On The XLT Summer Radar, Things Are Heating Up !

May 22nd, 2016



< 12.06 > CiTiZEN KiNO #54 at Spektrum, Berlin

< 23.06 > CiTIZEN KiNO at Panke, Berlin

Our titanpad for the “ubermensch” theme, where YOU can help us shape the event and share resources, and view some selected media bits.



< 03-04.06 > Digital Bauhaus Summit 2016 Luxury Communism, Weimar

Features a mighty group of Left-brained speakers, incl. Bruce Sterling, Jasmina Tešanovic, Evgeny Morozov, Juliane Landmann, Trebor Scholz, Heather Moore,Vinay Gupta, Shu Lea Cheang, Dmytri Kleiner, Soenke Zehle, Estelle Hary, etc…

XLterrestrials will be reporting ! :)


< June 4/5> Torstrassen Fest  …

< May 27-30 > Hedonist International camp  ..

<July/Aug > Lika Camp …

< June>  Deep Cables – Disruption Lab …

< June 12 > Yes We can Fly at SO36 …

… and other Btropolis art attacks …

more coming soon !

[ please note: do not be misled by the innocent-looking cartoon images, things are getting hotter ! Time to get SERIOUS  ! ]

18.Mai >> CiTiZEN KiNO #53: Technospheres and Exit Strategies

May 6th, 2016


< May 18 > CiTiZEN KiNO #53: Technospheres and Exit Strategies, at Spektrum-Berlin, 20:00h

A titanpad for collecting resources + media links

the frackbook invite



TECHNOSPHERE (s)“  … A curious + controversial new-ish term – (1960s; earliest use found in Science ) which attempts to describe a human-made “novel ecosystem” ( see wikipedia ) which we now – more or less – inhabit.

Perhaps HKW Berlin ( House of World Cultures ) is developing over the next couple years one of the more expanded and multi-cultural elaborations of what it all might mean. “A new component of the Earth system is emerging today, comparable in scale and function to the bio- and hydrosphere. It is driven by the intertwining of natural environments with vast socio-technical forces and increasingly diverse technological species.” Ongoing public programs continue until 2018.

As the XLterrestrials found out in our recent encounter w/ a 9-day HKW seminar on the topic, it also depends ALOT on who you’re asking and who’s being affected by its impacts how these issues are being framed.

XLterrestrials would like to add to the mix, a little fact and social friction : “Technospheres represent either an urgent field of research for illuminating how + where + by whom Corporate Krapitalism now threatens an expanded Techno-Industrial Fascism, a global-scale ecocidal trajectory… OR, if we’re lucky, A WAY OUT ! “

Dangers + complexities abound !

We wish to put the raw and incomplete view on the table for the public to analyze, react, navigate, take further. We’ll feature some collected media bits and ask questions to trigger your own interpretations . (  See a possible playlist below )

Where art we now in the technotopian cesspools ? And should we stop beating around the dying shrubs and begin asking what’s to be done?

Is it now techno-turtles all the way down? An endless warehouse of human-made cans of worms with an ominous shelf-life? Or is it all fodder for creative and ecologically-invested mind-bodies to come up with better possible worlds !

Warning: Superhuman Humor + Handkerchiefs ( for the teary-eyed ) may be required !

” Technospheres, you’re soaking in them ! ” XLt analyst


Possible Playlist + Notes + Your suggestions welcome !



Future C-KiNO dates:

June12 – Spektrum

June23 – Panke, Wedding

TBA – F.I.T., Prenzlauerberg

A Military Theater and Its Double …

May 3rd, 2016


There’s probably no better place to be contemplating and writing about the various inputs of the last days then at the 10th Re:publica #rpTEN…

The volatile and sublime stew of multi-purposed ingredients cooking in our brains, as we sit in a corner of The Networking Lounge …  cozy … equipped w/ 1st coffee of the day… an insecure net connection …. and a bubbling repulsion of these corporate-sized rainbow scoops of our deranged Doppelwelten ( double worlds )… the Digital Cult… and the freshly-served Happy Meal packages of a hyper-duped Citizens Industrial Complex.

Luckily David Hasselhof is not around this year to tell us how he champions privacy… rather Snowden will have to fill his shoes.


