Welcome to the Entreprecariat

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“Subjectivity in the ‘Gig Economy’: From the Entreprecariat to Base Union Militancy” by Jamie Woodcock

This contribution by Jamie Woodcock is part of the special issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine on the Entreprecariat. Read it here and download it for free as PDF or EPUB. Contemporary work has been transformed. This can be seen most sharply with the rise of the so-called “gig economy”, which involves workers tying Read the rest

Updates from the INC

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Notes on digital detox

The discussion on digital detox has been going on for some time now, also in the Netherlands, and is doesn’t look like it’s going away soon. After talking about the shortcomings in the detox-discourse, Geert asked me to write down my thoughts on the issue. Below is the result. The phenomenon of digital detox is [...]

Future of publishing

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Collected essays on post-digital publishing practices

For those who read Brazilian Portuguese, check out this newly published collection of essays on post-digital practices in the arts and cultures, edited by Pablo Gobira & Tadeus Mucelli: Configurações do pós-digital: Arte e cultura tecnológicas. The collection features translated articles by both the INC and PublishingLab: Miriam Rasch wrote about the concept of Hybrid [...]

The Art of Criticism: A European Network for Experiments in Art Criticism

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Publishing Against The Grain: a traveling exhibition that provides a space for reading, thinking, and conversing

Publishing Against the Grain is a new traveling exhibition that provides a space for reading, thinking, and conversing, where slowing down can become a form of intellectual resistance, organized and produced by Independent Curators International November 18  – January 29 | Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MoCAA) | Cape Town, South Africa January 19 [...]

MoneyLab#3: Failing Better

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Save the Date: MoneyLab in London on 20 January 2018

A day-long programme of workshops, discussions and experimentation exploring the relationship between financial technologies, artistic practice and contemporary culture. Brett Scott (The Heretic’s Guide To Global Finance), Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield), Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures), Demystification Commitee plus more TBA. MoneyLab is a programme of critical research exploring the connections between contemporary art, financial [...]

From Cryptowars to Lessons of Love: Contesting Capture Technology

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Doomsday: The Internet of Things goes Supernova

  The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction _ William Blake by Patricia de Vries On Exitism While you’ve been busy salting away a handful of pennies you made in the gig economy, while working a third shift in unpaid digital and emotional labor, there have been rising whispers amongst immensely [...]

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

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The Mutant Cute: Meitu, the Selfie, and the Rewriting of Global Identities

Author: Patrick Lichty In technologically-enabled society, the selfie has become the intersection between digital narcissism and fungible identity. Famous images of throngs with their backs to famous paintings and presidential candidates underscore the necessity for proving one’s existence through tagging the moment with the photographer’s face. However, with the rise of “augmentation” (AR-based props and [...]