We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the free online open access journal, A Peer-Reviewed Journal About Minor Tech, with contributions by Camille Crichlow, Teodora Sinziana Fartan, Susanne Förster, Inte Gloerich, Mara Karagianni, Jung-Ah Kim, Freja Kir, Inga Luchs, Alasdair Milne, Shusha Niederberger, Jack Wilson, nate wessalowski, xenodata co-operative (Alexandra Anikina & Yasemin Keskintepe), and Sandy Di Yu.Read more about Publication of Vol 12 No 1 (2023): Minor Tech
This publication brings together researchers who address the problems of technological scale, thinking through the potentials of 'the minor'; or what we are referring to as minor (or minority) tech – small tech that operates at human scale (more peer to peer than server-client) and stutters in its expression and application. As Marloes de Valk puts it in the Damaged Earth Catalog: “Small technology, smallnet and smolnet are associated with communities using alternative network infrastructures, delinking from the commercial Internet.” As such, the publication sets out to question the universal ideals of technology and its problems of scale, extending it to follow the three main characteristics identified in Deleuze and Guattari's essay (Toward a Minor Literature), namely deterritorialization, political immediacy, and collective value.
A Peer Reviewed Journal About... (APRJA) is an open-access research journal that addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital culture. We take a particular interest in aesthetic production and artistic research in relation to the broad field of software studies.