Mōrena ki a koutou katoa,
with apologies for cross-posting, just forwarding this as I'm sure there are other ADAs that may have crossed paths and/or wires with Alexei over the years.
This event in his honour takes places next Sunday in Berlin - full details below ::
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Subject: [spectre] Moments with Alexei Blinov (1965-2019), c-base
Berlin, February 2, 2020
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:26:24 +0100
From: Shu Lea Cheang <shulea(a)earthlink.net>
To: spectre <spectre(a)mikrolisten.de>
Alexei Blinov: Hero of the Cybersphere (1965-2019)
by Simon Worthington @mrchristian99 – co-founder Mute
I use Cybersphere rather than Cyberspace as Alexei occupied the digital space just above the earth's crust with WiFi and lasers and not only the imagined Cyberspace of the virtual — World on a Wire (Welt am Draht), or the Internet.
I knew Alexei in the late 1990s/2000s in London and Berlin, whether running Open Wireless aerial building workshops together at the University of Openness in London's East End — a self instituted university — or at the BerLon<https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/libre-non-gratis-berlon> ‘PicoPeering Agreement' meeting in Bootlab or at 'Wizards of OS' FOSS conference — both in Berlin, where Alexei would be demoing the 'Hive' mesh-networking WiFi system.
Alexei was always the one driving things forward, quiet crazily — with wires popping out all over the place, a continual work-in-progress, but importantly with the courage that makes a true artist — that of not needing to inhabit the persona of the artists or make works that need to look like art.
Libre, Non-Gratis, Berlon, 2002, Mute https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/libre-non-gratis-berlon<https://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/libre-non-gratis-berlon?fbclid=…>
Moments with Alexei Blinov (1965-2019)
February 2, 2020 @ c-base
Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin
6pm door open.
7-9pm – talks and talks
*Simon Worthington on Alexei Blinov: Hero of the Cybersphere
* Vladimir Grafov (long time collaborator) introduces overall body of alexei's work, raylab, also introduce the archive project
* Once the AIR - recounting Alexei Blinov’s collaboration with consume.net<http://consume.net>, free2air, richair, hivenetworks, freifunk, doomsday of blockchain……… with Vladimir Grafov, Adam Burns, James Stevens, Shu Lea Cheang, Cvan, Elektra, juergen Neumann.
* Riding waves with Alexei Blinov
Kaffe Matthews introduces sonic bike project, update by Danja Vasiliev, Sarah Grant, and Franz Xaver (STWST, Linz) on radio projects.
9pm - 11pm Performance with
kaffe Matthews, Martin Howse
Xname 11pm onward – Vladimir Grafov lights up the dance floor with laser beams.
DJs: Iwanka Skrivanek+++++++
*** MIKE OPEN
There would be a mike on stand for anyone who wants to speak out, share thoughts on Alexei Blinov.
On the menu
Adam Burns/ragu pot
Kaffe Matthews/ pancakes savoury, deep chocolate
Martin Howse/grilled shiitake + surprise
Shu Lea Cheang/winter pumpkin miso
Danja Vasiliev /vinaigrette Iwanka Skrivanek/Borsch soup
*** BAR OPEN C-base bar serves beer and softdrink is open for small price purchase.
As a tribute to Alexei, SVP hardcore vodka drinker BYOB.