[-empyre-] nanoGeoPolitica/Poetica/Pelicula - frabricating with minor scales

Ricardo Dominguez rrdominguez at ucsd.edu
Sat Feb 14 01:44:45 EST 2009

Hola all softskins:

we (*particle group*) presented an i-film about nanoGarajes as part of the
garage science gathering. we wanted to fabricate via speculative fiction_s
futural tunes on *ciencia del oprimido* - a gesture with minor scales
and transborders notes.

you can catch the i-flick here (it plays well with others):


*16 mins*

En el año 2015, el primer hardware de fabricación rápida y económica de
prototipos se difunde en las calles y crea redes globales de nanoGarajes
que dan lugar a las primeras tácticas de piratería de materia del futuro.
Los sospechosos habituales empiezan a promover el desarrollo de un grupo
de materia abierta que siente las bases de las primeras tecnologías de
motor nanoFab con nanoBloques no perfeccionados disponibles. Mientras que
el sueño de la I.A. (inteligencia artificial) y la singularidad no tiene
lugar a la par que la amplia área de distribución de motores NanoFab, los
NanoGarajes de todo el mundo (especialmente en el cono sur) se benefician
rápidamente de la incorporación de este nuevo método de producción global
y horizontal para alejarse de las economías cerradas del pasado. Asimismo,
este método permite la aparición de una *ciencia del oprimido* como una
asignación estratégica de ventajas tácticas atribuidas en parte a los
movimientos de los NanoGarajes.


Trans_Patent: 6608386: Sub-nanoscale wire fabrication and bacterial processes

July 12, 2006

By Assignee(s) Yale University/YU (New Haven, CT)
Inventors: Reed; Mark A. (Southport, CT); Tour; James M. (Columbia, SC)

Sometimes Lila would feel a bit itchy as she floated in her partner a few
hours before integration-birth. Most birthing was now a trans_patented
condition involving sub-nanoscale trading – it was the only way to pay the
cost of life now. So every hour during this last trimester Lila and her
partner would ferment mass nanowire production on her in-vitro skin in
collaboration with the Yale University Inc., nanoteria colonies. She could
feel the oldest most sustainable microbes on the planet staging WIPO-2
contracts for the latest off-scale metal-changing particles. Hundreds upon
hundreds of Yale University Inc., products were waiting impatiently for
Lila to catch a bit of crying air at the edges of her partner’s canal to
install and run – for just in time delivery. Delivery was all that
mattered now.


While it is important to look at what has been done and what is being done
now – it also as important to imagine the multiple realities that will
come with the emergence of distributed nanofabrication and the question of
what we might call geo_nano_politics or NANOGEOPOLITICA as it flows
between open and opaque hacktivities that route around the neoliberal
walls that have shut down the rapid development of empirical experimental
practice(s) within public culture (s), community science labs and science
of the oppressed tactics (that form around the southern cone as
continuation of the histories of the Theater of the Oppressed and
“methodologies of the oppressed” that emerged in response to neoliberal
social labs of market driven dictatorships of the 70s and 80s in Latin
America. While the (lo)bal networks in the Favelas and barrios of world
will push Open Fab forward as a networked vision of the matter hacking
(DIY materialismo(s)) that will come. Three primary sectors will attempt
to shut down these (lo)bal the Open Fab networks: The Matter Markets of
Particle Capitalism(s), U.S. Homeland Security sectors and their twins,
the terrorist. Each of these sectors will continue to be primary social
disruptors of the expanding Open Fab and the emerging nano Fabbing

Easy Bake Tech Tales:

Easy Bake Tech (2011): A U.S. forward operations base outside of Kandahar
is inundated with several hundred micro automated aircraft (unmanned air
vehicles, or UAV’s), each carrying a small explosive. Most fail to go off,
but casualties are significant enough to be headline news around the
world. Military analysts quickly realize that these micro UAV’s are
Hewlett-Parkard ThingJet products (which had been on the cover of TIME
magazine on July 2, 2011.) The “Easy Bake” micro-missiles were produced by
easily accessible upgrades from “open source objects” nodes around the
world. By the start of 2012 U.S. Congress passes the Fabrication And
Bioterror (FAB) act – rapidly Open Fab networks and garage science
communities start to be shut down and the first level commercial
DNA-controlled engines are classified illegal.

