As the INC is preparing for a conference on search engines, titled The Society of the Query, research intern Dennis Deicke is delving deep into search engine theory. His book reviews can be read on the preliminary conference site www.networkcultures.org/query. Dennis has published his first review, which covers David Gugerli’s Suchmaschinen, Die Welt als Datenbank. The review can be read here.
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Relearn is a collective learning experiment and also a summer school that addressed to students, artists, teachers from all backgrounds and disciplines. The 2019 edition took place at Varia in Rotterdam on 7th-9th June, then in Brussels on 21st – 22nd at Hacktiris and finally on 06th-08th September in Paris at La Générale. The purpose [...]
Hacking Capitalist Realism: on serendipity, social innovation and emancipatory politics – Interview with Sebastian Olma
14/05/2019 – Luca Recano and Sebastian Olma Sebastian Olma is Professor in “Autonomy in Art, Design & Technology” at “Avans” University of Applied Sciences in Breda and Den Bosch in the Netherlands. He lives in Amsterdam. For years he has been dealing with social and cultural criticism, in particular with regard to the politics [...]
Rachel O’ Dwyer: The Bank of Facebook
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