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Comment on Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I) by Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin E...

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:34:22 +0000

[…] Bitcoin does not respond to an effective demand, but to an emotional desire. The internet crypto currency expresses a longing for liberation through the mediation of technology. It grows out of a post-apocalyptic will to start all over again, in between financial crises of epic proportions, to put an end to the never-ending recession. This time, so do believers in Bitcoin maintain, the economy will be led by our tribe of techno-libertarians, and not by the vile, corrupted banksters and politicians in their employ. Amidst the rubble of the collapsing global capitalism, there is nothing left to demand—who would listen anyway? What is your blueprint for the next monetary system? After all, Bitcoin architecture is not a given. Let’s be frank: everything is up for grabs, including the premises of the Bitcoin project itself, which is what we intend to do here. Read more:  […]

Comment on Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I) by Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I) | P2P Foundation

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:02:44 +0000

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Comment on Aesthetics of Dispersed Attention: Interview with German Media Theorist Petra Löffler by Aesthetics of Dispersed Attention: Interview wi...

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 02:56:06 +0000

[…] Techniques such as a quickly scan and scroll through a text (‘Querlesen’) had become widespread, and newspaper layouts support this kind of reading. The actual hype of a deep-attention-reading is, seen from a media-archaeological perspective, not simply nostalgic. It forgets its ‘dark side’ as it was seen in the civil cultures of the 18th and 19th century, when especially bored middle-class women were accused of being addicted reading novels and were condemned because of escaping in exciting dream worlds. Deep concentration was then regarded as dangerous, because it leads to absentmindedness and even mental confusion making individuals unusable especially for a capitalist economy. Civil cultures have an interest to control their populations, their bodies and desires, for the sake of normalization. In this perspective, a ‘too much’, of what quality ever that can destabilize the public order has to be refused.  […]

Comment on Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I) by The Bitcoin Experience | Pendo

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:50:12 +0000

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Comment on Geert Lovink and Patrice Riemens: The Bitcoin Experience (part I) by Quick links (#26) | Urban Future (2.1)

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:20:42 +0000

[…] but sporadically insightful reflections on Bitcoin (from the left). It’s “highly problematic“. ISIS apparently likes […]

Comment on Conversation with Spanish social critic César Rendueles by Book of the Day: Sociofobia | P2P Foundation

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:26:56 +0000

[…] Why hasn’t Sociofobia been translated yet? Of course one can blame the slow politics of the publishing world with their outdated copyright system that hampers free cultural exchange within Europe and the absence of a subsidy system for translations of crucial cultural texts within the EU realm. How can Italian readers find out about the lively “post-Snowden” debates in Berlin? Should I perform the usual public self-criticism, admitting that I once preferred the sensual Italian over the harsh Spanish language – and now bear the consequences? Having said which, the book will come out in German (Suhrkamp) and in the United States – two years late.” ( […]

Comment on Soziale Medien und Pseudonymität–ein Interview mit Geert Lovink by Alex

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:52:08 +0000

Die letzte Frage ist sehr missverständlich formuliert. Denn nicht Pseudonymität ist in Deutschland gesetzeswidrig, sondern die Klarnamenspflicht, wie sie in Facebook und Co. festgeschrieben ist, weil das TMG die Möglichkeit Pseudonymität und Anonymität explizit fordert. Leider ist auch seine Antwort zur Anonymität technisch falsch. Anonymität hat nichts mit Kryptographie, also Verschlüsselung zu tun. Bei Anonymität geht es um Technologien wie Tor u. ä. Er hat insofern recht, dass absolute Anonymität im Netz nur sehr schwer herstellbar ist. Selbst bei Tor gibt es Möglichkeit, die Identität einer Person zumindest zu erraten. Das könnte man wiederum lösen, indem man die Kommunikation über Anonymisierungsdienste auch verschlüsselt. Aber Pseudonymität reicht ja oft schon. Wichtig ist dann, dass die Anbieter keine personenbezogenen Daten speichern.

Comment on Bourriaud’s Relational Aesthetics in the Light of New Media by Geert Mul

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:50:52 +0000

"if art’s intention is to model possible universes, we need skills to do this, otherwise we copy unconsciously the dominant model around us." I could not agree more.. But what explains the "running away from the difficult task of deconstructing and reshaping the very foundations of today’s network society." by global curators, or lets say the European fine arts ever since w.w.II ? Could it actually have been w.w.II itself ? Engineering v.s. Freedom ?

Comment on Interview with Geert Lovink by Anne Roquigny by Network Research » Interview with Geert Lovink

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:52:12 +0000

[...] interesting albeit short interview with Geert Lovink by Anne Roquigny has been posted to the Net Critique weblog. Geert Lovink, a Dutch-Australian media [...]

Comment on Code Bunker at Rollercoaster Exhibition (MOTI Breda) by KEEES

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:04:59 +0000

Should I travel 110 kilometers, Just to see [photograhic] images? In all sort of contexts? To look at [photographs] everybody has seen before? I've just read the Volkskrant magazine about "RollerCoaster". This exhibition of "THE" image of the 21# century. Al I saw printed in this magazine were [pgotographs]? And the best one, the most relevant one was that special picture of Geert Lovink. (The sole reason that I'm here. On YOUR screen at THIS very moment!) Every [photographic] image you see is part of the blind spot we're living in. Except the picture of Geert. ThanX mate.