Author Archives: James Stevens

Criss crossings

The 3d Pathway staff at CSM Fine art department set first year students a challenge, to utilise the ‘street’ area of the Kings Cross campus building as studio for a week whilst theirs was unavailable. The task was to work … Continue reading

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Cull truer

Passing by the Borough Hall yesterday, YT was amused to see the modest banner drop and massive section 144 notice alongside the Gentrification n definition, attracting much attention from passers by! RBG have been slow to respond to the changes … Continue reading

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Stair cycle

This months dominant feature has been stairs, not least the nine flights at Borough Hall up to Deckspace but also those linking the street and workspaces we regularly visit. In the countdown toward our Greenwich exit we have been dragging … Continue reading

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Land scraped

Even as we continue the process of sifting and sorting decades of accumulated technology manuals, media periodicals and event ephemera, fresh material arrives for review and deserves acknowledgement. The very latest arrived just yesterday from Simon Crab. His recent recordings … Continue reading

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Snipped off

Just as we felt a sense of recovery from the shock of loss at the closure of Deckspace, we now hear from outgoing Greenwich Dance director that ‘news just in’ from their board of trustees (or was it RBG) setting … Continue reading

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Xchange holdings

A fresh initiative from local residents has emerged, to reactivate the Pepys Resource Centre spaces of the Deptford Foreshore alongside the Thames and promote xCHANGE. Pepys residents and long term co-coordinators of Coopepys have recently reactivated the Pepys Community Library … Continue reading

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Planet Merkle

Since first posting the Collusion proposal in Autumn 2017, Bitcoin and the fortunes of so many ICO’s have tumbled and turned. By the time we receive the initial stage funding, valuations of all currencies could well have been transformed again. … Continue reading

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Embarked on

This week DDBC visited Cambridge for the project launch of Collusion Commissions at the start of a year long development process. DD|BC is a collaborative project to audit public blockchains and discover published materials, traces of experimentation, civic records, an … Continue reading

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Outside in

Whilst sheltering from the harsh wintry weather of recent days it has been possible to prepare for a string of activities and events in March and April 2018. Mazi partners at Napier University in Edinburgh have scheduled a free hands … Continue reading

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Faultline

On the way into two days of meetings with Mazi partners in Brussels, we made a visit to the print department of La Cambre to meet with professor of lettering, Pierre Huyghebaert and colleagues. Their recent investigations into legacy state … Continue reading

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Mind blown

Today, YT began gathering together the many computer shells and scratched screens out of Bitspace, ready for recycling at ECO pick-up point in Crofton Library. A car load of relic iMac, TFT and legacy network hardware now awaits dispatch for … Continue reading

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Deckspace sunset

Yesterday when I took this image to send to our Garry of Redraw Internet I had just no idea today we would hear bad news.. After 17 years we got just two days to clear out of Deckspace notice to … Continue reading

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Supersense

This week YT returned from a trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil with staff from CSM 3D, which included a concussion of visits to suburban favelas, occupied houses and the downtown city centre over eight days. Whilst the density of this … Continue reading

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Doomchained

Imagine a scenario where all centralised forms of information have disappeared in a calamity. When future historians uncover records in the widely distributed crypto currency ledgers they reassemble an image of lives lived. A ‘Doomsday Blockchain’. “It is easier to … Continue reading

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Subtle ties

‘SPC offers shared access to physical workspaces and networked resources by subscription.’ That’s a line written a decade ago that we believe still explains our offer and invitation to join us as we collaborate to keep the spaces accessible, delegate … Continue reading

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On offline

SELCE is the renewable energy coop based in Greenwich and this year TB joined their board of directors to extend support for their great work promoting energy awareness and action on fuel poverty. We traveled to MIlton Keynes with the … Continue reading

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