[spectre] An Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, authour of The Telekommunist Manifesto.An Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, authour of The Telekommunist Manifesto.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Jun 12 11:34:26 CEST 2011

Sorry for any cross posting...

An Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, authour of The Telekommunist Manifesto.

"At the dawn of the new millennium, Net users are developing a much more 
efficient and enjoyable way of working together: cyber-communism." 
Richard Barbrook.

"Furtherfield recently received a hard copy of The Telekommunist 
Manifesto in the post. After reading the manifesto, it was obvious that 
it was pushing the debate further regarding networked, commons-based and 
collaborative endeavours. It is a call to action, challenging our social 
behaviours and how we work with property and the means of its 
production. Proposing alternative routes beyond the creative commons, 
and top-down forms of capitalism (networked and physical), with a 
Copyfarleft attitude and the Telekommunist's own collective form of 
Venture Communism. Many digital art collectives are trying to find ways 
to maintain their ethical intentions in a world where so many are easily 
diverted by the powers that be, perhaps this conversation will offer 
some glimpse of how we can proceed with some sense of shared honour, in 
the maelstrom we call life..."M.Garrett.

Dmytri Kleiner, authour of The Telekommunist Manifesto, is a software 
developer who has been working on projects "that investigate the 
political economy of the Internet, and the ideal of workers’ 
self-organization of production as a form of class struggle." Born in 
the USSR, Dmytri grew up in Toronto and now lives in Berlin. He is a 
founder of the Telekommunisten Collective, which provides Internet and 
telephone services, as well as undertakes artistic projects that explore 
the way communication technologies have social relations embedded within 
them, such as deadSwap (2009) and Thimbl (2010).


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