MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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Creative Production after the Creative Industries

In this session, contributors Joke Hermes, Marijke Hoogenboom and Ela Kagel each presented their unique perspectives the creative industries. Coming from positions in and outside of academia, the overarching theme they each acknowledged was a question of space for creative practitioners to work. This pondering of how structured organisations effect conditions and perspectives on creative [...]

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

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Making the VolkskrantBuilding.epub

Last week The Institute of Network Cultures and Amsterdam Creative Industries Network launched the publication The Volkskrant Building: Manufacturing Difference in Amsterdam’s Creative City (TVB) by Boukje Cnossen and Sebastian Olma. I use this post to share the process that led to the production of its EPUB edition. From the onset it was clear that [...]

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

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Terrestrial Radio Gardens, Bureau of word witches and Donning an Evolutionary StraitJacket

At the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, 5 ‐8 December 2014 Launceston, Tasmania, I am covening a panel ‘Hacking the Metropolis’. It features paper presentations which draw attention to the structures and sociopolitical dynamics, which govern our spaces, reflecting on how our communication channels are constructed, offering visions of, or new perspectives on, current [...]

Updates from the INC

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Elevate Festival: Media, technology, privacy, data, Facebook, Snowden, …

The INC was at the Elevate Festival in Graz, an amazing gathering of creative and artistic, engaged and activistic people who discuss and dance almost 24/7 – changing the world one hack, poem or tune at a time. I took part in two panels: Reality is the Next Big Thing and Media & Technology. On [...]

Coining Alternatives

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MoneyLab at the Dutch Design Week

The MoneyLab team and the Design Thinkers Group is organising a design battle in March 2015. In preparation of this battle, we are organising a (invite only) prototype design fiction brainstorm this Monday the 20th at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. What does money look like in 2030? We realize our current financial system [...]

Online video and the moving image.

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Video Vortex #10: Art, Activism & Archives – 31.10 – 1.11 in Istanbul

Video Vortex #10:  Art, Activism & Archives  Round Table , Talks, Discussions & Screenings 31 October & 1 November in Istanbul Archive Bootcamp 3 & 4 November in Ankara Video Vortex #10 opens on Friday October 31 at Salt Beyoglu with a film program showing Natalie Bookchin’s Long Story Short, Rabih Mrouré’s Pixelated Revolution and Peter Snowdon’s The Uprising. [...]