this simulation sux by DeForrest Brown, Jr. & Ting Ding 丁汀 

Domain is pleased to present this simulation sux, now available for pre-order and available in stores March 2024.

this simulation sux is a collection of speculative essays and personal observations commissioned by global cultural institutions and local counterculture zines between February 2020 and April 2021. Ordered chronologically, these essays recount the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, framing the epoch as the latest chapter in a longer tale of financial and social collapse.

DeForrest Brown, Jr. is an Alabama-raised, Ex-American rhythmanalyst, writer, and curator. As Speaker Music, he has released three albums on Planet Mu; ‘Of Desire, Longing’ (2019), ‘Black Nationalist Sonic Weaponry’ (2020) and ‘Techxodus’ (2023). His written work explores the links between the Black experience in industrialized labor systems and Black innovation in electronic music. Brown’s debut book ‘Assembling a Black Counter Culture’ was released on Primary Information in 2022.

Ting Ding 丁汀 is a Chinese-Canadian statistical analyst, visual designer and vintage dealer with thirteen plus years of experience as a SEM specialist across various B2CSaaS startups; Ding 丁 collects and interprets numerical data into usable business drivers. Ding 丁 was a co-founder of the sustainable gender-flexible label, HECHA/做 and runs QTarchives, a vintage shop/garment archive.