“If our life lacks a constant magic it is because we choose to observe our acts and lose ourselves in consideration of their imagined form and meaning, instead of being impelled by their force.”

Antonin Artaud, The Theater and Its Double


Over the last days, we’ve absorbed many stories that when juxtaposed and allowed to seep into each other become like a prism through which to see the planet in it’s current upside down form, tumbling into a collective and personalized miasmic spasm….

A few things: Technosphere campus at HKW – house of world cultures, Nervous System exhibition at HKW, Doppelwelt Street art project by Topsy Quret, a trip to the Leipzig Zoo… and now Re:publica, another kind of zoological collection, inappropriate and undignified. Like people who are voluntarily putting themselves into various display cages, doll houses, quarantined, as though they might serve as reminders of a former time when the planet roamed with life forms prior to The Great Disneyfication …


Meanwhile, if you are in Btropolis, go see Topsy Quret’s new street art project in Berlin…

… In Kreuzberg….

more on that also coming soon…

And yesterday in World Press Freedom Day(s)… Snowden writes in the Guardian about a world of “tagged animals”

XLterrestrials Attack ! Your City Might Be Next…

April 29th, 2016



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It’s springtime, and XLterrestrials are on the move… We are currently booking upcoming CiTiZEN KiNO shows – cinema hacking, psychomedia analysis + tactical interventions, a live performance.

AND dj Podinski, Podmosis and Podopo are also available, bringing along the Globalista Radio Kits ( XLT archives, i.e. some of the most diverse and engaged collection that will make everything between your ears swim )

We’re up for invites from anywhere … fees always negotiable… and some freebie benefit and educational shows always considered. Contact us !

A few events coming up:

< April 30 > CiTiZEN KiNO #52.1 at GeorgSchwarzStr.Fest v.7 at Autodidaktische Initiative, Georg-Schwarz-str. 19 – 21:00h – Leipzig

< May 18 > C-KiNO #53 at Spektrum – 20:00h – Berlin

< June TBA > C-KiNO #54 – a Freiluft ( open-air ) Theater Special w/ Xtra Guests, at Panke, Berlin

< July/Aug TBA > LikaCamp and MMKamp, arts+ activism stuff, Croatia


to be cont…

Life and Death in the Technospheres v.3

April 24th, 2016


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” Technospheres, you’re soaking in them ! ” XLt analyst

[ { V.1 } and  { V.2 } on the theme ]

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An upcoming XLterrestrials public analysis event :

< May 18 > The XLt Guide to Technospheres + Exit Strategies, at Spektrum Berlin - 20:00h

An evening of cinema hacking + media navigations + public forum … to investigate where we’re at in the globalized Technotopian cesspools, and to set our sights on what’s to be done !


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XLT analysis : Life and Death in the Technospheres v.3

( work-in-progress )

Foto Notes + Analytical Trajectories

Everything you ever wanted to know about the technosphere mindfuck, but were afraid to ask …

The central image(s) in the poster above are from the work of J. Henry Fair’s “Industrial Scars” found at this site (*) . Each foto is an aerial view of the devastation and toxic legacies of corporate industries.

If we have time, we may track down the story of each, but just to give you a few examples: the two grayish ones are “Coal Ash” byproduct from a power plant in Moncks Corner, South Carolina ( top-right ), and another in Pineville, S.C. (bottom, center ). *

Another pic is from the tar sands in Alberta, CA,. from inside a tank, an oil sands “upgrader” ( bottom-right ). In one sense, the single-most ecologically devastating + earth-changing industrial project on the planet.

All 6 pictures represent one of the primary aspects of the term Technosphere(s) – the corporate-krapitalist threats to life on earth !  One angle on the multi-faceted ways this term is now framing our planetary crises, it reveals how our current social operating systems has constructed legal + economic frameworks for systematic exploitation and environmental degradation on a global scale, and which must be challenged and/or eradicated, if we want to get any handle on the forces that now threaten the entire habitat of ALL living species.

