Network Consciousness: Art Metropole (Toronto) and Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn)

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Live translation of 1973 agitprop video at Art Metropole (Toronto) alongside launch of Nathan Isbergs’ Atlantic-Griffin Manifesto, 8 February 2014

Nobu Adilman of the Toronto Eater puts the Manifesto into context with the video screening in,  The Atlantic’s Nathan Isberg Cooks Up a Manifesto .

Video screening and Q&A with Julia Oldham at RU (Brooklyn), 18 February 2014

This figure of speech has long been used to describe tangled lines of transportation or communications technologies and the people who use them to send goods and information from point to point. Because of the pervasiveness of social media, mobile phones and other technologies that augment our daily lives, we consider communications systems to mimic human behaviour and thought. By this logic, we can only perform as the technology does… read more

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Cette figure de style a longtemps servi à désigner l’enchevêtrement des technologies du transport et des communications, et les usagers qui les utilisent pour envoyer des biens et des informations d’un endroit à l’autre. L’omniprésence des médias sociaux, téléphones cellulaires et autres technologies qui amplifient notre vie quotidienne nous amène à considérer ces systèmes de communication comme des représentations de nos comportements et pensées. Suivant cette logique, notre productivité ne peut que refléter celle de nos technologies… lire la suite

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