- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: AIS; 1st edition (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0955624509
- ISBN-13: 978-0955624506
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,138,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A major essay by media theorist Armin Medosch situates the work of the London-based artists amidst the rise of the 'creative industries' idea, inner-city regeneration, and the dot-com boom. Medosch also discusses critical art in the light of 'open source culture' and offers an analysis that draws on systems theory. Other contributors to the book include independent media activist Keiko Sei on the 'camcorder revolution' in Burma; policy consultant and writer Naseem Khan on grass-roots regeneration in East London; activist/artist Siraj Izhar on praxis as process; and philosopher/dramaturge Fahim Amir on techno-democracy.
English, some texts in German (Translator: Nicholas Grindell)
400 pages, 6-colour hardbound, 17.5 x 23 cm
edition of 1,500 unique & numbered.
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Love, Piracy, and the Office of Religious Weblog Expansion (book launch performance)
More than a document, the book is part of a process that involves performance, and instigates another process that seeds the growth of a network of readers. Wherever the book is launched, a 'censor station' is set up, where a specific 1500-word text in the book is censored by hand before each copy is handed over. The censorship scheme is draconian - only a single word of this text is left uncovered in each book - but it is not completely destructive, since a different word survives in each copy of the edition of 1500. The entire text can thus be read by a collective effort - readers can share their words online: