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

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 […]

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The INC presents: MyCreativity Sweatshop

A reality check on the creative industries Talks, Discussions, Art, Workshops, Performances 20-21 November 2014 @Trouw Amsterdam The Institute of Network Cultures presents MYCREATIVITY SWEATSHOP, an international symposium where artists, scholars and activists critically probe the conditions of creative production in today’s economy. Two days of panels, performances, discussions and workshops/sweatshops will open a space [...]

MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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Introducing MyCreativity Sweatshop speakers: Zach Blas

In his work, artist and writer Zach Blas reflects on modern surveillance strategies and methods of resistance such as online anonymization (e.g. through Tor) and the masks used by Anonymous protesters. He explores the different techniques used by social movements to make the self opaque as a form of political resistance in the face of [...]

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, [...]

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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