10 minutes & the 3rd International Summer School in Peace Studies: on Sovereignty, Conflict, and the Commons

aim: evocative & complex rather than coherent background: - from memorial politics in public space to the arts & peace economy [funding structures and labour conditions contained in the product] - from bi-communalism, to conflict resolution, to reconciliation, to conflict transformation, to addressing social segregation (link to Evi): the peace economy & the construction of… Continue reading 10 minutes & the 3rd International Summer School in Peace Studies: on Sovereignty, Conflict, and the Commons

on the Cyprus side of #opicarus pt.1 / what is / is there an #opicarus?

Reported anonymous target the Central Bank of Cyprus website with DDoS attacks on 5/5/2016, resulting in 35 minutes of downtime (steps towards confirmation). There are reports that the event, (also) reportedly part of #opicarus, was easily recovered from, and targeted only the website rather than the Bank's systems. None of this has been reported on… Continue reading on the Cyprus side of #opicarus pt.1 / what is / is there an #opicarus?

politics of memory in Cyprus / on talking about one’s work

This Saturday I respond to the most relevant local invitation for my academic work so far, and despite a little bit of pomp, I’m glad for it, especially at this moment in time, with the different kinds of extremism / danger solidifying around the place. It makes sense that these days there would be increased… Continue reading politics of memory in Cyprus / on talking about one’s work

Japanese noise pop in Kaimakli

Link to video piece やさしいにっぽん人 (Hatsune Kaidan, 2013) + Kaimakli glitch (nee, 2015) This fetisthistic imposition on Hatsune Kaidan's “やさしいにっぽん人” [Track 2, Vacant World (2013)], was made by nee for ne'e jouissance: a brief digital-art love affair in Kaimakli, Cyprus, in September 2015. It uses Hijokaidan’s experiment with the Hatsune Miku vocaloid to avatar-ize a… Continue reading Japanese noise pop in Kaimakli