[Renewable] NEW publication – NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABILITY, published by RIXC and MPLab (Latvia)

Agnese Baranova agnese at rixc.lv
Mon Jun 13 12:04:15 EEST 2011


Dear All,

RIXC, The Centre for New Media Culture (Riga, Latvia) and MPLab (Art 
Research Lab of Liepaja University, Liepaja, Latvia) has recently 
published the next volume in Acoustic Space series – No. 10 titled 
NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABILITY, edited by Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch, Raitis 
Smits with the introduction by Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch and featuring 
papers divided in four parts (see details in content below).

NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABILITY (Acoustic Space No. 10)
Peer-reviewed Journal for Transdisciplinary Research on Art, Science, 
Technology and Society
Edited by Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch, Raitis Smits


ABOUT THE VOLUME
After the initial privatisation of the Internet in the 1990s, there was 
a wide-spread belief that the decentralised structure of the net would 
remodel society and its image. The contrary has happened and the 
Internet has come under ever more closer corporate and state control, 
and, as the financial crisis of 2008 confirmed, network society has not 
become a stable paradigm. However, while some of the techno-utopian 
ideas have failed, still many important developments have been made, 
rooted in network culture of the 1990s and early 2000s. Those 
developments, a host of expressions on many levels - from a more broadly 
cultural orientation towards participation and self-organisation, to 
critical artistic practices and various theoretical and political 
discourses - were sidelined and overshadowed, first by the rise of the 
new economy, and subsequently by a new boom-rhetoric surrounding the 
term web 2.0. The task of this issue is to question the complex 
relationships between "network technology" and "network society" by 
"taking stock" and by looking back at the very recent past and gleaning 
insights from what was and still is a tumultuous and fast moving affair.
This volume contains papers by researchers, media theorists, social 
scientists, network activists and artists who discuss their ideas, 
practices and models of the techno-social co-evolution of the network 
culture of the previous era and provide insights into how sustainability 
could be furthered in the present and the future.

CONTENTS
Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch. INTRODUCTION

I NETWORK POLITICS
Felix Stalder POLITICS OF NETWORKED VISIBILITY
Clemens Apprich. READING THE DIGITAL CITY: NEW POLITICAL TECHNOLOGIES IN 
THE NETWORK SOCIETY
Magdalena Tyzlik-Carver. SUSTAINABILITY OF LABOUR IN ORGANIZED NETWORKS
Geert Lovink, Ned Rossiter. UNDERSTANDING CARTOPOLITICS: THE LOGIC OF
NETWORKS, FROM VISUALIZATION TO ORGANIZATION

II LOCATIVE AND SITUATED MEDIA PRACTICE
Ilze Black. TESTING, TESTING. EXPERIMENTS IN A LOCAL NETWORK DOMAIN
Ieuan Franklin. EARWITNESS ACCOUNTS: SECONDARY ORALITY AND STREET RADIO
Marc Tuters. LOCATING “LOCATIVE”: THE GENEALOGY OF A KEYWORD

III CREATIVE NETWORKS
Rasa Smite. CREATIVE NETWORKS. A NETWORK, A COMMUNITY OR “JUST” A 
MAILING LIST?
Francesca da Rimini. NETWORKING THE CONTAINER PROJECT: A RADICAL
APPROACH TO DIGITAL LITERACY, CREATIVITY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Simon Biggs, Penny Travlou. DISTRIBUTED AUTHORSHIP AND CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

IV ART AND TECHNOPOLITICS
Armin Medosch. 45 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (MEDIA HISTORY ON HEAVY
ROTATION)
Brian Holmes. SOLIDARITY AND DETERRITORIALIZATION. THE AVANT-GARDE AS
TRANS-IDENTITY
Frantisek Zachoval. OPEN SOURCE THROUGH MICROSOCIETIES

APPENDIX. NETWORK CULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY ART PROJECTS
Visual and textual descriptions of the artistic research projects

Smite, Rasa, Medosch, Armin and Smits, Raitis. 2011. Network and 
Sustainabilty. /Acoustic Space/, No. 10. Riga, Liepaja: RIXC, MPLab. 287 
pages. ISSN 1407-2858
Price: 20 EUR (including VAT and shipping costs within EEZ for 1 copy, 
for shipping elsewhere and other amount of copies please contact us).


Best regards,
Agnese/ RIXC
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