All Sources are Broken” A Post-digital Reading Group Workshop at “Urgent Publishing” conference


Labor Neunzehn will taught a workshop about the project “All Sources Are Broken” in the context of the conference publishing strategies in post-truth times. Organized by Institute of Network Cultures, ArtEz University of the Arts and Willem de Koonig Academy : “Urgent Publishing” will take place from 15 to 17 May in Amsterdam and in Arhenm

Students, designers, developers, artists, writers, publishers and researchers who want to experiment with new forms of hybrid publishing are warmly invited to participate.

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Where does the networking purpose of hyperlinks actually starts in offline texts? What happens to the text when we decide to explore the hyperlinks and the online media resources which are there referenced? We all use the Internet every day to retrieve tons of information, without paying too much attention to the sources. In this workshop we will try to radically connect research with reading strategies. Participants will receive a quick overview of digital archival best practices and dive into ASAB, a web-based application and an artist experiment about books, hyperlinks obsolescence and reading strategies developed by Labor Neunzehn. The project considers how hypertext and print already coexist (as opposed to one superseding the other), through a navigable archive of collected reference material that visitors can both navigate and shape themselves. Participants will learn how to create a profile and use ASAB’s main backend features to cross-reference book citations and online media sources. We will be reading books together, just like in a reading group, but gradually shifting from the material to the digital world, in order to explore the deferred space between offline and online, its delay and decay.

Materials and requirements: Participants are required to bring their own laptops with Chrome or Firefox browsers installed in advance.

Date: 17.05.2019
Where: ArtEZ University of the Arts / Utrechtsestraat 85, 6811 LW, Arnhem
Main language: English
Admission = free > registration required.