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Uncanny Networks : Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia - Geert Lovink

Uncanny Networks

Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia

By: Geert Lovink, Roger F. Malina (Editor), Sean Cubitt (Editor)

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For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help to create global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online, over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely references. The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces, and architectures of new media. The topics discussed include digital aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media philosophy, the Internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese techno tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the Internet, and the role of cyberspace in the rise of nongovernmental organizations. Interviewees included Norbert Bolz, Paulina Borsook, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Ca¬(c)n Dan, Mike Davis, Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Susan George, Boris Groys, Frank Hartmann, Michael Heim, Dietmar Kamper, Zina Kaye, Tom Keenan, Arthur Kroker, Bruno Latour, Marita Liulia, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Mongrel, Edi Muka, Jonathan Peizer, Saskia Sassen, Herbert Schiller, Gayatri Spivak, Ja(R)s Suga¬ Ravi Sundaram, Toshiya Ueno, Tjebbe van Tijen, McKenzie Wark, Hartmut Winkler, and Slavoj Zizek.

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"A roller coaster ride of discussion that ranges from art to politics, techno tribes to dot.com IPOs, radical politics to futuristic fantasy." - Ashley Crawford, frontwheeldrive.com; "If you want to know what media theory will say five years from now, then read Uncanny Networks to see what Geert Lovink said five years ago. For a futurist like myself, this useful, handy book saves time and trouble all around." - Bruce Sterling, author of The Hacker Crackdown and Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years"

Digital Constructivism: What Is European Software?p. 82
"We no longer collect the carrier but the information": On Movements, Archives, and Media Memoryp. 96
Bandwidth and Accountabilityp. 104
Building a Progressive, Pragmatic Futurismp. 112
About the Brazilianization of Indiap. 122
Cultural Imperialism and Information Inequalityp. 132
Taiwan Media and Inter-Asia Cultural Studiesp. 138
The Ins and Outs of the Soros Internet Program in Former Eastern Europep. 144
There Is No Information, Only Transformationp. 154
Implosion, Media, and the Arts in Albaniap. 162
The Computer: Medium or Calculating Machine?p. 186
Gated Communities, Themeparks, Youth Revoltsp. 196
Art in the Age of the Mobile Phone: Text Messages from Finlandp. 204
Media Wars and the Humanitarian (Non-)Interventionsp. 214
Audio Freedomp. 224
Enemy of Nostalgia, Victim of the Presentp. 232
National Heritage and Body Politicsp. 246
"The insider is curious, the outsider is suspicious"p. 254
Urban Techno Tribes and the Japanese Recessionp. 262
Intermedia: The Digital Bauhausp. 276
Demystifying the Virtual Power Structuresp. 288
Media Philosophy beyond the Dualism of Image and Textp. 294
Real and Virtual Light of Relational Architecturep. 304
The Power of Multiplicity and the Multiplicity of Powerp. 314
"I am a believer in the symbolic aspect of culture clashes"p. 326
Cyberselfishness Explainedp. 336
"Everything was to be done. All the adventures are still there."p. 348
Profilesp. 360
Sourcesp. 371
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ISBN: 9780262621878
ISBN-10: 0262621878
Series: Leonardo Books
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 1st April 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61