“I like to think (it has to be!) of a cybernetic ecology where we are free of our labors and joined back to nature, returned to our mammal brothers and sisters, and all watched over by machines of loving grace.” - from a poem All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace (1967) by Richard Brautigan
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During the last two decades, we faced massive datafication and networked digital technologies. The subject of ‘we’ refers not only to humans, but also beyond humans. In a hyper-connected environment, how might collaborations between humans, nonhumans, and machines create an alternative planetary living? By imagining new eco-social structures based on the question, we speculate about interspecies futures, whether through imagination, talking, listening, scientific researching and humor. Likewise, we examine prescientific cultures - animisms, myths, beliefs - to see how the world was connected in a holistic way, and what a post-digital earth can learn from that. In our audiovisual works, workshops, online platforms, and cross-elemental works, we explore those emerging practices that are full experiences, sensible, and relatable through utopian and dystopian scenarios.