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Non-linear publication tools

There’s a long tradition of non-linear narratives in traditional fiction, dating back to the Mahabharata from the 5thcentury BC 1 all the way to Joyce’s Ulysses, published in 1922. The narrative device of non-linearity is not exactly what we’re after though, as we’re looking into non-linear publishing methods that are also somehow interactive and go [...]

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Out Now: Sad by Design Essay in German (Lettre International 123)

Download as PDF An excerpt of the German translation of the Sad by Design essay you can find here. The book appears in English, Italian, German and Spanish in the first half of 2019. Geert Lovink durchstreift die Ruinen digitaler Luftschlösser. Eine Programmierte Traurigkeit durchzieht die Atmosphäre der sozialen Medien. Durch Tweets, Likes und Bots [...]

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Het Internet Genezen – Marleen Stikker – 6 December @ FLOOR, Wibauthuis

Graag nodigen wij je uit voor het evenement: ‘Het internet genezen’! Filosoof en internetpionier Marleen Stikker is te gast bij HvA Debatcentrum FLOOR. Zij richtte de Waag Society op, een instituut voor technologie en samenleving dat pioniert op het gebied van opkomende technologieën. Marleen kijkt kritisch naar technologieën en tools die internetgiganten ons aanbieden. Zij zal ons [...]

MoneyLab considers interventions in and experiments with digital economy.

Call for Contributions MoneyLab #6 Infrastructures of Money

Call for contributionsSiegen (Germany), 7-8 March 2019 The spectacle of the cryptocurrency is over and has given way to the banality of the blockchain. Anxious to fall behind and worried about “disruption” and “not being digital enough” banks, lawyers, start-ups, governments, NGOs, are all too eager to adopt blockchain technologies. What is valued and what [...]

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The Poverty of Praxis and the Web

I’m jotting down some quick notes on what seems to have become an obsessive thought: the relationship between poiesis and praxis, as understood by Hannah Arendt in The Human Condition. In broad strokes: poiesis means fabrication, it is the activity of the homo faber, the craftman (be them an engineer or a sculptor); praxis means Read the rest