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Presentatie Unlike Us-app 14 maart
Kom naar de presentatie van de Unlike Us-app donderdag 14 maart. De app bevat tien toegankelijke Nederlandstalige artikelen vol filmpjes, discussiepunten en leestips over sociale media en de kansen en gevaren voor bouwers en gebruikers. De app is gebaseerd op de Unlike Us Reader, een uitgebreide verzameling essays die als boek bij het lectoraat Netwerkcultuur [...]
The Dutch queen and the dark side of social media
With our queen abdicating at the end of coming April, it’s hard to avoid the retrospectives of her reign that now dominate the Dutch news. When it comes to social media, however, you might expect there’s not much to look back on; as a 75-year old woman living a highly sheltered life, surely the queen [...]
British government suggests we are what we tweet, but what does this mean for social network citizens?
Who am I? This question, asked so often, is deceptively profound and intrinsically difficult to answer. But this hasn’t deterred the British government from trying. In a new report titled Future Identities, the government has sought to understand our contemporary expression of the self and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the findings indicate that we are what we tweet (or post, like, [...]
We’re commodities, but maybe that’s all right – what do we pay for using FourSquare?
Culinary tourism isn’t what it used to be. Two months ago, I spent a few days in London. Having never been there before, every evening presented a new challenge: where to eat? A decade ago, I might have consulted my Lonely Planet guide (or my Guide Michelin, had I not been a poor student) or [...]
Coming soon: Unlike Us Reader
In February 2013 the INC will publish the next title in the reader series: Unlike Us Reader Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives Edited by Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch INC Reader #8 The Unlike Us Reader offers a critical examination of social media, bringing together theoretical essays, personal discussions, and artistic manifestos. How can [...]
The poster and flyer are out now
The poster and flyer of the Unlike Us 3 conference are out. Interested in having a copy? Send an e-mail to info[@]networkcultures.org.
Call for videos! Unlike Us conference
The Institute of Network Cultures is looking for people interested in submitting a short video (maximum 3 minutes) to be screened at the upcoming Unlike Us conference in Amsterdam (March 22-23). All videos are meant to be screened at the following session: Are you Distributed? The Federated Web Show The best way to criticize platform [...]
“Breaking down the walls” by Paul Sulzycki // Unlike Us Reader
We are happy to announce that our first-ever Unlike Us reader is set to be printed in January 2013. The reader will cover a facet of social media topics, from activism to theory to decentralization. While we are wrapping up the publication, please enjoy the following guest post by Paul Sulzycki, with his thoughts on ‘walled [...]
Save the Date! Unlike Us: March 22-23, 2013 in Amsterdam
The Institute of Network Cultures is happy to announce the second Amsterdam edition of the Unlike Us conference, taking place March 22nd and 23rd, 2013 at TrouwAmsterdam. This year, the new MediaLAB Amsterdam will also be used as a community space with workshops. In the coming weeks, ticket sales will commence. Keep checking the ‘Amsterdam 2013’ tab on [...]
Amsterdam joins the ‘CryptoParty’
The first CryptoParty in Amsterdam took place on the 27th of September, with the second instalment planned for Monday, December 3rd. I sat down with Jurre van Bergen, one of the organizers from Amsterdam’s Hackerspace. He gave me the run-down of Amsterdam’s first party, which was a bit unique. Dialled in via Skype was Cypherpunk’s [...]