dublab broadcasted live from Desert Gold 2015, Ace Hotel & Swim Club’s seventh annual arts and music saturnalia, in Palm Springs, California. We hope you enjoy this archive from the festivities!
Second System Vision Radio is part of a large-scale project by a completely fictitious made-up hokem organization called the NEW VISION INITIATIVE investigating “nascent digital vision” which is the very simple idea that when you see a new thing you have just a fraction-glint-hair-sliver of moment before it gets reduced to an old thing, and so there’s a infinitesimal chance that if your hands are on the proper levers a real lightning bolt of a “re-cognition” could land you on an unfamiliar tarmac. And then you can ask it questions. The idea started with tiny, obscure digital photographs from an old cellphone, but now it also includes videos and radio shows, and this part is the radio show part. Frequently there are trusted guests who come and squint and try to “re-cognize” the new things, because it’s fun in a group!