Boeklancering The Glitch Moment(um), by Rosa Menkman

Posted: November 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm  |  By: margreet  |  Tags: , ,

The Glitch Moment(um), door Rosa Menkman op vrijdagmiddag 11 november om 13uur tijdens GLI.TC/H 2011.

Locatie: STEIM, Achtergracht 19, 1017 WL Amsterdam
Datum: vrijdag 11 november  2011
Aanvang: 13.00uur
Toegang: gratis
Programme: in English

Op 11 en 12 november vindt in PLANETART en STEIM (Amsterdam) een uitgebreid programma over GLITCH Art plaats als onderdeel van het internationale New-Media Event GLI.TC/H 2011. Het programma omvat realtime performances, video screenings, workshops, lectures, offline en online panels en een tentoonstelling. Ook onderdeel van deze manifestatie is de presentatie/boeklancering van het Network Notebook 'The Glitch moment(um)', een uitgave van het INC, geschreven door Rosa Menkman, visualist, theorica en curator.

Een glitch is 'een moment van storing' dat ieder uit het dagelijks leven kent maar meestal niet positief waardeert. In New-media Art wordt de glitch opgevat als een breekpunt dat nieuwe perspectieven opent. Recente teksten, werken en experimenten in glitch art tonen het potentieel om kritische verbanden aan te geven met onze (steeds meer gemedieerde) digitale cultuur.

De conferentie van 2010 (Chicago/USA) bracht divers samengestelde communities van wetenschappers, kunstenaars en geïnteresseerden uit vele plekken van de wereld bijeen. Zij toonden hun werk, deelden hun ideeën en   discussieerden. De uitkomsten van deze gesprekken en connecties zijn in het afgelopen jaar steeds verder ontwikkeld. GLI.TC/H 2011 wil deze glitchy ontwikkelingen een podium bieden door werk te tonen, ideeën te stimuleren en GLITCH te vieren in een niet te stoppen multi-city event, aangestoken door chaotische communities en enthousiaste deelnemers bestaand uit zowel wetenschappers als kunstenaars.



Book launch ‘The Telekommunist Manifesto’ by Dymitri Kleiner

Posted: November 16, 2010 at 12:38 am  |  By: morgancurrie  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Dymitri Kleiner is used to writing code, not books. However the texts that he was spreading around the Internet, inspired a lot of practitioners in the field of the free and open. One of those practisioners and friend of Dymitri, Matteo Pasquinelli, eventually took the effort in gathering all of Dymitri's texts that were scattered online. It took a long time to finally connect the pieces and transform the texts into a book. Now finally, The Telekommunist Manifesto is ready to be presented.

About the publication
The Telekommunist Manifesto is a key contribution to commons-based, collaborative and shared forms of cultural production and economic distribution. Dymitri Kleiner goes beyond understanding conflict and property in an age of international telecommunications, copyright and capitalisation of intellectual property in that he offers alternatives to truly grasp the revolutionary potential of the internet for a free society. The alternatives are reflected in the idea of 'venture communism', a new model in which workers organize themselves and buy back little sections of capitalism, step by step. Also copyfarleft is proposed as an alternative to the creative commons (or 'copy-just-right' as Dymitri coins it). Copyfarleft truly enables workers to create and produce by explicitly allowing commercial use.

In his presentation earlier that day a rather intense discussion was raised about the copyfarleft and Dymitri's critique on the creative commons. I would recommend everyone interested in free culture and copyright to read The Telekommunist Manifesto in order to try and understand the perspective of an activist and practitioner in the field. You can download the .pdf here.

Dymtri Kleiner, The Telekommunist. Network Notebooks 03, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2010. ISBN: 978-90-816021-2-9.

The book of beasts arrived!

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 12:52 pm  |  By: margreet  |  Tags: ,

The book Animal Spirits: A Bestiairy of the Commons, by Matteo Pasquinelli has arrived from the printers. Congratulations, Matteo!

We are very proud to present this third book in the Studies in Network Cultures series, and we are planning a book launch on Tuesday January 13, 2009 at 17h00. The location and programme will be announced soon.

about the book: After a decade of digital fetishism, the spectres of the financial and energy crisis have also affected new media culture and brought into question the autonomy of networks. Yet activism and the art world still celebrate Creative Commons and the ‘creative cities’ as the new ideals for the Internet generation. Unmasking the animal spirits of the commons, Matteo Pasquinelli identifies the key social conflicts and business models at work behind the rhetoric of Free Culture. The corporate parasite infiltrating file-sharing networks, the hydra of gentrification in ‘creative cities’ such as Berlin and the bicephalous nature of the Internet with its pornographic underworld are three untold dimensions of contemporary ‘politics of the common’. Against the latent puritanism of authors like Baudrillard and Žižek, constantly quoted by both artists and activists, Animal Spirits draws a conceptual ‘book of beasts’. In a world system shaped by a turbulent stock market, Pasquinelli unleashes a politically incorrect grammar for the coming generation of the new commons.

about the author: Matteo Pasquinelli is an Amsterdam-based writer and researcher at the Queen Mary University of London and has an activist background in Italy. He edited the collection Media Activism: Strategies and Practices of Independent Communication (2002) and co-edited C’Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader (2007). Since 2000, he has been editor of the mailing list Rekombinant (

Matteo Pasquinelli, Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam and the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2008.

Cover design: Studio Léon & Loes, Paperback, Illustrated (b/w), 240 pages, 14 x 21 cm. English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-663-1, € 23.50. Published by NAi Publishers, in association with the Institute of Network Cultures, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.