Alternative Art Economies: Economics in the 4th Dimension

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  • In mathematics, the Klein bottle is a non-orientable manifold that lives in four dimensions, a continuous surface of which neither inside nor outside can be consistently defined. Economics in the 4th Dimension uses the Klein bottle as metaphor for describing the internal and external transformations necessary to move towards a different set of economic relationships. The workshop will include an interactive exercise related to terms of the Solidarity Economy alongside an activity on Threeing, a model developed by pioneering video artist and cybernetic theorist Paul Ryan to assist artists and others in understanding group dynamics and building sustainable collectives.