Debt, Bad Spelling: An Adult Problem–> a kids book

Debt, Bad Spelling: An Adult Problem–> a kids book

Why is there a silent B in debt? Where is debt located? And if I can’t see it, is it still there? Maybe debt is a tall tale that is told by bankers, the mayor, the governor and other decision-makers in the city of Chicago as an excuse to give up hope and drain all the resources out of the Chicago Public School system. This story time revolves around a magical children’s book co-written by artist Cassie Thornton and CPS educator Elizabeth Coughlan about debt—a monster that is made by adults but best understood by children. This book was produced for children...
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...
Feminist 3D Reproduction

Feminist 3D Reproduction

Feminist Reproduction designed by the Feminist Economics Department, in collaboration with Miki Foster. http://wemakemeteorsnotmoney.tumblr.com/ In something like a post-apocalyptic TED talk, the FEMINIST REPRODUCTION workshop demonstrates concrete possibilities for new ways of learning, understanding and using technology to reorient ideas of value. We will deal with the way we work with machines as we question how machines work to change what is possible, what is expected, what is normalized, and what we value. What is ‘extruded’ in the workshop is the development of a feminist way of participating with and questioning technology, value, and progress. We will use the ‘Replicator...

Our Bundles, Our Selves

This book is the culmination of a half-year of research on the material of debt. The development of the book has asked many people to act with extreme intimacy and trust in an age of the privatization of everything. This is a collection of transcripts from graduate fine art students at California College of the Arts who disclosed their economic and psychic financial information through a scripted visualization process. This is an enormous and radical undertaking, one that would not be possible without the back-breaking compliance of the school and the immeasurable support of students and staff. We have been...