Archive for the 'Internet Politics' Category

In contemporary liberal democracies there is a polarisation between ideals of transparency – borne out in open government legislation, freedom of information, and confessionary culture – and what we might call a secret sphere, an institutionalised commitment to covert security operations that exist beyond the public view. In the wake of the Snowden revelations about the surveillance capabilities of intelligence agencies around the globe, an interdisciplinary symposium gathered experts to discuss the place and implications of secrecy in contemporary cultural politics. Speakers addressed what was politically, ethically, socially and ontologically at stake in cultures of secrecy at the individual, national, and international level. Recordings from the event were hidden across some of the darkest corners of the world wide web and were revealed to participants through a series of leaks and revelations starting on the 8th October 2015 at 12 Noon GMT. All of the leaks were revealed to the public on 9th October 2015 at 1102Hrs GMT. They are available as podcasts here: http://immersivestorylab.com/secret/leaks/

You can also download the materials from the symposium via a torrent. Distributing this will help our secrets remain permanently in the network. To use it please install a torrent client such as Bittorrent

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Interview with artist and media critic Alessandro Ludovico by Janneke Adema. The interview focus on the post-digital print condition, print-digital hybrids, independent and networked publishing and the potential of post-digital print projects to question, disturb, and subvert existing hegemonic and exploitative practices and institutions. This interview was conducted on January 31st 2013 in Berlin. For more information about the online, open access journal Culture Machine, visit www.culturemachine.net

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Interview with Geert Lovink, media theorist, net critic and activist, by Janneke Adema. The interview focuses on Lovink's research practice, the nature of organized networks, alternative sites of knowledge production, the future of media studies and the colonization of real-time. This interview was conducted on May 19th 2011 in Amsterdam.

For more information about the online, open access journal Culture Machine, visit www.culturemachine.net

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