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.
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Download as PDF My life has been defined by the issue how the organization of social movements relates to the ‘media question’. And so, this remarkable year, defined by the term Facebook revolution, can be read as a real test. We all know that the year 2011 didn’t end well. There is a real question [...]
Good Data are Better Data
Good Data edited by Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann will be published by INC in January 2019. The book launch will be 24 Januari @ Spui25. In anticipation of the publication, we publish a series of posts by some of the authors of the book.
Link list on bitcoin & blockchain, demonitization and other MoneyLab issues (part 5)
Phi: a platform that connects people in remote off-grid communities to clean, low-cost energy http://futurearchitectureplatform.org/projects/73faa23f-564b-4df1-92f9-595fd2e63465/ Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-21/facebook-is-said-to-develop-stablecoin-for-whatsapp-transfers Pump-and-Dump Groups Become ‘Widespread’ as Market Remains Largely Unregulated https://cointelegraph.com/news/pump-and-dump-groups-become-widespread-as-market-remains-largely-unregulated Fraud with ‘blockchain journalism’ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/civil-unrest-how-a-blockchain-based-journalism-startup-bumbled-its-launch/ Cryptocurrencies are like lottery tickets that might pay off in future by Kenneth Rogoff https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/10/cryptocurrencies-bitcoin-kenneth-rogoff Ken Rogoff: [...]
Call for Contributions VideoVortex XII, Malta, September 27-28, 2019
VideoVortex, an artistic network that deals with the aesthetics and politics of online video, will gather again, this time in Malta, for a two day conference/event and a separate exhibition. If you want to get involved, contribute to the conference, exhibition or screening program, please send us a proposal before 31 Januari 2019.
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 [...]
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 free bet casino 2019Read the rest