2016, Sat, Feb 06

Book Launch: Networked - A Media Genealogy of the Network Society by Clemens Apprich

With Clemens Apprich, Magdalena Freudenschuss and Adnan Hadzi

Many technologies and practices that have shaped today’s Web 2.0 date back to the 1990s—and so do the ideas of social media, user-generated content, and participatory platforms.

From a media-historical perspective, a lot of the ideas from that period about the future of the internet have indeed been implemented, albeit without fulfilling the envisioned socio-political utopias.

In his new book, Clemens Apprich explores the history of an alternative web discourse and develops a media genealogical understanding that is necessary to think beyond today's predominant concept of socio-technical networks and to intervene in current debates about the Internet.