Reactor: Function VI
By Jonathan Waring on November 18, 2012
After a seven-year absence, Reactor’s Function events returned last month with Function VI. Prising open the doors of a disused and dilapidated building, Reactor invited participants to enter, navigate its confined space, and help bring Function back to life.
As the evening gloom settled over Nottingham, I was on hand to document. This post contains some of my images from the event.
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The Green Man & Regular Fellows: Images and Reviews
By Jonathan Waring on November 11, 2011
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Reactor: The Green Man & Regular Fellows
By Jonathan Waring on August 15, 2011
There’s something brewing in Nottingham… For three days only, Reactor are opening a members-only pub, “The Green Man & Regular Fellows”.
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Stuart Tait and I will be presenting on Reactor at the Virtual Futures 2.0 conference
By Jonathan Waring on June 16, 2011
Cyber Conference on Art, Performance, Philosophy and Emerging Technology
18-19 June 2011, University of Warwick
Virtual Futures is an interdisciplinary conference. This year‚ highlights will include presentations on artificial intelligence, bioengineering, bioethics, cybernetics, net security, performance art, social media, the future of copyright and virtual reality. Returning speakers will be joined this year by a fresh array of world-renowned practitioners.
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Paper on Reactor and ‘Big Lizard’s Big Idea’ to be presented at Chelsea Theatre symposium
By Jonathan Waring on November 5, 2010
A paper on Reactor and ‘Big Lizard’s Big Idea’ will be presented at Chelsea Theatre’s ‘A Make Believe World’ symposium as part of the Sacred Festival. Daniel Oliver will discuss Reactor’s practice of ‘relational insincerity’, drawing on both Slavoj Žižek and David McNeill to compare the performative force of our behaviour as participants with our behaviour towards the ‘big Other’ of liberal capitalism.
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AxisofLacan: Twitter as aesthetic-technical discipline
By Jonathan Waring on October 22, 2010
An exploration of the technical form of Twitter as an aesthetic discipline, containing the example of a tweeted explanation of the Lacanian notion of the Real, Symbolic and Imaginary, as they relate to Mark Fisher’s notion of Capitalist Realism.
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Total GHAOS: 5th Anniversary
By Jonathan Waring on October 7, 2010
A microcosmic society built from scratch, Total GHAOS was a multi-storey scaffolding utopia that realised the collective ideals of GHAOS and the ‘Reactor Party’.
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Current research: Ayn Rand and L. Ron Hubbard
By Jonathan Waring on February 10, 2010
I am in the process of researching the conceptual systems and philosophies of ‘dubious’ thinkers—particularly those who have been successful in spreading their ideas into popular culture. Currently my research is focused on, and is interested in contrasting, the ideas and writings of Ayn Rand (founder of the ‘philosophy’ of Objectivism, through which she claimed […]
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What this website is not:
By Jonathan Waring on January 27, 2010
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Toward a New Way of Working
By Jonathan Waring on January 26, 2010
The establishment of this blog is a new phase in my practice, and represents a new way of working following my departure from Reactor earlier this month. My current ideas are forming loosely under a heading of ʻmodels, prototypes, and propositions’. Keep following this blog to find out more.
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