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Blogging for FutureEverything 2010

I wrote this post for InterventTech on 10 May 2010. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.

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BLOG EXTRACT – Hello everyone. I thought I’d do a quick post to let you know that I’ve been invited along as the official blogger for FutureEverything 2010 (formally Futuresonic) by axis.

Axis is an online resource for information about contemporary art. Their website

FutureArt & FutureEverything 

FutureArt & FutureEverything blog on Tumblr

features profiles of professional artists and curators, interviews, discussions, art news, debates and showcases the artists to watch.

My blog for the Festival this year is called FutureArt & FutureEverything. You can find it on Tumblr and it will be pulled through to the axis webzine area soon.

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The Future Of Money: Stowe Boyd talks to Christian Nold about The Bijlmer Euro

I wrote this post for InterventTech on 01 July 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.

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BLOG EXTRACT – Stowe Boyd has launched a new interview series examining the future of money. He’s planning to talk with all sorts of people including artists (like Christian Nold), futurists (like Jamais Cascio), writers (like Bruce Sterling and Steven Berlin Johnson), economists, philanthropists, and all sorts of other people interested in where this is headed.

Here’s the second interview in this series with Christian Nold. Christian talks with Stowe about a recent project called The Bijlmer Euro, based in the Bijlmer District in South East Amsterdam. Commissioned by Imagine IC,

The Bijlmer Euro examines how cash transfer and trust networks function in the Bijlmer area. The aim of the project is to develop a prototype system for an alternative local currency that could support local development and work in conjunction with the Euro.

Watch the interview – The Future Of Money: Stowe Boyd talks to Christian Nold about The Bijlmer Euro.

Cultural blogging in Europe by LabforCulture

I wrote this post for InterventTech on 25 May 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.

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BLOG EXTRACT – LabforCulture recently set out to investigate the state of cultural blogging in Europe. The aim was to find out more about who cultural bloggers in Europe actually are, what they’re talking about, which audiences and communities are being engaged and how sustainable they are. I was one of the interviewees…

Cultural blogging is not (yet) a well-known category within the blogosphere. LabforCulture wanted to find out more about the role of blogging in the cultural sector generally and what it means for LabforCulture specifically. They asked Annette Wolfsberger from Virtueel Platform, the Dutch sector institute for e-culture, to interview cultural bloggers across Europe. The results of research will be published in a short paper.

The focus of the interviews was to look at individual European blogs that take contemporary and popular culture as their main starting point. This ‘viral exploration’ includes a series of in-depth interviews with bloggers from the United Kingdom, Poland, Italy and the Netherlands, among others, with an attempt to map cultural blogs more widely across Europe.

Read this post in full | Cultural blogging in Europe by LabforCulture.

Jonah Brucker-Cohen does social subversion at Futuresonic09

I wrote this post for InterventTech on 24 May 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.

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BLOG EXTRACT – Taking a break from the glamour of Space 1 at Futuresonic 09, I stumbled across the ultra-talented and sparky Jonah Brucker-Cohen of coin-operated in Space 2.

Jonah used his session to talk about some of his social subversion projects. These projects interrogate and play with different kinds of online social architectures and data networks. They also intervene in these networks in some way to reveal how underlying structure affects the character of the community such networks facilitate and often challenge this in some way. Read in full to find out more about my highlights.

Read this post in full – Jonah Brucker-Cohen does social subversion at Futuresonic09.

Digital futures at Futuresonic 2009

I wrote this post for InterventTech on 19 May 2009. Click on the link at the bottom to read the full post.

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BLOG EXTRACT – Kicked off and driven by Stow Boyd, the Digital futures session at Futuresonic 09 was beautifully optimistic. The session explored new visions for the future based on behaviours and trends emerging from networked culture and raised some tricky questions about the importance of shared vision and collective decision making in successfully shaping the future we want.

Leading on this platform, Stow Boyd introduced the term Edglings to the Futuresonic audience.  Boyd first introduced Edglings on his blog /Message back in 2006 as a metaphor for a new kind of citizen. A citizen that he saw emerging as a result of the web. In Boyds view, this new kind of citizen is defined by a new worldview made possible by the internet and the possibility of extended interaction between many. Edglings hold a ‘glocalised’ perspective on the world (simultaneously local and global rather than national) and are attracted online because it provides a more egalatarian view of the world, the possibility to produce, consume and take part. On top of this networked communication online also provides a sense of personal empowerment that other publishing mediums cannot on the same scale, it enables people to talk about what matters to them, connect up with others and potentially ‘make a difference’ in some way. In terms of impact Boyd described Edglings as a movement underpinned by a common set of values. These values Boyd expressed, will help drive us toward a web culture that offers broader hope for humanity and the possibility of a survivable future. Wowser.

Read this post in full | Digital futures at Futuresonic.