The Accelerated Spectacle, XLt in LALa, Upcoming…

June 6th, 2015

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XLterrestrials in LAla land again…

Upcoming Events / Action-packed :

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< June 7th > Truthdig presents The Moral Imperative of Revolt w/ Chris Hedges and Sonali Kolkatkar and Zaude Kaufman, Aratani Theater, LA – 4:30pm

< June 9th > The Yes Men Are Revolting, free sneak preview of the new film from, yep, the Yes Men ! at the Hammer Museum, LA. w/ Q+A, + reception. 7:30pm ( come early ). FREE !

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< June 18 > The Yes Men Are Revolting at Cinefamily w/ director and producer present. in LA, 611 N Fairfax Ave.

Interesting to note in distribution strategies, that they’ve gone straight to Vimeo-on-demand, and on itunes ( movies ). You can watch the trailer here, looks phenomenal, hysterical …  and further embedding the social consciousness w/ devious and contagious ideas.

< June 9th > The Invisible Committee’s “To Our Friends” Semiotexte book release w/ translator Robert Hurley at The Public School, 951 Chung King Road, LA.

Wouldn’t that be extraordinary to have these 3 things happening all at once in the same room, rubbing up against each other, sparks flying, tears + passions + compassion, laughter, unruly anger, impossibilities…

It won’t happen , so we’ll have to juxtapose them in our minds for now… and see what mutations and/or coalitions arise. :)

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Some preview thoughts… possible questions for interviews… wrangling with contradictions and over-mediations… emergency response to stupid political tricks and global mayhem. :)

coming soon.

And more blurby action for LAla land to come…

FuCk BURNING MAn ! Do something REAL this summer !

June 1st, 2015

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Perhaps we can cultivate a new ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics … in regard to the last 500 years! And not have to go binge-shopping at a Kmart in Reno to create an ephemeral + simulated Disney-esque Tomorrowland weekend in the desert as a process of awakening to the plight of the earth and our dismal social operating systems.”  XLterrestrials post-burner analyst

HEY remember Boyan Slat ? the brilliant, passionate 17yr old kid ( now in his early 20s) who gave a SERIOUS TED-X talk about trying to clean up all that fuckin plastic in the pacific ?!

He’s creating a MEGA EXPEDITION fleet of up to 50 SHIPS to further research the problem. IN AUGUST ! And he’s got FUNDING… and he’s looking for available sailing vessels and skippers… SERIOUS MONEY.

fwd > thanks to a generous contributor, we are now able to offer:
* 500 USD finder’s fee if you help us find a boat
* Up to 3500 USD for the skipper
* Up to 10000 USD for the vessel owner

PM us and we’ll send you the call … btw, XLterrestrials wouldn’t mind splitting a finders fee, or joining the expedition, if we can get funded. Of course you can find the project site [ The Ocean Clean Up here], and skip contacting us. But if ya found the project here first, and appreciate our arts+praxis blog, say hi and thx. It will keep us inspired to keep digging for and relaying the EXTRAORDINARY info.

AND many thanks to Becha ( at Technologia Incognita ) for sending us the call. It has made us begin today with big smiles, and filled our hearts with even Bigger Dreams ! <3 !! If we get any finders fee, we’ll split it with the great T.I. hacklab in Amsterdam.

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TREASURES For SALE in the SHIPWRECKER CITY !

May 29th, 2015

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Well, this was actually a poster for CiTiZEN KiNO #26 – c. 2013 – but we’re recycling it for our GOING-OUT-WITH-A-BANG & A-FEW-BUCKS sale…

< May 30 > Treasures from the shipwrecker city, informal  night-time Garage SALE at ATA, 992 Valencia St., SF ( before and after cinema, see below ).

XLterrestrials are ‘celebrating’ another fabulous bout of migratory necessity, with a little pragmatic ART EVENT. We’re loading our space ship with only the essential supplies for our departure from SF, and everything else must go !

