V. Vale at PrintRoom

Yesterday at PrintRoom, a conversational drift with V. Vale, musician, writer and engine behind RE/Search Publications. Endless threads were started, dropped, and taken up again – albeit in different directions. Much like the audience, the moderators, Karin de Jong and Florian Cramer could only surrender to Vale’s ebbs and flows. While impossible to pinpoint an…

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Marina Gržinić: From Biopolitics to Necropolitics

One of the many highlights of this year’s CAA 2014 Conference in Chicago was a lecture by Marina Gržinić. Her talk, focusing on the shift from biopolitics to necropolitics, was quite simply –  spot on. I appreciated the fact that the talk panned out to larger issues and asked more systemic and fundamental questions. She…

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Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… (soon in print & epub)

I’m currently working on an introduction to a forthcoming publication entitled, Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… a look at privacy, surveillance, and the self-performing subject. The collected essays and visual contributions are the result of a series of public lectures and workshops that took place in early 2011 at the Piet Zwart Institute in the Master Media Design and Communication course.

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Conspiracy text

They say they were released——————They say they have chosen a new leader——————They say the protests have not stopped——————They say he threw it at him in anger——————They say the government didn’t do enough——————They say a number of people have died——————They say some are still missing——————They say they are plotting——————They say they have been kidnapped——————They say they…

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Stuart Hall

“I’m Gramscian: pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.” Stuart Hall, from Interviews Vol 1, Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2003 Hall speaks about globalization and the complexities of cosmopolitanism:

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