[NetBehaviour] 3rd Be-coming Tree Global Live Art Event

Ruth Catlow ruthcatlow at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 11:52:14 CET 2021

Thanks for sharing this Danielle,

And this prompts me to share Making Kin with the Machines, a wonderful
article by Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, Archer Pechawis and Suzanne Kite.

I first came across it republished as a chapter in the (very enjoyable) Atlas
of Anomalous AI <https://ignota.org/products/atlas-of-anomalous-ai> edited
by Ben Vickers & K Allado-McDowel.

It proposes that indigenous protocols and customs are an expression of the
best ontologies and epistemologies for healing the land and should
therefore be central to all AI developments.
Drawing on a range of indigenous systems of knowledge it argues
convincingly against the grave error of centering of human flourishing in
Joi Ito's Resisting Reduction Manifesto
They argue that because knowledge is born of relationship with the land,
human ethics demands disciplined and respectful making kin with all things
(who are also beings) on earth - aiming for long term balance, and openness
to the mystery of relating to multiple sentiences.

I think this struck me especially strongly as I have spent the winter
holidays taking solace in tramping through dank woodlands and a powerful
feeling of being welcomed by the society of trees that live there.


On Thu, Jan 7, 2021 at 9:13 AM Danielle Imara via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> Be-coming Tree
> On Saturday Jan 9th 31 live artists from across the globe will interact
> with a chosen tree simultaneously for one hour. These durational artworks
> will be accessed via a shared Zoom webinar. Audiences will see artists in
> their landscapes in Africa, Asia, North and South America, and all over
> Europe on the same screen. There will be a live soundscape created from
> tree data via analogue synths playing throughout. Tickets (pay what you
> can) include a donation to plant a rainforest tree.
> I am humbled by the quality of artists taking part in the event!
> This entanglement with nature and technology inspires reciprocity with
> nature and a sense of global kinship with artists and their trees, while
> contributing to reforestation. Tickets: *https://tinyurl.com/y8n3unu3*
> <https://tinyurl.com/y8n3unu3>
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