Only underground Open Fab (lo)bal networks survive first by piggy backing
on old narco-flows and then by linking in 2015 to the newly-constructed
B.U. (Bolivarian Union) lead by Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and the
recent autonomous States of Zapata (what used be known as Chiapas and
Oaxaca, Mexico). The B.U. adopts minimalist intellectual property (IP)
policies and soon adopts the Open Fab Charter or the Creative Hardware
Commons– soon U.S., E.U. (IP) refugees, Brazilian quantemarinos, Asian
horizontilist and nano_socialist start to build what will become the first
strata of the Open Matter nanoGararge(s) – the very first one is named the
Tijuana Nano Institute (TIN) by Open Fab immigrants to the B.U. from Baja
California. (TIN) hacks together an old RepRap, a Japanese pseudo_RNA
controlled nanoscale replication system, some bits and pieces from a
German Pharmaceutical’s nano-therapeutic engine and they focus on creating
non-organic/bionano self-assembling architectures – from this point on the
Easy Bake engines have a distinctly nanobiological aroma.

[Back to our side of the realities]

The shift from Open Fabing to nano Fabing will be slow to the degree that
Open Fabing will do a great deal to expand the possibilities of DIY
cultures around the world – without having to answer the many difficult
and subtle questions that will manifest with the introduction of molecular
factories that could control the configuration of matter at the nanoscale
as opposed to the microscale.

What may occur as the free and open source software crews start to target
the question of replication and hardware issues – the cost for replicators
will go down,
the catalog of solid polymer materials will grow, design shareware will
flow from a few garages to home desktop configurations. But, the first
major hurdle will be
creating Open Fab specifications and standards for easy integration into
open fabrication devices. Another important condition for Open Fabbing
will be bypassing the hard filters of official control via Open
Fab-assembled mesh-network routers that will be extremely cheap by 2015.

While all of this occurring on the microscale very little nanoscale
fabrication will be networked to what might be considered the
accessibility frame for the nanoGarage matrix. Matter hacking will
probably float into our realities along the tracks set by the Open Fab
project and will be far more mature, and will need to be, with almost full
set of protocols for toxicity issues, control interfaces, and device
standards – so that the social trauma of molecular manufacturing will be
far softer in terms disruptive technologies than what came before. Or
perhaps it will be a nanoscale enclosure system that is too much a part of
our long history of exploitation:


Your Matter Is Our Market – NanoMiX Corp.

When Lily was lucky, she got a contract for weapons. The pay was good
because it was dangerous. The weapons would come gushing suddenly out of
her with much loss of blood, usually in the middle of the night: an
avalanche of glossy, freckled, somewhat transparent bits of weapon
goo-particles, each one with a number of soft blue eyes and rows of bright
sharp teeth. No matter how ill or exhausted Lily felt, she would shovel
them, immediately, into rusted tin cans or milk cubes and tie down the
lids with auto-clean tape. If she didn’t do that, immediately, if she fell
asleep, the particles would eat her. Thrashing in their containers as she
carried them down the steps, the particles would speed eat each other,
till nothing was left – the last one left would always eat itself – “the
highest state of artificial evolution,” her sister would whisper to her
before the accident. She would have to hurry, shuffling as fast as she
could under the weight of so many containers, to the Neighbors. The
Neighbors only paid her for the ones that were left alive. It was

[Back to the Future Again]

Personal Nanofactories (PN): What had started as the Easy Bake Oven
trajectory a few years back hits the worldwide market with the smooth big
bang of the Hatchi_Apple iFab in 2019. The cost factors go way down after
a matter hacking group deep in the tunnels of Gaza discover a way to
produce cheap electro-plastics from re-cycled UAV’s (micro-drones) and
artificial corn products, these corn-plastic derivatives replace the
petroleum based plastics as the core for both the PN market and the Open
Matter networks in 2020. New Gaza becomes a core for the Open Matter
networks and quickly links up with the B.U.’s nanoGarage economies to
develop the first trans_patent with WIPO-2 (World Intellectual and
Property Organiztion 2) that both creates new economic flows for the
community and allows for rapid expansion of Open Matter PN’s and old
market matter replication engines, like the iFab. Particle Capitalism(s)
comes of age at all levels of society quickly and just a quickly begins to
fade away

