Urgent Publishing: Research through Practice
Here and Now? Explorations in Urgent Publishing
Here and Now? Explorations in Urgent Publishing presents the results of the Making Public project, led by the Institute of Network Cultures in collaboration with 1001 Publishers, Amateur Cities, Amsterdam University Press, ArtEZ University of the Arts, Hackers & Designers, Mind Design, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Open!, Open Set, Puntpixel, Studio BLT, Valiz, and Willem de Kooning Academy.
Urgent Publishing Toolkit
Find all the tools and methods that were developed during the Making Public project here: Urgent Publishing Toolkit Parazine is a tool that allows you to recontextualize existing academic content. It scrapes the content from an online academic journal of your choice and allows you to create a ‘zine’ from this content. You, the source [...]
Platform 2 Platform: the Matching Algorithm
Brief explanation The Platform 2 Platform prototype is composed of two layers: a database collecting the articles from the connected publishers, and a matching algorithm to suggest connections between them. A third layer is added to this by editors reviewing the algorithmic suggestions and deciding if those links are meaningful or not. While the first [...]
Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis for download
Urgency Reader 2: Mutual Aid Publishing During Crisis, which is edited and produced by Paul Soulellis, began with a 10-day open call that was announced on March 18, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The call for work was motivated by two desires: 1—to collectively document some of the extraordinary conditions, dynamics, and emotions [...]
by Silvio Lorusso and Ania Molenda Within the Platforms group three independent online publishers: Amateur Cities, Online Open! and Open Set, have been developing a prototype of an algorithmic tool allowing small online publishing platforms to federate and expand readership. The tool, which we called Platform 2 Platform, establishes relations between the content (including articles, [...]
Making Relationships Public
In ‘Governance and Scalability: Circles of trust and federated platforms‘, a previous blog by Cristina Ampatzidou and Irina Shapiro, editors/publishers of respectively Amateur Cities and Open Set, Platform 2 Platform and part of the ideas behind it have been very well introduced and explained, and also queried, specifically in connection with important overarching issues such [...]
As a small, independent publisher, how do you win out in the attention economy? Platform 2 Platform is an exercise to see what happens when you decide to turn the game on its head. Instead of hoarding eyeballs, what happens when you give them away to those you trust and value?
Governance and Scalability: Circles of trust and federated platforms
Independent publishing platforms are often small in size and human resources and usually not able to afford advertising and other forms of paid visibility to increase their audiences. In the framework of the Making Public project, we are prototyping a tool that creates relations between content items located in different publishing platforms, and provides recommendations to readers.
From Modularity to Relationality: Other Forms of Writing, Thinking & Publishing
Thought can be structured in different ways, just like the web itself – it can be centralized, decentralized or distributed. The way of structuring impacts thought itself, which is why such structures deserve more attention than they usually receive. We need to be working on our thoughts. In our research group we try to make [...]
Organizing Content for a Modular Digital Publication
Written by Pia Pol Introduction Making a digital modular publication is never easy. Modular publishing has its own set of requirements and challenges. Modularity on the backend of projects is a much accepted and preferred strategy. Cutting the work up in blocks makes for a clear and easier to handle workflow. But what happens if [...]