April 2–27
A Procedural World. From Random Wanderings to a Collective Intelligence: A workshop in Creative Programming
August 27 – September 17
Game of Life. Cellular Automata in Art, Science, Architecture, and Games: A Creative Programming Course
August 19, 13:00–15:00
A masterclass on creating chatbots from Ilya Kulish
August 3–August 10
Overcoming Reading: A Series of Digital Literature Workshops by Ivan Netkachev
June 18–July 9, 11:00–13:00
Difficult Questions about the Internet / Uncomplicated Internet: A Computer Literacy Course for Older People
June 4, 13:00–15:30
A Workshop by Maxim Anpilogov and Vera Barkalova on Assembling a Dirty Video Mixer
April 30, 13:00–16:00
“Concluding Statements” from Participants of the Second Season of Alek Petuk’s Seminar The Door Opens from the Other Side
April 15, 17:00–18:00
On Stumbling: A Lecture by Lera Kononchuk
April 9, 15:00–17:00
An Extended Lecture by Anatoly Osmolovsky and Alek Petuk
April 4, 20:00–21:00
A Paper by Max Naimark
April 2, 15:00–17:00
Coincidental Institute Stream of the Game Dark Souls: Remastered
March 24 — April 7
A Seminar by Ellina Gennadievna
December 22, 19:00–21:00
Passport to the Shredder, or On the Other Side of Bureaucracy: A Workshop on Generative Poetry by Ivan Netkachev
December 17, 14:00–17:00
“Concluding Statements” from participants of Alek Petuk’s Seminar on playing Dark Souls
December 15, 19:00–20:30
A discussion about the importance of digital adaptation of sites for users with disabilities
December 7–21
Harun Farocki Operational Images
A series of seminars and practical sessions
December 7–20
Harun Farocki Operational Images
December 4, 16:00–18:00
The Genesis of Cyberculture. A Cyberfeminist View: Seminar by Irina Aktuganova and Alla Mitrofanova
December 4, 13:00¬–15:00
Women’s Self-Organized Communities of the 1990s. A Cyberfeminist View: Lecture by Irina Aktuganova and Alla Mitrofanova
November 24–December 1, 19:00
A Place for Writing: A creative laboratory by the collective Digital Object Alliance
November 13–December 7, 2022
Computer literacy course for third agers
November 9, 19:00
A performative non-lecture by the art collective Digital Object Alliance
November 8 — December 3
Alek Petuk’s seminar on the game Dark Souls
November 5, 15:00–16:30
Presentation of The Motherboard, a project by Mascha Danzis
October 23, 14:00–16:30
A lecture and a masterclass on neural networks and image generation
September 18, 17:00–18:30
Game session with Mikhail Maksimov creator of the video game The Tool
June 10–November 19, 13:00–16:00
Playing the Game: A Game by Asya Volodina
Saturday, October 23
Performance and public talk Hydrogen City
October 19, 19:00–20:30
Science Fiction Reading Group
September 22
Film screening: World on a Wire
August 12
Discussion of Lu Yang’s performance
DOKU Giant – LuYang the Destroyer
August 4, 19:00–20:30
World on a Wire Dialogues
July 11
Stream of the survival game Still Alive
Sunday, 23, 30, May
Performance by Lu Yang
May 24–26
A series of remote presence events in a digital object by Aleksei Taruts
March 19–21, 18:00–20:00
Digital Workers’ Conference
Until October 15
Open call to select participants for a performance by the multimedia artist Lu Yang
June 30
Science Fiction Reading Group
19:00, Zoom

“The Word for World is Forest”

Boris Klyushnikov’s reading group dedicated to science fiction and named after Ursula K. Le Guin’s novella The Word for World is Forest will be launched at Garage Digital. The reading group has been strategically reconfigured due to the severe situation around coronavirus.

Today, we can witness how culture pushes our imagination toward panic unity and the unity of panic without any consistency. Apparently, it all has been “predicted” in films and TV shows, as “it is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to capitalism”. We can add that “an end to the world” is generally the easiest of things to envision: just sit on a bench and wait for the first anxious thoughts—the “bad” objects—to creep up. But genuine science fiction is far from its imaginary double in culture and follows a different mission. Rather than feeding the hegemonic imaginary, it detaches from the sole way to dream up worlds. With the release of Neal Stevenson’s novel Seveneves, for instance, science fiction offered a vision of a “post-catastrophic” world suggesting that apocalypse may not be the end. Science fiction is a critical theory, a critical position in relation to imagination. This is why our seminar will feature a selection of works that can be used to reconsider the theme of pandemic and quarantine. These talks will allow us to share our anxieties—but also to develop a critical approach to panic automatism.

Moderator — Boris Klyushnikov.


March 24. 19:00
Greg Egan. Quarantine. Video
March 31. 19:00
Greg Egan. Quarantine. Video
April 7. 19:00
Neal Stephenson. Seveneves.
April 14. 19:00
Neal Stephenson. Seveneves
April 28. 19:00
Neal Stephenson. Seveneves
May 5. 19:00
James Graham Ballard
The Intensive Care Unit
May 19. 19:00
James Graham Ballard
The Drowned World
May 26. 19:00
James Graham Ballard
The Crystal World
June 2. 19:00
James Graham Ballard
The Burning World
June 30. 19:00
Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake

Participation is free for advance registration.

Photo: Left: Pink Ladies, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. Right: Pink Lady (For Asha), 2013. Courtesy the artist; Cheim & Read, New York; And Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by Vaga, New York, Ny. Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson.

Boris Klyushnikov

Curator and theorist of contemporary art, teacher at Moscow’s Rodchenko Art School and BAZA Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow). He has worked at National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow) and taught at the Department of Cinema and Contemporary Art of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow). Klyushnikov organized a laboratory of art criticism at Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art (Moscow).
April 16
A Performative Lecture by Kirill Savchenkov
April 12
A practical session by Sofa Skidan
February 23
Letsplay by Aleksei Taruts and Sergey Babkin
February 20
Letsplay by Sara Culmann
December 1
Sasha Puchkova’s Speculative Concilium
November 30
Performance by Sofa Skidan
November 29
A lecture by Daria Kalugina
November 23–24
Eco Jam Hackathon
November 15
A lecture by Alexander Vetushinsky
November 10
100 Games on Ecology. Postlecture and workshop
November 3
Public Talk by Jose Sanchez
October 17
Artist talk and Let's Play by Lu Yang
October 6
Let's Play by Dasha Nasonova and Dima Vesnin
October 4
Public talk with Hideo Kojima
September 28
A lecture by Sergey Rozhin
July 22
Let’s Play. Lawrence Lek: 2065
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