«Arts in the Time of Pandemic» #NODE 27

Node 27 is out! Arts in the Time of Pandemics, the current issue of Artnodes, an e-journal promoted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya which analyses the intersections between Art, Science, and Technology. Co-edited by Erich Berger & Laura Benítez, and with contributions by Marietta Radomska, Margherita Pevere, Terike Haapoja, Louise Mackenzie, Robertina Šebjanič, Karolina […]
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Braiding Friction: Streaming

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed activities, Biofriction has set up a a series of Working Groups and online events to instigate an informed discussion on current situation and possible scenarios. What does it mean to be acting in accordance with to “flatten” the mathematically constructed curve? Speculatively, it seems a little […]
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Braiding Friction

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed activities, Biofriction has set up a series of Working Groups and online events to instigate an informed discussion on the current situation and possible scenarios. What does it mean to be acting in accordance with to “flatten” the mathematically constructed curve? Speculatively, it seems a little […]
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Aero-sol-nauts

Travelling Time: Aerosol Wormholes Prelude A bubble suspended in glass. Not half a year ago, we were caught in the infinity mirror that is the status quo. Crisis to crisis, encompassing climate change to surveillance capitalism, the trap drew its power from the unprecedented. With warm pride, we felt our experience severed from that of […]
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Non/Living Queerings

The ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19 has exposed SARS-CoV-2 as a potent nonhuman actant that resists the joint scientific, public health and socio-political efforts to contain and understand both the virus and the illness. Yet, such a narrative appears to conceal more than it reveals. The seeming agentiality of the novel corona virus is itself […]
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Phagelogies. Alliances in the space of Necropolitics.

  Under the warmongering dialectic of the virus as an enemy to be defeated, we are facing hyperstimulation of the social imaginary of the virus as a pathogen, as an infectious agent. This narrative leaves aside the power of the viral agent as a condition of possibility of horizontal transfer of the genetic material and […]
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