John W. Fail

Years as member: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
 

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John W. Fail is an American-born artist who works primarily in open-form collaborations. He ran the Ptarmigan project in Helsinki and Tallinn from 2009-2014 and has recorded and performed in various experimental and improvised musical projects. He works primarily in organising trans-disciplinary events, bringing together people of diverse backgrounds to experiment with collaborative creative techniques, with a focus on discordant (even irrelevant) pleasures without regard for measurable outcomes.

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28 March 2017 14:35
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The subtle changes happening over the course of long periods of time can be understood via persistent work, trial and error, and through broad observation and thought combining various disciplines.Forest-Climate-Time gives the floor to the explorers of climates, life and time, for those who...
23 March 2017 16:18
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Tartu University Centre for the Information Society and UT IdeaLab invite you to join in a search for solutions to various post-truth problems during a 24h hacking session, focusing on data journalism and innovation of digital media infrastructure. Since post-truth phenomena are an...
15 December 2016 15:44
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Pixelache announces a new project for 2017,Empathy as Resistance, which will explore how empathy can be employed as a tool for political and social change. The project will take the form of a series of activities, each with a different focus and facilitator, unfolding across 2017 with the goal of...
21 September 2016 10:50
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The Singing Länsiväylä activity at the festivalthis weekend promises to be an immersive, participatory experience that incorpoates listening with physical expression and awareness of the environment. We asked workshop facilitators Grit Ruhland and Walburga Walde a few questions about their...
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    RT @ApocalypseHow: "Antonin Scalia was born in 1936... and never left." @pattonoswalt at the #WritersGuildAwards #gaveldrop

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    Uncreative Writing for a Digital Age https://t.co/BycYtNn6No

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    RT @EdgeofSports: If you are unable to assign ugly truths and actual history to someone's legacy after they die, you get airports named aft…

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    "I have never killed a man but I have read many an obituary with great pleasure." Clarence Darrow

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    Anyone who tries to make feel bad about Scalia's death should remember how he was. The world is a better place without that piece of shit.

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