Index of Titles Filed Under 'COVID-19'

In contrast to current ‘roadmaps’ to recovery, this report rejects the notion that “the economy” should be the object of Coronavirus response, and that the project is one of recovery, resilience, or return. Instead, we argue that the task at hand is nothing short of reconstructing society through two great transformations. First, we must make it possible to both respond swiftly to all emerging pandemics with all of the resources at our disposal. Second, we must enable society to shift seamlessly in and out of periods of social distancing with policies that promote social solidarity and economic security for all.
People make their own history, but they do not make it of their own free will; they do not make it under self-selected circumstances but under immediate circumstances, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. And just as they seem to be occupied with transforming themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to ...
The fifth episode of the Corona Under the Ocean series, featuring feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis, puts into practice one of the author’s methodologies: “thinking with water.” As a material, water not only enables a relational ontology when thinking about the reality that bodies inhabit and produce, but also allows for an understanding of feminism that transcends the human and incorporates a planetary and intersectional scale where race, class, and gender are in constant intra-action. This podcast is the result of a conversation between Astrida Neimanis and Sonia Fernández Pan, where the Covid-19 pandemic was also a constant, an atmospheric condition ...
PublisherOnCurating.org2020
This issue compiles a series of perspectives on art-making and curating that consider forms of production through contemporary digital networks as well as increased reliance on digital technologies. We consider the issue as a much-needed start to discuss curating under digital conditions on our platform. Each interview, artwork, and article thinks through contemporary practices that rework or examine what the relationship of place, automation, labour, and archives have in relation to technological effects in production under neoliberalism. Four interviews focus on art practice and digital art-making and also how the digital is an asset in the making and production of ...
Publishere-flux2020
As the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads, we—the people of planet earth—are faced with a dizzying variety of responses: quarantine, containment, vigilant self-quarantine, paranoid self-isolation, and in some cases escape from the above. Suddenly, it is as if circulation itself has turned against us, making healthy freedom of movement in the world a dealer of death. So your flight is cancelled. Your trip is over. We are staying in place for the foreseeable future. Exhibitions, symposia, gatherings of all kinds are postponed. But not sporting events. Those will go on, but without any supporters in the stands. The players will play ...
The first episode of Promise No Promises! Feminism Under Corona is a continuation of a conversation with artist Ran Zhang about the effects and consequences of Covid-19 in a reality that is also mutating despite the confinement of our bodies being locked at home. “The first conversation I had about Covid-19 with the artist Ran Zhang took place in Paris at the end of January 2020, on the occasion of her exhibition Resolution of Traits at the independent art space L’ahah. The virus that had caused a new disease, first in Wuhan and China, was now appearing in France and by ...
The title of the third episode Radical Sociability from the Feminism Under Corona series refers to a recent lecture by artist, curator, writer and radio producer Lou Drago in which they were unfolding the complexity of the relationship between identity politics and the current and growing division of the Left. As a way of overcoming the divisive effects of identitarianism, they propose “to enact an intersectional affinity-based politics.” In order to avoid the dynamics of the current “cancel culture,” so present and constant in social networks, Lou Drago’s proposal is based on calling-in rather than calling-out. This conversation between Lou ...
This episode is based on a conversation with Ana Garzón Sabogal, who lives and works in Colombia. In her practice she is operating with the close encounter between art, collaborative learning, activism, and free culture, and is member of Más Arte Más Acción, together with Alejandra Rojas Giraldo. Their practice includes a feminism which stems from the critical conscience and from the understanding of feminist practices as depending on the material conditions of each context, of each community and of each person. The same applies to the political question of language, because of the enormous need to learn, to know, ...
The second episode entitled The Monogamy of the System is a continous exchange with author and activist Brigitte Vasallo about the consequences and instrumentalization of the pandemic by governments, corporations and people in power. In order to shake up some common considerations about love and monogamy, this conversation aims to expand their meaning beyond the commonplace and romantic ideas which seem to be even more predominant in the current situation of personal and political isolations.
PublisherSocial Discipline2020
Miguel Prado, Mattin and Reza Negarestani continue the conversation in this unprecedented moments demarcated by COVID–19: Wire-guided torpedoes, conspiracy theories, the great plague London, the human sloth with an endnote from Gottfried Ben. New paradigmatic times sonified and musicalised by Mattin and Miguel Prado.
PublisherNew Models2020
Berkeley-based writer and co-host of the wildly popular anti-corruption podcast TrueAnon, LIZ FRANCZAK joins New Models for a cathartic reflection on pandemic politics and the pros, cons, and probability of popular revolt. This conversation was recorded March 25th.
PublisherNew Models2020
Writer, consultant, and Ribbon Farm founder VENKATESH RAO speaks with New Models about memetics & institutions, virality & democracy, Log Level thinking, BIOS Level politics, and how to navigate reality in a time when we’re all NPCs in a world going “brrrrrrrrr.” ⛓️This conversation was recorded April 7th, 2020.
