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The Affect-o-Meeting in Weimar, Germany, (August 24-27 2017)

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 support.