Networking

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@ is for Activism: Dissent, Resistance and Rebellion in a Digital Culture. Joss Hands, Pluto Press

@ is for Activism, published by Pluto Press represents a remarkable and valuable contribution to media, communication and politics studies, The author, Joss Hands, is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the Newcastle University and with this text he provides a critical overview about the reshaping of the political landscape by new media and digital communication tools through a multidisciplinary approach.
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Wasting time on the internet. Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith

Kenneth Goldsmith is an artist and poet, well known internationally for being the founding editor of UbuWeb - the largest digital archive of contemporary art. The last August released his new book "Wasting time on the internet", a manifesto that shows "how our time on the internet is not really wasted but is quite productive and creative as he puts the experience in its proper theoretical and philosophical context.
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Immune Nations – The Vaccine Project

Artists, researchers and policymakers highlight complexities surrounding global vaccination in . It is a speculative exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines. The exhibit will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to coincide with the World Health Assembly.
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Media Art Histories/Re:Trace 2017 – Call for Papers | Deadline: 26/03/2017

The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology titled RE:TRACE focuses on an evaluation of the status of the meta-discipline MediaArtHistories today, more than a decade after the first conference founded the field now recognized worldwide as a significant historical inquiry at the intersection of art, science, and technology
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Network Aesthetics by Patrick Jagoda. Chicago University Press, 2016

In this sense, the text Network Aesthetics, represents a truly valuable contribution to the field of media theory and cultural – but also American - studies, in the effort to understand the role of interconnection structures in contemporary culture and to showing how networks might have also a strong aesthetical connotation, encompassing in particular contemporary artistic productions, like television series, movies and games productions.
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Affect and Social Media #3 | Deadline: 28/02/2017

The organizers of A&SM#3 welcome proposals for 15min presentations and artworks that interpret and explore the affective, feely and emotional encounters with social media grasped through the following themes: Experience; Engagement; Entanglement. Presentations and artworks can widely interpret each theme, but preference will be given to proposals that respond to all subjects.
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Build Your World: Minecraft and Open Source Architecture

To design one’s world, whether in the physical or digital domain, is to to increase one’s sense of agency. For Minecraft, this is an opportunity for architects to address the crises in urban housing. A similar open-source, DIY, and collaborative ethos plays out in architecture projects fabrication systems for non-architects to design and build their own homes, by Teddy Cruz, Alejandro Aravena, and the WikiHouse Project.
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Art, activism and making with Caroline Woolard

Caroline Woolard, co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods and TradeSchool, makes art and infrastructures for the solidarity economy. She's a cultural producer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates the intersection of art, urbanism and political economy, also tries to promote collaboration between artists and people
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A Prehistory of the Cloud by Tung-Hui Hu. MIT Press, 2016

Tung-Hui Hu is a former network engineer and current professor at University of Michigan. In his book A Prehistory of the Cloud, published by MIT Press in September 2015 he examines the gap between the real and the virtual in our idea of the cloud. A system of networks that enables multiple users to share the same pool of computer power
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Space Brain Laboratory

Space brain Laboratory born in 2009 thanks to Ann Veronica Janssens and Nathalie Ergino, is a project that brings together the thoughts and experiences of artists and researchers in the humanities and physical sciences, covering progress in neurosciences and astrophysics along with current practices in hypnosis and shamanism.
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When Digital Innovation meets Industry: the iMinds’ model

iMinds is a Flemish non-profit organization, that drive digital innovation for society and economy, through strategic and applied research on key digital technologies. Offering to people and organizations active support in research and business development, and also encourages tech entrepreneurs to bring their smart innovations to life
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!Mediengruppe Bitnik. Random Darknet Shopper

!Mediengruppe Bitnik live and work in Zurich/London. They are contemporary artists working on and with the Internet. Their practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms.
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Culturegraphy: understanding the world through networks

Culturegraphy investigates cultural information exchange over time also known as ‘memes’. These networks can provide new insights into the rich interconnections of cultural development. The graphics represent complex relationships of movie references by combining macro views summarizing 100 years of movie influences.
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Trevor Paglen and Jacob Appelbaum: Autonomy Cube

The Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art presents the Autonomy Cube by Trevor Paglen and Jacob Appelbaum. For the first time the Cube’s Tor relay serves as an exit-node by joining into the network of volunteer-run servers providing anonymous Internet access around the world, way beyond the boundaries of the gallery space.
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Emeka Ogboh: Playback. African Union: from 20 to 20.000 Hz

With PLAYBACK, the ifa Gallery Berlin gives insight into the working process for a project at the African Union of the Nigerian sound artist Emeka Ogboh, winner of the competition for an artwork for the Peace and Security building of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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