* “Mit New Nations koennen neue Top-Level-Domains für Gemeinschaften und Kulturen erstellt werden, die im bestehenden Datennetz noch ueber keine Präsenz verfügen und sich nun mit .ti (Tibeter), .ku (Kurden), .uu (Uiguren) oder .te (Tamilen) eigene Kommunikations- und Präsentationsstrukturen und -kulturen formieren können.” Via
* Samen teilen: “Seed-sharing is an ancient practice throughout the world. It is currently under threat by big industrial seed corporations (e.g. Monsanto). They want to patent seeds and prevent us from sharing them so we will always be forced to buy from them. Seed sharing is crucial to our freedom, autonomy from capitalism and crucial for our collective survival.” Via
* Die größte kollektive, unzensierte Zeichnung im Netz: “Superfreedraw“. “No registration, no censorship. superfreedraw has been established to support the idea of a free and uncensored internet accessible by everyone all over the world. The established elite art system sucks. Everybody is an artist! This is the biggest collaborative artwork ever made.”
* Hexen 2.0 von Suzanne Treister: “HEXEN 2.0 looks into histories of scientific research behind government programmes of mass control, investigating parallel histories of countercultural and grass roots movements. HEXEN 2.0 charts, within a framework of post-WWII U.S. governmental and military imperatives, the coming together of scientific and social sciences through the development of cybernetics, the history of the internet, the rise of Web 2.0 and increased intelligence gathering, and implications for the future of new systems of societal manipulation towards a control society.” Via: Laurence, merci!
* Graffiti in Filmen: “Graffiti Fiction” von Mathieu Tremblin & David Renault. “We are glad to announce you the birth of an archive about graffiti in fictionnal movies and series. We starded years ago to gather filmstills from movies we liked where graffiti appear. We focused on graffiti which were created especially for the movie and which were having a narrative function in the story – as a point or as an echo of it. We made a selection of some and published them on a Tumblr in waiting to make a finest analysis and typology of those. First presented and commented briefly during our lecture at “Graffiti as psychogeographical map: the new European urban intervention” seminary in UMIP, Santander (ES) during summer 2011 under invitation of Javier Abarca, we are planning to present this corpus with comments as a lecture and as an artist book in the future.”
* Kunstgeschichte als Twitter-Reply: “NonPrintingCharacter“.
* Buchtipp I: “Evil Media” von Matthew Fuller & Andrew Goffey. “Evil Media develops a philosophy of media power that extends the concept of media beyond its tried and trusted use in the games of meaning, symbolism, and truth. It addresses the gray zones in which media exist as corporate work systems, algorithms and data structures, twenty-first century self-improvement manuals, and pharmaceutical techniques. Evil Media invites the reader to explore and understand the abstract infrastructure of the present day. From search engines to flirting strategies, from the value of institutional stupidity to the malicious minutiae of databases, this book shows how the devil is in the details.” Via
* Buchtipp II: “Bad Graffiti” von Scott Hocking. “Bad Graffiti looks at the plethora of graffiti that adorns our cities at a ubiquitous, popular cultural level. It is a record of the graffiti of the everyday, not of the named ‘artists’ who have contributed to the many books on graffiti ‘art’ over the past ten years or so.” Via
* Buchtipp III: “Virality” von Tony D. Sampson. “In this thought-provoking work, Tony D. Sampson presents a contagion theory fit for the age of networks. Unlike memes and microbial contagions, Virality does not limit itself to biological analogies and medical metaphors. It instead points toward a theory of contagious assemblages, events, and affects. For Sampson, contagion is not necessarily a positive or negative force of encounter; it is the way society comes together and relates.” Via
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