XLt ((New Year)) Radar: Defend the Kiez !

December 31st, 2018


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ALERT: #Potse was #occupied 2day ! ( 31.12 )

#potsebleibt #kiezsovereignty #jugendzentrum #besetzen

Potse? @Potse_Berlin

UPdates :

< 02.1.19 > : Kundgebung am 02.01 vor der Potse und den ehemaligen Räumen des Drugstores… 13h at Potse Berlin, Potsdamerstr. 180, 10783 Schöneberg, Berlin,

( Fb Invite link )

News: ( 17:oo CET 31.12) Permitted stage/demo on the streets Potsdamerstr. @ Grünewaldstr. went from 11-16:ooh, with a hundred++ supporters coming and showing solidarity. An unknown number of occupiers remain barricaded inside on the 3rd floor, and were not immediately evicted, and we are all advised to remain on high alert.

In the meantime, 2 other spaces ( with the same deadline for eviction ) #Syndikat and #Liebig34 have also decided to NOT hand over their keys today and declared on twitter:  #Syndikatbleibt heißt #Potsebleibt heißt #Liebig34bleibt.


2019 in Berlin is surely going to start off with FIREWORKS… but not the kind that go off for one party Silvester night…

The fight for Kiez Kulture is going to get intense, as a bunch of autonomous spaces are under siege…  and there is no chance that the loss of these cultural nodes + resources will go down without a fight !

Last day of the year… come out and support the Potse in Schoeneberg.

< 31.12.18 >Come make some NOISE for #kiez kultur //  Kommt zur Kundgebung vor den Räumen der Kollektive in der Potsdamer Str. 180 … between 10-16h

Mit One Step Ahead, Lena Stoehrfaktor, Konny Kleinkunstpunk – Fanpage, tapete records, Torkel T
Der Termin steht fest. Am 31.12.2018 müssen wir, die beiden ältesten und selbstverwalteten Jugendzentren Drugstore und Potse, die Schlüssel abgeben und fliegen aus unseren Räumen.

Die Gebäude wurden an anonyme Investor*innen verkauft und
stehen ab dann dem profitorientierten coworking/ coliving space Unternehmen Rent24 zur Verfügung. Dieses wird dann im neuen Jahr seine unterbezahlten Handwerker in die Räume lassen und die jahrzehntelang aufgebaute Berliner Jugend- und Subkultur zerstören. Betroffen ist davon auch die ganze Nachbarschaft. Kleine Läden müssen weichen, Menschen aus ihren Wohnungen ziehen.

Das können wir und alle solidarischen Menschen nicht einfach stillschweigend hinnehmen.
Deshalb wird es zur Schlüsselübergabe eine große Kundgebung vor den Läden geben. Bisher sollte diese im neuen Jahr stattfinden, wurde nun aber kurzfristig auf den 31.12.18 vorverlegt. Sicherlich, um öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit zu vermeiden. Aber nicht mit uns! Neben einer offiziellen Schlüsselübergabe wollen wir laut sein, um den Investor*innen und Politiker*innen zu zeigen, dass wir nicht einfach so wortlos gehen. Vor allem aber um allen, denen die Läden jahrelang ein Zuhause und Zufluchtsort waren, eine dicke fette Abschiedsparty zu schmeißen … Gegen die Kälte werden wir mit Suppe und Tee helfen, außerdem wird es warme und ruhige Rückzugsorte geben.
Kommt vorbei, seid laut!

fb invite

Watch the Leftvision clip about the Drugstore, Potse, Syndikat, Liebig 34, Meuterei, G17a… and stay informed about how you can help defend the KIEZ.

((i)) Article on Potse / Drugstore at Indymedia ( auf de )

Trailer for an upcoming doc about Potse & DS & Freiraum … since 1972… the oldest autonomous Jungendzentrums in Germany. All shows are FREE.


