Social Text Collective Member Jonathan Beller, interviewed for Kulturpunkt by Ante Jeric and Diana Meheik. Re-posted from Kulturpunkt.hr. Thanks to Tanja Vrvilo and Film Mutations. KP: The Cinematic Mode of Production is the term by which you seem to be introducing a … Continue reading “From The Cinematic Mode of Production to Computational Capital: An Interview with Jonathan Beller for Kulturpunkt”
Appearing not once, but twice in Facebook’s Securities and Exchange Commission-mandated IPO Registration document is a beautiful map by Paul Butler. It is not hard to see why the map plays a large role in the document. It symbolizes the global reach … Continue reading “Mapping and Counter-Mapping Facebook”
An Interview with Matthew Frye Jacobson.
Michael Mandiberg: So tell us about the Historian’s Eye project…
Matthew Frye Jacobson: This started for me back in about 2007-2008. I was trying to think about different ways of getting intellectual work out in the world, continuous with all the writing I’ve done but in a different register. Read more
Activists are increasingly turning to online resources to help bring about progressive, grassroots-empowering social change. I recently learned of two interesting initiatives to build awareness of the possibilities for networked activism.
“They sentenced us to thirty years of boredom, trying to change the system from within” (pace Leonard Cohen) Simple-minded Web 2.0 gurus latched on to the summer of discontent in Iran as the “Twitter revolution”. But such technological determinism belies … Continue reading “Thirty years on: The Iranian summer of discontent”
A rather peculiar reference to a prominent nineteenth century philosopher made Mir Hossein Mousavi’s letter to Ayatollah Montazeri of some urgent interest. More than three months into the post-electoral crisis of June 2009, the chief oppositional candidate, who had cried … Continue reading “Social Networking and the Making of a Civil Rights Movement”
We first met at Evil Genius camp where we came to pitch our tents, huddle around the campfire, and hatch secret plots to use technology for world liberation. The year was 2002, when global justice activism was still at a … Continue reading “The Price of Free”