• Ljudi na ostrvu Srbija
    by Vladica Ilić on 16/11/2019 at 10:59

    Prvog decembra na snagu stupaju izmene Krivičnog zakonika kojima je za najteža krivična dela propisana kazna doživotnog zatvora, a za neka dela je zabranjeno davanje uslovnog otpusta. The post Ljudi na ostrvu Srbija appeared first on Peščanik.

  • The Bolton Cube fire is no surprise at all
    by Stephen Bush on 16/11/2019 at 10:48

    The government needs to reliably ensure that British buildings are firesafe before pontificating about their beauty. Residents at the Bolton Cube – a purpose-built student block – have been evacuated following a tower fire, in which flames once again spread through the building, spread by the cladding outside. The fact of a fire is not surprising: there are around 30,000 house fires requiring the attention of the fire service every year in the United Kingdom, with more than two-thirds of them following a kitchen fire or a malfunctioning appliance, the latter of which was the cause of the Grenfell Tower fire. Around 10,000 of those take place in tower blocks, but they pass […]

  • Slučaj „Krušik“ i ostali: pravni aspekti i uticaj na vladavinu prava ali i na mentalno stanje građanstva
    by Vesna Rakić Vodinelić on 16/11/2019 at 09:28

    Dakle, ne samo stvarno, nego i pravno, Aleksandar Obradović jeste uzbunjivač. The post Slučaj „Krušik“ i ostali: pravni aspekti i uticaj na vladavinu prava ali i na mentalno stanje građanstva appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Pivo
    by Pavle Levi on 16/11/2019 at 09:03

    – Je li Pivo bio slikar? – Da, bio je. Za vreme rata, kada nije mogao da slika, pravio je crteže partizana i tako beležio kako su živeli i šta su radili. Evo, pokazaću ti… imamo jednu knjižicu… The post Pivo appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Pivo
    by Pavle Levi on 16/11/2019 at 09:01

    – Was Pivo also a painter? – Yes, he was. And during the war he drew pictures of the Partisans as a way of chronicling their lives. Here, let me show you… we even have a little book… The post Pivo appeared first on Peščanik.

  • NASA to Announce Additional Commercial Moon Delivery Providers
    on 15/11/2019 at 20:26

    NASA will host a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 18, to announce additional American companies joining the competitive pool for delivery services to the surface of the Moon through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) project.

  • The row over Labour’s broadband policy says as much about the right as the left
    by Jonn Elledge on 15/11/2019 at 16:57

    Because the thing that was truly horrifying about Stalin was his commitment to faster download speeds. Tonight’s Evening Call. It’s all very well accusing the left of being unrealistic idealists, but Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has today actually managed to do something that most commentators assumed was impossible: they’ve got everyone talking about policy. So much so that it’s entirely dominated the political day, so let’s have at it. The policy in question is the pledge of free, full-fibre broadband for everyone in the UK by 2030 (a date, you’ll notice, which is conveniently at least three elections away, and very possibly, in light of recent […]

  • Ed Davey exposes the awkward truth about free movement and infrastructure spending
    by Stephen Bush on 15/11/2019 at 16:56

    You can promise all you like about infrastructure but you can’t deliver on it while cutting migration.   One of the areas of consensus in this election is about infrastructure spending: Sajid Javid is proposing £20bn of infrastructure spending, John McDonnell is promising upwards of £50bn.  It was much the same in the speech given by Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrats’ deputy leader and finance spokesperson, which announced a swathe of infrastructure projects to combat climate change. The speech contained two headline generators: for the local and regional papers, a commitment to end Leeds’ unwanted status as the only major city in Europe without a […]

  • Labour’s promise of free broadband is a reminder of the internet’s true history
    by Hettie O’Brien on 15/11/2019 at 16:25

    Despite the myth of market rule, digital technology has always relied on state investment.  The internet seemed good at first. We’d dial up modems to the flickering sound of distant connections and scroll through clunky squares of clashing fonts. Because there were so few search engines, we asked Jeeves. On a suite of primary school monitors in ICT class I slowly punched out the individual letters for Yahoo with chubby fingers, marvelling that one of my classmates already knew what a “search engine” did.  Today, being online is like stepping into a pixelated snowstorm that fluctuates hot and cold. The internet has compressed distance, but it […]

  • Found Alex Chilton demo reveals final team-up with Big Star bandmate, Chris Bell (a DM premiere)
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 15/11/2019 at 15:14

