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Author: Shu Lea Cheang
To: Bricolabs
Subject: [Bricolabs] Moments with Alexei Blinov (1965-2019), c-base Berlin, February 2, 2020

Dear Brocoslab community

For those of you who knows Alexei Blinov
and if you happen to be in berlin these days.....
please come join us.


*Alexei Blinov: Hero of the Cybersphere (1965-2019) ***

by Simon Worthington @mrchristian99 – co-founder Mute

I use Cybersphere rather than Cyberspace as Alexei occupied the digital
space just above the earth's crust with WiFi and lasers and not only the
imagined Cyberspace of the virtual — World on a Wire (Welt am Draht), or
the Internet.

I knew Alexei in the late 1990s/2000s in London and Berlin, whether
running Open Wireless aerial building workshops together at the
University of Openness in London's East End — a self instituted
university — or at the BerLon
‘PicoPeering Agreement' meeting in Bootlab or at 'Wizards of OS' FOSS
conference — both in Berlin, where Alexei would be demoing the 'Hive'
mesh-networking WiFi system.

Alexei was always the one driving things forward, quiet crazily — with
wires popping out all over the place, a continual work-in-progress, but
importantly with the courage that makes a true artist — that of not
needing to inhabit the persona of the artists or make works that need to
look like art.

Libre, Non-Gratis, Berlon, 2002, Mute

Moments with Alexei Blinov (1965-2019)

February 2, 2020 @ c-base

Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

6pm door open.

7-9pm – talks and talks

*Simon Worthington on Alexei Blinov: Hero of the Cybersphere**

* Vladimir Grafov (long time collaborator) introduces overall body of
alexei's work, raylab, also introduce the archive project

* Once the AIR- recounting Alexei Blinov’s collaboration with
consume.net <http://consume.net>, free2air, richair, hivenetworks,
freifunk, doomsday of blockchain……… with Vladimir Grafov, Adam
Burns,James Stevens,Shu Lea Cheang, Cvan, Elektra, juergen Neumann.

* Riding waves with Alexei Blinov

Kaffe Matthews introduces sonic bike project,update by Danja Vasiliev,
Sarah Grant, and Franz Xaver (STWST, Linz) on radio projects.

9pm - 11pm Performance with

kaffe Matthews, Martin Howse


Iwanka Skrivanek

Xname 11pm onward – Vladimir Grafov lights up the dance floor with laser

DJs: Iwanka Skrivanek+++++++



There would be a mike on stand for anyone who wants to speak out, share
thoughts on Alexei Blinov.


On the menu

Adam Burns/ragu pot

Kaffe Matthews/ pancakes savoury, deep chocolate

Martin Howse/grilled shiitake + surprise

Shu Lea Cheang/winter pumpkin miso

Danja Vasiliev /vinaigrette Iwanka Skrivanek/Borsch soup

*** BAR OPEN C-base bar serves beer and softdrink is open for small
price purchase.

As a tribute to Alexei, SVP hardcore vodka drinker BYOB.