The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) analyzes and shapes the terrain of network cultures through events, publications and online dialogue. Our projects evolve around digital publishing, alternative revenue models, online video and design, digital counter culture and much more.
On the Barricades of the Incalculable: Against Algorithm Addiction
By Stefano Diana. Frontiers are usually zones of trafficking, and the moving boundaries of knowledge are no exception. There you may encounter the weird and adorable creatures known as paradoxes.
Conjuring Spirits in the Black Box of Finance
Conjuring Spirits in the Black Box of Finance by Patricia de Vries This essay appeared in State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art. Order a free copy or download the epub here. The whole terrible fight occurred in the area of imagination. That is the precise location of
Vvitching out for each other: Activating the textures of PDA
Practitioners who engage with post digital aesthetics are concerned with processes in art-making and conceptual frameworks that assume digitality rather than treat it as an exception. Its tools are ubiquitous, situated, embedded with neoslime, embracing material speculation, curious imperfection, mawkish plasticity, rather than a transhuman sterilised alien ideal of perfection. The post digital has been
Blog Report MoneyLab #6: Forgotten, Failed, Fictional: Research Methods for Fintech
By Tatjana Seitz They might not know it just yet, but that Lab will be a real thing at next year’s MoneyLab#7. Those who have not heard the delightful news: MoneyLab#7 is coming home and will take place in November this year in Amsterdam. So much for the spoilers, but how did we get there?
Out now! State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art
Order your own free copy of State Machines: Reflections and Actions at the Edge of Digital Citizenship, Finance, and Art. About the book: Today, we live in a world where every time we turn on our smartphones, we are inextricably tied by data, laws and flowing bytes to different countries. A world in which personal
Library Stack: connecting (hybrid) publications and libraries
Check out Library Stack, a project that works towards connecting artistic publications and library databases, and interested in getting in touch with relevant partners. Here’s a short intro: Library Stack is an online database, archive and distribution system for digital publications from the visual arts, design, architecture and theory. We collect ebooks, video, audio and
Algorithmic Hate: Brenton Tarrant and the Dark Social Web by Luke Munn
“From where did you receive/research/develop your beliefs? The internet, of course.” -Brenton Tarrant On Friday, March 15th 2019, at 1:40pm, Brenton Tarrant walked into the first of two mosques in central Christchurch and began shooting indiscriminately, leading to the deaths of 50 people. Already there has been speculation about what drove such an attack. For
Blog Report MoneyLab #6: Blockchains Beyond Fintech
By André Sekulla The panel ‘Blockchains Beyond Fintech’ was moderated by Ronja Trischler. As an introduction, she gave a short insight into the topic and her own research. In addition to the application of the cryptocurrency, there are already other exciting and interesting areas in which blockchain technology is gaining attention. For example, for plagiarism
What’s going on? Het essay in de wereld – About the essay, now also in English
Written for and presented at the launch of The world in yourself: Dutch and Flemish literature of the 21st century in sixty essays, 7 February 2019, Spui25 Amsterdam. After receiving a tip about translation website DeepL, I decided to experiment with it. I must say I’m impressed with the results (except for the word ‘tangconstructies’
Event: Amsterdam Alternative Talk #05 with Brian Holmes & Sebastian Olma 29-03 @ OT301
Watershed Maps: Ecological Struggles in the Americas With Brian Holmes Amsterdam Alternative invites you to the 5th installment of its talk series which will revolve around questions regarding art and political mobilization in the Anthropocene. From the organisation: We are very excited to have Brian Holmes with us for this AA talk. Brian Holmes is