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.

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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 [...]

MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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Introducing MyCreativity Sweatshop speakers: Mark Fisher

When the Sex Pistols released their song God Save the Queen in 1977, they became an emblem of the punk movement and of contemporary political resistance. The song declares that there is “no future for you, no future for me,” and calls for the reassessment of the idea of the present and the future. Franco [...]

Updates from the INC

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Henry Warwick on ‘Piracy and Open Access’

Read a long interview with Henry Warwick on the Hybrid Publishing Lab blog, talking about his views on libraries, why the term piracy should be abandoned, and open access. Henry Warwick’s Network Notebook Radical Tactics of the Offline Library was published by the INC last June, order a copy or read online here. To download [...]

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

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INC project update: Hybrid Publishing Workflow test

On the 12th of September the Institute of Network Cultures subgroup organized a meeting to test  the initial results of their research. Their project focuses on optimalising the publishing workflow for print and electronic publications – developing a “hybrid publishing workflow” that will make it easier and more sufficient to publish for several platforms and […]

Online video and the moving image.

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Save the New Date: Video Vortex #10 on 31-10 – 01-11 2014 in Istanbul

VIDEO VORTEX 10 ISTANBUL – ART, ACTIVISM, ARCHIVES BAU GALATA, DEPO İSTANBUL AND SALT GALATA 31 OCTOBER & 1 NOVEMBER 2014 The 10th annual meeting of Video Vortex is to be hosted in Istanbul at three adjacent institutions all involved in this year’s topics: art, activism and archives. The two-day event of workshops, speaker-led sessions, [...]

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