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

Domenico Barra domenicobarra.db at protonmail.com
Mon Feb 1 21:51:40 AEDT 2021

You all have a beautiful selection of books.

On my bookshelves those are some of my favourites:

- An anthology of balck humor by André Breton.
- The Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton.
- Hungerby Knut Hamsun
- Paris Peasant by Aragon
- Devotional Cinema by Dorsky
- On the Road by Kerouac
- Petersburg Tales by Gogol
- Civil Disobedience by Thoreau
- Letters from Prisons by Gramsci.

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On Sunday, 31 January 2021 21:30, Ana Valdés <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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, Flavour.
> Best regards to all
> Ana
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2021 at 17:14, Benton C Bainbridge <bentoncbainbridge at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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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>>> Best. Renate
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