Shakespeare & The Modern Monetary System w/ Colin Drumm

We are joined with Colin Drumm to discuss the evolution of the Modern Monetary System and the works of Shakespeare serving as seismographs that reflect changes in conceptions related to currency, debt, and sovereignty. We also discuss about Modern Monetary Theory and its implications in the wake of Covid.

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Disassembling The Trust Machine w/ Jaya Klara Brekke

We are joined with Jaya to discuss the nature and evolution of Blockchain, The role of the ‘Insensible’, the jigsaw puzzle of Geopolitics in relation to cryptocurrency.

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trans*migrations: cartographies of the queer

This collection of essays published by Litteraria Pragensia Books attempts to move across the fraught landscape of contemporary identity politics in order to develop the notion of trans* as a general syntactical logic for extrapolation, speculation, and becoming. The collection’s conceit follows Susan Stryker in considering the asterisk of ‘trans*’ as a “wildcard operator” which has the potential to move its nominative beyond the categories of transsexual, transvestite, transgender... in favor of a cumulative drift of alienation for which gender, sex, or social marking are but a temporary vector.

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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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Meta-Geography & Left-Wing Eurasianism w/ Nikolay Smirnov

We are joined by Nikolay Smirnov to discuss how Permafrost is the Sphinx of Russia, Left-Wing Eurasianism anticipating Post-Colonial Theory, and Libertarian Occultism in Russia. Transcript below and interview conducted by Dustin Breitling. Continue reading “Meta-Geography & Left-Wing Eurasianism w/ Nikolay Smirnov”