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.Continue reading “Shakespeare & The Modern Monetary System w/ Colin Drumm”
We are joined by Gerald Nestler to discuss Financial Capitalism, Derivatives, Gamestop, and the potential of ‘Social Derivatives.’Continue reading “The Derivative Condition w/ Gerald Nestler”
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.Continue reading “Gaming The Aftermath”
We sit down with Vinay Gupta to discuss his work on Humanitarian Infrastructure, Ethereum, Mattereum, and his simulation of Pandemics.Continue reading “Infrastructural Design w/ Vinay Gupta”
We discuss with Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh about the nature of Omnicide, Philosophy After Dark, Seduction and Deception. Interview by Dustin BreitlingContinue reading “OmniSeductions w/ Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh Transcript”
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 BreitlingContinue reading “NaturSlime w/ Ben Woodard”