The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) analyzes and shapes the terrain of network cultures through events, publications, and online dialogue. Our projects evolve around digital publishing, alternative revenue models, online video and design, digital counter culture and much more.
Sad by Design (the essay)
Download as PDF (first published online by Eurozine, January 10, 2019) ‘Solitary tears are not wasted.’ René Char – ‘I dreamt about autocorrect last night.’ Darcie Wilder – ‘The personal is impersonal.’ Mark Fisher – ‘Swipe left and move on.’ Motivational speaker – ‘I’m easy but too busy for you.’ T-shirt – ‘Why don’t you [...]
Good Data Ethics by Andrea Zeffiro
Good Data edited by Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann will be published by INC in January 2019. The book launch will be 24 Januari @ Spui25. In anticipation of the publication, we publish a series of posts by some of the authors of the book. “Moving away from the strong body of critique of [...]
A Behavioral Definition of Design – Notes on Self-Design
Our goal here is to develop a framework that can encompass both the design of things and the design of beings. In order to do so, we need a working definition of design. For this purpose let us consider an unlikely source, Karl Marx’s Capital: A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, Read the rest
‘Waardeonderzoek cruciaal voor werkend circulair systeem’
“Welke waarden zijn van belang in onze circulaire economie? In 2050 moet de Nederlandse samenleving zijn getransformeerd in een zogenoemde circulaire economie. In deze duurzame recycle-economie bestaat geen afval en worden grondstoffen steeds opnieuw gebruikt. De technologieën om deze ambitie van het Nederlandse kabinet waar te maken, bestaan al. Daarom is het nu tijd voor [...]
Call for Contributions VideoVortex XII, Malta, September 27-28, 2019
VideoVortex, an artistic network that deals with the aesthetics and politics of online video, will gather again, this time in Malta, for a two day conference/event and a separate exhibition. If you want to get involved, contribute to the conference, exhibition or screening program, please send us a proposal before 31 Januari 2019.
Non-linear publication tools
There’s a long tradition of non-linear narratives in traditional fiction, dating back to the Mahabharata from the 5thcentury BC 1 all the way to Joyce’s Ulysses, published in 1922. The narrative device of non-linearity is not exactly what we’re after though, as we’re looking into non-linear publishing methods that are also somehow interactive and go [...]