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A mineral exploration co-operative committed to the open source exploitation of the interior of the human body for rare earth and other mineral resources.
Tiny Mining Mission Statement
In today’s world, metals are in greater demand but are becoming ever scarcer. Tiny Mining aims to recover more than 20 elements including precious and other metals from a novel, sustainable and renewable resource: from within the living human body. We believe that the earth should remain as pristine and untouched nature; we have no desire to carry on extracting resources from an ever depleted world, polluting and laying waste to the landscape. Saving the planet is now a matter of becoming sensitive to our own geological being. In mining ourselves we gain knowledge of our own bodies, our selves and the global environment. This is a final ecology for the end days. Nature will remain and our technologies will now be sourced from within; we will thus no longer be dependent on scarce and already polluted environmental resources.
Tiny Mining [TM] is the first open source mineral exploration co-operative and resource specialist committed to the potential exploitation of the interior of the human body for rare earth and other mineral resources in the interests of human and planetary health.
Now on to the most important parts. Here is my current conception of a Tiny Miner or m/user:
– Open source extraction, purification and citizen science.
– We believe that the earth should remain as pristine and untouched nature.
– We have no desire to carry on extracting resources from an ever depleted world.
– “We” are mining for meaning. Know myself, mine myself. Mine my own bodily data and the body of the planet.
Mining may not always be safe, but we (must) understand the risks and act accordingly. We must also not be pursuaded to do nothing because there is a risk.
– “We” need to get to know the doses – from deficiency to toxicity – how much to extract from ourselves and how much to ingest. “We” become bio-markers, indicators of earthly or planetary health. How much can we extract from the earth, and return to the earth? I offset what I take from the earth, and the damage I cause the earth, through this giving back. “We” try to get to know our own cycles, of excess, of regulation and of deficiency.
– “We” believe that our bodies are our own, to do with them as we will. We own our own mining right. Thus, no government or corporation can extract resources from someone’s body
– “We” may be freaks, geeks, and outcasts but the scientific method is still vital to the development of functional technology and sound science
Sweatshop Rotterdam 19/20 March 2020
Tiny Mining Sweatshop at V2_
Lab for the Unstable Media
Rotterdam 19/20 March 2020
During the inaugural Tiny Mining sweatshop, participants will collectively and practically explore the potentials for exploration and extraction. We will devise and document experimental protocols for improving yields and facilitating the testing and extraction of metals and minerals from within the human body. We will explore the ethical and political implications of the negotiation of individual mining rights and claims and encourage the construction of alternative belief systems, facilitating the adoption of Tiny Mining as a widespread cultural practice. A more detailed technical protocol and schedule will be produced nearer the date. The workshop is free to attend. Please contact xxxxx if you wish to attend as places are strictly limited.