This feuilleton is both a sporadic publication and a loose collective operating under the aegis of The Anxious Prop. That which is common is the desire to work with two looping, yet sequential parameters: 1. We are into the labor of producing forms, shapes, and figures as a method to explore collective knowledge by challenging the discourse of digital fabrication; 2. These forms, shapes, and figures emerge with the disposition to be activated, triggering their condition as theatrical objects and their consequent instrumental or anthropological role in the world.
Case 5: The Intellectual Property Issue
Autumn 2012, Berlin, t.b.c.
image: As we move forth towards Case 5, we initiate and maintain here above a button to create a sporadic catalogue of current wikipedia edits.
Intellectual property can be both a blessing and a curse. It is democratic because it helps defending the ideas and entitlements of minorities against big business and intellectual fraud; but it also is anti-democratic because it extracts single ideas from the 'continuum of ideas' (Peirce) and grants exclusive rights to single individuals.
The battle for intellectual property in the digital habitat has only just begun, and the AXP sets out to launch a public complot to intervene in the aesthetics of copyright and copyleft by way of a collective public action and a new edition of the AXP feuilleton.
image: Palm-Leaf Umbrella, Shape Grammar Analysis, from "Shape: Talking about Seing and Doing" by George Stiny, MIT Press 2006, courtesy of the author.
Case 4 co-directed by Jan Bovelet and Luis Berríos-Negrón with contributions by Caitlin Berrigan, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Jan Bovelet, Rick Buckley, Eric Ellingsen, Tim Gough, Mendel Heit, Alexandra Hopf, Boris Kajmak, Anna Kostreva, Miodrag Kuč, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, Pia Marais, The MIT Museum, Olivia Plender, The Product, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Carrie Roseland, Salottobuono, Gabi Schillig, George Stiny.
image: Relational Circuit for Threeing by Paul Ryan
Case 3 by Luis Berríos-Negrón, Elín Hansdóttir, Mendel Heit, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, The Product with Jens Wunderling
With contributions by Morgan Belenguer, Miodrag Kuč, urbikon; external contributions by Ross Adams, Hilary Brown, François Bucher, Jean Gardner, Mark Jarzombek, Bjarke Ingels, Pia Marais, Walter Mercado, Paul Ryan, and Hannes Schmidt.
, Splace, Alexanderplatz Pavillon, Panoramastraße 1, D-10178 Berlin
image: 16 frequency alternate spheres computer graphics from program by Joe
Clinton from Domebook 2 (Bolinas: Pacific Domes, 1971)
Case 2 by Luis Berríos-Negrón with Morgan Belenguer, Mendel Heit, Vladimir Karaleev, Miodrag Kuč, The Product, TRACKnFIELD, urbikon, Leah Whitman-Salkin, Sarah Witt.
With additional contributions from Pia Marais, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, and Gabriel Shalom.