The event I mentioned to some of you today.
Experimental Publishing, it's a thing :)
BTW, they told me that they're working on a series of podcasts edited
from interviews they had with the guests so far. So that will
definitively be interesting to check out when it's up!
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Date: Wed, 8 May 2019 14:09:07 +0000
From: Janneke Adema <ademaj(a)uni.coventry.ac.uk>
To: "nettime-ann(a)nettime.org" <nettime-ann(a)nettime.org>
Subject: <nettime-ann> Experimental Publishing II - Symposium with Mark Amerika and
Coventry University, May 28th
Experimental Publishing II – Critique, Intervention, And Speculation
A half-day symposium with talks by Mark Amerika (UC Boulder) and Nick Thurston (University
2:15-5:30pm May 28
Centre for Postdigital Cultures
3rd Floor Lanchester Library
In 2019 and 2020, the Centre for Postdigital Cultures (CPC) will be hosting a series of
symposia exploring contemporary approaches to experimental publishing. Over the course of
the series, we will ask questions about the role and nature of experimentation in
publishing, about ways in which experimental publishing has been formulated and performed
in the past, and ways in which it shapes our publishing imaginaries at present. This
series aims to conceptualise and map what experimental publishing is or can be and to
explore what lies behind our aims and motivations to experiment through publishing. As
such, it forms the first activity within the CPC’s new Post-Publishing
;, an initiative committed to exploring
iterative and processual forms of publishing and their role in reconceptualising
publishing as an integral part of the research and writing process, i.e. as that which
inherently shapes it.
;, a Professor of Distinction at the University
of Colorado, has exhibited his artwork internationally at venues such as the Whitney
Biennial of American Art, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and The ZKM |
Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is the author of many books including
The Kafka Chronicles (FC2), Sexual Blood (FC2), remixthebook (University of Minnesota
META/DATA: A Digital Poetics (The MIT Press), remixthecontext (Routledge), and Locus Solus
(An Inappropriate Translation Composed in a 21st Century Manner) (Counterpath Press).
is a writer and editor who makes artworks. His most recent books include the co-edited
collection, Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2018), and an
experimental Spanish-language translation of his last poetic book by NO_LIBROS (Barcelona,
2019). Recent and current exhibitions include shows at Transmediale (Berlin, 2018), Q21
(Vienna, 2018), MuHKA (Antwerp, 2018) and HMKV (Dortmund, 2019).
Experimental publishing can be positioned as an intervention, a mode of critique, and a
tool of speculation. It is a way of thinking about writing and publishing today that has
at its centre a commitment to questioning and breaking down distinctions between practice
and theory, criticality and creativity, and between the scholarly and the artistic.
In this series of events we propose to explore contemporary approaches to experimental
* an ongoing critique of our current publishing systems and practices, deconstructing
existing hegemonies and questioning the fixtures in publishing to which we have grown
accustomed—from the book as a stable object to single authorship and copyright.
* an affirmative practice which offers means to re-perform our existing writerly,
research, and publishing institutions and practices through publishing experiments.
* a speculative practice that makes possible an exploration of different futures for
writing and research, and the emergence of new, potentially more inclusive forms, genres,
and spaces of publishing, open to ambivalence and failure.
This take on experimentation can be understood as a heterogeneous, unpredictable, and
uncontained process, one that leaves the critical potentiality of the book as a medium
open to new intellectual, political, and economic contingencies.
Dr. Janneke Adema
Research Fellow Digital Media | Centre for Postdigital Cultures | School of Media and
Performing Arts | Faculty of Arts and Humanities | Coventry University
Book Review Editor, Cultural Studies
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