How Facebook’s democratic ideals are reversed by its practices

Orysia Hrudka, of the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, discusses her just published article ‘Pretending to favour the public’: how Facebook’s declared democratising ideals are reversed by its practices‘ for AI and Society Journal Facebook seems to offer an ideal democratic space. It is open, accessible, inclusive, and participatory; it encourages social networks to […]

Passionate Affinities: Literature and Networks – Prof. Rita Felski on her forthcoming book ‘Hooked: Art and Attachment’ (Fall 2020)

Prof. Rita Felski (University of Virginia) is visiting the Re- Network as part of the ‘Canons vs. Icons’ series on Monday, December 2nd (Audit Room, King’s College, 5-7pm), prior to delivering the Annual Tagore Lecture in Comparative Literature at UCL. Prof. Felski will be in conversation with Re- convenor Dr. Francesco Giusti (Bard College Berlin/ICI […]

‘Re-/Un-working Tragedy: Perspectives from the Global South’: Ekin Bodur on her upcoming Re- Network conference

But how does recognisable repetition operate as a unique kind of site for invention, and for speech? And how might we see a Global South engagement with the tragic canon as a de-stabilizing gesture – an un-working, rather than a re-working?

‘Why the current surge in Live Action Role Play?’ Lucy Jolin interviews Clare Foster for CAM magazine

Lucy Jolin interviewed Re- Network founder Clare Foster about the popularity of social forms of re-enactment for the latest issue of CAM magazine. CRASSH reports on it here. “Emily Zhang is loitering with intent in Grantchester Meadows. She is on a mission: to overthrow a mysterious artificial intelligence that has been terrifying her people. Eventually, […]

Why Thinking about the Tacit is Key in a Digital Age: by Satinder Gill

What do we mean when we say ‘we can’t see the wood for the trees’? The expression marks the fact there are always different levels of potential awareness when we look at what is in front of us. For Polanyi, who coined the expression ‘tacit knowing’ or ‘tacit knowledge’ in his seminal work ‘The Tacit Dimension’ (1966), these multiple levels are a form of tacit knowing, a comprehensive entity. Knowledge for Polanyi is above all personal: an embodied act, and always mediated.