Paradise Now: UbuWeb's World Without Copyright U B U W E B :: Paradise Now: UbuWeb's World Without Copyright
Museums and artists take a stand against the dominance of social media :: Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives Artists play a crucial role in visualizing power relationships and disrupting subliminal daily routines of social media usage.
Searching For Mark Pilgrim [[ MARK IS FINE and his work is not lost.
Twitter Psychology Psychological research on Twitter reveals who tweets, how much, what they talk about and why. There are now 190 million Twitter users around the world producing 65 million tweets each day. 19% of US internet users now say they use Twitter or a similar service to share updates about themselves—double the figure from the previous year (Pew, 2009). So who tweets?
In the last months there have been, time and again, mass demonstrations on the street, in the square, and though these are very often motivated by different political purposes, something similar happens: bodies congregate, they move and speak together, and they lay claim to a certain space as public space. Now, it would be easier to say that these demonstrations or, indeed, these movements, are characterized by bodies that come together to make a claim in public space, but that formulation presumes that public space is given, that it is already public, and recognized as such. We miss something of the point of public demonstrations, if we fail to see that the very public character of the space is being disputed and even fought over when these crowds gather. Judith Butler: Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street | eipcp.net
I wrote this short catalogue text for Lenore Malen’s I am the Animal — also included stills (courtesy of and permission from Lenore Malen) from the exhibition: The Media That Therefore We Are It’s a matter of scales. The Media That Therefore We Are – on Lenore Malen’s video installation « Machinology
Demos | Publications Populist parties and movements are now a force to be reckoned with in many Western European countries.
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick How We Know by Freeman Dyson
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When we think of being connected to the Internet, our minds immediately shift to our computers, phones, and most recently tablets. This week at Cisco live, I shared that in 2008, the number of devices connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. That’s right. There are more devices tapping into the Internet than people on Earth to use them.
Animal Ecologies in Visual Culture
Steve Jobs 1955-2011. | DARC – Digital Aesthetics Research Center Newspapers and gadget magazines are overflowing with praise and remembrance, and there is no doubt that one of the big IT company leaders and visionaries has died. In many places he is praised as an aesthete that made computers and gadgets with stunning design and great wow-factor.
info – Daily Watch » Supercomputer Predicts Revolution A new type of software has been shown to predict revolutions by mining news reports around the world. Retrospectively mining the news for the past 30 years the software indicates points at which the likelihood for a revolution is high. When put to the test – bingo!
The end of August marked the 31st anniversary of the Gdánsk Agreement, the accord which is usually seen as having kick-started the demise of communism. Today, Adam Michnik, millionaire and owner of Agora Media LLC, speaks at the Edinburgh Book Festival as a ‘famous dissident’, while Poland takes over presidency in the EU. Ostalgia Trips
Geek Revenue – University of Copenhagen
Following from Glitch Reality No1 commissioned by It’s Nice That for Nike, Glitch Reality 2 by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez and David Gardener is a new iteration of exploring physical objects in glitch form. Glitch Reality II - analogue-to-digital-to-analogue translation by @m_pf