This Sat (and possibly Sun. too ) come participate in a FARE THEE WELL performance ritual … and pick out some useful objects and/or art to take home with you …

Donations accepted.

BUT More importantly on Sat. nite you can see the last show of the Other Cinema season at ATA starting at 8:30pm ( admission required, $8 )

DON’T MISS !

< May 30 > The spring season FINALE of Other Cinema, 8.30 pm at ATA.

Sale times : Sat + Sun. ( 8p til midnite )

Come by a little early to check out some of these … or after the cinema around 11pm, hang out and share a few drinks.

Items:

A nice bargain Univega 18-gear city bike, lotsa highly relevant books and cds, signed ;) Citizen KiNO #44 posters, a bunch of freaky movies on DVD,  a super cozy mattress, some cool clothes, a 6×8 rug, dj.podinksi balkan + globalista mixes, XLterrestrials gear, 1 kidney, goggles, etc…

Larger items can be picked up on Monday.

Smart Cities / Dying Cultures / Resistant Strains

May 26th, 2015

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Smart Cities / Dying Cultures / Resistant Strains

Often when we prepare a theme for XLterrestrials analysis, we start with a vj tool called modul8 to produce a collage of overlaid imagery. And sometimes the topics themselves will be overlapping worlds too. Here we have 3 layers : 1.) A review of Gray Area Theater’s conference on arts + technology – #GrayArea 2.) devastating gentrification in San Francisco, dark heart of the new faith-based disembodiments 3.) the crises, eruptions and personal journeys of independent and underground artists in a dying city.

to be cont.

URGENT NOTE: We are fundraising and seeking grants to continue our research on these topics and many others ! … If you would like to support us TODAY, please contact us for our paypal address. And help us contribute to upgrading collective and community intelligence !

This article even has a ( suggested ) soundtrack, one from our departed comrade Sam Zaman / State of Bengal – [1972-2015 rest in beats ! ] . He was one of the primary creators of the asian underground genre. And the last few years we were following lots of his social media postings linking to a healthier path in the midst of all this accelerated un-life madness … And we’d like to dedicate these words and this resistance tact to him !

This track really goes along with the spirit of this little experiment in a new genre of texts – Social Fiction Journalism ;) … Dive in ! >  “Breath In” from Skip-ij ( 2007 ) w/ Nolan Weeks !

more coming soon !

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{ view from the south side portal of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, from the days when wealth occasionally still went towards creating Public Sites on prime real-estate }

” SF is in fact the sinking stinking shithole described by everyone who has already fled by necessity… BUt SF need not continue down this shithole path if everyone who is still hanging on demands respect, justice, dignity and krapitalist limits ! But for sure, the city will eat itself down to the bone and shit its low-income citizens out in hyperspeed hyena bandwidth, without the people from all sides coming together and taking a stand ! And this is being organized by many dedicated orgs, and if you haven’t yet found them and participated in their efforts, volunteered and/or donated, it’s time for you to wake up ! [ we'll be posting some resources, when this article is completed ]

The only thing inevitable about krapitalist agendas feasting on your flesh, is that they will continue ripping you to shreds until you resist ! “

XLt analyst

more coming soon!

Feminist Fury Road Kill ?!

May 20th, 2015

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Feminist Fury Road Kill ?!

“Fury Road, indigenous feminist crack made by white male cartoon pornographers, who wish they could feel the emotional rush of vengeance for something they think they might have lost.” XLterrestrials analyst

” It’s important to go beyond these narratives and stop fetishizing the apocalypse and start fighting it like we mean it. We know who is trying to kill the world, the question is what are we going to do about it?” Klee Benally ( musician, media-maker and project coordinator of Indigenous Action Media )

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#furyroad #madmax #notmyapocalypse

And coming soon … to counter the bad taste left in our mouths from George Miller capitalizing on our fear of the coming social crises …

A review of the Octavia’s Brood project…  using sci-fi and social fiction to find solutions in the current struggles:

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one last pot shot? …

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By their expressions, this looks like it could be for the new feminist toilet paper advert for 1st worlders waiting in line for the crapper at Burning Man ?!! #furydump  …

