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Ada web

Ada web is launched in 1995 and its goal is to provide visual artists, composers, movie directors, architects, etc,  a station where they could engage in a dialogue with internet users.


Aksioma –  Institute for Contemporary Arts

Aksioma Institurte for Contemporary Arts is a non-profit cultural institution based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which is interested in projects that take advantage of new technologies in order to investigate and discuss the structures of (post)modern society. Aksioma concentrates on artistic production that explores social, political, aesthetic and ethical concerns.

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Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of hacktivists and anarchist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as “an internet gathering” with “a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives”.The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites. Anonymous originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.The group is also associated with the satirical open wiki Encyclopedia Dramatica.Anonymous members (known as “Anons”) can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylised Guy Fawkes masks. In its early form, the concept was adopted by a decentralized online community acting anonymously in a coordinated manner, usually toward a loosely self-agreed goal, and primarily focused on entertainment, or “lulz”. Beginning with 2008’s Project Chanology—a series of protests, pranks, and hacks targeting the Church of Scientology—the Anonymous collective became increasingly associated with collaborative, hacktivism on a number of issues internationally. Individuals claiming to align themselves with Anonymous undertook protests and other actions (including direct action) in retaliation against anti-digital piracy campaigns by motion picture and recording industry trade associations. Later targets of Anonymous hacktivism included government agencies of the US, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda, and others; child pornography sites; copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony. Anons have publicly supported WikiLeaks and the Occupy movement. Related groups LulzSecand Operation AntiSec carried out cyberattacks on US government agencies, media, video game companies, military contractors, military personnel, and police officers, resulting in the attention of law enforcement to the groups activities.


Culture Maschine


Culture Maschine is an international open-access journal of culture and theory where all contributions are peer-reviewed. Established in 1999, its aim is to be open-ended, non-goal oriented, exploratory and experimental. 


Cona Institute

CONA Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing is nonprofit cultural institution based in Ljubljana Slovenia. Conawas established in the end of 2007 by Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman. Its main acitivity is production of contemporary art projects. Cona processes of contemporary art practice in relation to society, technology and space. In 2008, Cona creates radioCona a platform for creation and promotion of radioart and soundart works, and set up the question of a new concept of exhibiting.

Conas projects and events are designed to promote contemporary art and cultural integration of socially responsible. Cona works with a string of acclaimed and renowned local and international artists. Our activities are classified in multimedia arts and cooperates with national and international institutions In the field of contemporary art. Promotion of the arts to understand distinctly integrative education in the light of socially responsible and sustainable projects. Cona in Slovene language means zone.


Egon March Institute


Egon March Institute (EMI) was founded by Slovene pioneer of media art  Marko Košnik in 1986 as a unit for reflection, research and production in interdisciplinary arts. Since its beginning it was concieved as a platform for joint research of the artists originating in different fields of artistic activities, i.e. choreography, photography, video, acoustics, electro acoustic music (improvised and composed), architecture, fine arts, interactive systems, digital arts, conceptual frameworks, social sculpture … which end up as artistic actions. EMI signed over 60 productions in the span of last 25 years, mainly in the fields of interactive performance, interactive installation, net cast performance, radio plays/compositions and video instrumentalism. The Institute regularly cooperates with numerous national and specially with international colleagues and institutions.


FibreCulture Journal


The FibreCulture Journal is a peer reviewed international journal, first published in 2003. It works with those who are working with contemporary digital and networked media. The Journal encourages critical and speculative interventions in discussion concerning a wide range of topics of interest


Geert Lovink


Geert Lovink is a Dutch-Australian media theorist and critic. He is Professor at the European Graduate School, Research Professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, where he is founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, and Associate Professor in Media Studies (new media), University of Amsterdam. Lovink is author of Dark Fiber (2002), My First Recession (2003) and Zero Comments (2007). He recently co-organized events and publications on Wikipedia research, online video and the culture of search. His forthcoming book investigates the rise of ‘popular hermeneutics’ inside Web 2.0, large scale comment cultures and the shifting position of new media (studies) inside the humanities.


GVR Institute for Contemporary Arts


GVR Institute for Contemporary Arts is an organization for the production of contemporary multimedia, visual, and performing arts established in 1992 by Vlado G. Repnik. A vehicle for the work of the theatre director and multimedia artist Vlado Repnik, the institute recently increasingly focuses on the production of internet and intermedia projects. One of such productions is the performance Evergreen – Comments on Media[Evergreen – komentarji o medijih] (2009), co-produced by the frequent collaborating institute Intima Virtual Base, along with Bunker Institute and Eẋ Ponto International Festival, which aimed to reflect on the paradoxical layers of our perception and different understandings of media translations. In the recent years the production turned towards urban interventions such as the Blank_Protest (2007– 2013).




