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We are looking for an intern to work with us on our publications!

For the further development of its hybrid publication strategy – combining digital and print books and other media – the Institute of Network Cultures is looking for an Intern with a strong interest in (digital) publishing 3-6 months, 4 days a week, starting January or February 2017 You will work on international publications in the [...]

Een online toekomst voor kunst- en cultuurkritiek

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As We Read: Literary Writing on the Web reading list

As We Read is a website where reading lists are collected for those who want to introduce themselves into a subject. I was asked to compose such a reading list and I happily complied. I chose a subject that is very dear to me: literary writing online. Read the introduction below and find the items [...]

MoneyLab#3: Failing Better

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Platform Co-operativism: Short-Term Security in the On-Demand Economy

BY: MAX DOVEY Last month I witnessed a chanting mob of disgruntled Deliveroo riders who had gathered outside the company’s headquarters in London to protest against an intended pay cut that would reduce their hourly wage from £7 (€ 8.30) to £3.75 (€4.45) per delivery. The demonstration was the latest eruption of employee dissent within [...]

blog by geert Lovink

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Interview: On the Filter Bubble in Social Media

Interview with Geert Lovink on the Filter Bubble in Social Media By Sena Partal (graduate/research student at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design) Sena Partal: Lars Backstrom, engineering director at Facebook, said in a statement “Our top priority is keeping you connected to the people, places and things you want to be connected to — starting [...]

A post-digital blog

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INTERVIEW | Lindsay Howard, Temporary Highs

I am slightly anxious to post this interview on my blog. My questions could have been sharper, I wonder if Lindsay will be okay with the interview, and hope that it gets more than 7 likes on Facebook. Is anyone going to read it anyway? At the same time, I am very happy that I [...]

From Cryptowars to Lessons of Love: Contesting Capture Technology

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When Fungus punched Anthropos in the Gut: On Crap, Fish-eating Trees, Rhizomes and Organized Networks

  By Patricia de Vries   I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual _V.W.   It all started with a Beagle dog falling into a pit of crap. As it often does, incidentally. It was a warm summer day somewhere in the early 1980s in a forest in British Columbia. [...]