And we should really add more from Klee’s brilliant review… which was just a late nite social media post that then got published in a French magazine ( in French only, but we’ll try to post that link later ) :

” Fury Road is also being called out for lack of good representation of folks of color in the post-apocalyptic world. Miller had to go out of his way to cast mainly white folks when all his primary shooting was in Namibia, Africa. ?#?cinematiccolonialism? much? Beyond Thunderdome’s Aunty Entity could have easily made a reprise, but perhaps there is something to be said about white fantasies and fears of what they will do to each other when “shit hits the fan.”?Ultimately I’ve always been fascinated with post-apocalyptic science fiction narratives, perhaps it’s the slight misanthrope in me or the deeper underlying questions that are posed by the genre. Like Fury Road’s central question “Who killed the world?” I don’t see an Indigenous world being killed, I see a world built by heteropatriarchy, white supremacy, & capitalism meeting it’s end. Apocalypse, after all, really means a “lifting of the veil.” I don’t see the “chaos” and “disorder” of Mad Max’s post-apocalypse as Anarchy, I see it as the logical conclusion of industrial civilization established on the domination of Mother Earth and her children. Perhaps it’s also the sense that Indigenous cultures are somewhat mirrored in the inevitable return-to-nature post-civilization collapse. I guess in the context of Indigenous survivance, I feel more like an observer or a mis-anthropologist of post-apocalyptic cinema than a protagonist. After all, some of us still know how to live with the land and each other. “

For our french readers: http://brazil3point0.com/…/nous-savons-qui-a-tue-le…/

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{ still from La Belle Verte }

What would a real feminist sci-fi flick about resistance and alternatives to a mad patriarchy look like??  … Probably best to find a work actually made by a woman, … and something far outside the hollywood cash-in formulas. Here’s one that is a bold experiment!

La Belle Verte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Belle_Verte

Perhaps a slightly better attempted instruction manual of how to change our society for the better… but too few people will ever see it… b/c it’s not a crazy and bloody enough spectacle (?) .

The sad irony here is that the US re-made a far less pertinent and radical film made by Coline Serreau… Three Men and A Baby (1985). And too few outside of France and european audiences have ever heard of The Green Beautiful (1996).

Btw, another reason NOT to go see and support the new Mad max enterprise, if you haven’t already…

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-03/05/mad-max-namibian-desert-damage

tbc.

Upcoming : Literary Fuel for the Fire ! ( Oakland, SF Bay + Beyond )

May 12th, 2015

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” Writing is a vanity, unless it’s for the friend. Including the friend one doesn’t know yet. In the coming years, we’ll be wherever the fires are lit. ” – Invisible Committee

- Upcoming events, XLt recommended -

In Sf Bay:

< May 16 > To Our Friends by The Invisible Committee. An evening discussion and celebration of the semiotext(e) edition of À Nos Amis with translator Robert Hurley. At Omni Commons, Oakland

( frackbook invite )

< May 31 > Oakland Book Festival, Frank Ogawa Plaza

featuring Astra Taylor and Elaine Brown presenting Radical Lives, Radical Cities: Oakland and Beyond | Lost Landscapes of Oakland w/ Rick Prelinger and Alex Cruse | and more

In Berlin :

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< May 28/29 > Disruption Lab presents: CYBORG: Hacktivists, Freaks and Hybrid Uprisings, Kunstquartier Kreuzberg, Berlin

Event built around the international book launch of The Cyborg: A Study of the Artificial Man, written by political Sci-Fi theorist Antonio Caronia (Genoa, 1944 – Milan, 2013), Meson Press / Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

Event funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin. In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien. Supported by the Italian Culture Institute of Berlin. In collaboration with the Hybrid Publishing Lab, CDC/Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Meson Press, Vierte Welt Kollaborationen, and Aksioma – Institute of Contemporary Art Ljubljana.

Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli and Daniela Silvestrin.