On the surface, this is NOT exactly the immediate or implied focus of J.Henry Fair’s exotic visualized versions of illuminating these environmental nightmares. Many will know by now that by examining deeper, one will eventually uncover that it’s the socio-political-economic engines – and mis-governance – that are driving this off-the-cliff level of destruction. Which can and should be defined as Ecocidal.

Other pictures at the ground level and community levels will illuminate the more specific horrors as they are unfolding:  real people’s suffering, children suffering, people dying of cancers, bodies mangled in resource wars, etc. Arundhati Roy calls them with a valuable precision Lifestyle Wars.

We don’t know enough about Fair to critique the intentions, but the omissions are important. And companies responsible are not detailed in the website documentation ( for that approach, see below). And exhibitions and press coverage for the project are taken to a highly professional art business scale. Just to say, harder + more precise confrontation will not get this kind of exposure.

The introduction to his views of industrial scars, published in  2011 as The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth In Crisis, states that ( aside from its aesthetic capture of a strange macabre beauty ) his book is also “about the power that the consumer has to shape the world through the purchase decisions she makes. “

But this not an entirely accurate nor useful analysis of “industrial scars” nor a properly-scaled strategy against its global implications i.e. climate terror, total biosphere impacts, ecocide.

Similar flaws may be found in the way we construct new conceptual frames for the Anthropocene, and let’s call it, for provocation, its bastard twin : the Technosphere.

Currently an individual citizen does not have much room to maneuver outside these corporate-designs, the dominant, aggresssive, predatory and thoroughly undemocratic technospheres.

And To exit these disastrous constructions (+ imperial habits ) requires revolutionary thinking, revolutionary politics, and revolutionary mobilizations from below. An internationalist citizenry reclaiming earth’s biosphere and its natural resources ( protected as a global commons ) and establishing an entirely new governance, which acts as reliable custodians for our shared habitats seems like the only intelligent way out, if it’s not already TOO LATE.

To say “Exit” is already a controversial frame in academic settings … But XLterrestrials may be positioning this language in order to accommodate a more activist-oriented platform.

It appears that Scientists have already attempted to define ( and limit ) the Anthropocene concept to a non-negotiable identifier, and thereby setting the dials for a specific future, which entails devolutionary + mutational outcomes and ongoing species extinctions. I.e. we heard multiple times during the HKW seminar, that there is no longer a “natural” biosphere to be reclaimed.

In their accounts and interpretations, we already live in its altered realities. We have entered a 2nd nature realm, made by us. Fair enough, for many contexts. But therein enters a future trajectory, that rather than taking some responsibility and urgent ( turnabout ) actions to preserve and repair, we proceed towards a planet with this irreversible co-evolutionary techno-industrial production stage intact. I.e. further disrupting and experimental, intentional geo-engineering ( w/ vested interests ). As if, we then agree – as some scientific consensus – to provide psychopathic corporate entities the license, the keys, the go-ahead to further profit, plunder and eco-mutilate.

We’ll have to come back to those debates later… But to lay some seeds here: Even if one accepts this conclusion of irreversibility ( the ‘no going back’ ), there are vastly different cultures which will have vastly different relationships to these questions, these trajectories, these destinies. As another provocation, we will perhaps suggest the tact of a 3rd nature ( which was mentioned by a HKW participant in jest, but we’ll take it here as a useable abstraction goal ), whereby all corporate resources be immediately reconstituted as public resources in order to begin reparations + restoration ( as much as possible ) – toward 1st nature origins.

One might argue, our situation now is that the global population is locked-in, a hostage to an authoritarian technological determinism, an authoritarian western-centric technosphere logic and agendas…  And one must not be too timid to call it Techno-Industrial Fascism, whenever applicable. The casualties of our technospheres are already immeasurable, ruthless and grim.

And this is an angle one hoped could be put more on the table at a fairly diverse group that gathered for HKW’s seminar last week… but even there, in a relatively diplomatic and open, explorative setting, the crux of the matter seemed often sidelined by the less confrontational frameworks.

Nevertheless examining HKW’s curriculum experiments and results- which essentially is a social laboratory microcosm of the new planetary classroom – will be extremely useful to understand how a citizenry can become better informed and more aligned in global solidarity in order to navigate these dangerous, volatile and highly contested places and times.

