The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) analyzes and shapes the terrain of network cultures through events, publications, and online dialogue. Our projects evolve around digital publishing, alternative revenue models, online video and design, digital counter culture and much more. Wanted: intern with interest in e-books and digital publishing

net critique blog by Geert Lovink

MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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Introducing MyCreativity Sweatshop speakers: Pascal Gielen

Although considered irreconcilable in many respects, the sociologist Pascal Gielen points to a key feature capitalism and communism share: they are societal constructs that identify the economy as the pivot around which our world revolves. Ever since Adorno and Horkheimer’s critique of cultural industries and capitalist mass produced cultures, the arts and creative production have [...]

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 [...]

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Video Vortex #10: Art, Activism & Archives – 31 October & 1 November 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 [...]

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

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From print to what?

Changing work patterns in electronic publications in the arts and design sector_by Joost Kircz The Toolkit project aims to assist smaller publishers in the art and design sector to make their first steps in producing their books and periodical through digital means. This aim turns out to demand a fairly complicated road to final success. […]

Coining Alternatives

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Digital Cash Conference at UCLA, 27-28 September 2014

Digital Cash! A two-day conference on the past and future of electronic payment at UCLA, September 27-28, 2014 in Decafe, Perloff Hall. Today’s discussions about electronic currency often focus on the obsolescence of traditional institutions such as the federal reserves and credit companies. It’s said that the old world of brick and mortar banks, paper [...]

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