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Code Kitchen: Lark VCR and Grayson Earle

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Albert and Vera List Academic Center, 12th floor 6 East 16th Street , New York, NY 10003

Code Kitchen is a new speaker series hosted by the BFA and MFA Design & Technology programs at Parsons. Code practitioners working at the intersection of art, design, poetry, and social critique are invited to present one project they have made from both conceptual and technical angles.

Lark VCR will present Traumagotchi, a website made with p5.js for virtual spell-casting, collective healing, and general DeepMachineIncantation. Visitors are directed to create a virtualization of their trauma: their Traumagotchi. Traumagotchi can be fed, bathed, and rested. Though the user may log off, the Traumagotchi persist in cyberspace maintaining preprogrammed cycles of self-care or self-harm. They may recite mantras, do drugs, apply moisturizer, or sink into slime.

Grayson Earle will present Bail Bloc, a computer program that bails people out of jail. Volunteers can download the application to any desktop or laptop computer. The app runs in the background of everyday use, mining a cryptocurrency called Monero. The mining rewards are exchanged to $USD and donated directly to the Bronx Freedom Fund, which uses 100% of the money to pay bail for low income, marginalized individuals. Bail Bloc is a collaboration with Maya Binyam, Francis Tseng, JB Rubinovitz, Sam Lavigne, and the Dark Inquiry collective.

Sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design.

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