In contrast to Fair’s photography…

A more tactical depiction + scope of what we may now call the Maladies of Technosphere, is the mapping project – Petropolis – created by Brian Holmes and contributors….


This was presented in the Seminar: ” Governing the Technosphere “, and there’s much useful information and perspective to share on that, if time allows, in our next texts.

Given these contexts, perhaps now we can begin to properly discuss Irreversibles and Inevitabilities.


* A quick search – as we were hunting more info on the locations in Fair’s images – reveals an article in Scientific American about how coal industry waste is far more toxic than one might imagine. Among a variety of problems, it actually leaves horrific radioactive toxicity …  The article claims its more serious threat to public health then nuclear power plants. But that also opens more complicated political debates, which plays out between different energy company interests.  More than we have time for here. Suffice to say, for humans and living organisms, they both suck !

v.4? … coming soon !?

Life and Death in the Technospheres v.2

April 22nd, 2016






See v.1 for HKW links and seminar curriculum

An Intro to the XLterrestrials Analysis

Following 9 days of a trans-disciplinary seminar at HKW on the theme – Technosphere – which was a follow-up from a similarly-framed curriculum in 2014 on Anthropocene – one could easily feel overwhelmed by the immense challenges, and left to float in a muddied pool of academic and theoretical inquiries, a multitude of incongruous and conflicting perspectives.

What occurs inside the “HKW container” is not merely a unique and crucial pedagogic experiment, but a gathering which may ultimately be highly influential upon what eventually will become angles pursued in the socio-political + the technological, the scientific and analytical, then executed as public exhibitions, which then become threads informing policy in one of Germany’s  ( and EU’s ) most central cultural thinktank nodes.  The HKW sits directly across from the Reichstag, beside the governing legislative bodies, the Bundestag ( parliament ) and the Bundesrat (federal council ).

It seems incredibly unlikely, in this world of rigid bureaucratic dominance and controlling dysfunctions, that a strange and lively mix of diverse creatures – scientists, professors, artists, historians, students, critical theorists, activists, humans (and even a few XLterrestrials ) from various international contexts  – were given access to tinker, to question, to contest, to play and meddle with a topic that attempts to grasp and handle…  perhaps even steer… and maybe even set a course for … the future of the planet and a new planetary consciousness.

Hah, you / we may both laugh : “Such cultural inquiries will never come near the real levers that move today’s techno-futurist, increasingly cybernetic and post-democratic systems of governance.”

But then again, the inquiries and practices of defining the philosophical and conceptual frames of the Technosphere are so far beyond the day-to-day bureaucrats, the economists and corporate-krapital investment realms, that they probably cannot imagine what future maps could be born out of such a seminar. Maps, visualizations, deconstructions, alternatives, cultures of resistance, feral + garden mind-bodies, and actualized communities that hold the potential agency to wholly disrupt those myopic and/or murderous agendas.

That said, not all the forces and power of contributors within such seminar experiments do venture beyond their own primarily academic-institutional orientations, settings or horizons. [ In a later article we hope to elaborate on the timidity that arises in these professional / academic environments ]

And, in fact, there did exist a kind of tug-of-war between wild imaginings and the gravity of habits and habitus. But for those who have already jumped the fences one could detect a persistent strain – an obedient species of colonial + instrumentalizing thought patterns, an adherence to the permitted and conventional tracks, a subservience to some usual hierarchies.

So how wild and how high can one climb when the topic essentially comes down to the survival of life and human dignity on a planet that has already tipped the scales into a ridiculously eco-cidal, pathological and – it must be said – FASCIST trajectory?!

That is something we will have to tease out in whatever number of articles or events we’ll have time to produce over the next weeks, months… years?….

Meanwhile the Technosphere train at HKW will be running until 2018. Whether or not the XLterrestrials will find it a productive and sufficiently interventionist platform for that long is yet to be determined. But certainly we will not limit our analysis and strategies to that “container” alone !

to be cont.

[ Note: There is an immense wealth of information and many exciting ideas to relate from our experiences of the HKW curriculum which we'd like to be able to bring to your attention. To do it justice, and/or to challenge it, will require TIME + FINANCIAL SUPPORT. We have no institutional affiliations. We are an alien community garden where known and unknown seeds get planted. If you would like to donate to the XLterrestrials, please contact us !  ]

Foto Notes: 1. The aerial view of a factory farm / slaughterhouse in Texas 2. Rice fields in Southeast Asia.

