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2021 BEAST
Bahareh Khoshooee,
Coco Fusco, Dana Sherwood, Hyewon Keum, Lucy Kimbell, Marnie Weber, Matt Morris, Nina Katchadourian, Sissel Tolaas & Christina Agapakis, Sven Sachsalber, and Travis Mitzel.
Research: The Institute for Interspecis Art and Relations 

2020 DOOMSDAY (archive pending
Rob Amberg, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, James Bridle, Perry Chen, Diane Christiansen and Jeanne Dunnning, Lucas Foglia, Millian Pham Lien Giang, Nash Glynn, Max Guy, Anna Mayer, Lori Nix & Kathleen Gerber, Thomson & Craighead. Research: Gabrielle Rucker 

2019:2019 (archive pending)  Cream Co., Lindsey French, Katie Grafitan + beck haberstoth, Sabrina Granados, Cathy Hsiao, Timothy Hursley, Mary Mattingly, Travis Mitzel, Ariana Reines, Emily Shanahan, Misel Soto, Toni Zhao + Yiyao Chao (aoaoband) 

CCSSSR (2018 - ∞)
  1. The Collaborative Center for Storm, Space and Seismic Research (CCSSSR) is a non-profit publishing organization and research platform focusing on artist’s projects and research. 
    Operating under a new theme each year, for 2021, the theme is BEAST. 



Perry Chen
(January 2020) 

Perry Chen, Computers in Crisis, 2014
A digital archive of Y2K-era cookbooks, manuals and survival guides

"An investigation into the phenomenon, and our memory of the phenomenon, of Y2K.“ "The Y2K bug was a computer design oversight that was anticipated to affect a wide range of systems on 1/1/2000, when computers were expected to mistakenly interpret the “00” in dates as the year 1900, not the year 2000. In 1996, Congressional hearings featured expert testimony warning of a coming crisis in which all infrastructures reliant on software and embedded chips—such as those utilized by banks, power plants, communications, air traffic systems—could malfunction or shut down. In the following years, fueled by intense media speculation and the rapid growth of industries servicing Y2K issues, governments, corporations, small businesses, and individuals spent hundreds of billions of dollars in preparation and overhauls. Now, Y2K is largely forgotten as January 1, 2000, came and went with no serious issues"         
  - Taken from the project's website: (link here)


Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion
January 28, 2020
On January 28, 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger (OV-099) broke apart 73 seconds into flight during mission STS-51-L. The disaster killed all seven of its crew members, six NASA astronauts and one school teacher. Their names were Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis and Judith Resnik (1986)

Nevada Test Site
January 27, 2020
On January 27, 1951, the United States began nuclear testing at Nevada Test Site in southeastern Nye County, Nevada. Pictured is the Sedan County, a crater that is the result of 12,000,000 short tons of earth by a thermonuclear explosion. (1951)

Last Native Speaker of Aka Bo Language Dies
January 26, 2020(CCSSSR)
On January 26, 2010, Boa Sr died. Boa Sr was an Indian Great Andamanese elder and the last person fluent in the Aka-Bo language

Earthquake, Shaanxi
January 24 , 2020(CCSSSR)
In 1556, a massive earthquake struck Shaanxi, China on this date, and is thought to be the deadliest earthquake recorded, killing or injuring approximately 830,000 people.

Sweet Death
January 15 , 2020(CCSSSR)
On this day in 1919, a Molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, burst sending a massive wave of molasses through the streets of the city at an estimated 35 mph. The Great Molasses Flood claimed 21 lives and injured 150 people. The molasses was washed into the harbor with saltwater and the streets scrubbed clean with sand. It's said that the harbor was brown from the molasses for months afterwards

Haitian Earthquake 2010
January 12, 2020(CCSSSR)
The 2010 Haiti Earthquake struck this day ten years ago. A 7.0 magnitude, the earthquake affected over three million people, with an estimated 100,000 - 316,000 deaths as a result of the disaster

Nevada Test Site Established
January 11, 2020(CCSSSR)
The underground nuclear testing site known as Nevada Test Site was established on this date in 1951 by the United Stated Department of energy in Nye County, Nevada, about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Over the next forty years, over a thousand nuclear explosions occurred at the test site

Air National Guard Dies Chasing UFO
January 8, 2020(CCSSSR)
Kentucky Air National Guard Captain Thomas F. Mantell crashes his P-51 Mustang fighter plane and is killed while in pursuit of a UFO near Franklin, Kentucky (1948).

Last Spanish Ibex
January 6, 2020(CCSSSR)
On January 6, 2000, the last Pyernean Ibex went extinct. Celia, the last known living Pyernean Ibex was discovered near the French border in Northern Spain with her skull crushed. Also known as the Bucardo, scientists used the DNA from Celia to make a clone. Shortly after being born in 2009, the clone died after 7 minutes. (2000)

Asteroid Strike
January 2, 2020(CCSSSR)
On January 2, 2014, the Asteroid 2014 AA struck earth. Discovered the day before by American astronomer Richard Kowalski at the Mount Lemmon Survey in Tuscon, AZ, the asteroid is one of a very few that have been observed prior to impact on earth (2014)

Book on Failed Prediction 64 Years Old
January 1, 2020(CCSSSR)
When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group That Predicted the Destruction of the World" by Henry Riecken, Leon Festinger, and Stanley Schachter published on this day in 1956.

Perry Chen, Computers in Crisis, 2014
select images from digital archive 



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