TEMPLUM – Rijksakademie Open Studios

Danae Tapia is turning her studio into a chapel. The central piece is an altar that displays 22 MIRRORS, an oracle-film depicting some of the psychical energies of current times: landscapes of climate crisis, death and heretical science. Through the use of visual programming software, 22 MIRRORS produces divinatory readings in the form of randomised … Read More

The Real Power of Fiction

This week I was watching Todos Somos Técnicos, my favourite TV show on Chilean football, and while they were talking about the regulatory limitations to hire coaches, Johnny Herrera gave an example, according to him hypothetical, that would explain the reasoning behind this rule. He said “let’s imagine that U and Huachipato have the same … Read More

We Are Enemies: A Spell to Perform at Amazon’s Crying Booth

Amazon offers ‘wellness chamber’ for stressed staff: “During shifts employees can visit AmaZen stations and watch short videos featuring easy-to-follow well-being activities, including guided meditations, positive affirmations, calming scenes with sounds.”

The New Turing Test

Sentinela del Norte (1985) is a Chilean rapper and literature scholar. He’s known for being part of the cult hip hop band Colectivo Etéreo and for his career in the local rap and electronic scene. For his most recent album, Parte del Paisaje (Part of the Landscape, Discos Pegaos, 2019), he created the song Mr Darcy se Somete al Test de Turing (Mr Darcy Takes the Turing Test), a critique on aspirational and vacuous social behaviors. We had a conversation about this song, its inspiration from British figures such as computer science pioneer Alan Turing and John Darcy, character by Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice. We also discussed the possibility of a new version of the Turing test that could determine degrees of humanity in individuals.

Next Level Autopoiesis

The posthuman art will not have an author, much less an owner, it will be non-human and will be self-reproduced. It will be autopoietic.