Welcome to the 5th issue of the Immaterial Labour Union zine. After a somewhat long break, we are back with a new issue: "Like Buttons".And what great timing, when just recently Zuckerberg announced the launching of Facebook Reactions, a response to popular demands of a 'dislike' button.
A small walk-through of this issue: Fauno stresses the assymetry of the 'decentralised' web, Harry Halpin assumes a critical posture towards the premises of corporate and state-based decentralisation, Δεριζαματζορ experiments with the aesthetics of like culture, Mercedes Bunz maps Facebook's affirmative discourse to global power tendencies of stifling critique, Erik H. Zepka conceives of the apathetic button and Mathijs van Oosterhoudt takes us through the different levels of obfuscation associated with the button.
A lot more could be said about this topic, so...stay tuned for part 2!
Eric H. Zepka, Fauno, Harry Halpin, Lídia Pereira, Mathijs van Oosterhoudt, Mercedes Bunz, Simone Cassiani, Δεριζαματζορ Προμπλεμ ιναυστραλια
All contributions to the zine, unless otherwise specified, are licensed under the GNU General Public License1.
Fauno's contribution is licensed under the Peer Production License2.
Harry Halpin's contribution is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.33.
Mercedes Bunz's contribution is licensed under the CC BY-NC-SA License4