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Geert Lovink on Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:44:20 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> News from the Institute of Network Cultures


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Dear all,

this is the spring newsletter from the Institute of Network Cultures, with updates about Winter Camp, Video Vortex and Urban Screens. Furthermore, we're announcing an upcoming event, so Stop Searching, Start Questioning!, and join us at the Society of the Query event in November.

Best wishes,
the INC team

\\\ Winter Camp video interviews online\\\
The Winter Camp meta-group is happy to announce that the video interviews that were conducted during Winter Camp (3-7 March 2009) have been uploaded to Vimeo! A total of 28(!) was selected and is now available online, in HD quality and available for downloading as .ogg file.

We hope that the interviews will be viewed, downloaded, screened and shared extensively, and would like to thank all the networks and interviewees for collaborating with us on this wonderful collection of insights into how networks work. A special thanks goes out to Gerbrand Oudenaarden from Engage! Tactical Media, who did the entire production and generously offered server space for hosting these videos. And thanks to Urte Jurgaityte, for assisting Gerbrand and the meta-group interviewers in getting this done.

Link to interviews: www.networkcultures.org/wintercamp/videos.
Winter Camp is supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Democratie en Media and Mondriaan Foundation.

\\\4th Video Vortex in Split, Croatia, 21-23 May 2009\\\
On 21-23 May, 2009 the fourth edition of Video Vortex will take place in Split, Croatia. It is organized by the Department of Film and Video at the Academy of Arts University of Split and Platforma 9.8, in collaboration with the INC. After previous Video Vortex events in Brussels, Amsterdam and Ankara, Video Vortex Split will focus on the moving image on the Web.

VV Split includes presentations by: Perry Bard, Nathalie Bookchin, Maarten Brinkerink, Vito Campanelli, David Clark, Dagan Cohen, Alejandro Duque, Albert Figurt, Stefan Heidenreich, Jasmina Kallay, Sarah KÃssene, Lev Manovich (to be confirmed), Dalibor Martinis, Gabriel Menotti, Ana Peraica, Valentina Rao, Jan Simons, Amir Soltani, Antanas Stancius, Evelin Stermitz, David Teh, Vera Tollmann, Andreas Treske, Sasa Vojkovic, Paul Wiersbinski, Kuros Yalpani. Performances by: Cym and Emile Zile, and screened work by: Nathalie Bookchin, Cym, Lemeh42, Cornelius Onitsch, Ivana Runjic, and Shelly Silver.

The program is online at www.networkcultures.org/videovortex.
We hope to see you in Split!

\\\Society of the Query conference: 13 - 14 November, Trouw Amsterdam in Amsterdam\\\ With the Society of the Query conference -stop searching, start questioning-, the Institute of Network Cultures aims to critically reflect on the information society and the dominant role of the search engine in our culture. What does it mean to depend on an engine to manage the complex system of knowledge on the Internet? What are the alternatives? How can the increasingly centralized Web be regulated? What is the future of interface design? By bringing together researchers, theorists and artists, the conference will examine the key issues that are emerging around Web search, and contextualize developments within the fields of knowledge organization and information design.
Please contact us if you are interested in participating: info {AT} networkcultures.org

\\\Urban Screens Reader\\\
Following three successful Urban Screens events in Amsterdam (2005), Manchester (2007) and Melbourne (2008), we have started the preparations for an Urban Screens reader. This publication is produced by the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication. The reader is to be launched in December 2009.

CONTENT AREAS:
Histories of Public Display // Sites // Art in Public Space // Curating, Programming, Partnerships // Publics and Public Space // Architecture and Media // Urban Screens Theory // Mediated Interaction

More information? Please contact urbanscreens {AT} networkcultures.org

\\\\General Info\\\
Institute of Network Cultures
Amsterdam New Media Research Centre
http://www.networkcultures.org

Overview INC Publications
http://networkcultures.org/publications/overview/

Institute of Network Cultures Media Archive
http://networkcultures.org/archive/

Geert Lovinkâs Net critique blog
http://networkcultures.org/geert/


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