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Out now: The New Aesthetic and Art, Theory on Demand #20

The New Aesthetic and Art: Constellations of the Postdigital is an interdisciplinary analysis focusing on new digital phenomena at the intersections of theory and contemporary art. Asserting the unique character of New Aesthetic objects, Contreras-Koterbay and Mirocha trace the origins of the New Aesthetic in visual arts, design, and software, find its presence resonating in [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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Weaving the Web: Interview with Sebastian Giesmann

Just published in the Spring 2016 edition of Necsus, European Journal for Media Studies: A philosophy of weaving the web: An interview with German media theorist Sebastian Giessmann by Geert Lovink Unlike predictions, ‘networks’ are on their way out. The reason for this is the unprecedented concentration of money, power, and infrastructures in the hands [...]

MoneyLab#3: Failing Better

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­Blockchain & Bureaucracy

­ Report from ‘blockchain for social good‘ workshop at European Commission in June 2016 On 21st June the Digital Single Market Council (a division of EU parliament) invited the full cavalry of blockchain and bitcoin advocates to Brussels to discuss the future of distributed ledger technology (DLT). The room was packed full of entrepreneurs, business [...]