Counter-Futuring the Internet. A Conversation


This paper is not as structured as a conventional paper but a meandering conversation on the topic “The Futures of the Internet” that builds upon the authors’ ongoing collaboration for the project Counter-N, web-based publishing, exchange, and research collection on alternative modes of computing. Our project highlights the entangled trajectories of computing and futuring in the forms of financial speculations, predictive algorithms, or apocalyptic narratives. In opposition, we invite other scholars and practitioners to dig into their potential histories and speculative presents to envision and enact alternative futures of the Internet. Ultimately, our conversation reveals the significance of a spatially and temporally expansive approach for grasping the future trajectory of networked society in its totality as much as within its frictions.

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Iscen, Özgün Eylül; Miyazaki, Shintaro: Counter-Futuring the Internet. A Conversation. In: Navigationen - Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften, Jg. 23 (2023), Nr. 2, S. 93-102. DOI:
 author = {Iscen, Özgün Eylül and Miyazaki, Shintaro},
 title = {Counter-Futuring the Internet. A Conversation},
 year = 2023,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 23,
 address = {Siegen},
 journal = {Navigationen - Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften},
 number = 2,
 pages = {93--102},
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