Upcoming workshop: Between primary and secondary information: Gilbert Simondon and the question of complexity and control

I am proud to announce an upcoming workshop entitled “Between primary and secondary information: Gilbert Simondon and the question of complexity and control”, hosted by „Com­ple­xi­ty of Con­trol? Pa­ra­digms for Sustainable De­ve­lop­ment“ (CCP) at Leuhana University Lüneburg. 15.05.2019, 10 – 18 Uhr. Cam­pus Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­sität C 14.103. Organized by Erich Hörl and Oli­ver Leis­tert (Leu­pha­na). […]

The MoneyLab #6 program is out! Please join us in Siegen/Germany, March 7/8, 2019

MoneyLab #6: Infrastructures of Money The spectacle of the cryptocurrency is over and has given way to the banality of the blockchain. Anxious to fall behind and worried about “disruption” and “not being digital enough” banks, lawyers, start-ups, governments, NGOs, are all too eager to adopt blockchain technologies. What is valued and what kind of […]

On theory & practice: why I left academia.edu

In the course of reducing my free labour and data provision to shady companies, I deleted my academia.edu account today. It had been on my mind for a while already, and reading “Should This Be the Last Thing You Read on Academia.edu?” by Gary Hall only gave the final push to do so. I do […]

A true noblog

This is not a blog, but a noblog. As such not much happens here. I only update the CV from time to time. And if there is big news to share, I will. But this is rather unlikely. Information scarcity could be a concept for the future, don’t you think? Thanks, Oliver

Now available: "Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest", edited by Lina Dencik and Oliver Leistert

Now available: “Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest”, edited by Lina Dencik and Oliver Leistert

Our collected volume “Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest. Between Control and Emancipation“, published by Rowman & Littlefield, is now available: From the publisher’s website: “This book critically interrogates the relationship between social media and protest from an interdisciplinary perspective, examining the multiple ways in which we need to politicize and contextualise commercial social […]