NEWS ALERT / Nachricht  … ” 1123 Die Schlüssel der potse wurden nicht übergeben. Potse bleibt, in Solidarität mit dem Drugstore, der Liebig 34 und dem Syndikat, die am gleichen Tag geschlossen werden sollen. #potsebleibt #b3112

to be cont.


pic via “heartsucker”

#35c3: An Unsleeping Giant… XLt Ext analysis v.2

December 30th, 2018


::: Day4 :::


Note: Thx to the incredible #35c3 live streams crew, there are dozens of archived sessions already available to dive into … to catch up on what one human, nor any post-human, could possibly absorb in one weekend ! Not sure when we’ll find time to research more… But we’ll try and pick out a few highlights from an XLt perspective. soon. … but first an obligatory rant from afar … in a mad mad world that is consuming itself with the latest industrial-strength technologies.

Note2: No one should be flying to Congress anymore !… ( The Co2 costs are too high )… And there were far too few remote stream locations… ( as far as we could tell )… And it’s not too late to set up public screenings now and in the coming weeks to discuss the talks that you find important and to have face-2-face debates about what your communities can do to fight for a better future ( with and without tech  ) !


So to begin… on a sunday high-tech-hangover day…

Even from afar, it was difficult not to get lost in the supermarket of technotopian dreams…

Sunday, we got up and started surfing and sleuthing to find out what Extinction Rebellion might be doing at Congress… We couldn’t retrace our digital steps to find the message we had received about them presenting or taking action on DAY4… perhaps it was in an IRC chat, and no longer possible to pull up.

We probably could have just done an ExRe search on the 35c3 wiki… DOH !

… still havent made Kaffee.

DAY4 at 13.23h : we got a mail from a comrade: “Nope wasn’t me who told you … but i see they have a 2ND meet-up” …  with a link to Room:Lecture room M1 … at 13:00h… DAY2

It reads:

Extinction Rebellion – NOT shutting down the internet – civil disobedience (non violent direct action) on a massive scale.

Climate change is for real and we are sending a message to influence the government. Even better – setting the foundation to become the government

Well, we weren’t gonna teleport back in time now… and we were a few hundred kilometers away from any attempts to find them this afternoon. And neither of the two session were going to be streamed… especially, if any serious acteurs were going to discuss any substantially radical actions ahead.

So, a very very small and marginal group may have gathered at 35c3 to discuss one of the more relevant problems on humanity’s TO DO list.  Yes, that ubiquitous Margaret Mead quote pops up in our heads, but ya have to wonder if the world-at-large will ever get the news of what this tiny committee may be up to. Mass mediation being still in a tight grip of centralized power brokers.


And btw, what’s wrong with shutting down the Internet ?! ;) …

Seems like “scaling down” and / or “powering down” is not just for anarcho-primies anymore… Our unsustainable high-tech civilization could use a wake-up call… and much more courageous acts of solidarity with our sisters and brothers on the other sides of the industriaized world.  We think…  Severing our ties to the VR-RL-gouging spectacle of the digital puppet strings for even just a little breather now and then … and opening the windows for a little oxygen + sense in the room…  never hurt anyone except the deeply embedded corporate leeches. Ok, that’s a complicated one. But we do need to assess what “scaling down” might mean as an act of resistance in the cybernetic regime. The dysneytopia inc. is also still the problem. Endless digital expanionism is unlikely the route to salvation… especially for the colonized and instrumentalized global South, which bears the brunt of the industry’s predatory use of cheap and abused labor … and its natural resource plunder to keep us all ubiquitously connected through the machines !

