From Cryptowars to Lessons of Love: Contesting Capture Technology

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Against A Calculated Life: How to Overcome the Privacy Worldview

Originally published in  Please Come Back: The World As Prison?  By Patricia de Vries and Geert Lovink From the high peaks of intellectual arrogance, one can have the clarity to see the world falling apart. (From down here, from the viewpoint of our trivial, illegible, chaotic realities: we salute them.) _Valeria Luiselli Bruno Latour famously [...]

MoneyLab#3: Failing Better

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Weaponize the Infosphere

Violent demonstrations against a presentation by Milo Yiannopoulos – the “most fabulous supervillain on the internet” – by protestors at Berkeley University several weeks ago led to the (in)famous Breitbart writer’s appearance being cancelled. The ensuing media frenzy also led to the controversial figure garnering far more (and far broader) attention than if his presentation [...]

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A Hauntology of Precarity

Lately, I’ve been trying to clarify the meaning of the precarious condition. So, I started collecting a series of definitions of the terms "precarity", "precarious" and "precariat". Like the one by Guy Standing on The Guardian, which aptly emphasizes the act of feeling something ("The precariat consists of those who feel their lives and identities Read the rest

Video Vortex XI — Video in Flux: Art, Activism & Archives

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VideoVortext XI: Three posters

 

A blog by Sebastian Olma.

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Populism and Its Hidden Allies

1. The Collapse of the Left As the world holds its breath in the hope of surviving the first weeks and months of the Trump presidency, it is high time to start a political debate that is on par with the gravity of our current debacle. The American political system has been handed to an [...]

Fear and Loathing of the Online Self: a savage journey into the heart of digital cultures.

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Call for Participation

Fear and Loathing of the Online Self A Savage Journey into the Heart of Digital Cultures Call for Participation Conference, Rome, May 22-23, 2017 We would like to invite artists and researchers to submit proposals to join this event hosted by John Cabot University and Università degli Studi RomaTre in Rome, and organized in collaboration [...]

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Call for Participation: Fear and Loathing of the Online Self, Rome, May 22-23, 2017

Fear and Loathing of the Online Self–A Savage Journey into the Heart of Digital Cultures Call for Participation Conference, Rome, May 22-23, 2017 http://networkcultures.org/online-self/ We would like to invite artists and researchers to submit proposals to join this event hosted by  John Cabot University and Universita degli Studi RomaTre in Rome, and organized in collaboration [...]

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Business Insider (IT) Interview on Social Media in the Trump Era

Questions from Luciana Grosso Luciana Grosso: What’s next? What is coming after the social network era? What will arrive after this social-mania, if it will ever end? Geert Lovink: I do not mind to act like a futurologist but I have to disappoint you: we’ll be stuck in this social media age for some time [...]

Een online toekomst voor kunst- en cultuurkritiek

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Kunstkritiek anno 2036

Op 15 december 2016 presenteerde Miriam Rasch haar column over de toekomst van de kunstkritiek bij de uitreiking van de Geert Bekaertprijs. Over activisme in de kunst, opdrogende fondsen, politiek verzet, en de kracht van de anonimiteit. De column is hier na te luisteren: Meer informatie en audio is op de site van ArchiNed te [...]

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Go through the walls, walk on the blockchain ledgers: Techne/Technique/Technology

Oh go through the walls; if you must, walk on the ledges of roofs, of oceans; cover yourself with light: use menace, use prayer…My sleepers will flee toward another… – Jean Genet  This is a quote that I put at the start of piece of writing ‘Methodologies of Risk: Experiential Prototyping, Hands-On Practice and Critical [...]