We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the free online open access journal, A Peer-Reviewed Journal About Minor Tech, with contributions by Camille Crichlow, Teodora Sinziana Fartan, Susanne Förster, Inte Gloerich, Mara Karagianni, Jung-Ah Kim, Freja Kir, Inga Luchs, Alasdair Milne, Shusha Niederberger, Jack Wilson, nate wessalowski, xenodata co-operative (Alexandra Anikina & Yasemin Keskintepe), Sandy Di Yu, and edited by Christian Ulrik Andersen & Geoff Cox. See https://aprja.net//issue/view/10332
This publication brings together researchers who address the problems of technological scale, thinking through the potentials of ‘the minor’; or what we are referring to as minor (or minority) tech – small tech that operates at human scale (more peer to peer than server-client) and stutters in its expression and application. As Marloes de Valk puts it in the Damaged Earth Catalog: “Small technology, smallnet and smolnet are associated with communities using alternative network infrastructures, delinking from the commercial Internet.” As such, the publication sets out to question the universal ideals of technology and its problems of scale, extending it to follow the three main characteristics identified in Deleuze and Guattari’s essay (Toward a Minor Literature), namely deterritorialization, political immediacy, and collective value.
The publication follows a workshop organized by Digital Aesthetics Research Center (DARC), Aarhus University and Center for the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI), London South Bank University, in collaboration with King’s College London, Queen’s University, and transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Berlin.
A Peer-Reviewed Journal About MINOR TECH
Vol. 12 No. 1 (2023)
Editors: Christian Ulrik Andersen and Geoff Cox
Published: Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University
Design: Manetta Berends and Simon Browne (CC)
CC license: ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’