Dear fellow discourse lovers,
Greetings from a distinctly autumnal Berlin, where the chill winds and grey skies mean less distractions outside and more activity at the salon. As always, do get in touch (the0xsalon [at] gmail [dot] com) if you’d like to get involved in any of the below projects, or complete the Salon Participation Request Form to register your interest in attending an upcoming discussion.
0x Salon Residencies @ Trust update
Thanks to all who applied and spread the word on our recent call for Research Residencies based at Trust in Berlin. We received many more applications than anticipated and are making very hard selection decisions at the moment. We’ll be announcing our incoming Residents very soon, stay tuned!
Berlin Salon program @ Trust continues: ‘Memes of the Ages’ & ‘Transcendental Time Machines’
The third Trust salon of 2021 took place recently titled ‘Memes of the Ages’, situating memes in historical, social and political contexts. An insightful discussion was had and no shortage of memes were shared amongst participants.
Next up is a salon on ‘Transcendental Time Machines’ where we will discuss history, measurement and synthesis of temporal instruments and regimes. Complete the Salon Participation Request Form to register your interest in attending.
Salon Outputs: contribute to our ‘Left Can’t Meme’ draft article
We welcome our community to participate in the process of documenting our salon conversations. Daniel Shinbaum has drafted an article titled ‘Left Can’t Meme’ and we invite your feedback and contributions. Get involved!
0x Salon Card Game: new cards, playtesting in October
More salon game cards just dropped! We have been working on our card deck, intended to facilitate a pop-up Fau0x Salon discourse LARP. Playtesting resumes in Berlin in October, get in touch to join a session! the0xsalon [at] gmail [dot] com.
Other News in Brief:
Two public readings of CPRU works upcoming, details soon.
Several salon colleagues have been working on an improvised radio play. Details are still hazy but there are some cryptic clues here.
0x Salon is an ongoing, non-profit experiment in collective knowledge sharing and cultural production. In the past 18 months we have held approximately 20 salons (intimate and private discourse sessions) on a range of conversation topics both offline at Trust and online via Zoom. Stewarded by 0x Salon team members, our community researches topics, organises events and produces scholarly and artistic outputs.
0x Salon’s event program brings together artists, researchers, theorists and other knowledge workers who engage with the chosen discussion topic. Past topics have included memes, Bitcoin’s ecological impact, interdisciplinarity, automation, abstraction, nonhuman life and collective behaviour.