A fictional, Braun-inspired wall clock (loosely based on Dietrich Lubs’ ABW 30), its handless face displaying a decimal dial referring to the Jacobin notion of ‘French Revolutionary Time’ – a heartfelt monument to failed utopias, and a spectral blueprint of a future that never was.
Nasa has confirmed that laptops carried to the ISS in July were infected with a virus known as Gammima.AG.
The worm was first detected on Earth in August 2007 and lurks on infected machines waiting to steal login names for popular online games.
Nasa said it was not the first time computer viruses had travelled into space and it was investigating how the machines were infected.
"Revolution Roundabout by Eyal Weizman (Gwangju Follies II) overlays the footprint of all the roundabouts around the world where revolutions have begun, from Cairo and Tunis to Manama and Gwangju itself."
What we are facing over a decade is a decade of emergency rescue, of resiliency, of attempts at sustainability, rather than some kind of clear march toward advanced heights of civilization. We are into an era of decay and repurposing of broken structures, of new social inventions within networks, a world of ‘Gothic High-Tech’ and ‘Favela Chic’ (as I’ve called it), a crooked networked bazaar of history and futurity, rather than a cathedral of history, and a utopia of futurity.
"A whole new aesthetic is emerging, mirroring the unfinished, blurry and often chaotic world of social media: a world based around 140 character messages, a constant stream of status updates and unpolished, behind-the-scenes style imagery. There’s no time for nostalgia or reflection here, no patience for understatement or subtlety. Everyone is chasing the next Instagram-worthy moment. The internet aesthetic is all about piling on the drama to get noticed and that means being bold, colourful and often a little brash. If you add in a dollop of controversy, all the better."
In network theory, a node’s relationship to other networks is more important than its own uniqueness. Similarly, today we situate ourselves less as individuals and more as the product of multiple networks composed of both humans and things.