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FUTURE PRIMITIVE

I long for the days of Kojak on flatscreen TVs and listening to real hummingbirds.
— Alexis Karkotis

Who loves you baby?

Alexis Karkotis does.

Listen to paleofuturist enthnographer Alexis Karkotis channel the spirits of Philip K. Dick and William Burroughs (and, yes, even Telly Savalas) in this hybrid fever dream/lament for the good old pre-digital days of Kojak and blood-and-bone hummingbirds. Recorded live at Prozak Kafeneio 16 November 2016.


BIO

DASHA GULIAIEVA

Alexis is an Independent Researcher in the fields of Anthropology, Emerging Technologies and Ecology. His doctorate research in Social Anthropology led him to the jungles of Panama where he conducted ethnographic fieldwork research amongst the Ngöbe-Bugle indigenous people for three years. In his thesis he focused on the formation of concentrated communities, politicization and resistance against large scale developmental projects, transition from polygamy to monogamy, animism and material culture practices.

Alexis have been living, working and traveling in numerous countries around the world for the last 12 years. He spent the last year in India, learning Hindi, and practicing yoga and tai-chi.

His current international multi-disciplinary work combines his knowledge of ecology and expertise in indigenous cultures with emerging technologies and digital cultures.

Sometimes he writes speculative and fictional ethnographies of the past, present and future.


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