Rather than money issued by a nation and administered by central banks, art is a networked, decentralized, widespread system of value. It gains stability because it calibrates credit or disgrace across competing institutions or cliques.

Hito Steyerl, ‘If You Don’t Have Bread, Eat Art!: Contemporary Art and Derivative Fascisms’ (1)

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Film still. Trickle Down: A New Vertical Sovereignty. © Helen Knowles

‘INSERT COIN HERE’; a flickering light shows visitors to a coin slot-machine, part of an electronics panel framed in a large glass sculpture in the middle of the dark gallery space. …

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Arts & Culture Experience publication cover design. John Philip Sage Carlos Romo-Melgar

For the past 10 years, Mozilla Festival has been convening in London in a unique gathering that brings together technologists, activists, researchers, educators, artists, young people and many more people committed to creating an open and healthier internet.

Online platforms are important spaces that allow us to learn, get inspired, create, connect and collaborate. As we live and interact in online worlds as much as in the physical world, at the same time we have little understanding and control over the use, traces and impact of our online journeys. Many of these journeys are determined by algorithms that “curate” our experiences and content based on what they think we look for, want and like, based on our behaviours. …

Every atom, impressed with good and with ill, retains at once the motions which philosophers and sages have imparted to it, mixed and combined in ten thousand ways with all that is worthless and base. The air itself is one vast library, on whose pages are for ever written all that man has ever said or woman whispered. There, in their mutable but unerring characters, mixed with the earliest, as well as with the latest sighs of mortality, stand for ever recorded, vows unredeemed, promises unfulfilled, perpetuating in the united movements of each particle, the testimony of man’s changeful will.



irini mirena

Creative Director at FutureEverything; MozFest Arts+Culture Co-Curator; previously V&A Digital Programmes Manager, Head of New Media Arts Development, Watermans

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