MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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In the Name of Coworking: How Digital Taylorism is Killing Serendipity

1. The Travels and Aberrations of Serendipity When I started to think about the book to which this blog serves as a preliminary publishing vehicle and testing ground for ideas, I thought I could use the notion of serendipity as a conceptual counterweight to the vacuous notion of creativity as it is currently used in [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]