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Wednesday February 21st@ 2PM UK Time, online: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/92845830523
Charles Lewis, NSK State
https://www.essex.ac.uk/events/2024/02/ ... state-fiat

When citizens of a virtual art-state took it upon themselves to create a new currency, they chose a radically different direction than the blockchain coins currently in vogue. By appropriating not only the physical materials but also the functional aspects of the existing financial apparatus, the principals of the NSK State Reserve extended the retro-avant garde toolkit of the NSK State to bring the financial industry and its history into frame. This book reprints the notes and bonds created by The Reserve, recounts key events from the history of this institution, and offers direct insight into their process and principles.

Bio: Charles Lewis is an active citizen and diplomat of the NSK State, and has participated in many NSK State events including the Citizens' Congress, the three Folk Art Biennales, and the NSK State Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He has lectured on NSK-related topics at various institutions and events including Stony Brook University New York, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, the Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York, and MoMA, and is a principal of the NSK State Reserve. In addition to his work with the Reserve, Charles is a technologist in the financial industry, and has recently written a horror novel he describes as “Cormac McCarthy meets Love and Rockets.”