Unlike Us #3

Social Media: Design or Decline

22 Mar 2013
24 Mar 2013

Is the word ‘social’ hollowed out, or does it still have some meaning? How to understand the thunderous growth of mobile uses in social media? Is there really something like a Facebook riot and how do we start one?


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This year, the conference adopts ‘Social Media: Design or Decline’ as it’s theme, probing beyond a culture of superficial complaint to ask fundamental questions of these fast-emerging monopoly powers. Theorists, programmers and artists alike react to the monopolies that control social media – by designing decentralized networks, creating art that’s criticizing and surprising at the same time or by trying to understand the big networks from within. Meet them at the third Unlike Us conference organized by the Institute of Network Cultures on 22-23 March 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


There are workshops to put Unlike Us into practice without delay and discussions on specific issues that Unlike Us hasn’t dealt with so far. This year’s sessions are:
1. Theory and Critique of ‘Social’
2. Are you Distributed? The Federated Web Show
3. Political Economy of Social Networks: Art & Practice
4. Mobile Use of Social Media
5. Facebook Riot: Join or Decline

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Location: TrouwAmsterdam, Wibautstraat 127 1091 GL Amsterdam. March 22: doors open at 09:30 for coffee and tea. The first session starts at 10:00. At March 23th: Doors open at 12:30. Tickets: €25 per day or €40 for both days (+ €1,40 fee)
. Students get a 50% discount with valid student card. Buy your tickets here.