ROCK (the book)

ROCK (the book)

ROCK is a sci-fi thriller, presented as a lecture and book by Cassie Thornton with support from RECESS in our Moving Out series. ROCK investigates the role debt plays in our everyday lives. Tension and inquiry about debt are relieved by themes of outer space. Saturday, May 30th, 2015 | 7pm Mother Foucault’s Bookshop 523 SE Morrison St, Portland OR (I think you can still get the book here actually.) ROCK is the story of a mass that is unable to be valued, because it is simultaneously a physical piece of debt and a meteorite. In this story, which began...
Barter Checks

Barter Checks

  These barter checks are part of a new type of credit rating, where one can accrue ‘cred’ by following through with their promises, as documented through these checks. Little promissory notes with images of crying stock brokers in 2008, they are available for barter or sale. They were printed and bound at Guide to Kulchur with support provided by SPACES in Cleveland.
The Debt to Space Program

The Debt to Space Program

Debt 2 Space uses screaming as a method to transmit feelings of limitation as inspired by all types of financial requirements to space. Recordings of screams are delivered to space when they are played on the radio.  The sonic waves are exported from earth when they are transformed into radio waves, which reach the sun in about 8 minutes after they are broadcast. This piece has been played or displayed on KPFA 94.1 in Berkeley, CA, KBOO FM in Portland, OR, at Royal Nonesuch Gallery, e-flux in NYC, at Portland State University, and at RECESS PDX. KPFA: https://soundcloud.com/cassie-thornton/debt2space-commercial KBOO: https://soundcloud.com/cassie-thornton/debt2space-interview-and...
Security Flows

Security Flows

According to Daniel Solove, privacy is the power to conceal information about oneself that others might use to our disadvantage. Privacy is a right to conceal discreditable facts about ones’ self. We don’t want to make ourselves vulnerable to competition through revealing our finances. We don’t see the government as a threat, but we do feel vulnerable to our peers. Is it because government is too big to care? HE ALSO SITES: Thomas Emerson declares that privacy ““is based upon premises of individualism, that the society exists to promote the worth and the dignity of the individual. . . ....