[-empyre-] rehearsal of a network - [week 3]
Shu Lea Cheang
shulea at earthlink.net
Tue Jun 19 16:20:18 AEST 2018
Let me just pick up a few threads here to follow through
From Kate Rich - "i'm particularly interested in non-model businesses -
experiments in business which do not scale or replicate but can travel,
cross-breed and transmit - & also in martin parker's idea of insurgent
entrepreneurship as a set of potentially transformative practices in
reorienting economy, for communities as well as individuals."
From Ilze Black - the human networks that transport kombucha, the
t-shroom, ultimately "to put forward the notion of symbiosis for the
post-net network imagination! Mycelium networks offer us organic
metaphors to re-evaluate ourselves....They give us a chance to move away
from human=machine rhetoric, from cyborg like visions of future
transhumans, and possibly change the course of current industrial
enterprise. This, however, requires for every supporter to become a
symbiosis partner, to be considered as a cell in a social mycelium. "
From Liz, risking getting into the discourse on 'immersive species",
we would certainly be interested in the tracks of UBERMORGEN's network
projects that "undermine the current networks of the heartless
I offer here also a quote from Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, /The mushroom at
the end of the world -on the possibility of life in capitalist ruins/
"We are stuck with the problem of living despite economic and ecological
ruination….. Neither tales of progress nor of ruin tell us how to think
about collaborative survival. It is time to pay attention to mushroom
picking. Not that this will save us— but it might open our imaginations. "
There is new relationships to be established, some disconnection to be
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