::fibreculture:: New book: Organization after Social Media

Ned Rossiter ned at nedrossiter.org
Wed Jun 13 03:54:32 CEST 2018

New book published by Minor Compositions:

Organization after Social Media

By Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter

Organized networks are an alternative to the social media logic of weak
links and their secretive economy of data-mining. They put an end to
freestyle friends, seeking forms of empowerment beyond the brief moment
of joyful networking. This speculative manual calls for nothing less
than social technologies based on enduring time. Analyzing contemporary
practices of organization through networks as new institutional forms,
organized networks provide an alternative to political parties, trade
unions, NGOs, and traditional social movements. Dominant social media
deliver remarkably little to advance decision-making within digital
communication infrastructures. The world cries for action, not likes.

/Organization after Social Media/ explores a range of social settings
from arts and design, cultural politics, visual culture and creative
industries, disorientated education and the crisis of pedagogy to media
theory and activism. Lovink and Rossiter devise strategies of commitment
to help claw ourselves out of the toxic morass of platform suffocation.

Can be ordered and downloaded from here:



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