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Link: http://w139.nl/en/article/22280/radical-software/

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Blue crystals, happy Dark Ages and Dirty Dishes...

The Society for the Preservation of Future Ruins, in collaboration with W139, Barbara Dubbeldam and Daniel de Zeeuw,
presents 'Radical Software'. A somatosensory experience and ADHD manifestation (un)focusing on the key technologies
around us and their political underpinnings. From the political fable of cybernetics to mother's little helper. 
'Radical Software' is a series of art objects, lectures, talks and music performances.
No gadgets, some gimmicks... Not recommended if you have epilepsy.

Blue crystals… Remember the flickering blue light coming from the living room, where someone was watching TV.
The hypnotic screen flickers of moving images and sounds.The talking head behind the screen glass defining our
notion of normality, rationalizing episodes of violence against humanity.

Are you a technoptimist or a depressimist? - she asked.

As we move closer to the realization of a cybernetic ecology, the utopian promise of a humankind joined back to
nature and freed of its labors by technological advancement slips through our fingers, replaced by a reality made
of ubiquitous consumerism, the interminable non-time of 24/7 capitalism and technological forms of free-floating control.
All watched over by machines of loving grace. Within the cybernetic dream individual behavior is conceived as something
programmed and re-programmable "piloted in the last analysis, by the need for the survival of a 'system' that makes
it possible, and which it must contribute to." Blue crystals… enabling the average person to fit the compulsory
routines of our technological culture, manage attentiveness and productivity, while children and soldiers
can provide what is expected of them.

''As with sophisticated uses of videotape and computers, [dope] gives
access to radically different ways of knowing" wrote Michael Shamberg,
somewhere between the late 1960s and 1970s.
''For better or worse, it’s perhaps the best psychological software
we'll have until the electronic media are made more accessible.''

How to construct new interfaces of acting, devices that provide access to new  ways
of knowing - flickering, fragmented, sensorial - Radical Software for the happy dark ages?

*Let's go to the cinema see 'Lucy'... *- he said

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Programme

August the 25th
7pm lecture by Rachel O'Reilly & Jelena Vesic / 9pm music by DJ Turbot van Lullen

August the 27th
7pm lecture by Goodiepal / 8pm music by Mik Quantius

August the 29th
7pm lecture by Hans-Christian Dany / 8pm music by Andre Avelas

September the 4th
7pm lecture by Lee Mackinnon / 9pm music by Fyoelk