Meanwhile, the un-sleeping tech giant rolls over in an idyllic field of daisies somewhere on a campus-like bubble – or an industrial park – in another sleepless turbulent night on earth … crushing the lives of another small village in the Congo beside another Titanium mine to keep us all data-fied … it constructs another high-tech Frontex layer to assure that 1000s more will drown in the Mediterranean as it destabilizes someone else’s backyard …  hands all your data + meta-data over to demented MAGAns in the West Block and the Totalitarian Shadow World ( of Mafia Krapitalism )…  sucks another trillion euros into the Military Entertainment Complex instead of providing citizens healthcare and a healthy planet  … makes Jeff Bezos’ shit-eating grin a little wider and a hell of alot richer… gives Alex Halderman some more research funds to help us all pretend the next elections will not be hacked ( prob by money, not tech ) … hypes the UBI to keep the world chugging along towards the 6th Mass Extinction… and lets Joscha Bach dream on as one of the new celebrity philosopher kings waxing poetic about AI, math + code which easily becomes the SOMA of the elites + 1 big detachment coupon for the IT industry to get-out-of-jail-free… and escape any responsibility as the Techno-Fascism escalates in our sad, misguided unfortunate high-wired Maya …


to be cont.




Coming to a theater of rants near U !

Where were the majority of hackers in Btropolis when one little Kiez vs. Goliath fought off the Google Campus ?! And continue to fight off the #Gafam game of (netted) monopolies !



Pic: An excerpt from C-KINO #77 : Efficiency, Madness, Rebellion… a group of interventionist artists in Neukoelln who have been making ghost dolls to alert the Kiez about their disappearing neighbors due to the accelerating gentrification and displacement.

XLt analysis Ext: #35c3 reports from afar v.1

December 28th, 2018


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So yesterday, Day1 of #35c3, the XLt hosted a satellite event to livestream the congress for a general public in the Btropolis Mitte. Kiez-style with breakfast potluck and an evening Chili Vokü ( folks kitchen, by donation ).

It was an interesting experiment, and we had some great discussions. We performed our 77th CiTiZEN KiNO ( playlist coming soon ) to express our concerns + angles, in an attempt to inspire the rebels in you ! And it was all exhausting. And we are a little sad not to be on site this year meeting incredible comrades and hunting for clues about how we might more effectively fight for our future.

Congress has become for us one of the most important events of the year to gather information ( and skills ) and attempt to organize our communities. One reason of many for this is precisely because it so heavily engaged with the tech environments, which it must be said is also at the root of our most pressing crises. So ya know it is pretty fucking on-point, even when it “misses the forest for the trees” … AND/OR misses the individual/local trees (and fires ) for the big pic + big tech forest !

And yes, it too, like many large-scale events, has its flaws and drawbacks and these are important to analyze. Like the hacker arts, we often look for the cracks in order to find new directions, means and tools for upgrades.

So, we will attempt to analyze from afar… and be cautious not to over-analyze… because afterall these are urgent times to ACT and “TUWAT” ( the title of congress  last year ) … which translates : to do something ! … And to resist ! To fight ! To change the operating systems that are murdering us ( all species ) ! To build anew ! To make a better world ! And to rescue the one we currently have !

And before we begin, we just want to say, after organizing one tiny little chaotic local remote event: We are madly jealous of the organizational skills of CCC to pull off such a massive + complicated event with so much care, and we should all be inspired by their mind-boggling teamwork! We should all have so many beautiful “angels” ( so sind die volunteers gennant ) to have our backs in the ominous struggles ahead in 2019 !

But… on to our perspectives, our constructive critiques, our obligatory rants in these maddening times, our disillusionment with technotopia(ns), our deep respects for dedicated and talented humans ( that includes techies ) trying to do good in the strangest of worlds …


to be cont.

… in the meantime, there were no pics from CK77, but this captured our mood at home after our Day1 event: totally beat, but proud and smug, and grateful for our own beds ( even if feeling a little caged and compromised )… hidden dragon, cardboard tiger !

