As the INC is preparing for a conference on search engines, titled The Society of the Query, research intern Dennis Deicke is delving deep into search engine theory. His book reviews can be read on the preliminary conference site www.networkcultures.org/query. Dennis has published his first review, which covers David Gugerli’s Suchmaschinen, Die Welt als Datenbank. The review can be read here.
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Dispatches from the Place of Imminence, part 10
May 9 – 29, 2022 The war did not end on May 9th. That day Russia celebrated the 77th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany with a large-scale military parade in Moscow’s Red Square. To the huge disappointment of the public, there was no promised flying display of the supersonic Tu-160 strategic bombers, nor a so-called “Doomsday” [...]
‘We Are Not Doing Anything Illegal, Why Be Anonymous?’ — Interview with Maxim Kondratiev from Avtozak LIVE
Maxim Kondratiev is a coordinator of Avtozak LIVE, an independent media that covers protests and the violations of rights in Russia. Avtozak LIVE is mostly active on Telegram, where their channel has almost 51.000 followers. We talked with Maxim in early May via Zoom. He is currently residing in a migration centre in the Netherlands, [...]
The Techno-Utopia of the Grocery Delivery Platforms
Originally published in Dutch on NRC (May 22th, 2022) Premise of the article This article looks at Amsterdam as an illustrative example of our research about digital platforms. Commercial platforms for food and grocery delivery have grown tremendously during the Covid period. Their advertisements and logos are capturing attention everywhere, on ferries, trams and in [...]