PublisherNew Models2020
Writer and theorist NORA KHAN speaks with New Models about how institutional power reifies itself online, COVID aesthetics, and the labor pressures of distance working/socializing/learning via platforms such as Zoom. Nora is the author, most recently, of Seeing, Naming, Knowing (Brooklyn Rail Press, 2019) on mass surveillance and ‘machine visual culture.’
PublisherTalk is Cheap2020
So we’re all social distancing. We’re all wondering whats next. We’re trying to figure out if we are breaking up with America or if America has slowly been breaking up with us. So in lieu of a guest—which is kinda hard when everyone is under quarantine—I’m posting a mix I made in December of 2012. Comprised mostly of low viewcount covers of Taylor Swift tracks, the mix is part torch song, part elegy, post Occupy, pre Sanders and reflects how I was feeling at the time. In listening back now it feels a bit prescient and certainly apt. “Thank You ...
PublisherUrbanomic2020
Inigo Wilkins reads from his forthcoming book Irreversible Noise – extracted from PlaguePod Live Day 34.
PublisherUrbanomic2020
Extracted from PlaguePod Day 9, tales of extreme isolation and madness to sooth you during coronavirus lockdown. Readings from three stories of domestic withdrawal and quarantine by JG Ballard, ‘The Enormous Space’ (1989), ‘Having a Wonderful Time’ (1978), and ‘The Intensive Care Unit’ (1977), plus a passage on breadmaking from Michel Tournier’s ‘Friday, or the Limbo of the Pacific’ (1967) and two extracts from Simon Sellars’s Applied Ballardianism. Read by Robin Mackay, Amy Ireland, and Simon Sellars.
PublisherUrbanomic2020
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, author of Omnicide, enumerates 11 important principles for understanding coronachan as a demon. Extracted from PlaguePod Day 41.
PublisherUrbanomic2020
It’s not over til it’s over! Your favourite car crash of a podcast returns one last time for a sunny Sunday afternoon with a special solar-powered remote broadcast from End of the World Garden, with a UK Garage set from DJK Huysmans, phone-ins from across the globe and finally, a CoronaQuest victory!
PublisherUrbanomic2020
In this live podcast, socially-distanced Urbanomic-adjacent guests from across the planet join us from their respective lockdown cells to share personal and speculative views on the Coronavirus era. With Matt Colquhoun (Xenogothic), Amy Ireland, Nyx Land, Shaun Lewin, Robin Mackay, Mattin, Enrico Monacelli, Thomas Moynihan, Reza Negarestani, Katherine Pickard, Miguel Prado, Laura Tripaldi. CONTENT WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE, DEGENERATE PHILOSOPHERS, COGNITIVE TURPITUDE, ACCELERATIONISM
PublisherUrbanomic2020
In this PlaguePod we try to look away from the dying embers of the West. Guests in to discuss differing responses to the coronavirus crisis, sinofuturism, and post-soviet accelerationism include Bogna Konior (Hong Kong), Vince Garton (London), Dino Ge Zhang (Wuhan, just out of quarantine), Gabriele de Seta (Taipei/Italy), Amy Ireland (Sydney) Brandon Cheong (Singapore). Plus the Reza Remix Competition!
PublisherUrbanomic2020
Special emergency apocalypse-fatigue relief edition of PlaguePod featuring music, readings, and call-ins, with a no hardpants policy and a strict ban on any discussion of the spiky boi.
PublisherUrbanomic2020
Live lockdown mix of abstract jungle and other socially-distanced music, readings from Urbanomic publications, phone-ins from around the world, and noise from Urbanomic HQ
PublisherUrbanomic2020
To discuss time and the templexical effects of the global pandemic, we welcome Vince Garton, Anna Greenspan, Amy Ireland, Nick Land, and Ben Woodard. Plus music, noise, and readings.
PublisherUrbanomic2020
In this action-packed PlaguePod we present a series of readings from Audint—Unsound:Undead, plus some extra special additions from the Audint Crew and from Kode9, we invite listeners to call in to our brand new feature, the challenging dystopian adventure game CoronaQuest, and with guests Thomas Moynihan and Shaun Lewin we talk existential risk, Hydroplutonic Kernow, spinal catastrophism and, most crucially, lockdown snacking—tackling some fundamental questions: Which snacks are optimal for lockdown conditions? And is it possible to develop a definitive speculative ontological schema capable of encompassing the dynamism of the entire mouthfeel continuum? Lewin teams up with DJK Huysmans to ...
PublisherUrbanomic2020
A truly next-level Princely Persian Mayday PlaguePod as we bring together Omnicide author Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh and our favourite Geistig Lego™ AGI engineer Reza Negarestani. Lisa Blanning joins us with a special selection of COVID tracks, Amy Ireland jacks in from the Pandemonium Matrix to discuss viral demonology, and we talk coronamania and oil futures, and find out what our guests’ favourite Britney tracks are. With a taste of a poison paradise, could this be the night that someone—while being considerate to their housemates—finally defeats CoronaQuest…?

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