[NetBehaviour] BOOK LAUNCH - 'The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of, Digital Culture'

ursula endlicher info at ursenal.net
Wed Sep 16 17:54:35 CEST 2009


This sounds great - wish I could come to London to the launch ...
Ursula

>BOOK LAUNCH
>'The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of
>Digital Culture'
>Edited by: Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson
>(Hampton Press, Alternative Communications Series, 2009)
>
>Friday, September 25th, 6-8pm (prompt)
>
>Room 3/4
>Ben Pimlott Building,  (silver building with squiggle)
>Goldsmiths, Lewisham Way
>New Cross
>
>Contributors to the book will make short interventions based on their texts:
>
>Matthew Fuller
>Andrew Goffey
>Steve Goodman
>Jussi Parikka
>Sadie Plant
>Tony Sampson
>
>For those of us increasingly reliant on email networks in our everyday
>social interactions, spam can be a pain; it can annoy; it can deceive; it
>can overload. Yet spam can also entertain and perplex us. This book is an
>aberration into the dark side of network culture. Instead of regurgitating
>stories of technological progress or over-celebrating creative social media
>on the Internet, it filters contemporary culture through its anomalies. The
>book features theorists writing on spam, porn, censorship, and viruses. The
>evil side of media theory is exposed to theoretical interventions and
>innovative case studies that touch base with new media and Internet studies
>and the sociology of new network culture, as well as post-representational
>cultural theory.
>
>Contents:
>Foreword, Sadie Plant
>On Anomalous Objects of Digital Culture: An Introduction, Jussi Parikka and
>Tony D. Sampson.
>CONTAGIONS.
>Mutant and Viral: Artificial Evolution and Software Ecology, John Johnston.
>How Networks Become Viral: Three Questions Concerning Universal Contagion,
>Tony D. Sampson.
>Extensive Abstraction in Digital Architecture, Luciana Parisi.
>Unpredictable Legacies: Viral Games in the Networked World, Roberta Buiani.
>BAD OBJECTS.
>Archives of Software-Malicious Codes and the Aesthesis of Media
>Accidents, Jussi Parikka.
>Contagious Noise: From Digital Glitches to Audio Viruses, Steve Goodman.
>Toward an Evil Media Studies, Matthew Fuller and Andrew Goffey.
>PORNOGRAPHY.
>Irregular Fantasies, Anomalous Uses:Pornography Spam as Boundary Work,
>Susanna Paasonen. Make Porn, Not War: How to Wear the Network's
>Underpants, Katrien Jacobs.
>Can Desire Go On Without a Body?: Pornographic Exchange as Orbital Anomaly,
>Dougal Phillips.
>CENSORED.
>Robots.txt: The Politics of Search Engine Exclusion, Greg Elmer.
>The Internet Treats Censorship as a Malfunction and Routes Around It?: A
>New Media
>Approach to the Study of State Internet Censorship, Richard Rogers.
>On Narcolepsy, Alexander R. Galloway and Eugene Thacker.
>
>
>
>Organised by: The Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of
>London
>_________________________________
>Dr. Matthew Fuller
>David Gee Reader in Digital Media
>
>Centre for Cultural Studies
>Goldsmiths College
>University of London
>New Cross
>London SE14 6NW
>
>e: m.fuller at gold.ac.uk
>t: +44 (0)20 7919 7206
>w: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cultural-studies/staff/m-fuller.php
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