Fear and Loathing of the Online Self: a savage journey into the heart of digital cultures.

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Videos of Fear and Loathing of the Online Self

Videos of the lectures of the conference that was held last May in Rome (together with John Cabot University and Roma Tre University) are gradually coming in. Watch the first ones here. Including presentations by Biella Coleman, Franco Berardi, and Jodi Dean. Topics include online subjectivity theory, going behind and beyond the selfie, artistic practices [...]

Updates from the INC

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So what about Politics?–Call for contributions (iMAL Brussels, Nov. 3/4, 2017)

“If the past 10 years have been about discovering post-institutional social models on the Web, then the next 10 years will be about applying them to the real world.” Chris Anderson, 2010, www.wired.com) So, what about politics? (November 3/4 2017 @  iMAL, Brussels)  looks at initiatives that could be seen as the avant-garde of a new [...]

Welcome to the Entreprecariat

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Notes on Mugtivism and Precarious Merchandising

Recently, I began to notice what could be called a trend, a series of coincidences, or simply the product of my carefully, yet unintentionally crafted filter bubble. I’m talking of a typology of merchandising (or merch-like products) created or tweaked to express precarious concerns in an antagonistic, ironic or illustrative way. In fact, I myself Read the rest

blog by geert lovink

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“Developing dissident knowledges”: Interview with Geert Lovink

Geert Lovink on the Social Media Abyss by Jorge San Vicente Feduchi English: http://lagrietaonline.com/developing-dissident-knowledges-geert-lovink-on-the-social-media-abyss/ [Lee este artículo en español] The hypnotic documentary Hypernormalization, by British director Adam Curtis, takes its name from a concept developed by Soviet writer Alexei Yurchak. In his book Everything was Forever, Until it was No More, Yurchak describes the tense [...]

Future of publishing

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Theory on Demand: A Hands-on Approach to Learning How to Publish

By Inga Luchs After three months of working on publishing a manuscript, I understood that today in the Digital Age, publishing is not reserved to traditional publishing houses anymore but, to the opposite, it can be achieved by anybody, with a few digital tools, a carefully curated workflow, and only small experience in coding required. [...]

From Cryptowars to Lessons of Love: Contesting Capture Technology

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Surveillance Porn Bingo

SURVEILLANCE PORN BINGO can be played at a conference, Summer or Winter School, lecture, panel discussion, or any other event on internet surveillance & control. The SURVEILLANCE PORN BINGO card can also be used while reading a book or an article on internet surveillance, or during a (bar) discussion with friends or colleagues on surveillance related [...]

Video Vortex XI — Video in Flux: Art, Activism & Archives

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Presence + Polarization: Natalie Bookchin’s Portraits of America

By Eden Osucha [This interview originally appeared in The Chart] In advance of a screening of her work at Portland’s SPACE Gallery, I interviewed internationally acclaimed New York-based artist Natalie Bookchin about her films Long Story Short (2016) and Now he’s out in public and everyone can see (2017). Bookchin’s extensive body of installation and [...]