Phantasms of Decentralization?
Conversations About Commoning With Coming Media
Commoning as a verb refers to the joint action of negotiating, regulating, and conducting ways of living together with the expectation of mutual care, aid, and benefit. Commoning in the context of emerging alternative urban living projects are mostly linked with sentiments of de-growth, offline-living, and a general scepticism towards new technologies. While sympathizing with such projects, this panel attempts to initiate a speculative conversation about a more radical commoning using recent and forthcoming information technologies. The conversation addresses the potential entanglement of technologies with alternative forms of living together from different scales and levels, such as networking (goods, communication), decision making, predicting/modelling, automation driven post-scarcity economies, tracking, and negotiating situated value. It also looks at the affective and fantastic ingredients of commoning with tech—such as the phantasms of decentralization.
Saturday, 02 Feburary 2019
Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
The talk is for free (no transmediale ticket needed).