A Podcast For Now
Gabriele de Seta UTC005
December 23, 2019
This is the last episode of Coordinated Universal Time. It was a successful experiment but we're calling it now. For our last episode, I couldn't imagine a better guest: Gabriele de Seta is a media anthropologist practicing in Taiwan and Italy. Thank you so much for listening.Read more...
The doctrine of cold speaks not for she has no lessons to teach and no philosophy to express. She is ancient, primal, the eldest of the doctrines. Her wisdom: defined by negation. Her caress: defined by abscence. Chain reactions from Brownian motion all the way up to supernovae naturally oppose her on the great wheel. She goes by many names: most recently eschatological aphorisms like Heat Death or The Big Sleep. All strife can be thought of as aspects of her antithesis. For what is strife but...Read more...
It's time, again, to follow st. antony into the desert. but what monastery shall we build there? how do our cells, or caves, work? The monastery is a precedent, preserved in a persistent historical apparatus - architectures, cultural practices, and so on - designed to link the question of how to make oneself, with broader questions about how to make the human world. Rather than say this monastery should...Read more...
To Realize a Commoner Earth
"The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space." — Italo Calvino
Coordinated Universal Time is a sonic collage of foxfire-side readings, thinking machines, disembodied conversations, music we found in this world or made in another. Deep time reverberations and field recordings from the front lines of a future held in common. An aural zine hand-pasted and neural-networked by solar golems from the 23rd century, still quickening in the coals of the present: a podcast for now.