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Digital Publishing Toolkit presentation at Transmediale Festival

This Friday we present the Digital Publishing Toolkit at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin. This publication is part of the Digital Publishing Toolkit research project. The Toolkit is meant for everyone working in art and design publishing. It provides hands-on practical advice and tools, focusing on working solutions for low-budget, small-edition publishing. Editorial scenarios include art and [...]

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

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Don’t mess with my settings: Do not disturb my circles (Noli turbare circulos meos)

Recently The Deep Lab released a compilation book with reflections to digital culture, the post-Snowden Internet, and cyberfeminism. You can download it for free or buy a hard copy. This was created in a hot house event by a women art collective. The fact that the group identifies as artists is refreshing, they are critical [...]

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

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Out Now: From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts

The last year within the Digital Publishing Toolkit research project, Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Hogeschool Rotterdam together with various designers and developers, collaboratively worked on the EPUB From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts. This Toolkit is meant for everyone working in art and design publishing. No specific expertise of digital [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]