Picks of the week

  • Two new exciting books that I’ve been waiting for to come out are now just around the corner: Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge with Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life on MIT Press; and David M. Berry The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age on Palgrave Macmillan
  • Rebooting the News: a weekly podcast on news and technology with Jay Rosen and Dave Winer
  • Another new exciting book, Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to NooPolitics edited by Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich. Contributors to the publication include amongst others Deborah Hauptmann, Boris Groys, Paolo Virno, Ina Blom, Jordan Crandall, Maurizio Lazzarato, Keller Easterling, Bruce Wexler and Warren Neidich. Cognitive Architecture questions how evolving modalities – from bio-politics to noo-politics – can be mapped upon the city under contemporary conditions of urbanization and globalization.The book rethinks the relations between form and forms of communication, calling for a new logic of representation; it examines the manner in which information, with its non-hierarchical and distributed format is contributing both to the sculpting of brain and production of mind. OBS! Book launch today (Thursday 24th of March 2011) at Almstadtstraße 48-50, Berlin, from 8:30pm – 11:30pm (thanks to Per Platou for pointing this one out)
  • Making WiFi visible: Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen are based at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where they have made a film in which they explore the invisible structures of WiFi networks in urban space. It is part of a new exciting research project on social media, design and the city called YOUrban, in which also several of my former colleagues from IMK participate in.

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