Session 33 on Wednesday on 26th August 2015

Time: 7pm to 9pm
* Please note both day and venue!
Venue: Upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB
Agenda

  1. General discussion - setting the agenda for this meeting and the rest of the semester.

Session 32 on Wednesday on 19th August 2015

Time: 7pm to 9pm
* Please note both day and venue!
Venue: Upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB
Agenda

  1. General discussion - current news in context (30mins)
  2. Video production - means to life (30mins)
  3. Academic paper (15 mins)
  4. MOOC Money and Society (15 mins)
  5. Blockchain (25 mins)
  6. Planning (5 mins)

Session 31 on Wednesday on 12th August 2015 - notes

Time: 7pm to 9pm
* Please note both day and venue!
Venue: Upstairs at The Cock Tavern, 23 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1HB
Agenda

  1. General discussion - current news in context (30mins)
  2. Video production - means to life (40mins)
  3. Academic paper (25 mins)
  4. MOOC Money and Society (20 mins)
  5. Planning (5 mins)

 

Session 31 on Wednesday 12th August 2015 – notes

  1. Thinking on Sunday – 13th September 2015. Apolitical. Collaboration with Conway Hall. Structureless umbrella for discussion/collaboration. blod=dumm. Savage Money – Andy Conio paper circulated. Reading list for artists. Zizek is a communicator and disliked by many academics. Frankie Boyle says outrageous things which resonate. Chomsky – controlled opposition – way in.

  2. Kaiser/Standing Video – Citizens Dividend. Benefits – supplicant. Productivity. Robots/AI. Janitors – meetings. Alternative currency. Trust/faith. In media Radio4/Guardian. Supplementary currencies. Fall of man in the garden. From birth. Discovering the world. Mitch Fierstein – PlanetPonzi.

  3. Guy Standing. AirBnB. Uber.

  4. MOOC – Marx – Das Kapital. Trotzky.

Session 30 on Wednesday on 5th August 2015 - notes

Time: 7pm to 9pm

* Please note DIFFERENT venue!

Venue: G511ERY 511 Seven Sisters Road London N15 6EP


Agenda

  1. General discussion (40mins)
  2. Laloux and self-management (40 mins)
  3. Blockchain (35 mins)
  4. Planning (5 mins)

 

Session 30 on Wednesday 5th August 2015 – notes

  1. blõd = dumm – stupidity – The world according to Roy - this weekend at the G511ery. John Taylor Gatto (Janos). Updated flyer. TED talk designed his own heart valve – GDansk. Monsanto – TED. Banned TED – Rupert Sheldrake – dogma of science – Morphic resonance – challenging perception. Graham Handcock - Fingerprints of the Gods. Billionaire – trickle down.

  2. Hierarchy embedded within our psyche. Some people need hierarchy. Ego. People need to be deprogrammed. Crowdsourcing manifesto for St Albans. Whinging, bitching and moaning. Brainwashed out of autonomy.

  3. Cone head video – doesn't light the fire. Animation? Visual stunning grabbing attention. Break information into much smaller chunks. Damien Hurst – hierarchy moved into area of art that was open, attacking the pretension of artists – they are now those they attacked. Journey to what's interesting. Cone heads may be too much for most people. Self Organised Learning – The left hand of creation – a little room for miracles. Collaborative. Means to life - 1 hour. Animation? Morph things really quickly. People who saw the video shoot experienced something. YouTube – Vimeo is not great. Technology, Intelligence. Collaboration. Generates organically between 4+ people. You end up with something you couldn't have made yourself – keep trying. Memes in the digital world. Repeating in an infinite number of ways. Constant communication. What artists do – get up every day and keep going. Everybody's an artist and everyone is a political economist. Dissemination and connection. Hierarchy of artist - Damien Hurst. Gustav Metzger – artist strikes. People are more disgruntled because they know more. Antidote to depression – what is the alternative. Reactions to conspiracy: deny or engage (exhausting) – governments engage in violence against their people. Need to be an autonomous adult to cope. Tom Secker – SpyCulture – researcher with Piers Redmond. CIA funding of Hollywood. Boiling Frogs. Porkins Policy Radio.

  4. Frederic Laloux. Buurtzorg. Jos de Bok. 8,000 nurses teams of <12. Provide training and support. Head office 15 plus 10 coaches. Guy Standing – Precariat. Cheaper labour – self-organising. Online a block of jobs – bidding down of jobs. AirBnB, Uber – manipulating the market. But democratised. Unconditional citizens income. Number of hours in someone's life. Average lifespan 70 or 80 years.Thwink.org – organise effort to transform system – system transformation. Plans go wrong when they start. Self-organisation not a good way to describe it. Needs a new description. Dave Logan Tribal leadership – five tiers. Characteristics of individuals within organisations. Kids for a test – protecting their work. Competition. Must not look at other people's work. Infants and juniors. Zappos online shoe retailer – massive call centre. Teams – wholeness – treat customers as individuals. No job titles. RSA talk Jos de Blok

  5. Blockchain – Bitcoin. Blockchain technology for unconditional citizens dividend. 613,200 hours in the average lifetime (70 x 365). Your hours are your – credit. Taking it away form the idea of money. Land backed money. Blockchain recording and facilitating transactions. Rafael Correa/Assange discussion. Every transaction is visible. Keiser report – land fraud using block chain to cure it. Central American country. George Galloway – mayoral budget on the blockchain. Bank to the future. Startcoin and Startjoin. Knights Templar Church in London. 33 degree Mason. What is being said not who said it. Discrediting Tom Paine (Mason). House of Commons – Max Keiser. Boozing with Ben.

  6. Next week. Video cone head – Meaning of Life. Academic paper.