With: Francesca Da Rimini /Dollyoko (artist and cyberfeminist, AU), Virginia Barratt (artist, performer and cyberfeminist, AU), Jack Halberstam (theorist on gaga feminism and queer failure, USA), Franco “Bifo” Berardi (sociologist and philosopher, IT, video contribution), Massimo Canevacci (cultural anthropologist, IT/BR), Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri (socio-anthropologist, cultural producer, DJ, IT/DE), Janez Janša (artist and curator, SI), Helena Velena (trans/gender hacktivist, artist and technologist, IT), Agnese Trocchi (artist and hacktivist, IT), Christopher Coenen (researcher, DE), Stefan Greiner (Cyborg e.V., DE), Andreas Kirchner (publisher and researcher, DE), Mariano Equizzi (filmmaker, IT/BG), Paolo Bigazzi Alderigi (sound designer, IT), Magdalena Freudenschuss (gender theory researcher, DE).

[ XLterrestrials won't be able to attend, but if we have time we'll try to report back on it... and we'd certainly like to raise some complicated debates about the cyborg occupations + corporate agendas, and artists and intellectuals who cozy up to the trends. Oh yeah, remember when they told you that the digital cult was gonna be a fun ride !? Doh ! ;) ]

to be cont.

+ Please send us alerts and events you’d like us to cover…

SF Tales: Bleeding a city dry, until …

May 7th, 2015

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{ Art from the Valencia St. wall }

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“The next time the XLterrestrials come to a meeting of arts+culture people trying to save their city, we think it may be a good idea to bring along a couple of Darpa robots and/or real estate cronies and/or silicon valley execs to go over and lick someone’s face whenever they say, “We really need to stop hating the tech industry, young people are coming and working new tech jobs, and they have the same dreams we had when we came to SF .” – an XLt citizen

” The Stocksyndrom, n. Stock syndrome, (also known as TechSyndrom in some regions ) or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.”  – from the XLterrestrials Glossary

to be cont.

Before we get into our meandering, mind-bending and otherworldly rants and analysis… some important news and actions:

< May 8th > The Mission Takes City Hall action

11:00am gather on the front steps of City Hall ( Polk Street )
11:30am four directions ceremony
12:00pm Sharp, action begins ( inside )

A coalition of pragmatic groups like ACCE, Calle 24 Latino Cutural District, Eviction Free SF, Plaza 16 Coalition, Poor Magazine and more…

The frackbook invite

( already over 1000x people signed on to support )

tbc…

Why We Really Can’t Have Nice Things, It’s The Crapitalists!

April 28th, 2015

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ok, f*ck the frackbook, the XLt analysts are going off the CrunkCommunicationsFix for a little while to write about Danae Ringelmann, the true SF tech pioneer and social genius who no one has heard of cause Silicon Valley’s all holding their dicks up high in the spotlight for their 15mins of Famine in the panopticon of bottom-feeding billionaires playing their own version of the survivors gameshow ! And it’s all the global rage to gawk and suck their useless tools in the final of all seasons ! ” XLt analyst

Last week, as the XLterrestrials were preparing to launch a fundraiser campaign we started researching our options… The first thing we stumbled on was that – in the US – anyone who had any resources ( and especially those who didn’t) were freaking out about their taxes in April. Pretty stupid timing, to go asking for funds in California. [ Why these beleaguered citizens have not yet gotten it together to boycott this tainted ritual, at least until their government gets their heads out of their military-industrial-complexed asses and their hands out of the till remains a bit of a mystery, but that's a humongous topic for another investigative XLt article.]

Second was that we decided we’d go with an Indiegogo campaign, because Kickstarter gives a chunky percentage to their biggest corporate partner, Amazon. For us, that would be like slaving our asses off in the non-profit artworld, and then giving a big tip to THE pioneering Net Rapists who are Still kicking our favorite bookstores and indie-publishers in the ribs in a back alley. AND Amazon now serves and manages -without hesitation – the  NSA spooks, by hosting all their Big Data scoops. Jeff Bezos rot in your own traitor stew, but not on our dime !

