This newspaper is the outcome of a research workshop organised by the Centre for Participatory IT at Aarhus University, School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong and transmediale festival for art and digital culture in Berlin. It is the fourth of its kind in an ongoing collaboration between Aarhus University and transmediale, and seeks to address the thematic framework of the festival as a research topic: “to investigate and propose actions that push against the limits of today’s pervasive quantification of life, work and play”.
All participants have responded to an open call for participation, posted draft papers online for peer review, and met for face-to-face critique in Hong Kong in October 2014. Papers published here were developed through this process as part of a highly collaborative event, after which articles
were modified on-the-fly.
Ned Rossiter and Soenke Zehle – Data Politics and Infrastructural Design: Between Cybernetic Mediation and Terminal Subjectivity
Renée Ridgway – Personalisation as currency
James Charlton – Add to Shopping Basket
Audrey Samson – Erasure, an attempt to surpass datafication
Minka Stoyanova – Gaming Systems: creative critiques of the ludic real
Winnie Soon – Zombification: the living dead in spam
Lea Muldtofte Olsen – Grammatized Psychopath: American Psycho Online and Offline
Daniel C. Howe – Surveillance Countermeasures: Expressive Privacy via Obfuscation
Edited by Christian Ulrik Andersen & Geoff Cox
Published by Digital Aesthetics Research Center, Aarhus University in collaboration with transmediale and School of Creative Media, City University Hongkong
Design by the Laboratory of Manuel Bürger
CC license 'Attribution.NonCommercial-ShareAlike'
ISSN (Print): 2245-7593
ISSN (PDF): 2245-7607
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A peer-reviewed journal about // (APRJA) is an open-access research journal that addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital culture. Through open calls we invite researchers, artist-researchers, and particularly PhD students to participate in an on-going exchange of ideas that functions as a peer-review process for the joint publication of a research journal and a conceptual print newspaper.