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next:now – Strategies to resample the future #5 22-03-2019 @Vétomat Berlin

March 20th, 2019

next:now
Strategies to resample the future #5

“As the future is not prescribed, and the succession of now and tomorrow is not monolithic or determined, our task consists in distinguishing the layers of futurability that lie in the texture of the present reality and in the present consciousness. (…)

The present depression (both psychological and economic) obscures the consciousness that no determinist projection of the future is true. We feel trapped in the tangle of techno-linguistic automatisms: finance, global competition, military escalation. But the body of the general intellect (the social and erotic bodies of a million cognitarians) is richer than the connective Brain. And the present reality is richer than the format imposed on it, as the multifold possibilities inscribed in the present have not been wholly cancelled, even if they may seem presently inert.”

Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – Futurability – The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility (2017)

Here comes the 5th talk of the next_now series. We expect it to be as unconventional as the way the speakers are introducing themselves.

Uli Berthold

Coder and visual artist, crypto ninja punk umeboshi brainfuck totalverweigerung.

Simon “Distortion” Carter

A certified lunatic , the youngest on the board of universal auditors , sponsored by the uniqueness disposal clinic . And he’s done a few records

Friday 22th March 2019 h 20:00
Wühlischstr. 42 Berlin – Friedrichshain

Vetomat

Film Showing in Berlin: “War School” at Vétomat 15-03-2019

March 9th, 2019

Datacide film evening at Vétomat, Friday 15-03-2019, doors open 7pm, movie starts at 20.30

War School is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children. 

Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.

Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day – in the streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising and fashion – the military presence in civilian life is on the march. The public and ever younger children are being groomed to collude in the increasing militarisation of UK society.  

Interweaving the powerful and moving testimonies of veterans of Britain’s unbroken century of wars with expert commentary, archive and a redolent score, War School’s mosaic of sound and imagery evokes the story of the child soldier who becomes a peace campaigner, challenging the myth of Britain’s benign role in world affairs and asking if perpetual war is really what we want for future generations? 

​MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY

Datacide Eighteen release date

February 26th, 2019

After a number of delays we’re happy to announce the release date of the print edition of Datacide Eighteen!

Note that we are re-shuffling the dates a little bit, due to the fact that during the whole week of 23-29 of March there will be near-daily events in the new Praxis Store in Berlin. The release of datacide eighteen has been moved to take place there on March 28 or 29 (update in the next couple of days). The Vétomat event on March 15 will instead be a screening of the film War School.

But datacide will definitely come out this month and this remains a good time to SUBSCRIBE to receive the new issue hot off the press!

We will start to publish the contents on the new issue online in the next few days. Please consider making a DONATION, or if you’re a user of Brave Browser you can now reward us in BAT either with one-off or recurring tips or include datacide-magazine.com in your auto-contribute settings. More infos about Brave Browser and rewards HERE.

next_now: Strategies to resample the future #4 15-02-2019 @Vétomat Berlin

February 13th, 2019

next_now
Strategies to resample the future #4
“As the future is not prescribed, and the succession of now and tomorrow is not monolithic or determined, our task consists in distinguishing the layers of futurability that lie in the texture of the present reality and in the present consciousness. (…)
The present depression (both psychological and economic) obscures the consciousness that no determinist projection of the future is true. We feel trapped in the tangle of techno-linguistic automatisms: finance, global competition, military escalation. But the body of the general intellect (the social and erotic bodies of a million cognitarians) is richer than the connective Brain. And the present reality is richer than the format imposed on it, as the multifold possibilities inscribed in the present have not been wholly cancelled, even if they may seem presently inert.”
Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi – Futurability – The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility (2017)
For this new episode of our journey through the intersections between possibilities and potency we will be supported by these explorers: [Read more →]

Talk: Revolution & Counterrevolution in Germany 1919 @ Vétomat Berlin 14-01-2019

January 11th, 2019

Our new series of talks, discussions and presentations brought to you by Datacide and next:now is going into its fourth round on January 14th, 2019 with a talk about Revolution and Counterrevolution in Germany 1919 and beyond, by Christoph Fringeli.

As always at Vétomat, Wühlischstr. 42, 10245 Berlin

Doors open 7pm, talk will start 8.30

On January 15th, 1919, communist revolutionaries Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were murdered in Berlin. They were only the two most prominent victims of the counter-revolutionary white terror that followed the attempts at a socialist revolution in Germany after World War I.
Only two weeks earlier they had been involved in the foundation of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). It was at a crucial moment of the revolutionary development that had forced the Kaiser to abdicate and saw workers and soldiers returning from the battlefield to set up workers’ councils.

The biggest of the workers parties, the Social Democrats (SPD), created a coalition with centrist bourgeois parties as well as with the military and the proto-fascist Freikorps fighters, who they used to squash the uprising rather than supporting the radical changes demanded by their base.

CF will look at the historic dynamic unfolding from the failed revolution, the developments of the communist movement in Germany and the contradictory ways these events are remembered and commemorated.

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