[Science of the oppressed and garageScience]

We can imagine Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, Chela Sandoval’s
Methodology of the Oppressed, Critical Art Ensemble’s tactical science,
Natalie Jeremijenko public experiments and what the Electronic Disturbance
Theater has framed today as the “science of the oppressed” – each of these
parts of a wide area call for a re-framed relationalilty between
spectator, poesis, praxis, experimentation and Sandoval’s differential
consciousness of the “la conciencia de la metiza”.  Each gesture diagrams
alternative social forms of life and art that fall between the known and
unknown, between fiction and the real, between clean science and dirty
science – each a part of a long history of an epistemology of social
production which privileges the standpoint of the proletariat, the
multitude, the open hacks of the DIY moments, and of autonomous
investigators who stage test zones of cognitive styles-as/and out of –
concrete practices as speculation and speculation as concrete practices –
at the speed of dreams.

What the artivist adds to this circuit is the ability to stage potential
rehearsals for the now-and-future community laboratories, for the
nanoGarages to come, for the current empirical speculations of new
ecologies of social formations that can create a space for the agency of
actor-spectators – that can route around the neoliberal walls of “venture
science” as only protocol for “scientific” research and instead offer a
counter-frame/unframe of a science for and by the people. As Boal stated,
“we must move towards a rehearsal-theater and away from a
spectacle-theater.” The “science of the oppressed” for EDT is type of
“rehearsal-lab” that imagines community laboratories blooming from the
always/already “lowrider” robotics of East L.A., from the Zapatista “Open
Seed” an assemblage Open Wetware lab(s) – each garage a “rehearsal-lab”
for new agency(s) defined by the people/the citizen/the nomad to “resume
their protgonistic function” between/within/without art and science.

P.S.EDT is type of “rehearsal-lab”

Electronic Disturbance Theater’s Transborder Immigrant Tool, a
work-in-progress (in collaboration with Brett Stalbaum, Micha Cardenas and
Amy Sara Carroll), is ready to move from alpha stage software design to
beta testing in the Fall 2009. These devices learn from and redeploy the
logics of distributed geospatial information systems (such as the Goggle
Earth Project) to develop a virtual immigrant algorithm. They are intended
as a safety net tools for those landlocked between Mexico and the United
States. But, they also remember a long history of walking and earth art,
of border disturbance, of locative media, what we are coming to call
“inter-American transcendental -isms.” Poetic gestures from their
inception, the cracked Motorola i455 phones will include GPS poems for
psychic consultation, spoken words of encouragement and welcome, which Amy
is writing and co-designing (in the mindset of Audre Lorde’s sentiment
that “poetry is not a luxury”). Layered as geology (e.g., they “speak” on
the lower frequencies of the iconic, the sonic, the vibratory, the
conrete, the performative, the poetic), the tool's algorithm will aid
users in tracking sustainable routes across the U.S./Mexico desert of the
real and its virtual walls, each immigrant a researcher/poet creating new
Nazca lines-of-flight/arco-irises across literal and imaginative
post-NAFTA borders

PDF about this project attached.

Test video here (this takes a while to download).

Muchas gracias and nano nano
*particle group*

Ricardo Dominguez
Assistant Professor
Hellman Fellow

Visual Arts Department, UCSD
Principal Investigator, CALIT2
Co-Chair gallery at calit2
CRCA Researcher
Ethnic Studies Affiliate
Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies Affiliate

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics,
Board Member

University of California, San Diego,
9500 Gilman Drive Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093-0436
Phone: (619) 322-7571
e-mail: rrdominguez at ucsd.edu

Project sites:
site: http://gallery.calit2.net
site: http://pitmm.net
site: http://bang.calit2.net
site: http://www.thing.net/~rdom
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