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Antisocial Notworking

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  • Department of Information and Media Studies
  • Center for Digital Urban Living
  • Digital Aesthetics Research Centre

Antisocial Notworking refers to a repository of projects that explore the pseudo-agency of online social platforms. It takes a number of recent software projects as its inspiration to reflect upon the fashion for 'participation' within the arts sector and culture in general. The concern is how the Internet is increasingly characterized as a 'platform' (or collective machine) for 'social' uses, but to question what is meant by such descriptions. Although social networking platforms rely on usergenerated content, what is the nature of this participation? What alternatives can be identified? Emergent forms are undoubtedly dissimilar to the ways in which social relations have been traditionally organized, but in general, appear to reinforce existing power structures. The suggestion of the paper is that without the identification of antagonisms that underpin sociality, politics simply cannot be engaged.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Studies : Proceedings of the 1st. international congress
EditorsEverardo Reyes-Garcia, Imad Selah
Number of pages9
Publication year2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventWeb Studies - Toluca, Mexico
Duration: 3 Mar 20105 Mar 2010
Conference number: 1


ConferenceWeb Studies

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