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Author: Vesna Manojlovic
To: squatconf
Subject: [Squatconf] Berlin, 18.Mai >> The XLt Guide to Technospheres + Exit Strategies (fwd)
Dear squatconf people in Berlin,

I warmly recommend this oportunity to meet Podinski & likeminded people,
and share the views & fears & hopes regarding dealing with the


community, cooperation, commons, squirrels     // http://becha.home.xs4all.nl
nature, anarchy, utopia, anthropocene, collapse // https://lists.puscii.nl/wws/arc/uncivilization

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Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 23:22:52 +0200 (CEST)
From: ibo podinski <podinski@???>
To: uncivilization@???
Subject: [unciv] 18.Mai >> The XLt Guide to Technospheres + Exit Strategies

Dear arts +praxis friends,

The XLterrestrials have been absorbing an incredible amount of knowledge, strange angles, conflicting
analyses, and heavy depictions of turbulent scenarios for a rough-ride future... And we'd like to invite U to
our latest CiTiZEN KiNO event to help navigate the challenges ahead....

This Weds. - May 18th

CiTiZEN KINO #53: The XLt Guide to Technospheres + Exit Strategies

Where: Spektrum-Berlin - arts/science/community space

Buerknerstr. 12, Neukoelln

U8- Schoenleinstr.

Time: Doors at 19:30 // Media Reactivism begins at 20:00

Suggested Donations ( 5e )  + Encouraged ( a suitcase full of cash )


More info on the theme below...

All power to the friendly organisms !

dr.podinski & the XLt

arts + praxis organisms




"TECHNOSPHERE"  ... A curious + controversial new-ish term ( 1st appeared in Science, 1960s ) which attempts
to describe a human-made "novel ecosystem" ( see wikipedia ) which we now - more or less - inhabit.

Perhaps HKW Berlin ( House of World Cultures ) is developing over the next couple years  one of the more
expanded and multi-cultural elaborations of what it all might mean. "A new component of the Earth system is
emerging today, comparable in scale and function to the bio- and hydrosphere. It is driven by the intertwining
of natural environments with vast socio-technical forces and increasingly diverse technological species." [
ongoing public programs at HKW continue until 2018 ]

As the XLterrestrials found out in our recent encounter w/ a 9-day HKW seminar on the topics, it also depends
ALOT on who you're asking and who is being affected how these issues are being framed.

XLterrestrials would like to add to the mix, a little fact and social friction :  "Technospheres represent
either an urgent field of research for illuminating how + where + by whom 'Corporate Krapitalism' now
threatens an expanded Techno-industrial Fascism, a global-scale ecocidal trajectory... OR, if we're very
lucky, A WAY OUT ! "

Dangers + complexities abound !

We wish to put the raw and incomplete view on the table for the public to analyze, react, navigate, take
further. We'll feature some collected media bits and ask questions to trigger your own interpretations ... ( 
See a possible playlist below ) ... Where art we now in the technotopian cesspools ? And should we stop
beating around the dying shrubs and begin asking what's to be done?

Is it now techno-turtles all the way down? An endless warehouse of human-made cans of worms with an ominous
shelf-life? Or is it all fodder for creative and ecologically-invested mind-bodies to come up with better
possible worlds ! 

Warning: Superhuman humor + handkerchiefs ( for the teary-eyed ) may be required !

? Technospheres, you?re soaking in them ! ? XLt analyst


Possible Playlist + Notes + Your suggestions welcome !



Future C-KiNO dates:

June12 - Spektrum

June23 - Panke, Wedding

TBA - F.I.T., Prenzlauerberg