[NetBehaviour] It's Voting Weekend: People’s Park Plinth x CultureStake at Furtherfield Gallery

Ruth Catlow ruthcatlow at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 16:14:35 CEST 2021


Dear Max,
This is beautiful.
I will share it with the Furtherfield team.
Thank you

Ruth

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 3:34 PM Max Herman via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

>
> Hi Ruth,
>
> This looks marvelously done and I look forward to viewing the projects!
>
> For some reason, looking at the overview link I got the sense that
> humanity is still in the early stages of integrating technology with a
> sustainable planet.  Up to now, so much of our history has been that of
> extraction to meet survival needs and gain competitive advantage.  When
> these are the compelling currents little else gets much breathing room.
>
> I wondered then: perhaps this applies to portable, wearable, and
> "hand-held" information technology as well.  For many centuries information
> and processing power were stored in fixed locations (monasteries, temples,
> museums) but now a much greater proportion circulates close to instantly.
> Items we easily carry on our person now perform many of the roles that
> cathedrals, pyramids, and universities once did.  (It is interesting that
> the French word for "wearable" is "portable."  🙂)  Many of the most
> discouraging stories about information technology today have something of
> the robber baron dynamic as an undercurrent, but one can hope this will be
> relatively temporary as sustainability continues to assert itself as an
> alternative (or at the very least, a necessary complement) to extractive
> competition.
>
> The current Finsbury Park project seems like a very realistic and powerful
> look forward to the best and most necessary capabilities of technology and
> culture.  Our relationships to place, space and time, will be in many ways
> mediated and manifested by our technological "garments" which both provide
> us physical protection from the elements and help us to acquire and
> communicate our knowledge, ideas, and values.  Networks of every sort are
> indeed the habitation and habit in which we live our lives.  In this sense
> the trees and grounds of Finsbury Park will be woven into the living
> garment of techne worn and crafted by the visitors not just in the text,
> sound, and visual data that both the park and visitors reciprocally input
> and output but in the larger physical fate or future of each wrapped and
> braided with that of all others.
>
> Does it require an aesthetic and poetic awareness of tangible metaphor to
> experience the shared cloth of technology, people, place, and nature as a
> garment in the wearable, portable sense?  Yes for certain it does, but it
> is something all or many of us are very suitably cut out for, and everyone
> appreciates a nice outfit.  🙂
>
> Congratulations on the project and best wishes for a lovely return to real
> and green space!
>
> All best,
>
> Max
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* NetBehaviour <netbehaviour-bounces at lists.netbehaviour.org> on
> behalf of Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> *Sent:* Saturday, August 14, 2021 3:29 AM
> *To:* NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <
> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> *Cc:* Ruth Catlow <ruthcatlow at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* [NetBehaviour] It's Voting Weekend: People’s Park Plinth x
> CultureStake at Furtherfield Gallery
>
> Hello,
> I hope you are all doing well!
>
> Firstly --- to any London-based or nearby people...
>
> *Join us for a weekend of collective decision making! & Pick the artwork
> you want to be made at scale for Finsbury Park! *
> Come to Finsbury Park on 14th & 15th August and discover 3 digital
> artworks then decide which one you think belongs in the heart of Finsbury
> Park and we’ll work with the artist to make it bigger for Autumn 2021.
> *https://www.furtherfield.org/voting-weekend-peoples-park-plinth-x-culturestake/
> <https://www.furtherfield.org/voting-weekend-peoples-park-plinth-x-culturestake/>*
>
> *All Non-Londoners* - the online vote will open on Tuesday and remain
> open till 31 August* so please do sign up for your magical voting token*
> and take part.
>
> This has been a HUGE project for us - and we are only at the beginning -
> and we'd love to hear your thoughts on the work and the project in general.
>
>
> ===========
> On a personal note.
>
> 12-5 today and tomorrow I will be at the gallery in Finsbury Park  for the
> first time in nearly 18 months due to pandemic closures.
>
> I am so excited at the prospect of seeing people in the flesh and hanging
> out in the park. We are really excited about the artworks on show and would
> really love to see any of you if you have the time and can make it.
>
> Also, sorry for the long silence on Netbehaviour renewal. I got ill and
> had to take a couple of weeks out, then had to give full focus to this
> project. I will get back to you to close the loop.
>
> Maybe see you later today or tomorrow.
> Hope so! ;)
>
> Warmly
> Ruth
>
>
>
> --
> Ruth Catlow
> she/her
> Co-founder & Artistic director of Furtherfield & DECAL Decentralised Arts
> Lab
> +44 (0) 77370 02879
>
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>
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>
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-- 
Ruth Catlow
she/her
Co-founder & Artistic director of Furtherfield & DECAL Decentralised Arts
Lab
+44 (0) 77370 02879

*I will only agree to speak at events that are racially and gender
balanced.

**sending thanks
<https://www.ovoenergy.com/ovo-newsroom/press-releases/2019/november/think-before-you-thank-if-every-brit-sent-one-less-thank-you-email-a-day-we-would-save-16433-tonnes-of-carbon-a-year-the-same-as-81152-flights-to-madrid.html>
in
advance

*Furtherfield *disrupts and democratises art and technology through
exhibitions,
labs & debate, for deep exploration, open tools & free thinking.
furtherfield.org <http://www.furtherfield.org/>

*DECAL* Decentralised Arts Lab is an arts, blockchain & web 3.0 technologies
research hub

for fairer, more dynamic & connected cultural ecologies & economies now.

decal.is <http://www.decal.is>

Furtherfield is a Not-for-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee

Registered in England and Wales under the Company No.7005205.

Registered business address: Carbon Accountancy, 80-83 Long Lane, London,
EC1A 9ET.
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