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Making Public: Research and Practice in Urgent Publishing

 

with the Institute of Network Cultures

 

What are strategies for cultural publishers to position their contents in an urgent way?

 

Keywords: publishing, hybrid publishing, digital publishing, writing, design, contents, urgency, positioning, public, readers, publishers, writers, editors, editing, public debate, post-truth, information, content

 

In today’s digitized world, public debate can erupt from one moment to the next. There’s an increasing need for quality information made available at the right moment, in the right place, and in the right form. Publishers, who have always played an important role in providing such information, are having trouble keeping up with the speed of circulation of information. All too often, one of the three success factors in publishing – speed, quality, and positioning – is obtained only at the expense of the other two. In this project, we develop strategies, prototypes, and methods that make possible an ‘urgent publishing’ practice, and thus counter the speedy information sphere in new and different ways.

 

Other partners: Willem de Kooning Academy, ArtEZ, and 12 MKB-partners

 

link: State Machines Project Page
 
research question: State Machines investigates the new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies.
 
State Machines investigates the new relationships between states, citizens and the stateless made possible by emerging technologies. Focussing on how such technologies impact identity and citizenship, digital labour and finance, the project joins five partners Aksioma, Drugo More, Furtherfield, Institute of Network Cultures and NeMe together with a range of artists, curators, theorists and audiences. State Machines insists on the need for new forms of expression and new artistic practices to address the most urgent questions of our time, and seeks to educate and empower the digital subjects of today to become active, engaged, and effective digital citizens of tomorrow.
 
partners: Aksioma, Drugo More, Furtherfield, NeMe

link: MoneyLab project page
 
research question: MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization. The network questions persistent beliefs, from Calvinist austerity, growth, and up-scaling, to trustless, automated decision making and (anarcho-)capitalist dreams of cybercurrencies and blockchained solutionism.
 
MoneyLab is a network of artists, activists, and geeks experimenting with forms of financial democratization. Entering the 10th year of the global financial crisis, it still remains a difficult yet crucial task to distinguish old wine from its fancy new bottles. The MoneyLab network questions persistent beliefs, from Calvinist austerity, growth, and up-scaling, to trustless, automated decision making and (anarcho-)capitalist dreams of cybercurrencies and blockchained solutionism. We consider experiments with digital coops, internet-based payment and network-based revenue models as spaces of political imagination, with an equally important aesthetic program.

 

link: The Art of Criticism Project Page
 
research question: The Art of Criticism project seeks to bring together, strengthen and develop experiments in art criticism. The project will provide opportunities for exchanging tools, experiences, and best practices, between magazines, web platforms, editors, staff, and researchers.
 
This project seeks to bring together, strengthen and develop experiments in art criticism. Initiated by the Institute of Network Cultures, Domain for Art Criticism, Archined and Kritiklabbet, the aim is to build a European consortium and set up a research collaboration for the future of art criticism. The project will provide opportunities for exchanging tools, experiences, and best practices, between magazines, web platforms, editors, staff, and researchers.
 
partners: Domein voor Kunstkritiek, Archined, Kritiklabbet