|Performances and Media Objects
|Information Technology has always been paranoid
|Instatiation by Jason Brown
Piracy, Karaoke, Conviviality. A semi-monthly celebration of face-to-face cultural exchange.
|presented at Betalevel by Superbunker and the Royal Academy of Nuts and Bolts.
|5th of Saint Robot
| Event – robot fight
Robot Fight! Robot Fight! Fight to Win! Win to Fight! Kill the Robot!
|produced by the Saint George Focus Group
A for reals Giant Ouja Board embedded into the infrastructure of Betalevel
|produced by Giant Ouija Implementation Sub-Committee, under janitorial direction
Free haircuts by top notch stylists with live ambient music
|produced by Ambient Force 3000 and “top notch stylists” (rotating) in various venues
|i feel better when i type to you
The search queries of AOL user 23187425 from May 2006.
|Research Unit – sociocultural
The Cultural Output Leader
|produced by BlebNet
|Dormant, awaiting the Final Bubble
Journal of experimental and hybrid literature.
|co-edited by Mathew Timmons
Part studio, part clubhouse, part stage, and part screen; Betalevel is located in a basement in Chinatown, Los Angeles.
|independently curated by the Council, loosely managed by the Janitor
|Research Unit – philosophical/cybernetic
Dynamic political philosopher, dedicated coffee drinker, emergent meta-organism.
|t3h rBecky bOt ArRaY
|Fantastic Freedom Institute
|Research Unit – political philosophy
Nonpartisan membership organization and research center investigating Freedom. “Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted.”
|produced by the Freedom Fellows
|Research Unit – linguistic
Resources, project hub and archive, investigating the poetics of electro-mechanical systems.
|co-curated by Braxton Soderman
|Quietly decaying, as all text does.
|Research Unit – linguistic/socioeconomic
Investigating mutifarious combinations of love, piracy and fine literature
|Wiki, maintained by Jason Brown. Original content stolen from DinnerNet (RIP)
|Research Project – historiography
Progression of the official Donkey Kong high score, prompted by conflicting narratives around the documentary King of Kong.
|Active, but resting
|Research Unit – paranoia
Historiography, symptomology and mnemotechnics.
Southern California Institute for the Study of Southern California Institutes
|Wiki, maintained by Jason Brown
|Active, but sleepy
|Event Series and Archive
Interviews with poets and writers in Los Angeles.
|presented at Betalevel, produced by Mathew Timmons and Stephanie Rioux
|Event – literary battle
Fight with words! Live nude brain!
|presented at Betalevel
|Event 2007.06.09 / 2006.12.02
|Event – culinary battle
Cook delicious food with a single 100 watt light bulb
|presented at Machine Project, with Make Magazine
Cybernetic cinema series
|produced by d. g. eng and Heather Miles.
|Hiatus Extreme – you couldn’t handle the truth
|Wasp and Orchid
Martial arts cinema choreography seminar
|presented at Betalevel, curated by d. g. eng.
Event – literary battle
Rhetorical Undead Smackdown!
|presented at Betalevel
Events / Exhibitions / Archive
Textual machine collaborations, art exhibit, symposium
|presented at Machine Project and the CalArts Critical Studies Cube