The Open Intelligence Lab (OILab) is an Amsterdam-based collective of interdisciplinary researchers. Its efforts concern the scrutiny of (new) political cultures on digital platforms. It attempts to do so by conducting both empirical research, based on digital methods, as well as qualitative research into the history of political thought and the cultural manifestation of political movements. Through combining both ends, the results are often academic in nature, but can also be somewhat artistic. Since data is the new oil, OILab strives to ‘extract’ this source to make sense of new forms of politics in the digital sphere.
Marc Tuters of OILab co-authored a piece with Geert Lovink on non.copyriot.com. In the light of the discovery that memes can “express tensions that can’t be spoken in the political correct vocabulary of the mainstream media”, Tuters and Lovink provoke the reader to “consider memes in relation to the left’s enduring question of how to […]
Marc Tuters was recently interviewed at transmediale 2018 by the German Radio Eins, discussing Internet memes, the Deep Vernacular Web and the workshop OILab hosted at transmediale. Click here to go to the Radio Eins website. Or listen to the interview here: