Materialities of Independent Publishing: A Conversation with AAAAARG, Chto Delat?, I Cite, Mute, And Neural

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2012 Number 78

Materialities of Independent Publishing: A Conversation with AAAAARG, Chto Delat?, I Cite, Mute, And Neural
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Abstract

Jodi Dean, Sean Dockray, Alessandro Ludovico, Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Nicholas Thoburn, and Dmitry Vilensky 

This text is a conversation among practitioners of independent political media, focusing on the diverse materialities of independent publishing associated with the new media environment. The conversation concentrates on the publishing projects with which the participants are involved: the online archive and conversation platform AAAAARG, the print and digital publications of artist and activist group Chto Delat?, the blog I Cite, and the hybrid print/digital magazines Mute and Neural. Approaching independent media as sites of political and aesthetic intervention, association, and experimentation, the conversation ranges across a number of themes, including: the technical structures of new media publishing; financial constraints in independent publishing; independence and institutions; the sensory properties of paper and the book; the politics of writing; design and the aesthetics of publishing; the relation between social media and communicative capitalism; publishing as art; publishing as self-education; and post-digital print.

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(2012) Materialities of Independent Publishing: A Conversation with AAAAARG, Chto Delat?, I Cite, Mute, And Neural, New Formations, 2012(78), -

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