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.
Visualizing a publication’s parts and elements and the relationships in between
Testing a manual for a modular publishing process. What are the implications of modularity for the various steps in the publishing process and the resulting ‘stand-alone object’? This was the research question one of the Making Public subgroups started out investigating. As a midway result, we developed and tested a manual that focuses on the
Federated Publishing: Roel Roscam Abbing in conversation with Florian Cramer (Report)
A public conversation on federated publishing took place during the lunch break of the final day of the Urgent Publishing conference. Florian Cramer, reader in 21st Century Visual Culture/Autonomous Practices at Willem de Kooning Academy, asked Roel Roscam Abbing a few questions on federated networks, their origin, and their techno-social implementation. Roel Roscam Abbing is
Just out: the English edition of the Sad by Design book
Geert Lovink, Sad by Design, On Platform Nihilism, Pluto Press, 2019. “A scathing indictment of a technology that transforms the very notion of self into a sharing platform” Eva Illouz, author of Why Love Hurts: A Sociological Explanation “Lovink dissects our digital addictions with the dynamite power of critical theory. A savage journey into the
Interview with Max Haiven: Art after Money, Money after Art
By Geert Lovink Conducted for the 2019 Venice Bienale catalogue of the Romanian pavillion, in particular Canal Grande: The Capital Pool and the Associated Public of Dan Mihaltianu, curated by Cristian Nae. The work “functions at first sight as a wishing well. It establishes an autonomous art fund and invites the visitors to self-organize and
What is the idea behind Walky-Worky?
On 17th of November, 2018, I had been invited to give a presentation at Forum Design de Paris about my graduation project called Walky-Worky. The following text is what I read out loud from my smartphone, due to fear of public improvisation. “Goodday everyone, my name is Maisa Imamović, and I am here today, to introduce
The Controversial Archive: Negotiating Horror Images in Syria
By Enrico De Angelis. On the 4th of April 2017, early morning, Adham al-Hussein intercepts a call with his walkie-talkie. The call informs him that a chemical attack is underway in Khan Shaykhoun, a small town situated in the middle between Hama and Ma’arrt al-Nu’man, and that assistance is urgently needed. Al-Hussein immediately takes his car and drives with a few other people towards the location where the missile supposedly fell. When he arrives, he finds the White Helmets, a group specialized in helping civilians, already lining up the bodies of those exposed to the gas.
On Life Hacks
I’m reposting here the introductory text to the Piet Zwart Instituut’s XPUB’s Special Issue #7, which I had the honor to guest-edit. I take this chance to thank the PZI for inviting me and the PZI students for their enthusiasm during the whole trimester. You can find out more about process, bibliography, and outcomes here.
Save the Date: MoneyLab #7 Amsterdam, 14-15 November 2019
MoneyLab #7: Geo-Politics of Financial Flows Save the date: Amsterdam, November 14 & 15, 2019. The Institute of Network Cultures is proud to announce the return of MoneyLab to Amsterdam: two days filled with presentations, workshops, performances and discussions by and with artists, academics, activists, geeks, and students about pressing financial issues. What is the
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 6)
Adam Hayes: The Socio-Technological Lives of Bitcoin https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0263276419826218?journalCode=tcsa Bitwise: “As part of 226 slides presented to the SEC on our ETF filing, we did a first-of-its-kind analysis of *order book data* from all 81 exchanges reporting >$1M in BTC volume on CMC. TLDR: 95% of reported volume is fake but LOTS of good new Apple
Book Launch State Machines: 23 April @Furtherfield, London
State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art Join editors Yiannis Colakides, Marc Garrett, Inte Gloerich, contributors Max Dovey and Helen Kaplinsky, and respondent Ruth Catlow for short presentations with plenty for time for discussion. LOCATION: Furtherfield Commons, 269-271 Seven Sisters Road, London DATE: Tue, April 23, 2019, 6:00