With a fabulous group of summer residents at CalArts, the BFLG hosted a 3 hour Amateur Hour on Telepathy as part of our JUNK SCIENCE series. For this workshop we tried to make DIY EEG headwear with which we attempted to monitor each other's brain activity as we engaged in telepathic communication. (See our website for the outcome of the project ~\(^_^)/~ )
OPPOSABLE THUMBS PODCAST
Check out Opposable Thumbs-- a podcast by Rob Ray and Taylor Hokanson, in which the hosts engage a guest each week to address a creative challenge across a broad range of topics spanning Stand Up Comedy to Security Crafting... I was invited to talk about Homemade Chemicals. You can listen to the podcast I was on here!
Kyle Johanson Bellucci and Matthew Lax organized a really exciting show at Human Resources, which I reviewed for Temporary Art Review in April. You can read it here.
I recently wrote Wired! Expanding! for the ICP museum, as part of the Private, Public, Secret exhibition curated by Charlotte Cotton. This essay looks at concurrent colonial and technological developments in the 19th century, namely global telegraphic networks, imperial territorial expansion, and the corporate gaze. www.icp.org/perspective/wired-expanding
'Extraordinary but not quite Magic: what makes the War on Terror so damn medieval?' is part of the latest issue (wrong) of N-o-nS...e;nSl/c::::a_L
The Best Friends Learning Gang wrote an art review of the 2016 Made in L.A. Biennial at the Hammer Museum, which has been published in Temporary Art Review. It is an assemblage of diverging thoughts under a collective nom de plume... You can read it here!
LET'S BECOME ANONYMOUS!
LA cryptocrew will be hosting two workshops this weekend in nyc as part of the International Center for Photography's Public, Private, Secret exhibition curated by Charlotte Cotton, Marina Chao, and Pauline Vermare, featuring the works of Natalie Bookchin, Cindy Sherman, John Houck, Jill Magrid, Marisa Olson, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Laurel Nakadate, Martine Syms, David Reinfurt, Martha Rosler. Rashid Johnson, Trevor Paglen, Wu Tsang, Sophie Calle, and Zach Blas (and LOTS more!) as well as dedicated issues of the Printed Web and Mossless. Events curator Lucas Wrench has planned a series of fabulousness, such as a performance called 'Hard Numbers' by Lex Brown, and workshops led by Anne Elizabeth Moore, Dan Phiffer, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, including yours truly, the cryptocrew*. You can find information about lectures by Casey Reas, Susie Lee, and John Edmonds with 14x48, as well as reading and discussion groups on the full list of the events here.
EVENTS IN NYC
Saturday, 9.10.16 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm: we will host a role-play based workshop on how to send, receive, and verify encrypted emails. RSVP here.
Sunday, 9.11.16 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm: we will lead a workshop on how to browse the web anonymously through obfuscation and we will consider what data tracking actually looks like. RSVP here.
neverhitsend was invited to write a text on collectivity and collaboration in contemporary art, for a selection of texts, Concerted Efforts edited by Samanth McCulloch and Christopher Williams-Wynn.
Contributors include A Constructed World, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, bomb collective, Catherine or Kate, Charles Green, Courtney Coombs, Critical Art Ensemble, Institute for New Feeling, Rachel Haynes, Raqs Media Collective, Ruth Anne, SOAP, and Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art. Published by Surpllus and available for purchase through Books at Manic.