[NetBehaviour] Sense-Making for Sharing Sensibilities: Art, Design and Social Change | RCA202

marc garrett marc.garrett2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 16:17:21 CEST 2020

Sense-Making for Sharing Sensibilities: Art, Design and Social Change | RCA202

Tuesday 28th of July 5 pm - 7 pm (BST) / 4 pm - 6 pm (UTC)

Panel moderated by Hang Li
Panel guests: Jennifer Lyn Morone, Marc Garrett & Wesley Taylor

Tuesday 28th of July 5 pm - 7 pm (BST) / 4 pm - 6 pm (UTC)

Panel Discussion
Sense-Making for Sharing Sensibilities:
Art, Design and Social Change

Register in advance for this meeting:

COVID-19 has hindered physical connection and blocked senses at large.
Yet, there are a few organisations that have been working on making
sense together during the pandemic by cultivating discussions in
world-making with social justice, care and alternative economic and
political infrastructures. This panel will present the organisational
practices that are coming into being during the pandemic along with
the on-going social, political and economic crises. It will discuss
the ways to configure and reconsider the role of art, design and
organisation today confronting challenges and opportunities arising in
and after the pandemic. The panel will also cover how the internet is
impacting the process of collective sense-making and social change.

Marc Garrett is the co-founder & artistic director of Furtherfield &
DECAL Decentralised Arts Lab. Furtherfield disrupts & democratises art
and technology through exhibitions, labs & debate, for deep
exploration, open tools & free thinking. DECAL Decentralised Arts Lab
is an arts, blockchain & web 3.0 technologies research hub for fairer,
more dynamic & connected cultural ecologies & economies now. He
curated the renowned major exhibition Monsters of the Machine:
Frankenstein in the 21st Century, at Laboral, Spain. He is the main
editor of the Furtherfield web site. Written for various articles,
interviews and books about art, technology and social change.

Recent publications: State Machines: Reflections & Actions at the Edge
of Digital Citizenship, Finance, & Art. Edited by Yiannis Colakides,
Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich. Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam
2019. Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain. Edited by Ruth Catlow, Marc
Garrett, Nathan Jones, & Sam Skinner. Liverpool Press. Frankenstein
Reanimated: Conversations with Artists in Dystopian Times, Yiannis
Colakides, Marc Garrett, to be published late 2020. Just finished a
PhD about Furtherfield's 23 years in media arts culture at the
University of London, Birkbeck College.

Jennifer Lyn Morone is an artist, activist and design researcher with
a special interest in the human experience in relation to economics,
identity, technology and the environment. In 2013, to draw attention
to and protest the growing information industry, data slavery,
corporate power, and the precarious nature of the future of work she
designed a business model and established herself as a corporation to
protect her data via a legal container and expose the advantages
corporations (legal people) have over humans (natural people). Morone
previously led the Arts and Communications track lead for
RadicalxChange and is currently the CEO of the foundation. She is an
alumna of the Royal College of Art where she studied Design
Interactions. She has recently presented at the World Economic Forum
in Dalian, at SPRU University of Sussex, Data Natives in Berlin, and
FM Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz. Her artistic work
has been exhibited internationally. She is co-authoring, directing and
producing a film of a fictional post-work and data dignified world for
the 2020 EU Capital of Culture program in Rijeka, Croatia.

Wesley Taylor is a print maker, graphic designer, musician, animator,
educator, mentor, and curator. He roots his practice in performance
and social justice. His work combines, oscillates between, and blurs
these different disciplines. His work is multi-disciplinary as well as
anti-disciplinary. Wesley’s individual practice is inextricably linked
to his collective practice, yet his collective practice is not just
one collective: it is a constellation of collectives he has helped
form for over 20 years. Those collectives include: Complex Movements,
Talking Dolls Detroit, Design Justice Network and Big Models. His work
is inspired by elder knowledge, complex science, 90s underground hip
hop, punk aesthetics, and science fiction. He creates work in
partnership with social justice movements. He is currently an
assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the
Department of Graphic Design and the Art Foundation Program.

The panel discussion is part of Sense-making for sharing
sensibilities, a one-day event opening up discussions on the
approaches to gaining shared recognition and to channelling social
actions as critical forms of collective sense-making. Before the panel
discussion, Adam Walker will be sharing his ongoing critical
exploration of the relationship between the human and abstracting,
increasingly textual structures affecting contemporary life in Textual
Body: Online Studio Visit with Adam Walker. The one-day event is
organised by Hang Li.

Sense-making for sharing sensibilities is part of an RCA 2020 SOAH
Research Programme In the Realm of Re-Sensing. It is an event series
focusing on the transformation of the senses and sense making in an
increasingly online world. The event understands re-sensing not only
as the digitally propelled thinning or withering of the senses, but
also as their potential extension, intensification, recombination,
splitting and remodelling induced by today’s cyborg assemblages. It
asks more generally how we can connect sense-making with sensation to
think about their mutual transformation in times of such abundant

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