      In mid-1975, Alex Chilton was down on his luck—way down. No record label was interested in issuing t

  • Would Labour’s plans to nationalise BT Openreach be legal under EU rules?
    by Stephen Bush on 15/11/2019 at 14:20

    Nothing in EU rules prohibits nationalisation – they do however have implications for how you run nationalised and privatised services alike. Would Labour’s plans to nationalise BT Openreach fall foul of the European Union’s competition rules? That’s the question being asked by some of our readers and pushed by the Conservatives. The answer is “well, it depends on what they want to do with it afterwards”. There is nothing in the EU’s rules – or in the level playing field commitments that any meaningful free trade agreement with the EU would require – that prevents a government taking Openreach, or any other bit of the economy, into […]

  • Kako su nam se dogodili Lučani
    by Emisija on 15/11/2019 at 10:40

    VIDEO – Integralni snimak 7. tribine Nije Filozofski ćutati: „Kako su nam se dogodili Lučani“, govore Mikloš Biro, Lidija Radulović, Đurđa Timotijević, Jovana Gligorijević i Milan Vukomanović. The post Kako su nam se dogodili Lučani appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Slobodni izbori i sloboda za uzbunjivača
    by Vesna Pešić on 15/11/2019 at 09:47

    Sramota me je da gledam evropske pregovarače kako ulaze u Skupštinu Srbije da bi sa našim vlastima vodili dijalog o izbornim uslovima, a da ne traže slobodu za Aleksandra Obradovića. The post Slobodni izbori i sloboda za uzbunjivača appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Poligraf za doktora Stefanovića
    by Ljubodrag Stojadinović on 15/11/2019 at 08:39

    Otići će u inostranstvo na poligraf. Sve što bude rekao biće istina i ništa osim nje, atestirana na pouzdanom mestu, bez uplitanja podređenih policajaca, nezavisnih medija i slobodnih ljudi. The post Poligraf za doktora Stefanovića appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Bilježnica Robija K.: Štrajk učitelja
    by Viktor Ivančić on 15/11/2019 at 08:21

    David je rekao: „Ljudi, logorsko osoblje je u štrajku! Danas ne idemo na prisilni rad!“ Moša je rekao: „I ja san to čuja!“ Sara je rekla: „N bava kua? Pa šta ćemo radit ako ne idemo na prisilni rad?“ The post Bilježnica Robija K.: Štrajk učitelja appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Anatomija raspada: nacionalizam, mit i država u Rusiji i Srbiji
    by Milan Subotić on 14/11/2019 at 11:56

    O knjizi Veljka Vujačića (Cambridge University Press 2015 / Clio 2019): Autor se bavi zagonetkom mirnog razdruživanja SSSR-a nasuprot ratnoj agoniji SFRJ. The post Anatomija raspada: nacionalizam, mit i država u Rusiji i Srbiji appeared first on Peščanik.

  • The Pop Group is beyond good and evil
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 14/11/2019 at 11:27

      Mute Records have released a special deluxe edition of The Pop Group’s debut album Y seeing the iconoclastic album remastered and cut at half-speed at Abbey Road. To mark the 40th anniversary of this groundbreaking 1979 album, there’s also a box set…

  • Richard Gere je bio ovde
    by Tristan Halilaj on 14/11/2019 at 08:37

    Ove priče sam preveo sa engleskog, jer ih je Halilaj napisao na engleskom, a ne na svom, albanskom jeziku. I osim što su prvi put prevedene na srpski, ovo je prvi put da se uopšte objavljuju. The post Richard Gere je bio ovde appeared first on Peščanik.

  • Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory
    by ARG on 13/11/2019 at 16:04

    Announcing the 2020 Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory at the University of Bologna in Italy. I’ll be teaching a three day course there in June 23-25, 2020 along with a fantastic group of faculty. My course will be on the “Digital and the Analog,” a seemingly old topic but my ideas are evolving

  • Watch underground filmmaker Nick Zedd’s director’s cut of ‘The Reckoning’ by the Greys
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 13/11/2019 at 14:30

      The Greys: may or may not be a band from New York that are now a one or two-person operation working out of Mexico City. The Greys may or may not be Elvis impersonators high on ketamine disco dancing through neon nights. Then again, the Greys may or may not be…

  • Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Ames Research Center, Discuss Lunar Exploration
    on 12/11/2019 at 22:11

    Vice President Mike Pence, along with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will visit NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the role the center will play in the agency’s plans to return astronauts to the Moon.

