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Re-visiting 90s media theory: The Media Archive by ADILKNO

Re-visiting 90s media theory: The Media Archive by ADILKNO

Alexandra Kontou, Caroline Boserup, Jakub Dutka   ADILKNO / BILWET (Foundation for the Advancement of Illegal Knowledge / Stichting tot Bevordering van Illegale Wetenschap ) was founded in 1983 as a collective of five artists/authors, Geert Lovink, Arjen Mulder,...
Information Overload: how much is enough?

Information Overload: how much is enough?

If you’re reading this post, on this blog, your interests clearly relate to the wonderful realm of new media. Your notifications icon on Facebook is probably blinking to indicate that you have some messages pending and there’s a cue...
Smaller Charities, Bigger Visualizations

Smaller Charities, Bigger Visualizations

When you walk over the Dam square in Amsterdam, volunteers for various charity organization are scanning the crowd for potential contributors. Using appealing stories to convince the person into making a donation. It’s hard to keep track of the...
Plan (Your) Obsolescence – Archive (as) Art

Plan (Your) Obsolescence – Archive (as) Art

This article is a co-creation by Autumn Hand, Juliana Paiva, Kendall Grady and Mario Gesteira. Archive (An Informal Introduction) Let’s blow the dust and grime off the archive. Let’s get to the art of this matter too. Whether archive...

Love in the Time of Call-era: Rap music videos and the infectious relationship between humans and mobile phones

Attraction: Mobile tools R. Kelly ft. Nas “Did You Ever Think” (1998) The access point of your curiosity is the body, an exciting, new gadget. J. Macgregor Wise describes one perspective of human-technology relations as a received view in...

Video Vortex #6: In Coversation with Natalie Bookchin (part 2)

 (Part 2 of 2 – In conversation with Natalie Bookchin) Mass Ornament G: I see you’ve really chosen the audio track and it is leading...

Dissemination of Social Network Sites

Social network sites are very popular within media studies. They are common research subjects. How often did you refer to Facebook or LinkedIn when writing an article? There is not one way to explore the universe of social media....

Internet of things book presentation at the Waag

Internet of things book presentation by Rob van Kranenburg. 28th of october, Theatrum Anatomicum, the Waag, Amsterdam intro by Geert Lovink (INC). The full publication can be found here (thanks jaromil for bringing this to my attention) (a camera...

A Blog Meme: Zero Comments

Via email I was notified that we were tagged by a blog meme, asking to write down sentences 6-8 from page 123 of the nearest book. Just coming home from Geert Lovink’s book presentation and thus having his book...

An analysis of a vj collaboration; “A Collaborating Cooperation or a Cooperating Collaboration?”

Different definitions, or interpretations if you will, have been linked to words like 'collaboration' and 'cooperation'. One example of this is a part of 'The Art of Free Cooperation' (2007). In the chapter 'Collaboration on...
24/7 Time and Temporality in the Network Society

24/7 Time and Temporality in the Network Society

Real time, cyber time, machine time, clock time, chronos time, frankentime, mythic time, objective time, natural time, subjective time, present time, timeless time, being time, bullet time, internet time, chronoscopic time, global standard time, local time…are you still there?...

New Network Theory – Opening

The Masters of Media are at the New Network Theory Conference – organized by Network Cultures, ASCA and the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam (that’s us!). Geert Lovink introduced the program as an ambitious attempt to...

MyCreativity: Alternative Business and Organisation Models

The topic of discussion at MyCreativity was to propose a new system of copyright that withstands the 21st century, respects the domains of knowledge and creativity, and provides artist with a worthy financial compensation. Joost Smiers has clearly thought...
MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part II: Dispatches from the City

MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part II: Dispatches from the City

The closing session of MyCreativity continued the previous session on dispatches from the city: Examples of the Creative Industry -or insert preffered term here- from around Europe. The first session covered Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona and Basel. In this second...
MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part I: Dispatches from the City

MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part I: Dispatches from the City

This two-hour lecture covered the cities of Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona and Basel (Switzerland). Monika Mokre and Elisabeth Mayerhofer covered Vienna, Aphra Kerr covered Dublin, Barbara Strebel covered Basel, and Matteo Pasquinelli covered Barcelona. The lecture started with Vienna, which...

MyCreativity, Fifth Session (Creative Labour and Precarious Creativity) Part Two

Creative labour as the basis for a critique of creative industries policy- David Hesmondhalgh At this presentation Hesmondhalgh would to like think about how an analysis of creative labour might contribute to critique. Therefore he suggests three critical approaches...
MyCreativity, First Session Part One

MyCreativity, First Session Part One

At around 10:15 the usual suspects started showing up, including my fellow master students (some of us are aware that a 10 a.m. start means 10:30 in conference-speak). Geert Lovink (see photo) opened the proceedings as laptops took over...

Discuss Article: Blogging, the Nihilist Impulse – Geert Lovink

On page three, paragraph three Lovink states that ‘blogs were the actual catalysts that realized democratization’. But wasn’t Usenet an early catalyst? Or is Usenet dismissed because it has never reached critical mass? He also states on page three,...