13 Sep 2022
19:00 - 21:30
New Ways of Reading I - Between Experiment and Accessibility
New Ways of Reading is a three-part event series, where we aim to re-imagine critical reading, writing, and publishing in three separate events. During each event, we aim to explore space for slower, more reflective ways of creating and engaging with content through the perspectives of the reader, the writer, and the publisher. Together, we re-discover critical reflection as a powerful tool that allows to formulate questions, confront bias, point contradictions, and look for new directions.
What cultural and digital strategies could be used to create alternative ways of online publishing, that expand the room for reflection and collectivity? Cultural critical publishing practices require new strategies to respond to the contemporary realities of online media. Manoeuvring between corporate and political powers puts independent publishers in a position that is counterproductive for the role and relevance they ought to have in the social and cultural realm. Creating independent critical content requires plenty of time and effort, and it is not meant to be consumed within seconds. While on the Web 2.0 content is cheap, fast, abundant, and addictive.
PART I – WORKSHOP: OWNING READERSHIP
TUE 13 SEPT | 19:00–21:30
What does reading mean in times of information overload and obscure mix-ups between commerce and content? In which ways do readers want to interact with content, reflect, collaborate, and connect? Can ways in which content is created and published allow the readers to gain more agency in the way they behave online? What technologies can assist them with that? During this workshop, together with designer Martijn de Heer, we invite readers to share their reading experiences, express their needs and engage in a collective reading experiment.
New Ways of Reading is developed within The New Social: Hybrid Strategies for Cultural Spaces program as a collaboration between Framer Framed and initiators of Beyond the Essay – Ania Molenda and Andrea Prins. The goal of The New Social is conducting experiments to document and develop strategies that sprung out of necessity during the pandemic. Beyond the Essay is a research project that aims to re-imagine the essay format for new audiences and online media.
Register for Part 2 – Workshop: Imagining Accessibility on 18 Oct ’22
Register for Part 3 – Public Event: Publishing Experiments on 25 Oct ’22
Admission free, language: English
This event is made possible with the generous support of Stimuleringsfonds under the Innovationlabs project.
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