Dear fellow discourse lovers,
Greetings from Berlin, where we are winding down the 2021 salon season after fifteen events this year - five IRL and ten online. Discussions are due to resume in late January. We won’t be resting too much though! As always, do get in touch if you’d like to get involved in any of the below projects.
Berlin salon program for 2021 @ Trust concludes with ‘Necroprimitivism Rising’
The fifth Trust salon of 2021 took place recently on ‘Necroprimitivism Rising’, where we discussed the ideologics and (oc)cultural idiosyncrasies around Bitcoin and other proof-of-work cryptocurrencies.
Can a thermodynamic 'Death Leopard' ever change its spots? A sufficiently incentivised believer in this asset wrapped in a hyperconservative ideology is almost impossible to reason with.
“Necrosetta Stones are red,
Boiling oceans are blue
To halt the technocapital singularity,
You'll need more than a CPU.”
Excerpt from The Necroprimitivist Manifesto Pt.2,
CPRU and R&D Labs
Special Broadcast Discussion on ‘Temporal Secessionism’ - Read & Watch
More on Timezone#4: https://projekt-atol.si/en/work/temporal-secessionism-timezone4/
Accompanying Timezone#4 Source Book PDF contains material from Wassim Alsindi, Anna Greenspan, Max Hampshire, Amy Ireland, Kei Kreutler, and Paul Seidler.
To access it through the platform, go to plazaprotocol.si, click the ‘i’ and enter the seed phrase TEMPORAL.
New Audio and Video Reports
It’s been a minute, but we’re really happy to drop two new audio reports on The Indifference Engine & Transcendental Time Machines. Both were recorded following IRL salons with colleagues who were present at the salons. SalonCast Series Details
Here’s a first from us - a full public recording from the Temporal Secessionism broadcast edition. More info here.
0x008 Report ::: Reminiscences of a Clock Operator Essay (Relativistic Version)
As mentioned above, alongside the Timezone#4 project and event launch yesterday, a 99-page source book style PDF was also published. We’ve published a longer version of Wassim’s essay on the 0x Salon website as a report on 0x008 Transcendental Time Machines.
0x Salon is an ongoing, non-profit experiment in collective knowledge sharing and cultural production. Since 2020, we have been hosting salons - intimate and private discourse sessions - on a range of conversation topics. 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 time, Bitcoin’s ecological impact, interdisciplinarity, memes, automation, abstraction, nonhuman life and collective behaviour. More about the 0x Salon