Conversation about…

(to be edited) Initially, this conversation arose from two points: the first was a Museum of Care reading group on Another Art world, which took place a few years ago. The second, a discussion of Walter Benjamin’s texts and the relationship of his texts to David Graeber’s texts. In the following, a wider conversation emerged […]

The artist is like the programmer of an open-source software.

Today, the ideal artist is considered a genius who, alone or in a group, creates a social structure in which other people must live.However, it seems to me that in such a case it is not so much a question of being an artist as it is of developing political technologies that fall on the […]

Pirate Enlightenment Discussion at Brooklyn Public Library

Virginia Heffernan, Edward Ongweso, Jr., Gideon Lewis-Kraus, and Andrew Ross discuss David Graeber’s Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia, the final posthumous work by the coauthor of the major New York Times bestseller The Dawn of Everything. Pirates have long lived in the realm of romance and fantasy, symbolizing risk, lawlessness, and radical visions of freedom. But at the root […]

Franz Erhard Walther VS Joseph Beuys

Two of the most famous German artists were not friends. They were both engaged in participatory art and both strongly influenced our view of society. Yet their visions were radically different: Beuys called Walter a bureaucrat and a tailor. And Franz Erhard Walther felt humiliated and lonely in Boyce’s circle, so he lived in isolation […]

Coloring set against neoliberalism

Power has many faces, but the neoliberals try to hide theirs by claiming that there is no such thing as neoliberalism, and that the neoliberal think tanks only consist of a group of friends who have a drink every now and then. With this coloring set, yoInstructionsu can get to know some iconic neoliberals while […]

The anti-surveillance-mask

Facial recognition systems provide cheap and effective ways to identify people, and is a dream for any totalitarian regime. Our face will increasingly be used as a password. In China, it has already been used in payment procedures in shops or on public transport and at security checks at airports or to take out loans […]

Trickle-down measuring cup

For almost a hundred years, economists have argued that tax cuts for the richest should have a stimulating effect on the economy and that this should benefit the less wealthy through what they call trickle-down economics. A recent major research report shows clearly that this is not true. With the Trickle-down measuring cup, you can […]