Index of Titles Filed Under 'Social Infrastructure'

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Due to physical distancing measures under COVID-19, we are finding ourselves in what can be identified as an increased condition of gathering on- line. This condition includes learning situations, as well as moments to share and exchange our views, analyses, approaches, results, prototypes and proposals in a wide spectrum of academic and para-academic situations. Through the imposition of closed, proprietary, exclusive and over-optimised commercial formats for so-called “webinars”, this situation is rapidly resulting in the settlement of a monoculture in mediated gatherings. GAFAM & co are taking over research and educational ecosystems, while turning all interactions into business transactions. It ...
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PublisherArpa Journal2014
The idea of being online is in danger of extinction from redundancy. The Internet has become the principal site of construction, defense, storage and dissemination of new knowledge and social identity alike. Facebook’s population will soon eclipse that of China, and its holdouts nonetheless have well-formed electric selves in the servers of the NSA. As our physical world is increasingly tapped, scanned, streamed, imaged and mapped in realtime, the province of offline is a shrinking territory. In each wave of digitization—the archival, the social, the physical—the evidence of its arrival and its path to maturity are the same: search. For David Joselit, ...
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In contrast to current ‘roadmaps’ to recovery, this report rejects the notion that “the economy” should be the object of Coronavirus response, and that the project is one of recovery, resilience, or return. Instead, we argue that the task at hand is nothing short of reconstructing society through two great transformations. First, we must make it possible to both respond swiftly to all emerging pandemics with all of the resources at our disposal. Second, we must enable society to shift seamlessly in and out of periods of social distancing with policies that promote social solidarity and economic security for all.
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PublisherMeatspace Press2020
In early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world and states of emergency were declared by one country after another, the global technology sector—already equipped with unprecedented wealth, power, and influence—mobilised to seize the opportunity. This collection is an account of what happened next and captures the emergent conflicts and responses around the world. The essays provide a global perspective on the implications of these developments for justice: they make it possible to compare how the intersection of state and corporate power—and the way that power is targeted and exercised—confronts, and invites resistance from, civil society in countries worldwide. This ...
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Publisherdos-dos.org2020
Curator Eloise Sweetman and artist Isabelle Sully visit Transcorporealities at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. After viewing the exhibition, they sit down and wait for a public performance to start. They talk about permeability, occupying space and time, passing through, and proper behavior. Dos adds another layer in light of the covid-19 pandemic experience in spring 2020.
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The fifth episode is based on a conversation with interdisciplinary artist Melanie Jame Wolf, whose work critically circulates within the flow of immaterial capital by using the performative condition and potential of our identities. The conversation between Sonia Fernández Pan and Melanie Jame Wolf incorporated some of the many elephants in the (art) room, such as social class, age, or “undisciplined” bodies in the field of performance, dance, and choreography. It was also an opportunity to talk about social networks and the inevitable perverse functioning of symbolic capital in and through them. As Melanie Jame Wolf points out, contemporary social ...
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Publisheronestar press2008
A project by students at CALARTS with Nancy Buchanan, Sam Durant and Martha Rosler This book is one result of a class we taught at the California Institute of the Arts in the Spring of 2007. We began discussing the idea of teaching a class together the prior year, to see how young artists would address the human rights abuses and illegal wars the U.S. Government was (and is) committing so openly and, thus far, with near impunity. As an initial focus, Nancy proposed that students up-date, re-make or somehow respond to Martha Rosler’s prescient 1983 video tape, A Simple Case ...
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PublisherThinkbelt2020
In contemporary capitalism, moving is inseparable from making. Dara Orenstein traces the development of logistics infrastructure—from the emergence of the warehouse in the nineteenth century to the boom in foreign-trade zones in the twentieth—to reveal how they stretch borders, circumnavigate regulation, and reconfigure our sense of time and space.
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PublisherThinkbelt2020
Why do we participate, and what is that experience really like? Anthropologist Christopher Kelty traces different ways that participation has been formatted across the twentieth century, and, as new technologies obscure the meaning of the concept, considers its potential.
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PublisherK-hole2011
K-HOLE invites you to examine the following scenario: Company A has spent a quarter century horizontally integrating luxury brands, only to find that conglomeration and mutual association have weakened their identity and reduced the growth of their aggregate sales. In 2011, they decide to fragMOREtate their company by specializing their sub-brands to an extreme. They are now Companies A—Z, establishing each of their brands as autonomous corporations under the contract that each license only one luxury good. Company C now sells only cappuccinos.   K-HOLE is a trend forecasting group based in New York. It was founded by Greg Fong, Sean Monahan, Chris Sherron, ...
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PublisherRivet2015
A publication about habit, improvisation and falling off the wagon. Made to accompany the Wilson Exercises. Contributors: Trinie Dalton, Diedrich Diederichsen, Ruth Estévez, Geir Haraldseth and Rivet. With artist contributions by Anna Craycroft and Marc Vives. Supported by RKS, Arts Council Norway, Redcat. (spring 2015)
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PublisherStrelka Press2017
Privileging declarations, right answers, proofs, and universals, culture is often banging away with the same blunt tools that are completely inadequate to address contemporary chemistries of power. On the flip side, medium design offers no dramatic manifestos where things are new or right. Instead it only rehearses a habit of mind that has been eclipsed. Even at a moment of digital ubiquity, medium design treats space as an information system and a broad, inclusive mixing chamber for many social, political, and technical networks. And just as it inverts the typical focus on the object over the field, it may also ...
