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net critique blog by Geert Lovink
Save the date: MoneyLab#2: Economies of Dissent
Amidst crashing markets the second MoneyLab conference hosts artists, activists, developers, scholars, and journalists that (re)imagine, re-model and challenge global financial stagnation. Please save the date for Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December, when MoneyLab#2: Economies of Dissent will take place in Amsterdam.
The Bitcoin Experience, Part Two
By Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens Let’s leave Bitcoin behind and look at a whole host of other, alternate currency models alleging to complete, replace, supersede or simply exist alongside Bitcoin. Call them whatever you want (‘digital cash’, ‘crypto-currencies’, etc. – we will give a description/definition of sorts later on), what unites them is the [...]
3 facebook testimonials by Joep van Helden
Sociologist-cum-playwright Joep van Helden wrote three poetic facebook testimonials for the Facebook Liberation Army, in Dutch. Facebook testimonial #1 ik ben Wieland Boomakker ik heb blond haar ben vierentwintig jaar doe aan lacrosse heb mijn vader verloren op mijn zestiende een tragisch ongeval ben vrijgezel heb voor leraar Frans gestudeerd hou van een croissant te [...]
Ideas travels – tracing the journey of a Syrian refugee via Whatsapp
Ideas odyssey is one of the many harrowing stories of refugees arriving in Europe. Amsterdam-based journalist Sam Nemeth (himself the son of a Hungarian refugee) befriended Ideas while on holiday on the Greek island Lesbos and stayed in touch via Whatsapp while Ideas made his way across Europe. By tracking his journey and sharing it [...]
Two new publications: Online Courtship and In the Facebook Aquarium. Get your copy now!
Two new editions in our Theory on Demand-series are available now! Theory on Demand #15 was published a couple of weeks ago on the eve of the Facebook Farewell Party: Ippolita’s In the Facebook Aquarium. Theory on Demand #16 is our very first publication about a subject that affects the lives of millions around the [...]
10 reasons to leave facebook, and some practical tips on how to let go
Following the Facebook Farewell Party on Tuesday 23 June we said goodbye to our beloved Institute of Network Cultures facebook account. Here we present the 10 reasons why, followed by some useful tips that will help you let go of yours. 10 reasons to leave Facebook Facebook manipulates the relationships you have with your [...]
The Facebook Farewell Party: A Report from the Trenches
On Tuesday June 23 the Facebook Liberation Army, a collaboration of the Institute of Network Cultures, Waag Society and the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, organized the Facebook Farewell Party. Het Nationale Toneel (in the guise of Anniek Pheifer, Mark Rietman and Jappe Claes) gave theatrical shape to the three divisions of the Facebook Liberation Army: the Underground, [...]
The MoneyLab reader: now available as ePub
The MoneyLab reader is now available for download in ePUB format. MoneyLab is part of a global movement that demands the democratization of the design of our financial futures. Audacity is essential in times of crisis. And so we must engage constructively with hackers, entrepreneurs, and other creators who take up the call for economic [...]
INC: Farewell to Facebook!
In the spirit of Unlike Us and the Facebook Farewell Party, today we bid farewell to our dearly beloved Facebook account. Let us please engage either analogue, or online by way of our website, twitter, or newsletter, which we will publish monthly from now on. We hope to see you tonight at the Facebook Farewell [...]
Investigating Longforms in a Research Context
In preparation for the new longform series the INC started a research into the genres of longform or longread. Miriam presented the project during a lunch meeting for co-workers in the research center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. You can find the slides and notes on the website of the PublishingLab and below. [...]