marc garrett
Since the beginning
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Net artist, media artist, curator, writer, street artist, activist, educationalist and musician. Emerging in the late 80's from the streets exploring creativity via agit-art tactics. Using unofficial, experimental platforms such as the streets, pirate radio such as the locally popular 'Savage Yet Tender' alternative broadcasting 1980's group, net broadcasts, BBS systems, performance, intervention, events, pamphlets, warehouses and gallery spaces. In the early nineties, was co-sysop (systems operator) for a while with Heath Bunting on Cybercafe BBS, dedicated to arts, technology and hacking.

Co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the net arts collectives and communities- furtherfield.org, furthernoise.org, netbehaviour.org, also cofounder and co-curator/director of the gallery space called HTTP Gallery in London, UK. Currently involved in co-running, collaborating with many others on Node.London. Also co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, nationally and Internationally such as Game/play a touring exhibiton.
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DISCUSSION

Visions of a techno-leviathan: The politics of the Bitcoin blockchain


Visions of a techno-leviathan: The politics of the Bitcoin blockchain.

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http://furtherfield.org/features/articles/visions-techno-leviathan-politics-bitcoin-blockchain

Brett Scott examines the politics of the Bitcoin Blockchain and whether there will be a place for equality and democracy, as the power systems already in place begin to reshape new digital economies according to their own intentions.

“What has been introduced to the world is a method to create decentralised peer-validated time-stamped ledgers. That is a fancy way of saying it is a method for bypassing the use of centralised officials in recording stuff. Such officials are pervasive in society, from a bank that records electronic transactions between me and my landlord, to patent officers that record the date of new innovations, to parliamentary registers noting the passing of new legislative acts.”

Brett Scott is the author of The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto Press: 2013). And writes for various publications, including The Guardian, Wired Mag and New Scientist, and commentate on issues like financial reform, cryptocurrency and peer-to-peer systems. he is also involved in projects related to alternative finance, financial activism, and economic justice, such as Action Aid, World Development Movement, Open Oil, The Finance Innovation Lab, and MoveYourMoney UK.

DISCUSSION

Review of Nathaniel Stern’s Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body As Performance


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Robert Jackson reviews Nathaniel Stern's Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (2013): a critical framework that argues for the importance of embodiment in digital interactive art together with a constitutive philosophy of relationality, movement, materiality and process.

We’d be interested to know your own views regarding the content of this review by Robert Jackson and his critique on Nathaniel Stern’s publication. If you wish to add comments you are very welcome to chat here or (however, please leave a copy of your thoughts under the actual review/article on the site or on netbehaviour.org). I’m sharing this with those who I think may be interested in the subject, the ideas, the artists and the social contexts and the culture…

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/performance-infrastructure-review-interactive-art-and-embodiment-implicit-body-perf

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(Conceptual) Art, Cryptocurrency and Beyond.


(Conceptual) Art, Cryptocurrency and Beyond.

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Rob Myers brings together the history of conceptual art and the future of Bitcoin-style blockchain technology for what would have been a panel presentation at The White Building for V&A Digital Futures: Money No Object.

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/articles/conceptual-art-cryptocurrency-and-beyond

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Data as Culture


Data as Culture

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Review/article by Daniel Rourke

Rourke wallows in curator Shiri Shalmy's ongoing project Data as Culture, examining works by Paolo Cirio and James Bridle that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/data-culture

DISCUSSION

Data as Culture


Data as Culture

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Review/article by Daniel Rourke

Rourke wallows in curator Shiri Shalmy's ongoing project Data as Culture, examining works by Paolo Cirio and James Bridle that deal explicitly with the concatenation of data. What happens when society is governed by a regime of data about data, increasingly divorced from the symbolic?

http://www.furtherfield.org/features/reviews/data-culture