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

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:

Brandon Spivey

comes from Macclesfield in Northern England. A critical thinker with a passion for musicology. He has produced a lot of hard acid and techno over the last 25 years. He is forthright as an anti authoritarian. A veteran of Manchester’s mid 80s squatting and club scenes.

Gian Luca “Maverick” de Lillo

electronics_green_thumb and technology_optimist since tender age. Got involved recently with the open hardware movement. After a brief adventure in the free-party scene with his Sound System, switched from big speakers to mini embedded computer systems. Doing his little for a better future, one electric car at the time.

Friday 15th February 2019 h 20:00

Vétomat – Wühlischstr. 42 Berlin – Friedrichshain

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