Produced and curated by Diffractions Collective – Vít Bohal, Dustin Breitling hosted by APART
Surveying a planet fraught with climatic, biodiversity, governance and social crises, this lecture series aims to understand how ‘gaming’ as the supreme medium of our time invites engagement with questions related to systems-designing, that in effect, provides tools for orienting and working through our catastrophe-laden imaginary. We reflect upon whether games themselves can accompany how we engineer strategies aligned with models of adaptive intelligence, to interface and ‘melt’ into designing counter-worlds against the lock-in of futural disintegration. Through an examination of the role of logistics operating as the arteries of our world economy, we probe into how ‘walking simulators’ and ‘management games’ compel engagement with our ‘infrastructural unconscious’ and provide templates for ‘rafting-with’ the realities of supply-chain breakdown, displaced migrations, and a form of ‘bricolaging’ our way through adverse environments.
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A film influenced by the works of Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H. and Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh’s Omnicide. Narration by Anja Kauffman. Original Sound from Valerio Tricoli’s Clonic Earth and Lucy Railton’s Paradise 94.
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We discuss with Holly Jean Buck about her book “After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration” examining best-case scenarios for carbon removal.
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We are joined by philosopher and artist based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil J.P. Caron, to discuss the nature of Generative Aesthetics, Time-Stretching, CCRU, and scale-sensitivity.
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We are joined by Frank B. Wilderson III to discuss ‘Afropessimism’ and the broader developments and insights to his work and fellow thinkers. Interview by Dustin Breitling.
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We interview Ben Woodard and discuss his work focusing on the Naturphilosophie, Schelling, Slime Dynamics, and especially Biopolitics in the wake of Covid-19.
Interview by Dustin Breitling
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