Bad Boys

“I don’t know what prompted [the cancellation] in terms of the TV people but I know in the streets, nobody favors injustice. I would love to see a palatable platform where people can speak to one another and have some form of communication and one of the greatest tools for that is music,” Lewis says. “You have to look at the song itself [separate from the show]. What is the song saying? How is it being misconstrued? The protests evolving into what it is because of injustice. … I can’t support injustice because my moral mantra is to believe in truth and right. That’s the power of the people.”


I don’t really listen to reggae, but this song popped into my head.

Virtual Assembly

Virtual Assembly – Julie Marsh

This is a collection of research on the Old Kent Road Mosque and MANUK (Muslim Association of Nigeria UK) as a reaction to the demolition/renovation of the mosque. The image above is a fragment of the virtual space and archive from this research. Link:

original text description of image: “Shahed Saleem and I commissioned a series of LiDAR scans of Old Kent Road Mosque representing the historical layering and adaptations of the interior of the building. The scans were made by Guy Sinclair from Fab Lab at The University of Westminster. The scans will enter the V&A collection as permanent digital artefacts to create an archived record of sometimes ephemeral and undocumented religious buildings as socially constructed places of worship.” [copied from on 14/03/2023]

dotcom Séance


Simon Denny
Guile Twardowski

for an on-chain spiritism session
to revive ghosts burst in
the dot-com bubble.

• • •

Twenty-one dotcom era companies have been summoned for revival.
Each company includes an ENS domaina new logo-NFT designed by Guile Twardowski—the artist behind Cryptokitties—and a suite of hidden text-to-image logo-NFTs by Cosmographia that Guile drew inspiration from.

Minting any NFT allows you to claim a subdomain on the company’s new ENS domain. Owner of the Twardowski logo-NFTs earns the title of CEO on each company’s profile page.

No candles are needed for this web3 séance of web1 spirits!

…here, we run on gas.

©️folia, Simon Denny, Guile Twardowski, Cosmographia at accessed on 20/02/2023

nOne and Three Chairs

nOne and Three Chairs – Alessio Chierico


nOne and Three Chairs is an installation that intends to propose the conceptual plane of artistic practice as a semantic and representative structuring of  reality.
As the title suggests, nOne and Three Chairs is a reenactment of one of the most important artworks in conceptual art: One and three chairs by Joseph Kosuth, revisited with the focus into questions about a conception of what the digital form can be. Kosuth wanted to highlight the linguistic importance in a definition of reality, and the conceptual value of giving form to meanings. Kosuth’s artwork is composed of three elements corresponding to a single object yet offering different ways of how we can think about it. This is an ancient view of form which comprises skhēma (presentation) èidos (intelligible form), and morphé (sensitive form) that are all three represented by Kosuth. Here they undergo a radical and paradoxical change with the digital world.
In the interpretation given in nOne and Three Chairs:  skhēma (presentation) is represented by the monitor as a running process; èidos (intelligible form) is the digital code, as the only real structure of meaning,  which leaves aside the interpretation and the subject of representation; lastly morphé (sensitive form) is the print of the chair, which presents a physical conclusion to the digital process.
©️Alessio Chierico

Teslaism: Economics After the End of the End of the Future – Bahar Noorizadeh

Teslaism: Economics After the End of the End of the Future (2022) – teaser 2

Teslaism is a 3rd person racing musical game featuring Elon Musk and his self-driving car/lover and life coach, as they drive towards a shareholder meeting in a post-gamified Berlin landscape.

The work takes the newly built Gigafactory in Berlin as a prism to describe the emergence of Teslaism (succeeding Post-fordism) as a novel system of production and consumption predicated on advanced storytelling, financial worldbuilding, and imagineering “the look of the future.”

The Teslaist CEO is a collage artist. Weaving together one tweet, one dance move, one meme after another, he creates a set of perpetually postponed and too-fabulous-to-be-fake narratives to make time make power.

If post-industrial Detroit was soundtracked to techno’s futures, the age of Teslaism seeks its own common sonic imaginaries: forms of resistance inhabiting our exceedingly financialized cities.

The original draft of Teslaism was commissioned for Tresor 31: Techno, Berlin, and the Great Freedom, an exhibition reflecting on three decades of musical evolution, social change and city development from Berlin to Detroit, told through the lens of Techno’s history (July-Aug 2022.)

Conic sections – XOR Gate (brainchild of Gerald Donald, one half of Drexciya and Dopplereffekt)
Helena Hauff – Humanoid Fruit (Unreleased)
GRV Tr 4 – TV Victor

All tracks are courtesy of Tresor Records and the artists

[text copied from Bahar Noorizadeh]

destroyed notes on Omniscient

copied from Etherpad Version 1587 Saved December 7, 2022

Authors: SN, destroyer + 3 unnamed authors (     )

It’s Friday, the 4th of November 2022. It is raining and I am staying inside, on a couch made from pallets with some mattress on top. It is quiet here in Ussana. On top of a hill, in the house of an agriturismo site where I’ve been staying for the past two months in Sardegna. I’m currently watching Omniscient (2020) on Netflix. Omniscient is a Brazilian science fiction series created by Pedro Aguilera, revolving around a city with an all-knowing security system of drones. This is a summary of E1 “I committed a crime”.

We follow Nina Peixoto (played by Carla Salle), a tech trainee at Omniscient. This episode starts with her waking up, greeting her dad and brother and rushing to her first praise. The praise is like a performance interview, about which Nina is slightly nervous. She nails it and is excited to share the good news with her father, who retired as a maintenance employee from the same company. She tries to reach him on her phone. No response. Only to find him lying dead at home, killed. No security drone did alert the system of any crime committed. Why did the system fail? Nina finds herself in a moral conflict. This evident crime should not have gone unnoticed! Condolences are offered, but she cannot grieve. The firm’s reputation is on the line.

Economic standing is more important than solving what went wrong. She needs to keep quiet about her suspicions of the system’s error, but enraged by the lack of support she gets from the company, she commits a crime herself; she breaks an artwork in the office hall. Immidetly, she is reported by her drone. She asks Judite (Sandra Corveloni), from the city’s council, for help. Nina and Judite briefly leave their city, and Omniscient’s privatised security technologies, to talk without the need to watch their words. Here, Nina comes up with a plan to investigate her father’s demise. The next day she commits her second crime without being caught in the moment by, and in, Omniscient.

Omniscient E2 “A good person who’s done a horrible thing”. She has the fingerprint, but she cannot go through with it.  Her brother Daniel Peixoto (Guilherme Prates) goes outside, against better judgement. Nina discovers a cowardly act from her father’s past. Is she not the coward he seemingly once was? She goes through with it. Oh, and the CEO of Omniscient leaves the city to beat up a random homeless person. How typical.

Omniscient E3 “This is our Pandora’s Box”. The method devises the means? What is that saying about ‘everything is allowed to win the game’? Demanding bureaucracy (bureaucracy) never works. Fail. Trick the system. Betrail of friendship. Sex tapes. The moral compasses seem to be destabilised. The socks I’m wearing today state that “We cum in peace and so should you”.

Omniscient E4 “Who wants to dive in first?”.  Nina joins Vinicius’ spiritual liberation group. In front of everyone, her guilt and fears are involuntarily laid bare through mediation and meditation. 

Omniscient E5 “Open this door!”. or I will suffocate. guilt trippin’ because she didn’t see another way. I am not suitable to do any psychological assessment. The protagonist and other characters are a bit flat. I tune out.

Omniscient E6 “Don’t forget that I’ll keep my eyes on you”. Predictable ending.