These questions ” Whose Anthropocene? ” came from the seminar of looking at things from the African contexts… and a breakout group led by Chaz Maviyane-Davies… a brilliant artist, designer and “consciousness hacker” from Zimbabwe, now teaching in Boston  … more on that in the next piece.

One resonating lesson from him was: “put it all down, try things out, you can always take things out later”… which helped us get over the writing blocks of the last days and overcome the feelings that the task to process the complexities here were too daunting !

Life and Death in the Technospheres v.1

April 17th, 2016



Life and Death In The Technospheres

About the Technosphere Project ( 2015-2018 ) at HKW


We are currently researching at the HKW in Berlin, where a series of public exhbitions ( and a closed group seminar this week ) are taking place on their new curatorial focus  – the Technosphere. The curriculum resources are available online here. This also includes their previous investigations of The Antrhopocene from a seminar which took place in 2014.

Part 1:


One seminar included a presentation that went very deep in describing how the financial trade markets work in the technospheres (i.e. high speed non-human operating algorithms ), it is one of 3 primary engines ( together w/ big agro and fossil fuels ) that are driving anthropogenic global warming… we’re in creepy deep shit ! no joke ! no sitcom !

Time is of the essence !

Stay tune for XLterrestrials analysis.

Are You Prepared For The Unicorn Apocalypse !?

April 6th, 2016


A user’s manual for the Unicorn Apocalypse

coming soon !

Note: We are currently exploring the idea to make this explosive story a “subscriber only” article… b/c nothing’s free forever, right ?! Freelance slavery is not forever, is it ?!

CiTiZEN KiNO #52: Mysteries of The Radical Organisms @ Spektrum

March 25th, 2016



< 30.3.2016 > CiTiZEN KiNO #52: Mysteries of the Radical Organisms, Spektrum Berlin

A hybrid of cinema hacking, tactical new media, performance, forum and fertile resistance !

Our TitanPad for collecting media bits and ideas for Ck#52. ( many viewable clips already listed )

Key Words:

Biopolitics / Gentech / Chinese sperm / Dusan Makavejev / Mysteries of the organism / Wilhelm Reich / Arundhati Roy / David Lynch / Womb Envy / Sexuality / A.I + Robots / Green Scare + Green Revolution / Ecocide / planetary habitat / Mind-Body-Spirit / Feminism / Matriarchy / Patriarchy / Post-Fordism / Extrastatecraft / Noetic Sciences …

C-Kino 52 begins by revisiting the work of Dusan Makavejev, and his incredible mash-up deconstruction of sexual liberation and political orientation as an exile from both the communist and capitalist landscapes of his times. Thrown out of Yugoslavia for his WR: Mysteries of The Organism in 1971, he managed to become a unique cinematic flower and thorn in the social + cultural orders that keep our desires caught in strange contortions.

This night’s resistance begins in the mysteries of living things !


Ahhh, the lovely rush to turn everything into commodities and/or weaponry knows no bounds, borders or taboos. Soon we will have swift corporate think-a-like Bots all around us to make sure you don’t stray too far from your self-driving bubbles, pre-packaged joy-rides, shopping malls and screen-time.

Are theory + praxis in regard to Biopolitics now stuck in 1980s Foucault readers and neutered academic pens ?! … maybe there’s a few notable exceptions …  and please feel free to share with us any works that have managed to attack with fresh and vital energies !
[ see titanpad #52 for notes on Franco "Bifo" Berardi + Maurizio Lazzarato + Matteo Pasquinelli , etc. ]

But of course no one could possibly keep up with all the breakfast brand surreals of 21st century techno-industrial fascism soaking in a no mans’ land of blood, GMO-milk, machines and money.

So rather than try and list all the interior designs of the factored lives and slaughterhouses, we imagine what it would be like to reclaim the truly living organisms, radical enough to refuse the mass reproduction of mechanical and systemic chopping blocks !

