Schizoeconomies

From November 27th to December 20th 2017, a group of SenseLabbers travelled across four different cities in Brazil in order to meet with local and international collaborators around issues pertaining to alter-economies, the neoliberalization of the university, governance and the redefinition of resistance, bringing together our work on altereconomies (3E Process Seed Bank) and our study of schizoanalytic techniques for collective action. CAMPINAS Nov 27-Nov 29 – Several members of the SenseLab participated in the conference VII Seminario Conexoes: Deleuze and Cosmopolitics and Radical Ecologies and New Earth and… See schedule here: https://seminarioconexoes2017.hotglue.me/program Brian Massumi and Erin Manning have been asked to open and close the first day of the conference with talks, and have decided to both give talks on the concept of immediation. How to move such concept into a Brazilian context, particularly as concerns the current shut-down of social and cultural services, the encroaching fascist tendencies, the takeover of the government, the unfunding of the university, questions of racism and the legacy of slavery, pockets of resistance, etc. Erik Bordeleau gave a talk on the notion of liquidity in altereconomy. SAO PAULO Dec 1, 5pm ​- Workshop and launch of Brian Massumi’s book What Animals Teach Us About Politics (Portuguese translation) at Casa Liquida http://www.casaliquida.com Dec 2, 2pm – ​Erin Manning, Brian Massumi and Christine Greiner facilitated a discussion around micropolitics and minor gestures at Galeria Formosa. Dec 3, 4-7pm ​– A meeting was organized at Casa do Povo with the participation of Andre Silva, Karla Cordoba and Ranulfo Sobrinho for a discussion around alter-economies and digital currencies. The Occupy Wall Street movement raised an essential question that we haven’t...

The Affect-o-Meeting in Weimar, Germany, 24-27 August

As part of our ongoing alter-economy project, the SenseLab European Hub will be coming together in Weimar, Germany to explore core concepts and develop digital tools. The alter-economic platform, the 3 Ecologies Seed Bank, is conceived as a self-organizing creative process engine coupled with a self-sustaining cryptocurrency economy supporting an autonomous alter-university dedicated to thought in the act. The proposition is to run the projects on their own affective momentum. To do this, it is necessary to register affective intensity as it plays out collectively, and use it to create positive feedback effects moving the creative process forward. How can we build an « affect-o-meter » for this purpose? Can the collective registering of affective intensity form part of a self-organizing decision-making process? How can we invent « processual operators » that add an element of surprise and contingency to online interactions that help crystallize collective creative energies? We would like to thank IKKM (International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy) for their generous...
3 Mile Meal: Aug 23-25 2013

3 Mile Meal: Aug 23-25 2013

3 Mile Meal took place on August 23-25, 2013, from 2pm-5pm. 3 Mile Meal is a food-sharing and lack-of-information-gathering SenseLab/DS4si event! We can be found at our 3 public kitchens – Durocher and Bernard in Outremont (come for a kosher snack!), the Fruiterie Mile End (crêpes and make-your-own blended drinks!) and Parc Ex (Dosas and more!). Joignez-vous à nous pour Bouffe sur trois bornes: un évévenement de partage de bouffe et de manque d’information organisé par le LaboSens et le DS4si. Trouvez-nous à une de nos cuisines publiques – Durocher et Bernard à Outremont (des gâteries cachères), la Fruiterie Mile End (smoothies et crêpes!) et Parc Park Ex (Dosas et plus!). 23-25 Août, 14-17h.   Press Article with Montreal Gazette Article with 24hr PDF > full page from paper JPEG > single article Article with Le Devoir PDF > full page from paper JPEG > single article Interview with CIBL Radio (audio mp3)   French and English posters for the event follow:     Park Ex Location:   Mile End Location: Outremont Location:  ...
3 Mile Meal: the procession

3 Mile Meal: the procession

On Friday August 23rd, we began our 3 Mile Meal event by biking our 3 ‘lack of information booths’ from our downtown lab space at Concordia University, to their respective locations in Park Ex, Mile End and Outremont. It was thrilling to watch as people immediately reacted to the spectacle of our procession, and the whimsical nature of our three bikes. [nggallery...