project overview

This is where you can find all the documentation from our projects, events and conferences.

Digital Publish 150x150 project overview Digital Publishing Toolkit
In what way can a platform be created with new tools for open source-publishing, by which publishers in the art- and cultural sector can produce interactive e-publications by themselves? This RAAK-MKB project will provide the research and realization of such a platform. The result is a new developed toolkit that exists of tools for digital publishing, based on open source-software of which the source code will be published and freely accessible. As a result everyone can freely copy, adjust and distribute the tools. Five e-publications of titles of the art- and culture books fund of the participating publishers will be produced and presented on a platform that is developed for that purpose. Moreover the following manual will be created: “How to publish an e-book?” on digital publishing processes. (more).
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society query250 project overview Society of the Query conference: 7 - 8 November 2013, OBA in Amsterdam & 13 - 14 November 2009, Trouw Amsterdam in Amsterdam
With the Society of the Query conference -stop searching, start questioning-, the Institute of Network Cultures aims to critically reflect on the information society and the dominant role of the search engine in our culture. What does the dependency on the engine to manage the complex system of knowledge on the Internet mean? What alternatives exist? How can the increasingly centralized web be regulated? What is the future of interface design? By bringing together researchers, theorists and artists, the conference will examine the key issues that are emerging around web search, and contextualize developments within the fields of knowledge organization and information design. (more).
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Unlike Us3 150x150 project overview Unlike Us: 23 November 2011 in Limassol, Cyprus and 8-10 March 2012 Amsterdam.
The aim of Unlike Us - understanding social media monopolies and their alternatives - is to establish a research network of artists, designers, scholars, activists and programmers who work on ‘alternatives in social media’. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues and publications, Unlike Us intends to both analyze the economic and cultural aspects of dominant social media platforms and to propagate the further development and proliferation of alternative, decentralized social media software. (more)
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Schermafbeelding 2012 04 05 om 15.19.14 150x150 project overview The Unbound Book / Boek uit de Band: 19-21 May 2011 and 22-23 March 2012, Amsterdam.
The Unbound Book - Reading and Publishing in the Digital Age - is a series of events and seminars. Through panel discussions, presentations, and workshops, the Unbound Book Conference will bring together academics, designers, writers, librarians, software and hardware developers, and publishers who want to take part in defining their roles within this transformative landscape. The entire concept of ‘bookness’ needs reinvention. (more)
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Schermafbeelding 2012 04 05 om 15.40.59 e1333629908823 project overview Economies of the Commons 2: 11-13 November 2010, Amsterdam & Hilversum
This conference is second in a series on the political economy of new media and its consequences for the cultural sector. The first, Economies of the Commons, was held in Amsterdam and Hilversum from April 10-12, 2008, organized by De Balie, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, and Kennisland. For the 2010 event, the organising committee is strengthened by the participation of The Institute of Network Cultures and UvA, Faculty of Media Studies. (more)
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Schermafbeelding 2012 04 05 om 15.25.36 150x150 project overview Out of Ink
Out of Ink - Future Publishing Industries - probes the thresholds and blurred seams between digital and print publishing and also develops practices and concepts that more accurately define and drive acts of publishing today. The initiative applies practice-based research by using active publishing imprints (Theory on Demand, Network Notebooks, INC Readers, etc.) to test aspects of the entire publishing process. The initiative, which specifically focuses on the production of scholarly and theoretical non-fiction work, tests a widening landscape of distribution platforms and asks how the content and design of a written work translates across print and digital mediums. (more)
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Screen shot 2010 01 04 at 13.26.45 project overview

Critical Point of View, Wikipedia Research Initiative: 12-13 January in Bangalore and 26-27 March in Amsterdam
The Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore, India) and the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, Netherlands) seek to bring together ideas, experiences and scholarship about Wikipedia in a reader that charts out detailed user stories as well as empirical and analytical work to produce.. The organisations will jointly host two separate conferences aimed at building a Wikipedia Knowledge Network and charting scholarship and stories about The Wikipedia from around the world. (more).
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75x75 video project overview Video Vortex: 18-19 January 2008 and 10-11 March 2011 in Amsterdam, other events in: Brussels, Ankara, Split, Yogyakarta and Zagreb.
On 18-19 January 2008 the Institute of Network Cultures, in collaboration with Argos Brussels and the Netherlands Media Arts Institute, organized Video Vortex #2. In response to the increasing potential for video to become a significant form of personal media on the Internet, this conference examined the key issues that are emerging around the independent production and distribution of online video content. (more)
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urbanscreens book project overview