( pic seen+stolen via Library Shipwreck twitter, but more about that later )




( if you want to chat with people at 35c3 or others following from afar )… XLt analyst ( dr. ) podinski might be there…

via : Sven Guckes? @guckes Dec 21

#35C3 chat with us!???????????? server: http://irc.hackint.org channel: #35c3 language: english got no IRC client? just use a browser: https://webirc.hackint.org/ https://events.ccc.de/congress/2018/wiki/index.php/Congress_Everywhere#Berlin … watch the streams! https://events.ccc.de/congress/2018/wiki/index.php/TicketExchange … https://fahrplan.events.ccc.de/congress/2018/Fahrplan/ … https://engelsystem.de/35c3/

On THE XLT RADAR… Recommended:

Since the XLT tries to stay focused on the techno-fascism and one of humanity’s all-time greatest fuck ups, we are usually concerned about how the tech community deals with Climate Breakdown…

We were at Bits and Baüme at TU in Berlin last month, which gave the hacker culture a much-needed focus on our realworld / material world’s problems of unsustainabilty… and in some rare glimpses actually dealt with the ongoing brutal colonialims ( and child labor ) required to keep our high tech society chugging along towards the 6th Mass Extinction …

So important stuff to analyze… and extend… and feedback… into the general hacker mentality and modus operandi…

DISTURBING to Note, these are NOT major hall presentations; they are small very marginalized groups ( perhaps only DIY / self-organized sessions outside of the main 35c3 curated schedule. )  This is OUTRAGEOUS and must be challenged ! No big stage official report back from Bits Und Baüme ! WTF !?? How is this possible !??


at this session now, some notes here:



< 30.12 > Extinction Rebellion will be doing somehting at 35c3 on #DAY4…

looking for more info.


to be cont. #DAY3 ...

CiTiZEN KINO #77: Efficiency, Madness and Rebellion

December 20th, 2018



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And if you have come for a piece of our bleeding hearts and want to read the XLT NEWSLETTER, click to Read more at the end of this blog…


CiTiZEN KiNO … We’re Back ! … Sort of….

< Dec.27 > CiTiZEN KINO #77: Efficiency, Madness and Rebellion at Club Der Polnische Versager in Btropolis Mitte … Ackerstrasse 168

full day / nite event

10:00h (CET) – live streams begin

20:00h – CiTiZEN KINO show begins

w/ special guests

by donation

( frühstuck, and “potluck”-  bring something to share- … evening vokü / mexican chili ?… bar: kaffee, tea, beer, wine, vodka, mate … we’re working on it, assistants welcomed ! )…

Our media activism platform / series – C-KINO – ( which used to be roughly one event per month, have a look at “the CK archives” here. ) has been down for a few months… primarily due to lack of funds… But we are coming back for one last show in 2018,  in-synch with the 35th Chaos Congress in Leipzig.

#35C3 Resources:

Fahrplan / Schedule

35C3 Wiki

CCC event blog

Congress Everwhere ( remote viewing locations )

Our intention is to gather people in Btropolis who can’t or won’t attend the Congress but would like to watch the live streams and participate in a deep analysis of the various themes from afar, but face-to-face ( not sitting alone in front of a laptop ) … in this cozy Kiez venue in B-Mitte. Thanks to CdPV for hosting us !

During the day, we will screen the live streams ( fingers crossed the tech functions smoothly, and choosing collectively which talks to view, sometimes just excerpts ). We should warn you that we are willing to improvise with the screenings, interrupt the streams and take opportunities to intervene, discuss topics together, and mix in a curated selection of C-KINO related media clips, analyze and discuss the talks, debate the complex technological situations, and investigate the “tech resistance” together…

In the evening, we will present a more focused CiTiZEN KiNO episode. Beginning at 20:00h … length of program is open-ended, and depends on YOU.  A LIVE interactive media event !

All with a special focus and critical approach to media and technology. We also will use as a framework the idea that we are in the midst of a very dangerous “Efficiency and Madness” scenario ( a reference to Felix Guattari’s essay on Post-Media from 1990, and translated by Alya Sebti and Clemens Apprich in 2012 for Mute ), which is an odd and perhaps out-of-date ( optimistic? ) perspective on where we are at in the technological soup + terror of all those unsustainable data-driven / corporate fantasies.