Hackershelf is a repository of freely available textbooks. Most of them are about computer programming or the business of computer programming.


Hacklub KIKA


Hacklub KIKA is an open and public space based in Skopje, founded in 2009 by the nonprofit organization “Free Software Macedonia”. Guided by their motto “KIKA is Information, Culture, Autonomy” the founders created a space that will be used for the promotion and development of emancipating technologies such as free software, public and accessible Internet and social media.



Institute for Applied Autonomy

The Institute for Applied Autonomy was founded in 1998 as a technological research and development organization. Their mission is to provide technologies which extend the autonomy of human activists.


Institute of Network Cultures


The Institute of Network Cultures is founded in 2004 and its focus is Internet and other new forms of media. INC`s goal is to create an open organizational form where the ideas, both individual and organizational can be promoted in institutional context.


LINK Center for the Arts of the Information Age


Founded in 2011, LINK Center is a multi-functional center promoting artistic research with new technologies and critical reflections on the core issues of the information age. The LINK Center aims to spark artistic reflections on new technologies and their social and cultural consequences. 


Ljudmila Art and Sience Labaratory


Ljudmila`s aim is to connect research practices, science, art, technologies and civil society. Established in 2010, Ljudmila detects how communication transformations affect the society and encourages innovative art practices.


MaMa, Instute for multumedia


Net.cultural club MaMa is an open, non profit space in Zagreb founded in 2000. MaMa promotes new artistic and cultural practices and is open to artists and activists who can take a part in theoretical, media and direct action groups.




Mute is an online magazine which investigates the social, economic, political and cultural formations of network societies as well as the relationship between technology and production of new social relation. Founded in 1994 this magazine is dedicated to exploring culture and politics after the net.




Monoskop is a collaborative wiki research on the history of art, culture and media technology. This is an educational open access online resource, launched in February 2009.


Post Media Lab


The Post Media Lab is based in Luneburg, Germany. The lab is centered around a supported program of visiting fellows (artist, technologists, film makers, theorists, post-media operators) and the production of a series of associated international public events and publishing projects.    


Projekat Atol Institute


Projekt Atol is a non-profit cultural institution founded in 1992 by Slovene conceptual and new media artist Marko Peljhan and officially registered in 1994. Its activities range from art production to scientific research and technological prototype development and production. The technological arm of Projekt Atol, called PACT Systems (Projekt Atol Communication Technologies), was founded in 1995, and the flight operations branch, Projekt Atol Flight Operations, was founded in 1999 to support art and cultural activities in the atmosphere, in orbit, and beyond. Projekt Atol serves as the institutional, financial and logistics support frame for several projects and initiatives, such as its Makrolab project and the recent Arctic Perspective Initiative.


Richard  Matthew Stallman

Richerd M. Stallman is the most forceful theorist of free software, activist and computer programmer. Around 1985 Stallman created The GNU General Public License which was the most famous intervention in the free software movement. He is also known for the GNU Project, for developing the GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Emacs and founding the Free Software Foundation.




Rhizome.org is a website which is dedicated to the creation, preservation, presentation and critique of artistic practices that engaged technology. Founded by artist Mark Tribe in 1996, Rhizome focuses on artists, their work, their perspectives and interrelationships between technology, culture and art.


Tactical Media Files


Tactical Media Files is documentation resource under continuous development. TMF has been conceived as a `living archive`and it`s aim is to create an active resource that can be utilized to connect current practices to a memory of events past.   


The Thing


The Thing is non-profit organization committed to the development of the new media culture and the arts. The Thing is social network, started up of individuals from diverse backgrounds and its activities include hosting artists` projects and mailing lists as well as publishing cultural criticism.      




Transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aim at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies.


V2_Institute for the Unstable Media


Founded in 1981, V2_ is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam. This center is doing research at the interface of art, technology and society and offers a platform where artists, researchers, theorist and developers of software and hardware can share their findings. 


World Information.org


World Information.org is collaborative effort of organizations and individuals who are directly concerned with issues of participatory involvement in information and Communication Technologies. Their goal is to examine artistic and cultural practice with and within digital networks and the resulting changes in society, politics and the artistic practice itself.     







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