Gaming The Aftermath

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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The Passion According to Omnicide

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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Transcendental Time-Stretching w/ J.P. Caron

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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Afropessimism w/ Frank B. Wilderson III

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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