Articulate the resonances and dissonances between performing arts and computer science.

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A collection of tender exotics: interview with Lisa Campbell-Smith

This particular theme stems far from the realm of computer culture and more into dissonant theories and practice of performing arts,  highlighting rare forms of synthesis, in particular diverse incarcerated contexts and systems. It features an interview with Lisa Campbell-Smith curator of ‘Tender Exotics’ a new exhibition showing 02-May-2015 – 31-May-2015 at Contemporary Art Tasmania. [...]

Coining Alternatives

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The MoneyLab Reader is now available!

The print edition of the MoneyLab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy is now available. The E-Pub of the Reader will follow shortly. Get your copy here. The MoneyLab Reader brings developments in crowdfunding, currency design, technologies of payment, and other economic experiments into dialogue. The authors of this volume discuss the implications of the current architecture of global [...]

Reflections on web search

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Open Web Index Manifesto

Read, share and sign the manifest for an open web index here! 1. One search engine is not enough! 2. An open index of the web would set the stage for information autonomy in europe’s economy and society 3. Our objective: an EU-funded global index of the web

Updates from the INC

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Review of Digital Tailspin: Ten Rules for the Internet After Snowden

Read an excellent review of Digital Tailspin at Open online: Taking mass surveillance and Kontrollverlust as our “default settings,” the author builds a convincing ethics and practice of a post-privacy Internet, weaving in analogies and important lessons from the fields of activism, artistic practice, racial politics, feminism, clandestine migration, the monitoring and scrutinising of citizens [...]

Online video and the moving image.

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Andreas Treske: Video Theory, published by Transcript Verlag

Now available from Transcript Verlag: Also check the accompanying playlist on YouTube! Video Theory: Online Video Aesthetics or the Afterlife of Video Video is a part of everyday life, comparable to driving a car or taking a shower. It is nearly omnipresent, available on demand and attached to nearby anything, anywhere. Online Video became something [...]

Rosa Menkman

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Lorna Mills: Abrupt Diplomat at Transmediale 2k15

A little write up of tonights opening conversation between Kristoffer Gansing, the artistic director of the Transmediale and Lorna Mills on Abrupt Diplomat, a solo exhibition by Lorna Mills at the Canadian Embassy. _______ Kristoffer Gansing: Can you say a bit more about the animated gif and its role in online cultures? Lorna Mills: Well, [...]

In what way can a platform be created with new tools for open source-publishing?

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A leap into the future of (digital) reading

On the past event Showcases Digital Publishing Toolkit I read the following text: The Canadian mediatheorist Marshall McLuhan said in his famous Playboy interview in 1969: ‘Most people, as I indicated, still cling to what I call the rearview-mirror view of their world. By this I mean to say that because of the invisibility of any environment during the period [...]