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Call for Applications: New Study Paths in Master Media Design & Communication

From app stores to art book fairs and zine shops, from darknets to sneakernets, from fansubs to on-demand services, and from tweeting to whistleblowing, the act of making things public, that is to say publishing, has became pivotal in an age infused with myriad media technologies. The tension between the publishing heritage and novel forms of producing and sharing information has shown that old dichotomies such as analog versus digital, or local versus global, have grown increasingly irrelevant given their bond with hybrid media practices based on both old and new technologies, and their existence within mixed human and machine networks. This is why by publishing we mean to engage with a broad set of intermingled and collaborative practices, both inherited and to be invented, so as to critically explore and actively engage with an ecosystem in which multi-layered interactions occur that are:–social, technical, cultural and political–involving actors both human and algorithmic–and mediated by networks of distribution and communication of varying scales and visibility. For this journey, we seek students motivated to challenge the protocols of publishing (in all its (im)possible forms) using play, fiction and ambiguity as methods and strategies of production and presentation, in order to experiment on the threshold of what is possible, desirable, allowed or disruptive, in this ever expanding field.

Source: Call for applications: new study paths in the Master Media Design & Communication program for 2016–17 | Art & Education