it possible, and which it must contribute to." Blue crystalsâ enabling the average person to fit the compulsory routines of our technological culture, manage attentiveness and productivity, while children and soldiers can provide what is expected of them.

âAs with sophisticated uses of videotape and computers, [dope] gives access to radically different ways of knowing" wrote Michael Shamberg, somewhere between the late 1960s and 1970s. "For better or worse, itâs perhaps the best psychological software weâll have until the electronic media are made more accessible.â

How to construct new interfaces of acting, devices that provide access to new ways of knowing - flickering, fragmented, sensorial - Radical Software for the happy dark ages?

*Let's go to the cinema see 'Lucy'â *- he said


August the 25th
7pm lecture by Rachel O'Reilly & Jelena VesiÄ / 9pm music by DJ Turbot van Lullen

August the 27th
7pm lecture by Goodiepal / 8pm music by Mik Quantius

August the 29th
7pm lecture by Hans-Christian Dany / 8pm music by Andre Avelas

September the 4th
7pm lecture by Lee Mackinnon / 9pm music by Fyoelk

With special thanks to: Ivana Hilj, Milan Anais, Lih-lan Wong and Arda van Tiggelen
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