  • Media Invited to Artemis Day, Unveiling of Moon Mission Rocket Stage
    on 12/11/2019 at 18:11

    Media and social media influencers are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Monday, Dec. 9, for Artemis Day: Michoud/Stennis.

  • Lovely Bones: The transfixing skeletons and dreamlike nudes of Belgian painter Paul Delvaux
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 11/11/2019 at 19:19

    ‘The Entombment’ (1957).   After being discouraged from pursuing a career in art by his lawyer father, Paul Delvaux would enroll at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. René Magritte, was studying there as well. Delvaux’s father unhappily agreed to his…

  • Daniël de Zeeuw PhD Ceremony: Between Mass and Mask-The Profane Media Logic of Anonymous Imageboard Culture
    by Geert Lovink on 11/11/2019 at 14:39

    On 18 December 2019 Daniël de Zeeuw will defend his dissertation before a committee of learned colleagues at the University of Amsterdam. He happily invites all of you to attend the ceremony. Time: 11.45 Doors open (ceremony starts at 12.00 sharp), 13.00 Reception. Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 – 231,  1012 EZ Amsterdam (NL). For […

  • Sounds like Dream Spirit: That time Nirvana played a bar in Edinburgh
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 09/11/2019 at 22:15

      On a quiet Sunday afternoon in December 1991, two of rock’s most iconic figures were standing outside a bar in Edinburgh waiting for their cue to go on. Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl smoked cigarettes, complained about the cold, and were ignored by the majority of people passing-by on South Clerk…

  • Marvin Gaye played the Moog on cool and controversial Christmas tunes from cancelled 1972 single
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 08/11/2019 at 03:16

      In 1972, in the wake of his immensely successful album, What’s Going On, and its accompanying singles, Marvin Gaye released the topical 45, “You’re the Man,” which failed to crack the Top 40 of Billboard’s Pop chart. A disappointed Gaye retreated, electing to focus on…

  • NASA TV Coverage Set for Complex Spacewalks, Briefings
    on 07/11/2019 at 17:13

    Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a series of complex spacewalks this month and next to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a cosmic ray detector.

  • ‘Its time to act’ Book of Shame release ‘Greta Thunberg Mix’ of ‘Hope & Glory’: A DM Premiere
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 06/11/2019 at 12:51

      One of the stand-out tracks on Book of Shame’s debut album was “Hope & Glory” an excoriating assault on the state of the world, both public and private, written by the band’s renegade duo…

  • ‘Jazz Sabbath’: Black Sabbath dabbles with bebop as Polka Tulk in 1968
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 05/11/2019 at 14:45

    An early photo of Earth taken in 1968. Image credit.  “Any band that calls itself Polka Tulk risks being doomed to obscurity.” —author Chris Welch on Black Sabbath’s earliest incarnation Polka Tulk (or Polka Tulk Blues Band) in the 1982…

  • Boeing’s Starliner Completes Pad Abort Test for Commercial Crew
    on 04/11/2019 at 15:28

    Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft completed a critical safety milestone on Monday in an end-to-end test of its abort system.

  • Throbbing Gristle live, 2009: An excerpt from Graham Duff’s ‘Foreground Music: A Life in 15 Gigs’
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 04/11/2019 at 15:05

      In Graham Duff’s charming new memoir, Foreground Music: A Life in 15 Gigs, the actor-writer looks back on some of his favorite concerts and discusses what was going on during those times in his life. Duff writes about seeing Cliff Richard, Joy Division, Psychic…

  • Out now: Theory On Demand #31-Media Do Not Exist
    by Valeria Pugliese on 04/11/2019 at 10:08

    Out now: Theory On Demand #31- Media Do Not Exist INC is happy to announce the publication of Media Do Not Exist: Performativity and Mediating Conjunctures by Jean-Marc Larrue and Marcello Vitali-Rosati. You can download and read the book here: https://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/tod31-media-do-not-exist/

  • NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission
    on 02/11/2019 at 17:39

    On the 19th anniversary of the arrival of the first crew to live aboard the International Space Station, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the orbiting outpost with almost 8,200 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 9:59 a.m. EDT Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

  • NASA TV to Air Boeing Starliner Pad Abort Test
    on 01/11/2019 at 16:21

    NASA and Boeing will broadcast live coverage of the CST-100 Starliner Pad Abort Test on Monday, Nov. 4, from Launch Complex 32 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

  • Previously unseen color film footage of the legendary, raucous punk band, CRIME (a DM premiere)
    by bhbealmear@comcast.net on 01/11/2019 at 13:04

      CRIME is one of my favorite bands from the punk era, and though they weren’t fond of the term “punk,” they most certainly fit the bill. Obstreperous outsiders who played by their own set of rules, CRIME were highly confrontational, possessed a strong sense of style…

  • NASA Awards Contract for Software Licenses, Renewals, Support
    on 31/10/2019 at 19:51

    NASA has awarded ThunderCat Technology LLC of Reston, Virginia, to provide ServiceNow products, renewals and support services for purchase when needed with a Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurements (SEWP) Catalog.

