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10 reasons to leave facebook, and some practical tips on how to let go

Following the Facebook Farewell Party on Tuesday 23 June we said goodbye to our beloved Institute of Network Cultures facebook account. Here we present the 10 reasons why, followed by some useful tips that will help you let go of yours.   10 reasons to leave Facebook Facebook manipulates the relationships you have with your [...]

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

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Aerith’s Materia

The 2015 Underbelly Arts Festival takes place August 1 &  2 on Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour. Underbelly Arts showcases some of Australia’s boldest new voices in contemporary art, in a festival context unlike any other.  A part of this is Island Salon which features an exhaustive array of artists working across a broad spectrum in [...]

net critique blog by Geert Lovink

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First Announcement: Social Media Abyss by Geert Lovink

Available early 2016: Social Media Abyss–Critical Internet Cultures and the Force of Negation By Geert Lovink Polity Press (English), Transkript Verlag (German), for rights of translations in other languages, please contact geert@xs4all.nl directly) Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a [...]

Coining Alternatives

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The MoneyLab Reader is now available!

The print edition of the MoneyLab Reader: An Intervention in Digital Economy is now available. The E-Pub of the Reader will follow shortly. Get your copy here. The MoneyLab Reader brings developments in crowdfunding, currency design, technologies of payment, and other economic experiments into dialogue. The authors of this volume discuss the implications of the current architecture of global [...]

Reflections on web search

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Open Web Index Manifesto

Read, share and sign the manifest for an open web index here! 1. One search engine is not enough! 2. An open index of the web would set the stage for information autonomy in europe’s economy and society 3. Our objective: an EU-funded global index of the web

Online video and the moving image.

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Andreas Treske: Video Theory, published by Transcript Verlag

Now available from Transcript Verlag: Also check the accompanying playlist on YouTube! Video Theory: Online Video Aesthetics or the Afterlife of Video Video is a part of everyday life, comparable to driving a car or taking a shower. It is nearly omnipresent, available on demand and attached to nearby anything, anywhere. Online Video became something [...]

Rosa Menkman

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Lorna Mills: Abrupt Diplomat at Transmediale 2k15

A little write up of tonights opening conversation between Kristoffer Gansing, the artistic director of the Transmediale and Lorna Mills on Abrupt Diplomat, a solo exhibition by Lorna Mills at the Canadian Embassy. _______ Kristoffer Gansing: Can you say a bit more about the animated gif and its role in online cultures? Lorna Mills: Well, [...]