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.

net critique blog by Geert Lovink

MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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Rethinking Social Innovation between Invention and Imitation

1. Social Innovation: In Search of a Definition ‘Social innovation’ is a bit of a  puzzle. As one of the currently fashionable policy ‘trends’, it emerged out of the conviction that the great challenges our societies are facing today require new methods and strategies. Over the course of the last decade, the field of practices [...]

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

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, [...]

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

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John Haltiwanger: Free Your Objects (And Let The Subject Follow)

A post by Mathijs Weijers John Haltiwanger was the third speaker of session 2, which focused on publishing workflows, tools and platforms. His talk aimed to give the audience a better understanding of the recent work of Gilbert Simondon on cybernetics theory. Simonodon’s work shines a new perspective on Norbert Wiener’s theory of cybernetics, originally […]

Coining Alternatives

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Money and Art: an Interview with Max Haiven in CRIT

Max Haiven is an assistant professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at NSCAD University. In a previously unpublished interview conducted in October 2013, Haiven corresponds with IMPAKT Festival (Utrecht, Netherlands) about his multifaceted research, teaching, collection, exhibition, event and publishing project about the cultural dimensions of finance capitalism and the radical imagination. More information [...]

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