[-empyre-] rehearsal of a network - [week 4]

Shu Lea Cheang shulea at earthlink.net
Sat Jun 23 18:25:11 AEST 2018

Dear all

thanks to Fran llich's latest posting (as promised) which coming at the 
tail end of week3 serves well to lead us into week 4. I believe there 
would  be some follow up for Fran's tremendous endeavours, Fran, please 
stay with us for this week 4.

This week we focus on proposals for speculative, tangible networks -  
the unrealized, to be realized, the anticipated, to be anticipated, the 
trashed and the in progress, deep sleep conjuration, deep water dive in, 
deep root expounding.... we open up this week to welcome all your 
proposal contributions.

I am honored to welcome the following three heavy-weight thinkers, 
writers, hackers, weavers+++  whose work i admired much to join us this 

Francesca da Rimini (Adelaide, Australia) is an artist, writer, 
filmmaker and researcher.She was awarded an Australia Council New Media 
Fellowship in 1999, and her work has been widely published and 
exhibited. She is a founding member of the cyberfeminist art collective 
VNS Matrix, intercontinental group identity_runners (with Diane Ludin 
and Agnese Trocchi, and In Her Interior (with Virginia Barratt). Recent 
collaborations include performance/installation /lips becoming beaks, 
hexing the alien/ and /The Darkening/. She periodically adds to her 
labyrinth at LambdaMOO to continue hexing capitalism from within the beast.

Denis Roio aka Jaromil (Amsterdam, NL) is a purpose driven software 
artisan and well known ethical hacker.CTO and co-founder of the Dyne.org 
think &do tank, a non-profit foundation with more than 15 years of 
expertise in social and technical innovation. Leading digital culture 
institution popular among digital natives and millenials. Jaromil shares 
understandable insights and visions on Internet of Things, Blockchain 
Technologies, Cyber Security, Data Ownership and Software Freedom. 
Expert speaker about Open Source, Lean and Agile methodologies

McKenzie Wark from New Castle, Australia, currentl living and working in 
New York City. known for his writings on media theory 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_studies>, critical theory 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_theory>, new media 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_media>, and the Situationist 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situationist_International>. His best 
known works are /A Hacker Manifesto 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Hacker_Manifesto>/ and /Gamer Theory 
He is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at The New School 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_School> in New York City. To cite 
a few of his books -

·/The Beach Beneath the Street: The Everyday Life and Glorious Times of 
the Situationist International/ (Verso, 2011)

·/Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class/ (Polity, 2012)

·/Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation/ (with 
Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker) (University of Chicago Press, 

·/The Spectacle of Disintegration/ (Verso, 2013)

·/Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene/ (Verso, 2015)

·/General Intellects: Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century/ 
(Verso, 2017)

On a sunny day in June.. let the words begin....



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