[artinfo] antisocial notworking

geoff cox gcox at plymouth.ac.uk
Tue May 6 18:31:02 CEST 2008


'antisocial notworking' is a repository of projects that explore the 
pseudo-agency of online social platforms. The concern is how the 
Internet is increasingly charactised as a 'platform' (or collective 
machine) for 'social' uses, but to question what is meant by the 
terms in such descriptions. Although social networking platforms rely 
on user-generated content, what is the nature of this participation? 
What alternatives (or antitheses) can be identified?

We are looking to add examples of existing and new projects to our 
'antisocial notworking' repository that address these themes in 
uncompromising ways. To submit a project, go to:

The project is launched with a selection of existing projects, 
including: Wayne Clements's 'logo_wiki' (2007); Linda Hilfling's 
'Participation 0.0 - Part I' (2007); Ubermorgen.com, Alessandro 
Ludovico, Paolo Cirio's 'Google Will Eat Itself' (2005) & 'Amazon 
Noir' (2006).

Also featured is Rui Guerra's 'www_hack' (2008), a script installed 
on the host site allowing all visitors to a single page to observe 
each others mouse movements and to reflect on the server-client 

'antisocial notworking' is launched on 1st May at Futuresonic 2008: 
Urban Festival of Art, Music & Ideas, Manchester, UK.

Some notes on the project are here:

The projects and other online resources are available as part of the 
subdomain 'project.arnolfini' - an online experimental production and 
management system:

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