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[liberationtech] INC Social Media Reader out now
geert at desk.nl
Thu Feb 21 05:59:51 PST 2013
Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch (eds), Unlike Us Reader: Social Media
Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Amsterdam: Institute of Network
Cultures, 2013. ISBN: 978-90-818575-2-9, paperback, 384 pages.
Freely downloadable as pdf on:
To order free print copies of the reader, visit http://networkcultures.org/publications
Check the book trailer here: https://vimeo.com/59997671
The Unlike Us Reader offers a critical examination of social media,
bringing together theoretical essays, personal discussions, and
artistic manifestos. How can we understand the social media we use
everyday, or consciously choose not to use? We know very well that
monopolies control social media, but what are the alternatives? While
Facebook continues to increase its user population and combines loose
privacy restrictions with control over data, many researchers,
programmers, and activists turn towards designing a decentralized
future. Through understanding the big networks from within, be it by
philosophy or art, new perspectives emerge.
Unlike Us is a research network of artists, designers, scholars,
activists, and programmers, with the aim to combine a critique of the
dominant social media platforms with work on ‘alternatives in social
media’, through workshops, conferences, online dialogues, and
publications. Everyone is invited to be a part of the public
discussion on how we want to shape the network architectures and the
future of social networks we are using so intensely.
Contributors: Solon Barocas, Caroline Bassett, Tatiana Bazzichelli,
David Beer, David M. Berry, Mercedes Bunz, Florencio Cabello, Paolo
Cirio, Joan Donovan, Louis Doulas, Leighton Evans, Marta G. Franco,
Robert W. Gehl, Seda Gürses, Alexandra Haché, Harry Halpin, Mariann
Hardey, Pavlos Hatzopoulos, Yuk Hui, Ippolita, Nathan Jurgenson, Nelli
Kambouri, Jenny Kennedy, Ganaele Langlois, Simona Lodi, Alessandro
Ludovico, Tiziana Mancinelli, Andrew McNicol, Andrea Miconi, Arvind
Narayanan, Wyatt Niehaus, Korinna Patelis, PJ Rey, Sebastian
Sevignani, Bernard Stiegler, Marc Stumpel, Tiziana Terranova, Vincent
Toubiana, Brad Troemel, Lonneke van der Velden, Martin Warnke and D.E.
Next conference: Unlike Us 3, Amsterdam NL, March 22-23 2013.
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