” The junction of television, telematics and informatics is taking place before our eyes, and will be completed within the decade to come. ”

” New technologies foster efficiency and madness in the same flow. The growing power of software engineering does not necessarily lead to the power of Big Brother. In fact it is way more cracked than it seems. It can blow up like a windshield under the impact of molecular alternative practices.”

- Guattari

Also in attempt to bring this perspectives up-to-speed, Tactical Tech Collective in Berlin also uses Guattari’s text as a reference point to analyze and seek ( tech ) solutions for all of us now fully entangled in the grim neo-liberal route of globalization, fully interwoven by a cybernetic regime… or “digital colonies”. This very concise and well-researched booklet is also a free >>> pdf download <<< !

And it’s worth unpacking in a face-to-face “auseinandersetzung”… investigating it… taking it apart… and asking if, it too ( like akademia, like CCC, like IT workers and the various hacker communities, like industrialized urban civilization under kraptalism ) …  is too wrapped up in the technotopian hopes, industry and agendas. Whose “digital revolution” ? Whose technologies ? … Questions abound !

“We are a high tech society… But we are by no means an intelligent high-tech society. It is urgent to point out that a particular industrialized human species may be on the path to idiotically transforming the entire planet into an uninhabitable waste dump with festive blinky lights … to keep us occupied to the bitter un-enlightened end. “

- XLt analyst

Additional situations in the mix may include:

the Green New Deal, Bits Und Baüme Conference reviewed, The Yellow Vests Insurrection ( and the “pallid universalism” of financial powers – Graeber’s analysis from Paris ), straight-jacketed governance by a slow algorithmic plug-in death, and post-humanism’s caretaker robots, COP24 in Katowice, Post-Google Cafe in Kreuzberg, and next level resistance: Fuck Off GAFAM ( the big 5 )  !… etc. etc…

Who knows what all might be applicable at the time of the C-KINO #77 launch date on Dec27 … … …  Suggestions, Inputs, Collaborations, Links, Resources and Media Clips all warmly welcomed ! … Contact us !

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AND… IF you would like to be a SUPPORTER, please contact us about how you can donate and/or contribute to the production. … We need any and all large or small investment injections to keep our project alive ! … Contact us !

Stay tune to this page for more info ! … coming soon…


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XLt Deep Winter Radar v. X

December 17th, 2018


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< 17.12 > Datacide Talk with Joke Lanz & Christoph Fringeli at Vétomat, Wühlischstr. 42, 10245 Berlin ( FB invite )

< 16-19.12 > The Can Project II, Volksbuhne and Babylon ( FB invite )


< 19.12 > So36 throws a party to celebrates the Kiez comrades and all the  Anti-Google Initiatives, A (small) victory in our fights against the machines and cybernetic regimes,  at SO36, Kreuzberg … ab 19:00h

< 20.12 > Kreuzberg Underground Comic Showcase with Resident Christopher Sperandio, at Somos ( FB invite )

< 27.12 > CiTiZEN KiNO #77 : Efficiency, Madness, Rebellion, at Club der Polnischen Versager, B-Mitte – all day / nite ( FB invite )

< 27-30.12 > 35C3 Chaos Congress, Leipzig

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KIez Notes:

Aeons ago when the Tacheles in B-Mitte was just a fringe ghost ship hotspot trainwreck and rubble-refuge in Btropolis suddenly turned inside out and the east was wrested up onto an altar of the festering west  … the squatted artists studios had no heating… the only way to survive the winter was to create round the clock. Not to be nostalgic for all the bitter cracks in time, but you could say the arts back then had a bit more meat on their bones, and teeth in their expressions, and the flayed hearts were on their scruffy blood-stained sleeves… the war paint spread thick upon the faces, the fierce expressions at times camouflaged underneath our scrapped pasts and no futures … other times straight up and charging full-speed against the systems of control,  reclaiming every moment of our existence with the unbridled lust for life !

