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Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead? Hito Steyerl, e-flux, 2013

"Data, sounds, and images are now routinely transitioning beyond screens into a different state of matter.

They surpass the boundaries of data channels and manifest materially. They incarnate as

• riots or products, 
• as lens flares, 
• high-rises, or
• pixelated tanks

Artificial islands mimic genetically manipulated plants. Dental offices parade as car commercial film sets. Cheekbones are airbrushed just as whole cities pretend to be YouTube CAD tutorials. Artworks are e-mailed to pop up in bank lobbies designed on fighter jet software...

A nail paint clip turns into an Instagram riot. An upload comes down as shitstorm.

Experimental Publishing Studio syllabus for Course #GRAD-206G-01, RISD Graduate Studies, taught by Paul Soullelis

Publishing in the Realm of Plant Fibers and Electrons Temporary Services, Half-Letter Press, 2013

Doing Data Science by Rachel Schutt, O'Reilly Media, 2013

We're witnessing the beggining of a massive, culturally saturated feedback loop where our behavior changes the product and the product changes our behavior.

Technology makes this possible: infrastructure for large-scale data processing, increased memory and bandwidth, as well as a cultural acceptance of technology in the fabric of our lives.

In Conversation with Julian Assange, Part I Hans Ulrich-Obrist, e-flux, 2011

This second type of information no longer has an economy behind it. It has already found its way into the historical record through a state of affairs which no longer exists.

So it’s just sitting there. It can be slowly rotting away, slowly vanishing. Books go out of print, and the number of copies available decreases.

But it is a slow process, because no one is actively trying to destroy this type of information.

Tim O' Reilly on Piracy, Tinkering, and the Future of the Book Jon Bruner, Forbes Magazine, 2011

On all your titles you’ve dropped digital rights management (DRM), which limits file sharing and copying. Aren’t you worried about piracy?

"No. And so what? Let’s say my goal is to sell 10,000 copies of something. And let’s say that if by putting DRM in it I sell 10,000 copies and I make my money, and if by having no DRM 100,000 copies go into circulation and I still sell 10,000 copies.

Which of those is the better outcome? I think having 100,000 in circulation and selling 10,000 is way better than having just the 10,000 that are paid for and nobody else benefits.

People who don’t pay you generally wouldn’t have paid you anyway. We’re delighted when people who can’t afford our books don’t pay us for them, if they go out and do something useful with that information."

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