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

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Marije ten Brink: ‘Blendle is a promising idea’

HvA-teacher and designer Marije ten Brink wonders why Dutch entrepeneur Alexander Klöpping has come up with the invention of Blendle; a platform that combines ‘the best of newspapers and magazines’ as it claims. The video is in Dutch. Marije ten Brink: ‘Zo’n Platform als Blendle is een geweldige belofte’ from network cultures on Vimeo.

Coining Alternatives

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One Chain to Rule Them All

by Eduard de Jong In the wake of the Bitcoin phenomenon, the term “block chain,” which describes a critical, technical aspect of the Bitcoin payment system, is presented by Bitcoin adherents as a technical innovation on par with the invention of the transistor, accrediting it with a similar scope of fundamental change in society. This [...]

MyCreativity Sweatshop: A reality check on the creative industries.

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Review of Iedereen een Kunstenaar by Ruben Jacobs

In Iedereen een Kunstenaar (Everybody an Artist), Ruben Jacobs takes a look at the history of the idea of authenticity, tracing it all the way back to Rousseau’s Romanticism. The reason for his exploration is the seemingly paradoxical incorporation of creativity and authenticity in capitalism in recent years. That the creative industries are celebrated as [...]

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Forbidden Pictures from Hong Kong: 轉寄 Reading for Solidarity

Dear friends, To support students’ hunger strike, I initiated a reading action in the past few days next to the hunger strike camp in the Occupation Zone. Hong Kong is cold and windy now. But many young people brought their books and read quietly together for hours. The Occupation is now over 70 days, and [...]

Articulate the resonances and dissonances between performing arts and computer science.

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Terrestrial Radio Gardens, Bureau of word witches and Donning an Evolutionary StraitJacket

At the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, 5 ‐8 December 2014 Launceston, Tasmania, I am covening a panel ‘Hacking the Metropolis’. It features paper presentations which draw attention to the structures and sociopolitical dynamics, which govern our spaces, reflecting on how our communication channels are constructed, offering visions of, or new perspectives on, current [...]

Rosa Menkman

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// Everything is designed. the rest, what you cant see, is noise

             “ Our best machines are made of sunshine; they are all light and clean because they are nothing but signals, electromagnetic waves, a section of a spectrum, and these machines are eminently portable, mobile [...] People are nowhere near so fluid, being both material and opaque. Cyborgs are ether, quintessence. “  Is what Donna Haraway once [...]

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. [...]