July 6, 2022

DisCO news! Event in London & Radical Friends book launch!

“It is in collectivities that we find
reservoirs of hope and optimism.”

Angela Y. Davis

DisCO CAT here!

Yes, I know you thought I ran away, but I was at the neighbour’s house for the winter (they have a fireplace!) I’ll have tales to tell, but there’s some immediate news to share… I’m here to talk about  London, THE coolest place to chillax for a week and talk about the future…

Want to meet some of my favorite hoomans from

Join DisCOnauts Sofia Bustamante, Irene López de Vallejo and Stacco Troncoso at Newspeak House on Friday, July 8th to:

  • Get the DisCO basics
  • Get the lowdown on where the DisCO project is at
  • Dance! We’ll co-create scenarios on how to apply DisCOs and what a DisCO-fied future looks like

Register here!

Honestly, I would have come to London myself — every soul knows I am a better MC than any homo sapiens — but I thought it would be fair to let my hooman folks shine for a change. Also, I don’t want to get off track on that street; there’s a cat hotspot nearby and I need to focus on what’s important now.

Wait! There’s more London fun times ahead!

Radical Friends: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Arts

DisCO CAT fanz, you’re in luck!

An interview with your favorite spokesfeline (who could it be? *feigns surprise*) awaits among the pages of this newly released gem of a book that shows us why future technology needs to be all about care and “togetherness” (but not the kind of togetherness that makes you think that pestering me in the middle of my 4th daily nap is a good idea).

It’s the Radical Friends Book Launch!! Thursday 14th of July at 19:00 at Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA, London. Blockchain Lab, Ruth Catlow and writer Penny Rafferty, editors of this new book, explore Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) and their potential in the arts.

Radical Friends is an urgent book for the 21st Century and beyond. It shows us, in the spirit of the legendary poet and artist Etel Adnan, that the technology of the future needs to be about “togetherness, not separation. Love, not suspicion. A common future, not isolation.

– Hans Ulrich Obrist

Want to come to the book opening? Slink around and eavesdrop on radical discourse? Of course you do! Register here!

So, what else is going on? I hear it’s been a wild ride, so the next newsletter will have more detailed updates – for now, I can share that there is a DisCO JOURNEY underway, with a lot of thought and care going into building the DisCO Community. As always, I’m just here to support my hoomans in our worldwide effort to CULTIVATE HOPE.

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