It is a very dangerous game we’re playing on our planet, and although we seem to realize, at least from time to time, that we’re destroying the planet, we still keep pressing “continue”. The media are only talking about the pandemic and if and when the next vaccinations are due. At the same time the general impression is that if only this pandemic was over then everything would be just fine again. But we know better: The Climate Crisis is looming large, and it’s a much greater danger, for which there will be no vaccination available, whichever way, nor will any simple lockdown help. No, the only thing that will help is a full reboot – politically, economically, socially and culturally. We only have this one planet as our hardware, and our life support is running low.
To be honest, the argument if we should be doing something about this is concluded. What we need now is to talk about what to do, and when and how to do it. Which brings us to the theme of this Easter time DiVOC “Reboot to Respawn”.
Accordingly, we’re particularly looking forward to submissions that deal with tangible proposals. We’re talking social themes here, but also traffic and city planning, economy and work, the environment in general and the agroindustrial complex in particular, and which technical solutions we could use to hack them. And that includes, of course, art and cultural aspects, because we’re in need of those, too, so we’re also looking for submissions in this field.
>And of course we’re still the Chaos, and part of our own culture are submissions on printers on fire, on blinking lights, on toots, tweets, honks and waving cats. Even in the darkest hours of the pandemic we want to have fun with our devices, we want to socialize and hack together and show each other the cool stuff we’ve been doing.
That goes particularly well with some good music, so give us your proposals and your music lists, so we can relax in the lounge or maybe do some after-work shakin’ …
So long, and thanks for all the fish.