  • NASA Selects Minority-Serving Institutions to Advance Aerospace Manufacturing
    on 30/10/2019 at 20:02

    The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) of NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is partnering with the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to provide students at minority-serving institutions the education and experience needed to help address manufacturing needs in the U.S. aerospace sector.

  • NASA Assigns Chris Cassidy to Next Space Station Crew, Holds Media Briefing
    on 30/10/2019 at 19:59

    NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will return to the International Space Station next April.

  • Ruben Brave reports from post-truth conference in Malta
    by Geert Lovink on 16/10/2019 at 18:34

    By Ruben Brave On October 10/11 2019 I presented our applied science project Make Media Great Again (MMGA) at the Post-Truth Society from Fake News, Datafication and Mass Surveillance to the Death of Trust conference on Malta; an initiative of new media teacher of the University of Malta and founding Director of the Commonwealth Centre […

  • How to Spot a Digital Philosopher
    by ARG on 15/10/2019 at 18:55

    The expression “Digital Philosophy” has a specific meaning. Recently I’ve tried to expand that meaning to include other thinkers and traditions from throughout history, not just those who claim, improbably, that “the world is a giant computer.” I’m thinking, for instance, of Richard Dedekind’s work on arithmetic, or the Wittgenstein of the Tractatus, or Leibniz’s

  • Talks in Zurich, Weimar, and Berlin
    by ARG on 15/10/2019 at 18:34

    Please join me for upcoming talks on “Media and Mathematics” in Zurich, Weimar, and Berlin. I’ll be speaking at the ZHdK in Zurich for their Herbstakademie on “Nach dem Digitalen. Konjunkturen des Postdigitalen” [After the Digital Turn – Beyond the Digital] on Saturday, Oct 19th at 2:30pm. Then, again on Monday, Oct 21st at 4:30pm, I will be

  • Amsterdam Design Manifesto Nominated for the Simon Mari Pruys Prize
    by Barbara Dubbeldam on 11/10/2019 at 08:07

    The Amsterdam Design Manifesto by Mieke Gerritzen and Geert Lovink is one of three nominees for the Simon Mari Pruys Prize for design criticism. The Pruys jury, consisting of Kirsten Algera (design historian, critic and editor-in-chief of MacGuffin magazine), Jan Boelen (rector at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design), and Hicham Khalidi (director of the Van Eyck, […

  • „Hoće li sloboda umeti da peva kao što su sužnji pevali o njoj?“
    by Dejan Anđelković on 30/07/2019 at 15:36

    „Jednom prilikom Delez je odredio operaciju moći kao odvajanje ljudi od onoga što mogu, to jest od njihove moći. Aktivne snage sprečene su u svom vršenju, ili zato što su lišene materijalnih uslova koje vršenje čine mogućim, ili zato što neka zabrana to vršenje čini nemogućim. U oba slučaja moć – ovo je njen najugnjetavačkiji

  • Relearn 2019
    by Donato Spinelli on 27/06/2019 at 14:14

    Relearn is a collective learning experiment and also a summer school that addressed to students, artists, teachers from all backgrounds and disciplines. The 2019 edition took place at Varia in Rotterdam on 7th-9th June, then in Brussels on 21st – 22nd at Hacktiris and finally on 06th-08th September in Paris at La Générale. The purpose […

  • Hacking Capitalist Realism: on serendipity, social innovation and emancipatory politics – Interview with Sebastian Olma
    by Luca Recano on 24/06/2019 at 13:48

    14/05/2019 – Luca Recano and Sebastian Olma   Sebastian Olma is Professor in “Autonomy in Art, Design & Technology” at “Avans” University of Applied Sciences in Breda and Den Bosch in the Netherlands. He lives in Amsterdam. For years he has been dealing with social and cultural criticism, in particular with regard to the politics […

  • Zamnom, drugovi piloti, plovite u bezdan…
    by Slobodan Mijušković on 20/06/2019 at 10:55