This weekend, the climate conference in Katowice came to its toothless conclusion… No fossil fuels CEO will get tarred and feathered, strung up dangling from a telephone pole, or removed from their influential position in shaping fake solutions in the wake of financially-calculated negotiations !

Are the people getting wiser and battening down the hatches or rising to the occasion !?

to be cont.

Jaron Lanier’s Postcards From Silicon Valley’s Bikini Island Beach

December 11th, 2018



Please Note: This article might be made password protected …

Please contact us if you would like access to our full essay and analysis of Jaron Lanier’s Willy Brandt Lecture in Berlin.  Become an XLterrestrials patron+ subscriber … and take part in a “yellow jackets” experiment to reclaim livelihoods in The Net … and receive an actual postcard in your old school mailbox ! … We could really use a little dough to develop this extremely complex essay of things on the live or die scale of complexity.

Ok, we are not sure if we are joking…

- In the meantime work-in-progress below -

So Jaron Lanier gave a very profound talk at the Allianz Forum. It had all the nuances required to deliver a monumental warning to the wine and cheese crowd… It was titled “Who is Civilization For?”… but we think more appropriately it would fit better in a much stranger frame of surreal Pynchon-esque evil and vice …  like say :

Jaron Lanier’s Postcards From Silicon Valley’s Bikini Island Beach

He spoke, often poetically, about the Circles of Empathy, Livelihoods, Turing and THE Test, the Digital Cult Theology, those nutty Singularians at the steering wheel, Ray Kurweil, A.I., Marvin Minsky, MIT and all those faked, myth-making military grants,  … and what the f*ck do we do Now !?? … Alluding to the fact that it might be bigger than just deleting your Facebook and other social media account… But he was a little short on the details … and little short on rage…. he seemed chiller than a dub master in a foggy Jamaican smokehouse… and he didn’t say much about Microsoft… his current employer ! Nor about the GAFAM that continues to eat all of Gotham, the Bay Area, your Jobs, the planet … and ALL your data !


He most certainly didn’t mention anything about one of Microsoft’s latest VR contracts with the US military worth $480M ! Read More here… Kind of funny given that it was Lanier who coined the term VR, made the 1st VR goggles and data gloves… but didn’t seem too interested in discussing nor challenging what the cutting-edge uses have now become. In fact, it’s very rare for tech to go from civilian labs into military, and not the other way around.

So in pondering this, the XLterrestrials have a few postcards of our own to share… from the darker sides of virtual realities… and a little more pragmatic then the * Philosopher Kings * about what the f+ck we should do NOW !


to be cont.

The XLT Guide to Getting Your Omnivorous Interpet Fixed !

December 2nd, 2018



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We have encountered two incredible species in the sacrificial cybernetic jungles the last few weeks…

- Efficiency and Madness by Stephanie Hankey and Marek Tuszynski ( Tactical Tech Collective ) – pdf download -

- The Glossary of Broken Dreams, the film by “lumpenerd” Johannes Grenzfürtner ( Monochrom ) -

And it is entirely reckless for us to attempt to review and analyze them simultaneously…

But when surrounded by madness, we too are susceptible to the mad currents. We are now prone to ill-considered and drastic experiments. After all, we are as fully immersed in the ghastly guineapigdom as any of you dear readers… Here we are together, connected, through our devices, in this blood-data-orgy-feast, only an idiot-opportunist in academia or a start-up could love !

And this may be a wild gamble, but perhaps we CAN INDEED liberate ourselves by deconstructing the Master’s Haus with the Master’s tools…  so long as we rampantly disobey the instruction manuals that come with them. And wash our hands of all the toxic fallout and repercussions afterwards.

The XLT Guide to Getting Your Omnivorous Interpet Fixed !

coming soon !

