DANK PRAGUE Launch, feat. Autopoetik // 24/9/2021

The Word Addict—risen from the ash-tray of eventual time—is launching Dank Prague, a collection of short stories written by Vít Van Camp.

Van Camp romps through the unwashed recesses of the city of a hundred spires, the jewel of Mitteleuropa, the threshold between this world and the next. What do the seven monks of Sat Bhai have to do with pagan machine worship, and in which dank stall shall one find the petrified turd of Voynich?

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Modifying the Means To The End

  In the wake of efforts to create precipitation and combat the arid and drought-stricken landscape of the United Arab Emirates, legions of drones have been unleashed and tested this past July to usher in a novel deployment of cloud seeding. The drones distinguished from previous experiments that relied on dispersing silver iodine in the clouds are equipped with high-resolution sensors that measure temperature, humidity and release electrical charges that are designed to electrocute clouds in their effort to jolt droplets in the clouds which in effect trigger them to clump together and produce rain. 1

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Armand’s Glitchhead (2021) in the Rearview Mirror

Over the past few years, Louis Armand has been extremely prolific in his publications. The speed with which this Prague-based writer and academic has managed to write full-length novels and sprawling poetic texts is a point of interest in its own right, and his latest publication Glitchhead must be read as part of a sprawling palimpsest of concepts, themes, conceits and, in the most general sense, writing, which Armand has recently been publishing.

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Czas nieutracony/Čas není ztracen/время не потеряно/Time Not Lost

A skeleton Space Crew leaves Earth and awakes on another planet, to discover their pasts have become unravelled by a mysterious intelligence. Narration by: Edyta Bojanowska, Darya Kulbashna, Lucie Poskočilová, Liudmila Slivinskaya. Sound Compositions: Dustin Breitling & J.P. Caron-“8²” from ST.

Derivative Capitalism & Cryptonomics w/Jonathan Beller

An interview with Jonathan Beller regarding the evolution of the Attention Economy, the role of Cinema as a critical site and catalyst for aspects of Computation, and the possible emergence of a ‘Cryptocommons’.

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‘Social Derivatives & Convex Commons’ w/Economic Space Agency & Gerald Nestler

This is the video uploaded from the Diffractions Collective and their featured panel that hosted Economic Space Agency & Robin Hood ‘DAO’ to discuss the nature of Social Derivatives, DAOs, Gaming, and Convex Commons. Below is also accompanying notes from Gerald Nestler who unfortunately was not able to join us.

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