Urban Screens 2009: The City as Interface: 4 December 2009 in Amsterdam
Urban Screens is a series of events and seminars that has been organized around the theme of outdoor display screens (LED signs, plasma screens, projection boards, information terminals as well as intelligent architectural surfaces) in urban areas. It supports the idea of using public space as a platform for creation and cultural exchange, strengthening the local economy and encouraging public discussion. Since the first Urban Screens event in 2005 in Amsterdam, related international conferences have taken place in Manchester in 2007 and Melbourne in 2008. (more).
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picture 1 project overview Winter Camp 09
Winter Camp is an event, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures and ook place from 3-7 March ‘09 in Amsterdam. Network Cultures Winter Camp is a mix of presentations and work spaces with an emphasis on getting things done. It's a four-day program of work spaces and plenary presentations, in which a dozen networks (each of which has 5-15 people) can work on their specific topics (more).
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TOD weblogo project overview Theory on Demand: An Archive of Content Production, published by the Institute of Network Cultures
Theory on Demand is a new series of the Institute of Network Cultures.Theory on Demand has its name from Print on Demand, a process in which new copies of a book (or other document) are not printed until an order has been received. Print on Demand publishers are for example; Lulu, Blurb, QooP and OpenMute. From all the editions in the Theory on Demand series you can download a freely pdf of the publication or decide to order the publication on one of above mentioned services in print. The Theory on Demand series is launched in January 2010, at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. (more)
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75x75 nnt project overview New Network Theory
On 28 - 30 June 2007, the INC and Media Studies, University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, organized the international conference New Network Theory. The object of study has shifted from the virtual community and the space of flows to the smart mob. New Network Theory explored contemporary network theory that suits and reflects the changes to the objects of study that come to define our understandings of network culture – a post-Castellsian network theory, if you will, that takes technical media seriously (more).
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75x75 myc project overview MyCreativity
On November 16-18, 2006 the Institute of Network Cultures and the Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster organized MyCreativity, a Convention on international Creative Industries research. MyCreativity was a two-day conference that intended to bring the trends and tendencies around the Creative Industries into critical question (more).
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75x75 clickme project overview The Art and Politics of Netporn
On September 30 and October 1, 2005 the first academic conference on netporn was held in Amsterdam. It was organized by the Institute of Network Cultures, Katrien Jacobs and Matteo Pasquinelli. The Art and Politics of Netporn presented multiple perspectives on our growing immersion in pornographic web-based media. Furthermore, it discussed the potential of art and critical research in times of heightened information surveillance, filtering and censorship (more).
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75x75 urban project overview Urban Screens 05
Urban Screens was an international conference, that was held in Amsterdam on September 30- October 1, 2005. Urban Screens investigated how the commercial use of outdoor screens can be broadened with cultural content. Urban Screens was organized by the INC in collaboration with Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Department of Art and Public Space (more).
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75x75 incom project overview Incommunicado 05
Incommunicado 05 was a conference about information technology for development, that was held in Amsterdam on June 15-17, 2005. The approach of the conference was to mix many approaches and viewpoints to understand this working towards a critical survey of the current state of 'info-development', also known as the catchy acronym 'ICT4D' (more).
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75x75 decade project overview A Decade of Webdesign
A Decade of Webdesign was a conference marking the first ten years of web design, that was held in Amsterdam on January 21-22, 2005. The approach of the conference was to mix many means of understanding this first decade of work and creativity. The conference was organized by the INC in collaboration with Media Design Research, Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academie Hogeschool Rotterdam and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (more).
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cassette project overview Audio archief van (1987 - 2000) Geert Lovink
Geert Lovink’s audio archive contains more than 200 hours digitized material (transferred from cassettes to audio files). The archive contains editions from the Bilwet Portrait gallery and various other interviews and lectures. (more)
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