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