And then just as we were about to launch and premiere CiTiZEN KiNO #44, another rabid cop went and shot another unarmed black man in the back in South Carolina. And suddenly some scumbag was trying to use Indiegogo to raise money for the murderer’s legal defense.

Everything was on hold!

Indiegogo was processing a wave of furious complaints, and not knowing much about them, we weren’t sure if they would take this fundraiser down. And they were initially claiming they do not make judgements on people’s campaigns.

But in the end, they did the right thing, Gameover, that shit got pulled !

And in the interim, while researching the various platforms, we discovered that Indiegogo was the first of its kind, founded by a brilliant, incredibly well-intentioned native San Franciscan… in fact, a true social ninja ! An inspiring genius ! A visionary ! And an empowered woman who was changing the rules of capital and finance, and maybe even the tech sector ! And we’re still mystified that we hadn’t heard the name Danae Ringelmann before. Yes we vaguely remembered it was launched at Sundance in 2008. But there isn’t even a wikipedia entry for her, still ! In 2015 ! And indiegogo’s story is most definitely under-reported, and we started immediately to ask: What typically skewed patriarchal injustice bullshit is THIS !?

You see, Indiegogo is one of the very few tools on the web that isn’t like almost all those other Lost Coast Silicon Valley 2nd-Life-like products with no social relationship to our tangible existence, that have no intent of social (r)evolution, no vision for tactical purpose in a raging climate of social crises and impoverished and dying habitats on the horizon, no dream of anything other than developing the next big sellable thing.

Indiegogo makes Frackbook and the Zuckerberg enterprise, for example, look like a ratbag’s unethical scrounging for dollars in your dirty laundry. This is no 8-track web player m*thrfckerz ! this is “Crowdfunding”…  which could – in its best-case scenarios – more aptly be described as: “Fuck Your Money Grubbing, Thug Boys ! This is what the internet was supposed to be. “

Ringelmann wanted above all to “democratize access to capital “! .. for non-business people to realize their dreams.

Indiegogo co-founder Danae Ringelmann

Now we are not finance-heads ourselves, we’d rather dig a ditch for compost toilets at a detox + healing retreat in the woods for the entire staff of The Financial Times, then think and read about money and economic systems.

But suddenly we’ve seen the light!  Creating windows of opportunity in this dimly-lit world often means knowing how to navigate those bloody bank notes !

This by no means means we’re turning into capitalist-driven entities, but we’ve decided to meditate on our repeated financial woes, and to get a better grasp of our options in the current traps, and to seek recourse for our immediate situations.

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Why We Really Can’t Have Nice Things … It’s The Crapitalists!

Part 2

But beware, not all is green in them there hills…

Last weekend, some of the XLterrestrials gathered at the 20th annual The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair in Oakland. And we weren’t able to catch alot of the sessions, but we were inspired by a couple brilliant, rousing and heartwarming sessions.

One of them was called Women’s Leadership in Anti-Capitalist Movements with Panelists: Hilary Klein, Selma James, Nina López. Not entirely news, but it was profound to think deeply on the way Selma James expressed the fact that alternatives to the capitalist operating system are SIMPLY NOT ALLOWED. We are subjects in a global situation whereby we are enforced to adhere to an economic tyranny. And any deviations are everywhere destroyed or coerced by military force + constructed policies keeping us in submission. Both women and men are systematicly deprived of a freedom to live in the service of CARING for ourselves, our families, our friends, our communities, our planet. The war is already everywhere waged upon us.

And yet there are examples which manifest in the cracks, like Marinaleda the Spanish town which has actually accomplished a rare feat by constructing a functional commons ( and communism) whereby people work on the land w/ no ownership in this small region w/ a socialist mayor. But this was not achieved without many years of struggles and hard fights won. One may also argue that this was possible to achieve in rural Spain, but is not a model easily transposed to a more entrenched capitalistic society as in let’s say California, at least not now, in the midst of rabid anti-socialists and a population which has been thoroughly groomed by individualism, and its absurd values. (Though one might say these are close to disintegrating in the meltdown brought on by all the greed and rampant abuses. )

And still Other positive examples of alternative culture achieving autonomous and alternative space were given, such as the Zapatistas.

