[NetBehaviour] NetBehaviour Digest, Vol 1135, Issue 1

Zoe Young zoe at zoeyoung.net
Sat Jan 9 13:23:36 CET 2021

Please be sure to make respectful contact with a tree and seek some 
impression of consent before moving in for any hug..

Thank you :-)

On 09/01/2021 12:00, netbehaviour-request at lists.netbehaviour.org wrote:
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>     1. Re: 3rd Be-coming Tree Global Live Art Event (Ruth Catlow)
>     2. FurtherList No.21 January 8th, 2021 (marc garrett)
>     3. Shift (Alan Sondheim)
>     4. Re: Expulsion, Refuge, Wittgenstein, Pirke Avot (Edward Picot)
>     5. Free speech (Edward Picot)
>     6. Re: Expulsion, Refuge, Wittgenstein, Pirke Avot (Alan Sondheim)
>     7. Re: Free speech (Alan Sondheim)
>     8. Re: 3rd Be-coming Tree Global Live Art Event (Max Herman)
>     9. Re: Free speech (Edward Picot)
>    10. Re: Free speech (Alan Sondheim)
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> Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 12:30:46 +0000
> From: Ruth Catlow <ruthcatlow at gmail.com>
> To: Danielle Imara <danielleimara at gmail.com>
> Cc: Max Herman <maxnmherman at hotmail.com>,  NetBehaviour for networked
> 	distributed creativity <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] 3rd Be-coming Tree Global Live Art Event
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> ha ha!
> I love the idea that we should use this moment in which  hugging is
> generally "out of style" to start hugging trees.
> I have been very drawn to indigenous perspectives.
> Last year I also recently read Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass
> <https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9780141991955?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=CjwKCAiAouD_BRBIEiwALhJH6GZ5gyqg2MYBiRmwWF4VSEANDvu-n8a0nrZlpcku-_F9NPc6UonD-BoCtA8QAvD_BwE>
> which
> braids "Western" botanical science with indigenous American epistomologies.
> And then this astonishing All My Relations podcast
> <https://www.allmyrelationspodcast.com/>created by 2 intersectional
> feminist indigenous American women.
> In both the book and the podcast I was initially drawn by the
> chapters/episodes about language-loss and then stayed for the relational
> lens on all aspects of life which resonates for me with DIWO approaches to
> network culture.
> I'm planning to join the tree-becoming event tomorrow. : )
> Ruth
> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 10:49 AM Danielle Imara <danielleimara at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Re: Re: 3rd Be-coming Tree Global Live Art Event (Ruth Catlow and Max
>> Herman)
>> Ruth, I am so excited by the article you shared. Such a great thought to
>> extend our kinship to AI. On one level, if we are imprinting the AI with
>> our own patterns then surely this can only lead to best outcomes in how
>> they develop; also for our own psyches to move on from seeing anyone or
>> anything as simply a tool or servant to our needs has to be an important
>> part of our evolution beyond hierarchical beliefs and structures. Thank you
>> so much for sharing. I have been looking at Robin Kimmerer, who from an
>> indigenous viewpoint also promotes kinship with all beings and natural
>> forms.
>> Matthew, loving the thought of your surreptitious tree-hugging. Perhaps we
>> should do it more openly so others feel safe to do so. Particularly now
>> that human hugging is so very much out of style. Am also reading Powers'
>> The Overstory, which is very worthwhile and inspiring.
>> See if you can attend Be-coming Tree tomorrow and let us know how it was
>> for you.
>> On Thu, 7 Jan 2021 at 17:05, Max Herman <maxnmherman at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Ruth and Danielle,
>>> I have to second the great value of trees of late.  I bought *the
>>> Overstory* but haven't read it yet, though a friend circulated a recent
>>> article about the real-life tree scientist Suzanne Simard who formed the
>>> basis for one of the characters.
>>> Daily walks among the cottonwoods along the Mississippi were a great help
>>> in completing my book about the *Mona Lisa* in November.  Closer to home
>>> there is a giant elm, a rarity since the beetle infestations of the 70's,
>>> which I try to greet every day and when no one is watching, hug.  ?
>>> Very best,
>>> Max
>>> PS -- thanks for link to article on indigenous concepts in AI, will
>>> review.
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>>> *From:* NetBehaviour <netbehaviour-bounces at lists.netbehaviour.org> on
>>> behalf of Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <
>>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:52 AM
>>> *To:* NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <
>>> netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
>>> *Cc:* Ruth Catlow <ruthcatlow at gmail.com>; Danielle Imara <
>>> danielleimara at gmail.com>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [NetBehaviour] 3rd Be-coming Tree Global Live Art Event
>>> 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.
>>> https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326614247_Making_Kin_with_the_Machines
>>> 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
>>> <https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/resisting-reduction/release/17>.
>>> 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.
>>> Warmly
>>> Ruth
>>> 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>
>>> www.danielleimara.com
>>> Insta: @danielleimara
>>> +447903684863
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