Schizo-somatics: The Social Protocol and the Body Derivative, December 5th, 5-7pm

The Social Protocol and the Body Derivative Can we ever escape the problem of governance? Economy and governance, as it has been noted in different ways, are the two sides of the same token. From the Undercommons, we have learned that governance was a form of expropriation, a provocation into display: display of interests, of legibility, of convertibility into value. But for those who have been experimenting with blockchain-based alternatives (schizo)economies, it is perhaps necessary to recognize that “governance is not a dirty word, but rather one that is internal to the logic and protocols of self-organization” (Lovink and Rossiter, Organizations after Social Media). This workshop is about collectively exploring this enduring, body derivative tension. It is the second iteration of the “Schizo-somatic workshop for an Extra-Economical Body” series, facilitated by Erik Bordeleau and Diego Gil (with the participation of Csenge Kolozsvari, Joel E. Mason, Mariana Marcassa and André Fogliano). *** To what are we dedicated if not to those problems which demand the very transformation of our body and our language?” (Deleuze, Difference and...

Schizo-somatics: Geological Packages, November 7th, 3–5PM

In the next schizo-somatic session we welcome you to play with geological packages prepared by Csenge Koloszvari, Ramona Benveniste and Diego Gil. Geological packages are propositions choreographed with and through architectures, machine-like objects, images and process philosophy fragments. They are a call to experiment with qualities vectoring at the tip of the sensible and as a topological play, one in which a subjectless subjectivity (a more-than human event) epidermises its passages of form taking. We hope to see you there, Ramona, Csenge and...