Abstract: This paper discusses the role of disconnection in network culture. I argue that disconnection is a principle according to which our network culture is formed. Drawing from the writings of Kittler, Massumi and Galloway I analyze the emergence and transformation of our network culture in the context of nuclear war and DDoS attacks.
Abstract: Digital landscapes become strangely uninhabitable for the viewer, highlighting a disturbing disconnect in the experience of a pixellated nature. Continue reading
In the context of transmediale 2012, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre / Centre for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University) offer a Ph.D. workshop in partnership with
transmediale reSource for transmedial culture and Vilém Flusser Archive.
Time/place: Nov. 16-18, 2012, Aula (1st floor), University of the Arts Berlin / Universität der Künste Berlin, Grunewaldstr. 2-5, 10823 Berlin.
The workshop addresses the theme of the transmediale festival (in/compatible) in a number of ways, primarily addressing incompatible interfaces, incompatible methods, and incompatible markets.
Prior to the workshop, selected participants will upload and comment papers openly on this blog. The outcome of the process will be published in a transmediale thematic publication and presented as part of the programme of the festival in 2012.
The actual workshop is restricted to PhD students. However an evening program at the Vilèm Flusser Archive is open to the public.