Updates from the INC

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New series! INC Longforms: first essay online now

The INC is very proud to present a new series in our line of publications: INC Longforms, which will showcase English and Dutch longreads by up-and-coming authors. Visit, bookmark and share networkcultures.org/longform! The first essay, about artists working with geo-applications, written by Dutch art and media critic Nadine Roestenburg, is now online. The second essay [...]

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

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A collection of tender exotics: interview with Lisa Campbell-Smith

This particular theme stems far from the realm of computer culture and more into dissonant theories and practice in arts, highlighting rare forms of synthesis in diverse incarcerated contexts and systems (domesticity, the hot house, the white cube of the gallery, and the prison). Artistic concepts, dramatic subjects and characters are scientifically analyzed, figures transformed [...]

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, [...]

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

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A leap into the future of (digital) reading

On the past event Showcases Digital Publishing Toolkit I read the following text: The Canadian mediatheorist Marshall McLuhan said in his famous Playboy interview in 1969: ‘Most people, as I indicated, still cling to what I call the rearview-mirror view of their world. By this I mean to say that because of the invisibility of any environment during the period [...]