“Unlike Us Reader. Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives”

Unlike Us Reader. Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives 

edito da Geert Lovink e Miriam Rash [Instituted of Network Culture, Amsterdam].

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About the book: The Unlike Us Reader offers a
critical examination of social media, bringing together theoretical
essays, personal discussions, and artistic manifestos. How can we
understand the social media we use everyday, or consciously choose not
to use? We know very well that monopolies control social media, but what
are the alternatives? While Facebook continues to increase its user
population and combines loose privacy restrictions with control over
data, many researchers, programmers, and activists turn towards
designing a decentralized future. Through understanding the big networks
from within, be it by philosophy or art, new perspectives emerge.

Unlike Us is a research network of artists, designers, scholars,
activists, and programmers, with the aim to combine a critique of the
dominant social media platforms with work on ‘alternatives in social
media’, through workshops, conferences, online dialogues, and
publications. Everyone is invited to be a part of the public discussion
on how we want to shape the network architectures and the future of
social networks we are using so intensely.

Contributors: Solon Barocas, Caroline Bassett,
Tatiana Bazzichelli, David Beer, David M. Berry, Mercedes Bunz,
Florencio Cabello, Paolo Cirio, Joan Donovan, Louis Doulas, Leighton
Evans, Marta G. Franco, Robert W. Gehl, Seda Gürses, Alexandra Haché,
Harry Halpin, Mariann Hardey, Pavlos Hatzopoulos, Yuk Hui, Ippolita,
Nathan Jurgenson, Nelli Kambouri, Jenny Kennedy, Ganaele Langlois,
Simona Lodi, Alessandro Ludovico, Tiziana Mancinelli, Andrew McNicol,
Andrea Miconi, Arvind Narayanan, Wyatt Niehaus, Korinna Patelis, PJ Rey,
Sebastian Sevignani, Bernard Stiegler, Marc Stumpel, Tiziana Terranova,
Vincent Toubiana, Brad Troemel, Lonneke van der Velden, Martin Warnke
and D.E. Wittkower.

Colophon: Editors: Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch.
Copy-editing: Rachel Somers Miles. Design: Katja van Stiphout. Cover
Design: Giulia Ciliberto and Silvio Lorusso. Printer: Joh. Enschedé,
Amsterdam. Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam.
Supported by: Create-IT applied research Amsterdam University of Applied
Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and Stichting Democratie en Media.

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Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch (eds), Unlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2013. ISBN: 978-90-818575-2-9, paperback, 384 pages.