Nevertheless, the XLterrestrials have long been questioning whether the terms and the path of an anti-capitalism movement are an inappropriate description for how to proceed in this horrific dilemma we now find ourselves in… a flailing, dying, war-torn planet.

We no more live in a capitalist society today, then those citizens in the soviet union lived in a communist one in the 20th century. These are at this point entirely loaded, dated and mangled terms. And we can debate this for an eternity, which is not usually the best thing to do when one is searching for the life rafts as the icy waters are up to your neck !

So the XLterrestrials would like to make a little detour from these age-old debates. We don’t want to spend that much time on this, but for our own survival navigations , which are urgent… And for our community goals… we wish to clarify for ourselves a path out…

And if it’s useful for you, we’ll be happy. If not, and you have some flaws to point out, feedback welcome, but it’s not clear that we’ll get all that invested in the arguments that may follow.

We are living in Krapitalist Times – a conglomeration of Plutocracies, Corporate fascism, cybernetic regimes, dictatorships, and soft-fuzzy (s)elected democracies who murder for their clients, constituents, empire, profiteering warmongers, etc.  -  and we wish to make some distinctions between a fight against Krapitalists and the fight of the Anti-capitalists.

First off, we know of no powerful armies fighting for socialism that can possibly take on the blood-soaked current order, so rather than inviting a bloody defeat, we’ll narrow and refine our own ambitions just a little.

Secondly, as we consider the possibilities of the left utilizing Capital in forms such as the currently accessible platforms like crowdfunding, we see no contradictions here. And we are not anti-merchant-capitalism. In fact, we actually have some fond affections for autonomy derived by artisans selling there creations to a desiring public. Even those scenarios whereby friends are able to employ friends to pursue their goals.

We’d love to see far less property ownership, and more non-heirarchical structures, more worker-owned factories… etc. But for now we’ll be empowering ourselves by seeking Capital to fund our community work… At times we may have collective consensus structures, at other times, we may just hire friends and colleagues who need some part-time work. And we wish to sell you products and resources that you can use in your own liberation.

As we devise our indiegogo campaign, we will attempt to be most creative in offering our comrades some things they can use in the struggles ahead ! Arts and praxis ideas are in always in development.

So in short, we feel that we must navigate the realities of an environment dominated by Capitalism. Even our purist and most ambitious friends are doing it, in a kind of weird denial. Working side jobs, buying their groceries at the usual markets, etc. It would be senseless to imagine going through our day entirely avoiding these inconsistencies. And So, in other words, we will not denounce those who may have strategies for the left by utilizing certain tools of capitalism.

But, the excesses of Krapitalism will NOT be tolerated !

– obviously a work-in-progress, and rough outline of something we’d like to articulate in better terms, but that’s what we’ve got this morning to help us proceed today.–

This went in a direction we hadn’t entirely expected ourselves. We in fact were on a course to explain how in a world of Krapitalism, it’s the assholes who ruin it all for everyone else – and perhaps THat can be dealt with strategically… ( taking one pillar out at a time strategy ).  And another angle, about how technologies for example may begin with good social intentions, but are ultimately turned upside down, and then used AGAINST the people who desire a more collaborative and just society. It’s the Krapitalists, the abuse of a granted,  already questionable means, capitalism. It’s The Krapitalists ! And they have names and addresses. But we got little power to take them head on… We just wanna get them the fuck out of our hood, and out of our brains, and out of our schools, and out of our hospitals, and out of our gardens… and… and… and….

Plus, there ARE some dangers ahead in the crowdfundng realm, which need to be further analyzed. Not all of them are as well-intentioned as Indiegogo. Some may not in the end take down a campaign for killer cops, some may gladly fund krapitalist endeavors and inventions which step across ethical or ecological borders. Indiegogo itself is poised to grow into territories of a stock-like profit-returns on investements. They are in the process of altering SEC laws on that. THis won’t be good if there is no regulation or concern or careful calculations for the common good, without intermediaries and protections against monopoles, expansions of copyright regimes, etc.

