Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia

Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia

by Geert Lovink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262122510

ISBN-13: 9780262122511

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: MIT Press

For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help 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…  See more details below

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For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help 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 interviewees include Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Bruno Latour, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lev Manovich, and Slavoj Zizek. 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, 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 cyberspace and the rise of nongovernmental organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262122511
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Series:
Leonardo Book Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Art of Electric Dialogue: Self-Interview as Introduction2
"We don't know what it is we invented"12
Rethinking Media Aesthetics18
Heidegger Online28
Civil Society, Fanaticism, and Digital Reality36
Data Trash: The Theory of the Virtual Class50
How to Turn Your Liability into an Asset: Media, Art, and Politics in Post-Communist Bulgaria58
Pax Electronica: Against Crisis-Driven Global Telecommunication74
Digital Constructivism: What Is European Software?82
"We no longer collect the carrier but the Information": On Movements, Archives, and Media Memory96
Bandwidth and Accountability104
Building a Progressive, Pragmatic Futurism112
About the Brazilianization of India122
Cultural Imperialism and Information Inequality132
Taiwan Media and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies138
The Ins and Outs of the Soros Internet Program in Former Eastern Europe144
There Is No Information, Only Transformation154
Implosion, Media, and the Arts in Albania162
The Computer: Medium or Calculating Machine?186
Gated Communities, Themeparks, Youth Revolts196
Art in the Age of the Mobile Phone: Text Messages from Finland204
Media Wars and the Humanitarian (Non-)Interventions214
Audio Freedom224
Enemy of Nostalgia, Victim of the Present232
National Heritage and Body Politics246
"The insider is curious, the outsider is suspicious"254
Urban Techno Tribes and the Japanese Recession262
Intermedia: The Digital Bauhaus276
Demystifying the Virtual Power Structures288
Media Philosophy beyond the Dualism of Image and Text294
Real and Virtual Light of Relational Architecture304
The Power of Multiplicity and the Multiplicity of Power314
"I am a believer in the symbolic aspect of culture clashes"326
Cyberselfishness Explained336
"Everything was to be done. All the adventures are still there."348
Profiles360
Sources371

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