Delinking

Join us online on 6th January 2021 at 15.00 for our next research event at which Rosie Hermon and Marloes de Valk will present their contribution to the transmediale workshop Research Refusal. Their proposal explores the process and practice of delinking within and through digital networks as an act of refusal. Delinking is positioned as a refusal of the idea of a globalised world and of capitalistic production in favour of a pluriversal approach to planetary processes (Mignolo 2018); through both practice and infrastructure.

They examine delinking in the following ways: Delinking from the commercial Internet through the practice of community run servers, that aim for autonomy and an existence on the network without surveillance and a smaller environmental footprint; Delinking as ways to practice decoloniality through existing online networks and platform infrastructures, including a focus on the contemporary visual arts sector, through artist residencies and forms of art education; Thinking about how these two approaches to delinking intersect and how the research can generate timely discussion about whether and how to delink.
 
Join us online at
https://www.centreforthestudyof.net/?page_id=5037
 
Readings:

Mignolo, Walter (2018) Foreword on Pluriversality and Multipolarity. In: Reiter, Bernd (Ed.). Constructing the Pluriverse. Durham: Duke University Press.

Satchell, Christine, and Paul Dourish (2009) “Beyond the User: Use and non-use in HCI”. In: OZCHI 2009 : Design: Open 24/7 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA), 23-27 November 2009, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.