Index of Titles Filed Under 'Social Distancing'

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.
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 ...
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
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
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
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…?
PublisherUrbanomic2020
PlaguePod returns with guests including Shaun Lewin, Laura Tripaldi, and Reza Negarestani to talk speculative virology, herd immunity, food security, and much more, plus a diverse range of grime, jungle, juke, and other bangers, a feature interview with Tony the Greengrocer, and an exclusive unreleased track by Florian Hecker. The most diverse coronacontent out there.
PublisherUrbanomic2020
For this PlaguePod, we’re joined by guests including Simon Sellars, author of ‘Applied Ballardianism‘, DJ producer and UIQ label boss Lee Gamble, and author and blogger Matt Colquhoun (Xenogothic) to talk about the psychological effects of the Coronavirus crisis and the ever more alarming prescience of Ballard’s tales of isolation and quarantine, social breakdown, inner space, and the psychologically debilitating yet possibly liberating liberating effects of living through catastrophe. With soothing ASMR readings from Sellars, Ballard, and others, crisis music, listener phone-ins, a reading from Reza Negarestani’s ‘Mortiloquist‘, and an exclusive artificially-worldized recording of the 2009 Urbanomic gig by Russell ...
PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Third episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode moves beyond bumpiness to think about how communities emerge. It features special guests Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Grace Ndiritu, Julie Shafer, Prakash Janakiraman, Sam Thorne, and others. ——
PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Fourth episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode dives into group dynamics, dreams, design, and education. It features special guests Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Lisa Baumgarten, Pras Gunasekera, Ramon Tejada, and others. ——
PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Fifth episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode explores discomfort, performance, 
graphic notation, and social dreaming. It features special guests Anne Thompson, Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Dr. George Bermudez, Michael Portnoy, Qasim Naqvi, and Taja Cheek. ——
This document in front of you is the result of a conversation over lunch, which took place in the early days of Corona in Berlin. Back then, we were simply wondering: in a time in which people are, either by policy or good faith, forced to restrict their spatial radius of interaction to a bare minimum, how do we actually deal with food? Not only in the sense of what we choose to eat conceptually, but how we choose it, literally. Where do we get it, how do we prepare it, and what does something essential like food mean to ...
PublisherCentre Parrhesia2020
Dear Virus, We want to write to you this communication, as a short note of thank you. To our human companions on this planet, such a gesture would appear a betrayal, since at this very moment you have been declared as an enemy of humanity . Not since the events of September ll has there been such unanimity and propogation of fear and the mobilization of uncritical construction of an enemy toward relinquishing further power to states and exposing our most intimate (i.e., personal and impersonal) details ? habits to the observation, surveillance, determination. In some states, even what ...
PublisherCentre Parrhesia2020
CENTRE PARRHÈSIA LITERATURE SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIS DE LA PARRHÈSIA SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIES DU VIRUS
PublisherCentre Parrhesia2020
CENTRE PARRHÈSIA LITERATURE SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIS DE LA PARRHÈSIA SOCIÉTÉ DES AMIES DU VIRUS
Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis began with a 10-day open call that was announced on March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The call for work was motivated by two desires: 1—to collectively document some of the extraordinary conditions, dynamics, and emotions being experienced while in quarantine, and 2—to provide some relief to artists and writers impacted by the crisis, in both creative and monetary forms. How might publishing as artistic practice embody communal care? More than 100 artists and writers submitted work, mostly generated during quarantine. Contributors were compensated a total of $2,295, using funds from ...

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