May: Events hiatus and call for writers, Nature/Infrastructure & Non-Fungible salons wrapped, memetics writeups, token poetics, participant call for Bitcoin summer season, next topic update & poetics
Sweeping Statements ::: Janitorial Revue
Dear fellow discourse lovers,
Though spring has finally sprung, we are still somewhat locked-down here in Berlin. With no end in sight to the restriction on IRL events and our winter virtual salon season complete, we will be taking a little break from holding discussions in May while we prepare for this summer’s 0x005 season on Bitcoin and its externalities. More on that below.
Non-Fungible $ALON Wrapped ::: Token Poetics, Audio Report to follow
We recently held a one-off 0x Salon discussion on non-fungibility, tokenisation and creative commodification. We covered a lot of ground, from early beginnings on Bitcoin and Counterparty to the current niftymania. Written and audio reports will follow soon, in the meantime the CPRU recently dropped critical poetics in the form of ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Tokenised’.
Meme writeups in progress ::: Call for Contributors
We’re writing up a series of short articles based on the ‘Memetics & Mimesis’ salons held last month and would love to bring in more of our colleagues to work on these collaboratively. If any of you dear readers and salon friends want to get involved - we try to make it fun and you will get full attribution - please get in touch (the0xsalon [at] gmail [dot] com). You’ll be directly helping us redirect our attention to organising events, and you’ll also be given priority access to the now very oversubscribed attendance spots at the salons themselves.
Nature & Infrastructure Salon with AST
Our collaboration with Alliance of the Southern Triangle continues with a second discussion in our series based on their Protocols for the Phase Transition article. We had a scintillating discussion on ‘Entanglements Between Nature & Infrastructure’ with Anna Tsing, Keller Easterling, Tega Brain and Matthew Lutz. Reportage to follow!
0x005 The Indifference Engine ::: Call for Co-Hosts and Participants
We are now planning our ‘The Indifference Engine’ summer season on Bitcoin and its externalities. We will hold a series of discussions - hopefully a mix of IRL and virtual - on various facets of Bitcoin and the proof-of-work which propels it through time and space. We are seeking co-hosts and participants! If you’d like to get involved, please fill in the General Participation Request Form or get in touch (the0xsalon [at] gmail [dot] com).
0x006 Next topic research update ::: Poetics Preview
We are in the early stages of research of a new topic for the salon that is as-yet-untitled, exploring non-ordinary states of conscious experience. We’d like to hear from anyone with good ideas for a witty/pithy title, and will report back as we make progress. In the meantime, here’s an exclusive peek at forthcoming CPRU poetics ‘No Unhallow’d Fire’.
This week in trespassing: Transdisciplinary Art of Token Engineering
Wassim is sitting on a panel on transdisciplinarity with tokens this week, sharing a mix of theoretical and practical learnings from salon sessions as well as TokenSpace, Cryptoeconomic Systems and the MIT Computational Law Report. This one is for Epistemic Trespassers only!
0x Salon Reviews, Wikis & Explainers
We wrote some things to try and better explain what the 0x Salon is and does. Not easy!