Urgent Publishing Session 3: Marc van Elburg
15-17 May 2019, the Institute of Network Cultures, ArtEZ University of the Arts and Willem de Kooning Academy organized Urgent Publishing, a 3-day event with discussions, explorations and experiments about publishing strategies in post-truth times.
memes as means - federated publishing - post-humanist writing - critical design - #synchronicityofparasites
While digital publishing technologies have helped bring different voices onto the stage, they also instigated the ‘post-truth’ era, leaving a disenchanted public behind to scavenge the rubble of breaking fake news stories, information pollution and broken links.
How can designers, developers, artists, writers and publishers intervene in the public debate and counter misinformation in a meaningful and relevant way? What are new publishing strategies for our current media landscape? How to design for urgency without succumbing to an accelerated hype cycle?
SESSION 3: THE AFTERLIFE OF PUBLICATIONS
Parasiting Zineculture by Marc van Elburg.
Marc van Elburg reflects on his personal experience as a zinemaker who started in the early 90s: How did the arrival of online social networks affect the zine culture of the 1990s? How did zine culture adapt and survive, and what is its current state? From within Motel Spatie, a project has started to promote a conjunction between zine culture and parasitism: What are the motives behind this choice and why is this relevant today?
More information about the Urgent Publishing conference: https://networkcultures.org/makingpublic/urgent-publishing-publication/