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.
Write-up of a presentation held November 30th 2018 in Amsterdam. Below are some preliminary results from the Best Practices research that is continually being carried out within the Making Public project. These BPs and tools are collected throughout, so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments or share them in another way. Let’s [...]
Out now: TOD #29: Good Data
INC is happy to announce the publication of Good Data edited by Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann. You can download and read the book here: http://wap.7wwgmzac.tw/blog/publication/tod-29-good-data/. Thursday January 25th at 17:00 the book will be launched @ Spui25, see you there!
Sad by Design (the essay)
Download as PDF (first published online by Eurozine, January 10, 2019) ‘Solitary tears are not wasted.’ René Char – ‘I dreamt about autocorrect last night.’ Darcie Wilder – ‘The personal is impersonal.’ Mark Fisher – ‘Swipe left and move on.’ Motivational speaker – ‘I’m easy but too busy for you.’ T-shirt – ‘Why don’t you [...]
A Behavioral Definition of Design – Notes on Self-Design
Our goal here is to develop a framework that can encompass both the design of things and the design of beings. In order to do so, we need a working definition of design. For this purpose let us consider an unlikely source, Karl Marx’s Capital: A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, Read the rest
‘Waardeonderzoek cruciaal voor werkend circulair systeem’
“Welke waarden zijn van belang in onze circulaire economie? In 2050 moet de Nederlandse samenleving zijn getransformeerd in een zogenoemde circulaire economie. In deze duurzame recycle-economie bestaat geen afval en worden grondstoffen steeds opnieuw gebruikt. De technologieën om deze ambitie van het Nederlandse kabinet waar te maken, bestaan al. Daarom is het nu tijd voor [...]
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.