The EIPCP has just started its new project 'midstream', trying to establish a few trajectories between publication practices, technopolitics and social movements on the conceptual basis of a mid/stream that is not mediation (s. also the research questions below).
in order to flesh out the lines along which the project can be developed, we are organizing a workshop in vienna on 18/19 november. participants are asked to prepare a short input, in which they could elaborate their experiences in the field of critical internet cultures. Rasa Smite will share the experience of rixc and the netculture of the 1990s and 2000s and will outline possible developments for the future.
Which are the technopolitical assemblages that can subvert and transgress the problematic power of facebook and co.?
Which kinds of postmedia devices could be developed for and within emancipatory transformations?
What can we learn from the different generations of alternative publishing projects (e.g. in arts, feminist contexts, the “new social movements” after 1968, the net-culture of the 1990s, n-1 and other alternative social media projects of the 2000s)?
How to develop (further) translocal and heterolingual machines of publication that thwart the logics of mediation and the separation of production and translation/publishing?
Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:00 – 19:00
Felix Stalder "Beyond Posts and Comments. Forms of continuous, communal writing"
Rasa Smite "Critical Internet Cultures versus Art: From What Went Wrong to Open Fields"
Konrad Becker "Wishful Thinking and Critical Practice in Networked Futures"
Tomislav Medak "Shadow Libraries -- Challenging the Knowledge Factory"
Stevphen Shukaitis "Autonomous Publishing and the Affordances of Openness"
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 12:00 – 19:00
Christoph Brunner "Transtemporal Immediation and Post-Media Cartographies"
Stefan Nowotny "Attention and Dispersion tyna fritschy cross-temporal peers: digital queer/feminist publishing and archiving practices"
Marion Hamm "Radical Sociability in the Digital Age: Formats, Concepts and Practices of Alternative Media"
Nuria Alabao / Raúl Sánchez Cedillo "Technopolitical challenges and experiences in Spain"
"Creative Networks In the Rearview Mirror of Eastern European History" by Rasa Smite (2012)
Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam 2012. ISBN: 978-90-818575-0-5.
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