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AGAINST INNOVATION (Pirate Care Conference)


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Our base is Zagreb. 20 years ago we founded there the cultural center Mama. At the beginning, we called it net.culture club where the coinage "net.culture" was a homage to Dot was an important marker at the time. That dot coming after "net" and before "art" signalled our membership in the critical internet scene which profiled itself as "the other" - critical - side to what Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron called the "Californian Ideology". On that side of the ocean, there was the Wired magazine, a true Californian, techno-utopian, libertarian glorification of at the time still early Internet. And on this side of the ocean

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Stevey's Google Platforms Rant

I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I've been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me immediately about the two companies -- an impression that has been reinforced almost daily -- is that Amazon does everything wrong, and Google does everything right. Sure, it's a sweeping generalization, but a surprisingly accurate one. It's pretty crazy. There are probably a hundred or even two hundred different ways you can compare the two companies, and Google is superior in all but three of them, if I recall correctly. I actually did a spreadsheet at one point but Legal wouldn't let me show it to anyone, even though recruiting loved it.

I mean, just to give you a very brief taste: Amazon's recruiting process is fundamentally flawed by having teams hire for themselves, so their hiring bar is incredibly inconsistent across teams, despite various efforts they've made to level it out. And their operations are a mess; they don't really have SREs and they make e

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Nenad Romić (aka Marcell Mars, b. 1972). Napredni korisnik interneta.

Istraživač u Centru za Postdigitalne kulture Coventry Univerziteta.

Jedan je od osnivača web dizajn studija ShePOoArts Airways (1997.), nevladine organizacije Multimedijalni institut - mi2 (1999.), net.kulturnog kluba mama (2000.) te izdavačkog projekta i produkcijskog kolektiva EGOBOO.bits (2001.). Inicijator je Razmjene vještina (2004.) i serije (ne)konferencija Ništa se neće dogoditi (2006.) koje su okupile hakersku zajednicu i entuzijaste tehničke kulture u regiji.

S drugima pokrenuo i razvija projekte Memory of the World i Pirate Care.

U polju digitalnih medija je organizirao, producirao, konceptualizirao, kurirao brojne festivale, izložbe i konferencije, a samostalno radi i kao istraživač, programer i umjetnik. Nje


Nenad Romić (aka Marcell Mars, b. 1972). Advanced internet user.

Marcell is one of the founders of Multimedia Institute - mi2 (1999) and club mama in Zagreb (2000). He initiated GNU GPL publishing label EGOBOO.bits (2000); started Skill sharing (2004) informal meetings of technical enthusiasts in mama + regional hacker gatherings 'Nothing will happen' (2007).

Mars started his research "Ruling Class Studies" at Jan van Eyck (2011-12), continued at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2013) and since spring 2015, he is a PhD student at Leuphana University in DCRL (Digital Cultures Research Lab). "Ruling Class Studies" is a research of corporate

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Public Library/Memory of the World

Memory of the World/Public Library is the synergy of two efforts. First, it makes the case for the institution of public library and its principle of universal access to knowledge. Second, it is an exploration and development of distributed internet infrastructure for amateur librarians.

A public library one of those almost invisible infrastructures that we start to notice only once they go extinct. A place where all people can get access to all knowledge that can be collected seemed for a long time a dream beyond reach – until the egalitarian impetus of social revolutions, the Enlightenment idea of universality of knowledge, and the exceptional suspension of the commercial barriers of copyright made it possible.

The Internet has, as in many other situations, completely changed our expectations and imagination about what is possible. The dream of a catalogue of the world – a universal access to all available knowledge for every member of society – became realizable.

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# Control and De-commodification in the Circuits of Academic Publishing
New media remediates old media. Media pays homage to its (media) predecessors which itself pays homage to its own (media) predecessors. Computer graphics remediates film which remediates photography which remediates painting. Attempts to understand new media-technologies always thoughtfully decides on set of metaphors (of the old and familiar) to approximate what is similar and yet on the vague edge of the metaphor to play with insights on the new. Every chosen metaphor has its semiotic distance decay or inverse-square law which shows how far it can carry on understanding and insights of the given phenomena. The work of intellect in the age of mechanical reproduction got its unfortunate metaphor: **intellectual property**. And as The Age of Mechanical was becoming more and more The Age of Discrete and Digital Reproduction another metaphor is emerging, a metaphor which reveals the quandary left after the decades of decay of intell
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Public Library Brown
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## the narrative
we started our 'public library' journey by simple proposal...
> see slide 1
we came out with that proposal following the big promise launched back in the 19th century after the bourgeois revolution...
> see slide 2
and that promise says:
people are equal....
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