( akkh Part 4 is forming … hah, stay tune )

But first, more coming in Part 3 ! Fuck Krapitalism !

We’re All Staying ! It’s the Corporacene That’s Got To Go !

April 24th, 2015

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{ a new mural by Alex Rupert outside the warehouse artspace formerly known as Cellspace in the Mission District of San Francisco * foto: by Stencilarchive.org portrait of Victor Ayala, RIP }

Corporacene. n. – the shortest-lived geological “epoch” on fantasy island, which entertains the miscalculated notion that corporate business models should and will be allowed to continue on their psychopathic and nihilistic trajectory of total habitat destruction and mass extinction. ( More on that later ).

[Latin corpor?tus, past participle of corpor?re, to make into a body, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

We’re All Staying ! It’s the Corporacene That’s Got To Go !

to be cont.

CiTiZEN KiNO #44 : The Bitmaker’s Afterlife and FuNdRaisER updates ( new )

March 23rd, 2015

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{ C-Kino #44 work-in-progress }

< April 16th > CiTiZEN KiNO #44: The Bitmaker’s Afterlife, at Artists Television Access, w/ special guests and fundraiser launch party (part 1). 8:30 pm. 992 Valencia St, SF

the Frackbook invite ( if you’re so inclined )

We are continuously collecting an amazing archive for our upcoming show of media bits that will help you navigate Neo-Liberal and Neo-Libertarian Gentrification, Silicon Valley’s Technotopian Occupations, and the apocalyptic endgame of The Anthropocene-sters, which is NOT inevitable.

Yes 3 themes, a 3-headed mess, we’ve been deeply researching over the last few years, squeezed fresh for new XLterrestrials analysis, all in one show ! But wait, there’s more ! We don’t just navigate, we propose a future social organism, a new operating system and upgrades to higher intelligence, without the systemic parasites sucking all your space-time continuum and all the material realities of your earthbound existence.

And we are launching an Indiegogo campaign, very very soon ! more news coming ! Stay tune ! And if you’d like to donate already, contact us. We need your support to spread the arts+praxis revolutions !

We’re working on gifts and investor premiums for C-KiNO patrons + donors + super heroes. i.e. Catacomb-Kino-club card memberships, signed XLterrestrials movie posters, Globalista soundtracks for your daily resistance, your spring+summer fertility rites and all your liberatory+autonomous zone pleasures. Or make premium suggestions, while we’re still brainstorming :) !

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{ a new poster, please feel free to spread it ! }

Updates:

A possible playlist – work-in-progress- below…

But, for those who are unfamiliar with our “cinema hacking” approach, this is not entirely about the media we screen. We wish to provoke debates. We experiment with new ways of presenting audio/visual media, in order to free ourselves from the usual mass-mediated codes, and to provide a platform to respond to the information shared.

CK44 materials : excerpts from Naomi Klein’s talk in Berlin at the Haus Der Kulturen last month ( now up on vimeo in Eng and DE, if yur inclined to do the homework ), the California premiere of Bendito Machine v.5 from peruvian artist Jossie Malis, the mini-doc on Deep Lab – The All-Women Hacker Collective Making Art About the Post-Snowden Age, Elon Musk Captured by Rainn Wilson for Metaphysical Milkshake ( deconstructed ), and possibly even stolen footage from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner 2 ;)

And many many more… a small sampling : a Mercedes Benz demo robot car, an unusual hacked or modified Grand Theft Auto scene, animator Sylvain Chomet’s collaboration w/ Stromae, excerpts from 31c3 Chaos Communications Congress, and more to be added…

And you can still suggest media you think is relevant to the topics, or suggest any resources you think can help us navigate these problems… CiTiZEN KiNO aims to push further the frontiers for collectively co-curated social arts + praxis events.