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Institute of Network Cultures News

The Institute of Network Cultures wishes you a very happy 2010!


We’ll start the new year with three events:
· Winter Drinks INC, with the launch of Theory on Demand and Geert Lovink’s audio archive | 19 January, Amsterdam

· Critical Point of View: Wikiwars | 12-13 January, Bangalore, and

· Critical Point of View Conference | 26-27 March, Amsterdam

We hope you can join us on January 19th.

Please register at rsvp {AT} networkcultures.org



INC winter drinks | January 19, 2010 | 16:00 | Amsterdam
Location: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Interactive Media, Expositieruimte (4th floor), Rhijnspoorplein 1, Amsterdam.

Time: Launch starts at 16:00.
Please register: rsvp {AT} networkcultures.org
At the INC winter drinks the Institute of Network Cultures will launch two online projects: the Theory on Demand series and the audio archive of Geert Lovink 1987-1995.
Theory on Demand is a new publication series by the Institute of Network Cultures. The name is derived from print on demand, a printing te
chnology where new copies of a book (or other document) are not printed until an order has been received. Print on Demand publishers includes Lulu, Blurb, and Open Mute. The Theory on Demand mainly focuses on manuscripts that haven’t been published yet and books that are already out of print.

The first books in the series are:
# 1 Dynamics of Critical Internet Culture, by Geert Lovink
# 2 Jahre der Jugend Netzkritik: Essays zu Web 1.0, by Geert Lovink and Pit Schultz

# 3 Victim’s Symptoms, PTSD and Culture, by Ana Peraica
# 4 Imagine There Is No Copyright and Cultural Conglomorates Too..., by Joost Smiers and Marieke van Schijndel
The books can be downloaded as pdf files from the INC website (from 19 January onwards). Printed copies can be ordered with one of the listed print-on- demand publishers.
Geert Lovink’s audio archive contains more than 200 hours digitized material (transferred from cassettes to audio files). The archive contains editions from the Bilwet Portrait gallery and various other interviews and lectures from 1987 – 1995.
For information about the Bilwet Portrait gallery please visit:

Don’t forget to RSVP for the winter drinks by sending an email to
rsvp {AT} networkcultures.org




Critical Point of View: Wikipedia Research Initiative

Wikipedia has emerged as the de facto global reference of dynamic knowledge. Different stakeholders – Wikipedians, users, academics, researchers, Web 2.0 gurus, publishing houses and governments have entered fierce debates and discussions about what the rise of Wikipedia and Wiki cultures means and how they influence the information societies we live in. The Wikipedia project itself has been at the centre of much controversy, pivoted around questions of accuracy, anonymity, vandalism, expertise and authority.
The Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore, India) and the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, Netherlands) are working together to produce a critical reader on Wikipedia and to build a Wikipedia Knowledge Network. Under the title CPOV (Critical Point of View), we propose two events that bring together different perspectives, approaches, experiences and stories that critically explore different questions and concerns around Wikipedia. The proceedings from these two events will result in a reader that consolidates critical points of view about Wikipedia.
Themes: Wiki Theory, Wikipedia and Critique of Western Knowledge Production, Wiki Art, Designing Debate, Critique of Free and Open, Global Politics of Exclusion, The Place of Resistance, Wikipedia and Education.

Critical Point of View: WikiWars | 12 - 13 January 2010 | Bangalore, India

Location: The Bangalore International Centre, The Energy and Resources Institute, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore - 560 071 Karnataka.


Speakers: Geert Lovink, Rut Jesus, Anne Goldenberg, Shunling Chen, Stuart Geiger, Beatriz Martins, Dipti Kulkarni, Mark Graham, Phillip Schmidt, Alok Nandi, Dror Kamir, Asha Achuthan, Linda Gross, Heather Ford, Elad Wieder, Nathaniel Tkacz, Sunil Abraham, Usha Raman, Roy Krovel, Ivan Martinez, Nupoor Rawal, Srikiet Tadepalli, Tejaswini Niranjana, Nishant Shah, William Buetler, Eric Ilya Lee, Anas Tawileh, Yi-Ping Tsou, Amie Parry, Johanna Niesyto, Eric Zimmerman, Stian Haklev, Anja Kovacs, Isaac Mao, Scott Kildall, Nathaniel Stern, Rut Jesus, Anne Goldenberg, Shai Herdia.

Registration is now open at:


The WikiWars is going to be documented on video, which will be available via the weblog by the beginning of February. http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/


More information: http://www.cis-india.org/events/wikiwars



Critical Point of View Conference | 26 - 27 March 2010 | Amsterdam

Location: Public Library Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam


Speakers: Ramon Reichert, Jeanette Hofman, Mathieu O’Neil, Joseph Reagle, Charles van den Heuvel, Dan O’Sullivan, Alan Shaprio, Scott Kildall, Patrick Lichty, Richard Rogers, Andrew Famigletti, Teemu Mikkonen, Mayo Fuster, Athina Karatzogianni, and more.

More information and CPOV news: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/cpov/




INC Reader #5: Urban Screens 

The INC has published its fifth Reader:

Urban Screens Reader, edited by Scott McQuire, Meredith Martin and Sabine Niederer. This publication was launched at the event Urban Screens 09: The City as Interface, which took place on 4 December 2009 in TrouwAmsterdam. 

About the book: The Urban Screens Reader is the first book to focus entirely on the topic of urban screens. In assembling contributions from a range of leading theorists, in conjunction with a series of case studies dealing with artists’ projects and screen operators’ and curators’ experiences, the reader offers a rich resource for those interested in the intersections between digital media, cultural practices and urban space.

Urban Screens have emerged as a key site in contemporary struggles over public culture and public space. They form a strategic junction in debates over the relation between technological innovation, the digital economy, and the formation of new cultural practices in contemporary cities. How should we conceptualize public participation in relation to urban screens? Are ‘the public’ citizens, consumers, producers, or something else? Where is the public located? When a screen is erected in public space, who has access to it and control over it? What are the appropriate forms of urban planning, design and governance? How do urban screens affect cultural experiences?

Contributors: Simone Arcagni, Alice Arnold, Giselle Beiguelman, Liliana Bounegru, Kate Brennan, Andreas Broeckmann, Uta Caspary, Sean Cubitt, Annet Dekker, Jason Eppink, Ava Fatah gen. Schieck, Mike Gibbons, M. Hank Haeusler, Bart Hoeve, Erkki Huhtamo, Karen Lancel, Hermen Maat, Meredith Martin, Scott McQuire, Julia Nevárez, Sabine Niederer, Shirley Niemans, Nikos Papastergiadis, Soh Yeong Roh, Saskia Sassen, Leon van Schaik, Jan Schuijren, Audrey Yue.

Download the reader here:



Video reports from Urban Screens 09: The City as Interface are available here:




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