We go for a full flesh and blood provocation, and a little taste of the transgressive cinema – historical + current  – that will not reduce itself to flat screens, but open up the room for riotous laughter, strange eroticism and true strategies for survival of the organic species and ways of life.



Coming to Liepzig on April 3oth…  a more “fleshed-out”version ;) … and more time to submit your suggestions and thoughts at the Titan Pad above…


more details coming soon !

On US (S)elections: Plan A + Plan B-ERNIE ( part 1 )

March 23rd, 2016



“We need to have a serious chat about DEMOCRACY ! … There isn’t one ! “

XLterrestrial analyst


Plan A + Plan B-ERNIE

As we were hunting for an image to lead the story on this dramatic global-scale election for who will take the role as Commander In Chief of the US Empire State, we thought to do a few searches for a really gripping and dripping cartoon appropriately dragging Hillary Clinton through her decades worth of accumulated mud. And even though there’s a bucket-load of exceptional winners, there was nothing funnier, more pathetic and more revealing in our quick search than this photograph.

Let’s get some business out of the way.

XLterrestrials wholeheartedly and 100% endorse BERNIE SANDERS ! There has never been a seriously (s)electable* choice on the ballot for a US president who stood so clearly and consistently on the side of social progress in our lifetime.

And it should be added, we never heard a political candidate in the US who so sincerely and fiercely spoke out for the cultural diversity of its population.

His recent speech in Arizona finally recognizing the trials and tribulations and genocide of the indigenous people of the Americas is poised to become a giant historical leap forward for (hu)mankind. Imagine a POTUS with an actual working relationship with the country’s non-massaged+mythologized history.  This epic achievement would actually dwarf the moon landing, which anyway – for us – was always about as technologically gimmicky as say a 1960s version release of an i-Phone 6.

That said, the planet is now in a dire state of perpetual crises.

And Bernie is Plan B !

Plan A is much more complicated.

Plan A entails building a community that, like a diverse biological wetlands, can withstand the worst monsoons of corruption and Stupidity Inc. … A variety of interconnected communities with strong ties will ultimately be required to keep the last 4-to-500 years of political + moral bankruptcy, which has marked the entire colonial enterprise from Day One, from rising back up like a foul and ghastly tide.

We’ll come back back over the next weeks and months to strategize and speculate what Plan A might look like…

Meanwhile we are working to help give Mr. Sanders a chance to eliminate The Shillary from the DNC running. 1. Because we think he can be far more successful in defeating the dangerous rise of popular fascist Trumpians and/or any other right-wing Republicrat agendas. 2. Getting involved in building this coalition of forces, now rapidly expanding behind Bernie’s campaign, will ultimately be of quintessential importance to evolving Plan A.

A little taste of Part 2 …


XLterrestrials  urgently recommend having a PLAN A, because there are surely many powerful forces working to prevent Bernie from making it to the next round ! And we all know how painful and debilitating it can be to have one’s hopes strangled in those seedy and sham-ridden theaters of democracy.

Please note: We use this hilarious, dark and unsettling Simpsons image of US politics to grab your attention. And as a warning that the playing field will undoubtedly get less cartoonish and more nasty.

We believe in the movement that Bernie’s kickstarted to battle the insane corruption in US politics, and we will work to expand the enthusiasm around the struggles he highlights so well. We should not give up on his bid for the presidency… in fact, his momentum is inspiring authentic and unprecedented desires for returning power to the people ! The changes are already palpable and real !

BUT even IF Bernie wins, you’ll be really glad you’ve built up more local and global solidarity, community alliances and a few strategies ready for the challenges that will undoubtedly come next !

* A note on (s)elections:

The 2-party RNC vs. DNC horror show that currently dominates the US political process should never be mistaken for the concept of an authentic and fair democratic election. We could rant endlessly on this, but we’ll have to keep it short. And a topic far too large a can of worms to open up in a footnote, but should be stated nonetheless:  Democracies in any nation-state are generally a tyranny of  a majority, and should never be considered an acceptable end goal.

And special Thanks to Guerrilla Socialists @GuerrillaDems for all the great Hillary cartoons – in one place…. have a look , and retweet often, if you’re using the social media platforms ! :)


AND if you can…

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