Meghan Trainor is a new media artist whose practice is informed by the utopian vision that lady healers have hidden centuries of technology away from public view and that we currently sit on an army of robot battle witches. She also writes essays and manifestos about technology, history and social justice. Trainor is currently working on Sphagnan, a collaborative performance series, with Sarah Lypstk. A narrative akin to Thomas Pynchon for Girls, Sphagnan explores bog rituals, Hedgewitch electronics, living outside, the craftsmanship of conductive ink making, Northwest history, adventure, and transformation.
On June 21st she’ll be giving a talk as part of the INCA series This Might Not Work entitled Solstice: We might discuss Hedges or Resistance. Her booklet the Familiar Algorhthym was recently published by Bridge Productions.
April 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 8 mins
arduino, chemistry, comedy, computing, doppelgangers, einsturzende neubauten, electronics, hacking, lovelace, new media, tattoos, theremins, witches
Digital witchcraft practitioner Meghan Trainor is our guest this week! Seattle in tha house! We chat about our search engine doppelgängers, "Bertha" the sonically wondrous SR 99 Tunneling Machine, and electricity as a kinda-natural resource. We like funny people. One of us shares a tattoo with an angry, muscly singer. Can you guess who it is? Art... man... It gets co-opted by global hyper-capitalizm quickly. Meghan melds the knowing and unknowing of engineering and witchcraft. Do you even verte, bra? Taylor distills a pink ringing thing down to its most elegant and intriguing components. Rob gives you another reason to steal.
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