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Just Out: Social Media Abyss, Critical Internet Culture and the Force of Negation by Geert Lovink

In this fifth volume of his ongoing investigations, Dutch media theorist and internet critic Geert Lovink plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness; we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference [...]

MoneyLab#2: Economies of Dissent

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We are hiring an Intern for Moneylab#3

The Institute of Network Cultures is looking for an intern with writing, research and production skills, for the organisation of MoneyLab#3: Failing Better that will take place on 1 /2 Dec 2016 in Amsterdam. Internship period: 29th August until 16 December 2016 (0.6 – 0.8 fte). MoneyLab is a network of researchers, artists, hackers and [...]

Een online toekomst voor kunst- en cultuurkritiek

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Technologische experimenten in de kunstkritiek

Door: Jennifer Veldman Na de presentatie van Hadjar Benmiloud werd het tijd voor een panel over technologische toekomstdromen in kunstkritiek. Het panel werd ingeleid door een korte film over de robot Jim, gemaakt door Merijn Bolink en Marc van Dijk, die ondanks zijn (?) simpele stick figure lichaam toch erg menselijk wordt. Bijvoorbeeld wanneer hij [...]

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Interview for Lavoro Culturale on Digital Political Economy

Interview conducted by Bernardo Parrella, the translator of my new book Social Media Abyss in Italian (Egea, Milan, 2016). http://www.lavoroculturale.org/geert-lovink-interattivita-cooperativa/ BP: Recent controversy about Facebook Trends/Newsfeed: Given that similar issues about its internal mechanisms (and “neutral” algorithms) are flaring up again and again, can we expect a more general backlash against FB in terms of [...]

INC affiliated researchers presenting thoughts, critique, research, art and more

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INTERVIEW | Addie Wagenknecht, Liminal Laws

Addie Wagenknecht at MU, Eindhoven. Photo © Hanneke Wetzer.   Borders evoke conflict and definitions. Borders are often invisible or at least presented in an invisible way until a glitch reveals some or all of their mass, making way for vulnerability that allows us to slip in. According to American artist Addie Wagenknecht, this can [...]