Reclaiming + Nurturing The Exploratory Social Zones

November 27th, 2018



If only we had time…  to make a deep research on what happens when instead of opening a can of worms ( like the ubiquitous misery of the unraveling industrial technospheres ), one instead comes upon a barrel full of magical seeds in a beautiful garden …

Festspielhaus Hellerau on the oustskirts of Dresden has gone from a pioneering theater, to a homebase for A.S. Neil’s Summerhill School ( liberated pupil-directed pedagogy) to a Nazi police academy, military hospital and barracks, to Soviet-occupied Kaserne, and back into a theater and artist residency center.

XLterrestrials had a chance to participate there, and we are working on writing a little reflection on the importance of reclaiming spaces for new exploratory social zones to meet the challenges of our times. And perhaps without getting too lost in the arts industry operations, radically transforming our plurality of cultures into something vastly more inhabitable by humans of all stripes.

to be cont.

XLt Winter Radar v.9: Down for the Cause !

November 22nd, 2018


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< 22.11 > Cadus Fundraiser Fuer Bosnia with Pastor Leumund, Lena Störfaktor and more, Katerholzig – Säalllchen ( Fb Invite )

< 22.11 > Blacklist #4 What is Democracy? by Astra Taylor at Spektrum

< 22.11 > Der Plan, Arkaoda


In Saxony:

< 24.11 > Polski Transfer Festival – with a special set by Dj Podinski ( Globalista Radio Kit ) at Hellerau Theater on Sat. night – Dresden

more coming sooon !

KIEZ Notes : Democracy vs./and The Big A

Astra Taylor’s new film is worth further meditating on… and the Blacklist screening was a great place to discuss it… If we have time, we’ll try to do a little report on what happened there… but for now…

A decent, quick read review in The Guardian by Charlie Phillips


XLt Radar v.8: Bits Und Baüme, and Dante’s Infernal Machine

November 15th, 2018


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XLt Radar v.8:

< Nov.17/18 > Bits Und Baüme Conference at TU, Berlin

( Bits and Trees, a project in collaboration with Chaos Computer Club people )

Added: The Archives via CCC team

# bitsundbaeume

Can Digital Culture ( in a Hyper-Krapitalist world ) be sustainable?!!… Seems like a false nerd dichotomy for those who have realized way too late that we went down the wrong path, and yet still wishing there are ways to repair the damage, without fully unpacking all the baggage and exploitations of the technotopian ruse.

Well, let’s give them Some credit for trying to save whatever’s left of the living … and/or the next wave of start-up culture ;) ….  Or perhaps just nailing down the dead horse of Globalized Miscommunications Inc …

In any case, some good-intentioned and very sharp people can probably be found in the mix !


:::  A cobalt mine in the congo, ooops ! :::

But alas, there are green elves and ninjas to be found everywhere… and actions and organizing that needs to happen…


Stay tune for more …

Oh and Btw…

< Dec. 27-30 > Plans are being made for 35c3 – the 35th Chaos Congress – the 2nd year at the new Leipzig Messe Halle location…

And we have a strange idea …

We would like to create a “B-side” event to gather people who will NOT be attending … and watch the live streams together. This could be in Btropolis, Leipzig, Hamburg… or ?? … suggestions welcome ! Invitations welcome ! A host space needed !

We imagine a scenario somewhat like Mystery Science 3000… watching and trolling and psycho-media analyzing…  But also in a serious vein, we would like to discuss with people who are NOT necessarily of the technotopian persuasions ( and industries ) to discuss what they think about these obtuse digital culture adepts scheming better tech once again in 2018 for all our futures.

Perhaps even documenting these outsiders, maybe in some anonymous or costumed form, and as a feedback letter to those who have been our digital infrastructure ( and/ or “structural adjustment” ) guides through…  all of Dante’s Infernal Machines…

Suggestions and collaborators welcome !!

KIEZ notes:


It’s come down to this….

People are protesting EXTINCTION !

If you are not already reading George Monbiot, or not yet seen his latest… THIS IS A MUST READ:

The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us

And find out more about the Extinction Rebellion !