Fran Illich: Digital Material Sunflower Workshop

19 June / 3pm / FACTLab / FREE


Mexican artist Fran Illich will be here at FACTLab to give a presentation and workshop around his project Digital Material Sunflower (2012 - ongoing), a digital currency much like a bitcoin that exists to provide opportunities for trade online, created using pixels.


DMS is backed up by inmaterial labor, alternative commodities, precious metals, and assorted global currencies, as such it is floating throughout the week. You can acquire DMS at Spacebank, which can be spent domestically on the network or invested at the Brooklyn Stock Exchange. For a reliable exchange rate we recommend the Currency Converter which comes by default on Apple computers dashboard.


Join Fran in FACTLab to learn more about the currecny, and find out how to get involved.


Fran Ilich is a media artist and writer. He is the author of the novels Metro-pop, Tekno Guerrilla, Circa 94 and the book-length essay Otra Narrativa es Posible. He has participated in Berlinale Talent Campus, Transmediale, ARCO, Documenta 12 and 13, and has shown at the Walker Art Center, Creative Time exhibition, Antídoto and the EZLN’s Festival Mundial de la Digna Rabia. He was a fellow at Eyebeam and A Blade of Grass. He studied the M.A. in Media Art Histories at Donau-Universität Krems. He was Editor-at-Large for Sputnik Cultura Digital magazine in Mexico City, where he also worked as a researcher at Centro Multimedia of the National Center of the Arts; and he directed seminars on narrative media for the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía in Sevilla. He works in the Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op in New York City, and as a lecturer of the Literature Department of the University of California San Diego.


Fran Illich will also be speaking this Thursday, 18 June at Protest! Is it Possible In the 21st Century? For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

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