Dear Bassel Khartabil, responding to your call in this climate of urgency has been a liberating experience. Your work is especially heartening in the midst of an international climax that defies our previous definitions of conflict, and our understanding of its geographies. I was reminded of the significance of this in the emergency room yesterday:… Continue reading War-zones and battle-fronts / Dear Bassel Khartabil / Free culture
(1) Notes on the Free/Libre Arts Unconference and TropicalBurn / The difference between me and a free person July 2019, Ixodos at A Casa Lar, Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro Are YOU able to trust in a fully participatory format? / On the academy as capitalist enclosure (edu-factory). / On the (arts) academy as a… Continue reading Forest School writing: What did I think this was going to be, the revolution? On the Free/Libre Arts Unconference and TropicalBurn
29 July, 2019 Tineke called it soulwriting. We were talking about the trouble of caring too much about one's projects cum funding proposals. ________ You either trust in a fully participatory format or you don't. / On the academy as capitalist enclosure (edu-factory). / On the significance of deconstructing patterns of gathering and working that… Continue reading Forest School writing: What did I think this was going to be, the revolution? / A review of the Free/Libre Arts Unconference and TropicalBurn / The difference between me and a free person
I really enjoyed writing this, can you tell? https://www.furtherfield.org/keep-calm-carry-monitoring-media-review-monitorial-citizen/
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I’ve been trying to understand what happened and why. Amidst the media absurdity, the offensive onslaught, the ever-deepening politics, and the strange suspension of normality, I’ve been asking questions in an effort to extract sense and political context from all this. I do not have my mother’s permission to publish / share anything (I have… Continue reading All one needs is an enemy: On the shifting definition of ‘political motivation’ and the Loizidou emails
So she was hacked. There dawns the realisation that it was a matter of time, one way or another. When we recently talked about the possibility of her being targeted in this way, in advance of all this, she ended the conversation with 'μάνα μου εν έσιει τίποτε.' Her sense that there's nothing to hide… Continue reading 4 points of frustration around the Eleni Loizidou ‘corruption scandal’ / My mom got hacked and they say she’s corrupt!
What follows should, eventually, lead into a piece discussing conflict-resolution in open communities, and the handling of authoritarian mentalities. The sheer power of hierarchy-assuming or hierarchy-constructing exclamations of 'no' is always surprising to me. As is the arrogance, the injustice, the power-plays it contains, as is the speed, the insensitivity, and the ease with which… Continue reading openness, democracy, hack66, Phygital, and ellak.org.cy
I wrote this for NeMe, mid-2016 It's one of my free-est texts, and it connects my thinking about art, tech, and openness into a kind of politics of civic participation, locating experimental comments on this in the Cypriot arts. Here it is in full / to be occasionally updated. Caption: A piece by Natalie Yiaxi,… Continue reading not(es) on participation [on writing (on art) in the first person]