164 – TCAF Dispatch w/ Graham

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We brought in writer and certified Canadian Graham (@GrahamSig) to discuss the bittersweet bummer that is the current state of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. He shares over 10 years of TCAF memories with us, which is extremely helpful to the analysis we’ve been trying to pull out of our asses about the YA-ification of comics. Lefty artists are losing the battle of gentrification, is it possible to change the material landscape and maintain a creative community’s integrity under capitalism? Or are we building the bones for the next Vegandale? We also go on several tangents about a new atheist k-8th.

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Check out Graham on No Cartridge’s Homicide Life on the Street watch through: https://www.patreon.com/NoCartridge

and on MyKreal’s streams on Fridays: https://twitter.com/MyKreal/status/1537977919082967044

162 – Gun Cube Enclosure

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I’m just asking questions- what if it all turned out to be lead the whole time? Generation theory: just lead? 20% chance of causing runaway climate collapse in this century, and people really want to get on our ass because of an insatiable desire (well, technically very satiable) to eat a Blake straight from the humidity-controlled archival reading room underneath the Seagram building? This week on Art and Labor: unspeakable tragedy, how artists fool themselves into thinking existing power structures give grants to people who’d threaten them. Rethink your entire practice, hon! Long live the hot dog fart zine scene!

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tcaf drama recap: https://www.comicsbeat.com/tcaf-disinvites-nft-minter-pink-cat-from-show-amid-criticism/

https://festivalworkers.com/

Authorities investigating if retired federal agent knew of Buffalo mass shooting plans in advance: https://buffalonews.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/authorities-investigating-if-retired-federal-agent-knew-of-buffalo-mass-shooting-plans-in-advance/article_bd408f18-dd39-11ec-be53-df8fdd095d6f.html

http://www.gunsculpture.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandra_Bromley

murder /k/ult snipets: eleven on Twitter: “sandman on the /k/ weapons board discussing his affiliation with the murderkube “religion” (2/3) https://t.co/ogxyMFEffc” / Twitter

(1) 0xngmi is grazing on Twitter: “megathread on milady and their founders: – miya’s writings – Grooming – Gaslighting – Systemspace and suicide of 17yo teen – Remilia implication proof of everything will be at the end of the thread” / Twitter

the internet is a bad place, but love is real, I love you

158 – World of Statecraft w/ Eric Kostiuk Williams

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Our Canadian/Britney correspondent (and brilliant cartoonist) Eric Kostiuk Williams is back! We wildly speculate on the Grimes Chelsea Manning e-girl royal wedding, and navigate the messy state of traveling in covid times. Western countries have clearly given up on virus mitigation, how are we taking care ourselves as we’re forced under demonic spell of 𝔢𝔠𝔬𝔫𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔠 𝔢𝔫𝔡𝔢𝔪𝔦𝔠𝔦𝔱𝔶? Plus a discussion of the dark money funded truckers/anti-maskers/anti-vax movements, HIV-AIDS criminalization, the hippie to big tech pipeline, and if its possible to untangle the militant nationalism around aid for victims for war.

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Alexander McClelland on how to represent experiences of HIV criminalization: https://visualaids.org/blog/mcclelland-hiv-crim

SXSW evil shit https://www.vice.com/en/article/88gb75/at-sxsw-a-pathetic-tech-future-struggles-to-be-born

Video Game Boss zine (from 7/26/20) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bxie5if_s8OYxTIF0NOQJOg23dCcfYUr/view?usp=sharing

POD KAST: https://twitter.com/ThePOD_Kast/status/1503862096215576576

148 – Pivot to Metaverse w/ David Turner and Liz Ryerson

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Welcome to the Garden of Theory and Praxis, the Graveyard of the Vibes, the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth, it’s Art and Labor! Joined by champions of the pod David Turner of Penny Fractions and Liz Ryerson of The Blood Zone, we reckon with teleology and how it occupies space (almost…as if…it were…a body??), learn a little about how the music and games industries are dealing with the nightmare of NFTs being forced down our throats as the new financial model (watch this space for the Art and Labor stolen jpeg of the Campbell’s soup can, but don’t worry we’re only doing it ironically), and round table on the new Matrix, mostly guided by the reactionary we haven’t killed in our head yet.

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on DAOs https://outland.art/token-allegiences/

we’ll get into a podcast feud and finally transcend the status of “local weirdos” to “clouted social media discoursians” https://twitter.com/0KF0X/status/1475329118195658754

Episode 113 – Sober, in this Reality?

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Look, we’re going on a year of covid, and even though we knew this “new normal” would be pushed on us, it’s still extremely difficult. We talk about how everyone is coping with the barrage of brutality inflicted by the capitalist system’s failure to manage the pandemic and the climate crisis. Big tech is finding ways to capture the conversations we would normally be having at bars both with the new celeb app “clubhouse” and the increased share of streaming and podcasting with major financial backing. Perhaps it’s more comforting to reality shift into a fandom or religion, but of course we find capitalist tendrils lurking there as well. Plus! Some fresh Adam Curtis and Vice 2 takes. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia school “Constructing the Real” Also! Write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Thread about Texas mutual aid including a doc of resources: https://twitter.com/burnitupbabee/status/1361762104080887810

New Constructing the Real course about revolutionary art coming soon: https://www.constructingthereal.com/

Capitalism as Religion was released after Benjamin’s death so it’s actually incomplete: https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/capitalism-as-religion-benjamin-1921/

The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity https://readingreligion.org/books/enchantments-mammon

Episode 111 – Rare Bunchies NFT

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Crypto dorks have been trying to enforce the same scarcity that rockets the fine art market to huge numbers into the digital world since the early days of “net art”. Non-Fungible Tokens are used to signify unique ownership of a digital work. Sarah points out before we unfortunately lost her internet connection they basically recreated llama badges from deviantart, but with the carbon footprint of Argentina. Plus! Resistance twitter psyop theories lol. Nobody’s allowed to get mad at me that I couldn’t remember Bunchies, I had a glass of wine. If you like the podcast and want more, please consider supporting us: https://www.patreon.com/artandlabor. Follow us on twitter and instagram. You can contact Art & Labor at artandlaborpodcast@gmail.com. Please reach out to join the discord for Lucia’s school “Constructing the Real” Please write us a review on Apple podcasts or whatever other platforms!!

Akon City!!! We’re saved!! https://akoncity.com/

Digital art on our “walls” https://cointelegraph.com/news/how-much-is-too-much-crypto-art-market-brings-together-deep-pockets-and-big-artists