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To Live and Think Like Pigs
Recent and Forthcoming Events, Commissions, Residencies:UF35 03 03 15 HERE COME THE CYBERCATTLE
March 16, 2015 / Our Books in Yr Life v2
We are putting together a new catalogue and would like to invite readers to send photos of Urbanomic books in their natural environment. Email them to email@example.com.
Please no bookshelves this time though, unless they are exceptionally interesting bookshelves.
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March 13, 2015 / Exercise
Exercise, Simulation, Operations documents and expands upon Urbanomic's 2012 symposium of the same name, which took the work of artist John Gerrard as a locus for discussion around the status of the moving image in the age of algorithmic simulation.
Contributors include: ANTOINE BOUSQUET, JAMES DER DERIAN, SHANE BRIGHTON, ŠTĚPÁN KMENT, MCKENZIE WARK, EYAL WEIZMAN, MARK FISHER, EIVIND RØSSAAK, MARK HANSEN, and ANNE-FRANÇOISE SCHMID.
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March 10, 2015 / When Site Lost the Plot
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March 3, 2015 / Like Herding Cybercattle
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February 25, 2015 / Enter the Cybercattle
Neurolivestock certainly enjoy an existence more comfortable than serfs or millworkers, but they do not easily escape their destiny as the self-regulating raw material of a market as predictable and as homogeneous as a perfect gas, a matter counted in atoms of distress, stripped of all powers of negotiation, renting out their mental space, brain by brain.
- Gilles Châtelet, To Live and Think Like Pigs
at Thomas Dane Gallery,
3 Duke Street St. James's,
London SW1Y 6BN
Robin Mackay, Director of Urbanomic, translator of To Live and Think Like Pigs
Jay Owens, researcher in social media at global strategic insight agency FACE
Benedict Singleton, design strategist
Adam Kleinman, writer and curator
Adam Kleinman, writer and curator
Matthew Fuller, Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London
The work features a simulated 'twin' of the squat building flanked by diesel generators and powerful cooling towers.
This new work is currently showing at Thomas Dane Gallery, London.
What dislocations of the subject, what disruptions of the process of individuation are administered by a global system of 'self-organization' piloted from blank, inaccessible facilities such as the one modelled in Farm? What new species of virtual subject is being reared in massive data centres whose processes operate well below the threshold of human perception?
Setting out from Gilles Châtelet's prescient dystopian tract To Live and Think Like Pigs, this discussion seeks to understand the relation between cognitive and spatial dislocation in the contemporary digital-cognitive control system,and the algorithmic channelling of desire that binds us to the invisible processing centres of a 'future neurocracy'; and to ask, in the wake of 'post-internet art': What does the Internet look like?
NB: Space is limited. Please email saskia[at]thomasdane.com to register for the event.
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February 23, 2015 / Pre-Order When Site Lost the Plot
The new addition to our Redactions series, When Site Lost the Plot is now available for pre-order at our web store, with free shipping for a limited time (publication: 6 March). The introduction is also available to read here.
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February 14, 2015 / iYarncast 
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