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What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
For Everything Else There’s MasterCard: Anonymous & 21st-Century Hacktivism
This is an extract of a forthcoming essay by Gillian Terzis to be published in issue six of Kill Your Darlings, available in July.
Recently Anonymous, a decentralised collective of hackers and activists, has been everywhere – getting headlines for crashing the websites of governments and corporations alike – but also nowhere. Like an insouciant wart on the foot of institutional power, Anonymous…
Everything Old is New Again
There’s hardly a writer who isn’t familiar with the horrors of completing funding applications. Sometimes it feels like they are specifically designed to filter out all but the most doggedly souls. So writers everywhere will be heartened by the rise and rise of a new model of raising funds for projects. It’s called crowd funding, and it’s typified by such websites as Kickstarter, one…
RMIT Publishing Launches Lit & Culture Collection
This blog excerpt is a cross-post of a piece by writer and RMIT Publishing marketing assistant Amy Han on the Informit Literature and Culture collection. The full blog can be read at the SPUNC website.
“We’re very excited about the launch of the Informit Literature & Culture Collection, which will showcase the quality of Australian literary writing and publishing, and preserve the history that…
Neo-Institutional Hub & Spoke Journalism
A Columbia Journalism Review feature called ‘Confidence Game’ has taken up the case for newspapers. Dean Starkman argues that a group of intellectuals he calls the ‘Future of News’ group, or “FON consensus”, is championing a new kind of journalism based on peer-production at the expense of the traditional news media. Starkman argues that this new kind of journalism can’t ever hope to produce…
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