Posts Tagged ‘transmediale’

TM 2010 >> Class Wargames

February 17, 2010

Politics is the continuation of war by other means. And wargames are a continuation of politics by other means.
So listen with great care and internalize well, fellow workers: Terrain! Combat! Cavalry! Arsenals! And Lines of Communication!

“The Game of War is a Clausewitz simulator: a Napoleonic-era military strategy game where armies must maintain their communications structure to survive – and where victory is achieved by smashing your opponent’s supply network rather than by taking their pieces.”

Politics is the continuation of war by other means.

“Rules seemed the limit to this game and they remained vague enough throughout that night.”

Wargames are a continuation of politics by other means.

“You just want to touch these minimalist figurines and shapes all the time.”

Richard Barbrook – a cyber communist, book author, activist and player – introduced his latest situationist film project: Guy Debord’s The Game of War. It exists to explain the ideas and goals behind this strategy game. It also is to prepare you for the actual game…

Get hooked, sign up, communicate and learn how to become a strategical situationist at:


TM 2010 >> On Blogging

February 8, 2010

Publish small things any time and go back and edit them later.
Publish work in progress, just because you can.

And keep coming back to this one!

TM 2010 >> Habibi

February 6, 2010

White Noise by Žilvinas Kempinas

TM 2010 >> It’s Future, Now or Never

February 4, 2010

There is no time for diplomacy
Futurity, now!

You may or may not have a problem
If it turns out you do try
o1 write down the problem
o2 think really hard
o3 write down the solution

Fiction your life
why not become the change you want to see
yes you look ridiculous
but why, by what standard?

Who owns time?

Go, atemporality!
10 years life span MAX

Come on you,
dress up and
bring your Facebook friends

Venus is a silent star and
you can do a lot of good work
with the materiality of
dead regimes and colonialism

{Quotation mash-up by Sterling, Zielovski, Barbrook and FabAgit}

Side note:
In London we were introduced to the idea of thinking ridiculously far ahead by members of the Long Now Foundation. Against all the optimism implied, we also found out that the procrastination of nuclear disarmament can make this long term thinking very quickly obsolete.

Future anybody?!

Watch Bruce Sterling’s Keynote at

TM 2010 >> Stuck in Horley

February 3, 2010

{FabAgit was invited by Eyebeam to be the official correspondent at Transmediale 2010 in Berlin}

Gatwick not Schönefeld
Stranded in Horley
Started a riot

Flew in Late
Personal pick-up
Ashram night
Pretty kitties
3 hrs sleep

Got dizzy trying yoga at 5.10 am
Stared at a yantra copy for 30 minutes straight
Continued staring

Transmediale 2010 begins today.

Off to TM HQ to collect press goodies and hope to catch a manifesto manifestation on utopia, Arabic Agit-Prop and more sci-fi visions on futurity, NOW!

Not going anywhere

Stranded in Horley

Own it!

Berlin Berlin!!

Warm Welcome Kitty

Post Yantra

A pearl