[-empyre-] OPEN CALL: an encouraging word to send your bio and reading lists (Benton C Bainbridge)

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 07:30:21 AEDT 2021

Hi I am a late bloomer in this call :) was busy with many things at the
same time :)
I am reading sci-fi too, the Chinese Cixin Liu The Third Body. Reading
again Virginia Woolfs wonderful mrs Dalloway. And Judith Butlers superb
essay about Susane Sontag, Torture and the Ethics of Photography.
Reading the Mole People by Jennifer Toth interviews with people living
under the subway in New York, the most marginalised among the marginalised.
Reading again Hanna Arendt The Origen of Totalitarianism a necessary book
to understand what happened now with the Capitol riot and the rise of White
Supremacy groups.
And to read profane pleasures :) the latest of Yotam Ottolenghis cookbooks,

Best regards to all

On Sun, 31 Jan 2021 at 17:14, Benton C Bainbridge <
bentoncbainbridge at gmail.com> wrote:

> ----------empyre- soft-skinned space----------------------
> Hi Renate, hello all!
> My bookshelves are filled with science fiction—this weekend I finished
> Robert A. Heinlein's *Orphans of the Sky* and started Octavia E. Butler's
> *Kindred;* my online reading centers on surveillance media, algorithmic
> civilization and its discontents (including artists, techies and organizers
> who are seeking alternatives):
> Shoshana Zuboff on Surveillance Society and Epistemic Chaos
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/opinion/sunday/facebook-surveillance-society-technology.html>
> James McGirk on 5th Generation Warfare
> <https://ourcyberpunknow.substack.com/p/some-armageddon>
> Robert Saint Rich on the incompatibility of social media and art
> <https://twitter.com/fatherrich_/status/1343000927448535043>
> *Lazy Minting* of NFTs on OpenSea
> <https://opensea.io/blog/announcements/introducing-the-collection-manager/?utm_campaign=Newsletter+January+2021&utm_content=A&utm_medium=email_action&utm_source=customer.io>
> Eric Barry Drasin on a Distributed Object Framework for digital properties
> <http://www.ericbarrydrasin.com/portfolio/1274/>
> Eric Drasin also pointed me to these sites:
> http://metagov.org/
> http://workerorganizing.org/
> http://economicspace.agency/
> Here's my bio <http://bentoncbainbridge.com/cv/> and a short video by
> Andrew Freedman Home about my recent artwork
> <https://youtu.be/lwHujA4KDw4>.
> Thanks for this soft_skinned_space free of algorithmic intermediaries!
> Benton
> Benton C Bainbridge | +1.646.338.9172
> <https://youtu.be/lwHujA4KDw4>
> On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 12:15 PM Renate Ferro <rferro at cornell.edu> wrote:
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>>  Just a reminder to our new members but also older members. Please send
>> us your reading resources and a bio to introduce yourself to the list.  So
>> far it has been fascinating to see the common themes but also the diversity
>> of research being done.
>> Best. Renate
>> For the last two weeks of January, 2021 we launch an open call to our
>> members.  "What’s on your bookshelf in 2021?"  Share a list of the books,
>> online publications and other resources (digital or otherwise) that are on
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>> Happy New Year and please stay safe.
>> Renate Ferro
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>> Department of Art
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