    Sto godina od prvog izlaganja Belog kvadrata na belom Kazimira Maljeviča… 27. Aprila 1919. godine otvorena je u Moskvi izložba pod nazivom „Bespredmetno stvaralaštvo i suprematizam“. Bila je to deseta po redu u nizu tzv. Državnih izložbi pod okriljem Odeljenja za likovne umetnosti Narodnog komesarijata za prosvetu. Prema katalogu bilo je izloženo 220 radova devetoro umetnika i

  • Rachel O’ Dwyer: The Bank of Facebook
    by Geert Lovink on 19/06/2019 at 07:12

    Marshall McLuhan argued that money is communication. This rings particularly true at a time when so many platforms are entering the payments space. The US payments app Venmo has created a social network for payments, while the Chinese mobile messaging app WeChat has created social and playful ways of exchanging payments as messages, even incorporating the traditional Chinese ‘Hung Bao’ (red envelopes) into the payments process.

  • Please fill out the Urgent Publishing Survey and help us find new strategies in post-truth times
    by Sepp Eckenhaussen on 11/06/2019 at 11:21

    What kind of reading experiences do you look for? What kind of content do you read and where do you find it? Which (digital) tools, formats and forms of reading interest you? Insight in your preferences will help cultural publishers to keep their publishing urgent and experimental. Please help the Making Public-consortium by anonymously filling out […

  • Amsterdam Design Debat, @Droog, 28 mei 2019 17.00
    by Geert Lovink on 25/05/2019 at 18:26

    Hoewel we massaal bezig zijn met ontspullen, en we dus niet zitten te wachten op nog weer een nieuwe theepot of een andere stoel, groeit de aandacht voor design. Het label design wordt letterlijk overal opgeplakt. Wat is er aan de hand? Waarom is design zo populair? Dat is de vraag achter het Amsterdam Design […

  • Save the Date: MoneyLab #7 Amsterdam, 14-15 November 2019
    by Inte Gloerich on 17/04/2019 at 12:05

    MoneyLab #7: Geo-Politics of Financial Flows Save the date: Amsterdam, November 14 & 15, 2019. The Institute of Network Cultures is proud to announce the return of MoneyLab to Amsterdam: two days filled with presentations, workshops, performances and discussions by and with artists, academics, activists, geeks, and students about pressing financial issues. What is the […

  • News
    by ARG on 10/04/2019 at 15:26

    I’m happy to report that I’ve been named a Guggenheim Fellow and also a member at the Institute for Advanced Study. During the fellowship period I will be finishing a new book on the deep history of cybernetics.

  • The Artist is Present by Marina Abramović by Maurizio Cattelan
    by Svetlana Racanović on 06/04/2019 at 11:44

    Marina Abramović je rano u svojoj umjetničkoj praksi počela koristiti različite metode „ekstenziranja“ ili „apgrejdovanja“ svog i tijela svoje umjetnosti kako stvaranjem „prirodnih“ sklopova, spajanjem sa drugim prirodnim tijelima, životinja, minerala, metala, ljudi-posmatrača i sklopova sa neživim, tijelima predmeta, rekvizitima umjetničke (re)izvedbe, tako i „uklapanjima“ sa vještačkim, „protetičkim“ tijelima savremene tehnologije i masovnih medija kojima

  • Peak Analog
    by ARG on 22/03/2019 at 20:13

    Oh for days long gone, when intellectuals sparred over “symbolic economies” and “cultural logics.” Gone are heady chats about the pleasures of textuality. How quaint would it seem today for a critic to proclaim, defiant, that there is nothing outside of the text. Who speaks that way any more? Who speaks of word, symbol, text,

  • Talks in Virginia and North Carolina
    by ARG on 12/03/2019 at 17:00

    Please join me next week for talks in Virginia and North Carolina. On March 18 at 4:30pm, I’ll be speaking in the Humanities Institute at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. On March 20 at 3:30pm, I’ll be speaking at UNC-Chapel Hill for the Boundaries of Literature Symposium in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

  • General Formula for the Digital and the Analog
    by ARG on 20/02/2019 at 13:40

    Euclid is remembered as a geometer, when he is remembered at all. But Euclid’s Elements was an omnibus compendium of all mathematical knowledge known to him at the time, beginning with the first mathematics, geometry, then addressing ratio and proportion–that is, logos and analogos–and ultimately arithmetic, irrationality, and other topics. “There is hardly anything in