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PublisherNew Models2020
Fellow in Drug Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, KATHARINE NEILL HARRIS speaks to New Models from Texas about: substance use in America from Prohibition to the War on Drugs; the political and economic incentives for the most damaging policing policies; some surprising problems with body cameras and other tech solutionist fixes; and how all of this fundamentally reinforces race and class inequalities in the US and beyond. We also speak about the politics of pleasure and pain; and the rise of algorithmic RATS. (This episode was recorded 26 June 2020.)
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PublisherNew Models2021
Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, RICHARD BECK, author of “We Believe the Children: a Moral Panic in the 1980s “(Public Affairs, 2015) and a senior writer at N+1, spoke to New Models about social contagion—from the wild, child abuse allegations of Q and the satanic panics of recent history to the witch trials and blood libels of times before. Deepening the conversation is Richard’s current work on the War on Terror and its remaking of the American worldview.
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PublisherNew Models2021
Before there was Instagram, there was Mark Hunter, AKA, THE COBRA SNAKE, who made his name photographing the alt party scene of the ‘00s and relaying this coverage to his blog before people’s hangovers could even hit. In turn, thecobrasnake.com, along with American Apparel and Vice, became canon for high hipsterdom. For older Millens, it also came to represent an era when signs, language, and social protocol operated quite differently than they do in the ‘20s. With Mark now making a book from his early-Y2Ks archive—Cobrasnake: All Yesterday’s Parties (forthcoming from Rizzoli in 2022)—New Models chatted with him about his ...
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Pilot for an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode focuses on the idea of ‘bumpiness’ as a form of productive friction and features a number of special guests including Baseera Khan, Connie Samaras, Doug Ashford, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Karel Martens, Konrad Renner, Jason Dodge, Maria Lind, Marlene McCarty, The Rodina, Wong Kit Yi, WORKac, and others. ——
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Second episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode expands on the idea of ‘bumpiness’ as a form of productive friction and ventures into the realm of speculative fiction. It features a number of special guests including Amale Andraos & Dan Wood, Anthony Marcellini, Bala Krishnamurthy, Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Jonny Bruce, Marcos Lutyens, and Susan Ploetz, as well as surprise guest Shumon Basar. ——
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Third episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode moves beyond bumpiness to think about how communities emerge. It features special guests Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Grace Ndiritu, Julie Shafer, Prakash Janakiraman, Sam Thorne, and others. ——
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Fourth episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode dives into group dynamics, dreams, design, and education. It features special guests Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Lisa Baumgarten, Pras Gunasekera, Ramon Tejada, and others. ——
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Fifth episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode explores discomfort, performance, 
graphic notation, and social dreaming. It features special guests Anne Thompson, Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Dr. George Bermudez, Michael Portnoy, Qasim Naqvi, and Taja Cheek. ——
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PublishersP!WkshpsHome Cooking2020
Sixth and final episode of an experimental virtual lecture, talk show, and Sunday sermon, with a dose of group karaoke thrown in! Using Prem Krishnamurthy’s P!DF, v.6.0.0 as a score, this episode explores the sections called “My Favorite Things”. It features special guests and contributors American Artist, Ane Hjort Guttu with Daisuke Kosugi, Ayana Jamieson, Brian O’Doherty, Catherine Ince, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Colleen Asper, 
Connie Samaras, Emily Smith, Harold Offeh, James Wines, Jeffrey Weiss, Karel Martens, Leslie Hewitt, Martin Beck, 
Paul O’Neill, Pierre Leguillon, Shelley Streeby, Wong Kit Yi, and others. ——
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Amateur Cities and the Institute of Network Cultures are proud to present a feminist finance zine titled ‘Radical Care: Embracing Feminist Finance’. It is a cooperative future-thinking effort from the MoneyLab network, a collective of artists, designers, researchers, geeks and activists dedicated to the task of experimenting with more equitable, diverse, and sustainable futures for finance and economy. The zine is a diverse collection of voices organized in three types of contributions: quickfire interviews (short reactions to big questions), double interviews (conversational long reads), and artworks (projects addressing discussed subjects visually). Today we live in a world that is dominated by an ...
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This syllabus is the result of the Twitter conversations that took place during three launch events for Radical Care: Embracing Feminist Finance, a zine published by Amateur Cities and the Insitute of Network Cultures. The publication ponders how to embrace alternative values in economies, for example focusing on locality, cooperation, and caring. During the launch events, we asked contributors, respondents, and readers questions on topics related to feminist finance such as patriarchy, care and infrastructure. A wave of valuable information, relevant links, references and questions ensued. We realized that we did not want this wealth of collective knowledge to get ...
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The philosopher Tomislav Medak takes the works and the research of Sašo Sedlaček as a vantage point from which to consider how forms of social domination structure technological development in the present and how the present technological configuration is functional for the reproduction of those forms of social domination. Sedlaček’s works show the advancement of technology as a source of waste. They also deploy methods of re-purposing the technologies that grow in the shadows of capitalist technoscience – obsolete hardware, free software, alternative technology design and indigenous techniques. The marginal status of such alternative technologies speaks to the fact that ...
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Publisheronestar press2010
The billposter descends the stairs of the Porte d’Erewhon metro station, approaches a large billboard filled with a deep blue poster, and begins pasting up an image of a generic car located in an anonymous Parisian street.

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