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MaMa - Multimedia Institute is a net culture club located in Zagreb, founded in 1999 by Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, Teodor Celakoski, Petar Milat, Željko Blaće, Vedran Gulin, Vanja Nikolić and others. Ever since it opened on 14th of May 2000, MaMa has been a meeting point for different local and international communities ranging from political activists, media artists, electronic music makers, theorists, hackers and free software developers, LGBTIQ+ activist and support groups, to the anime community. Guided by the ideals of sharing, it offers free access to its resources and infrastructure.

MaMa set-up a variety of different lecture/discussion/presentation series dealing with its primary fields of interest. Some of those series like Becoming Digital, Caternetics, MaMa čita have in the meanwhile ceased to exist, and among the ones still active as of 2011 are Pastforward, Transverzala, and Vizualni kolegij.

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

past.forward series
  • Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Imperij, trans. Živan Filippi, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, and Arkzin, 2003, 410 pp. (Croatian)
mamina mala biblioteka series
  • Saskia Sassen, Protugeografije globalizacije, trans. Danijela Sestrić, Jakov Vilović, Tomislav Medak, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2003, 119 pp. (Croatian)
  • Critical Art Ensemble, Molekularna invazija, trans. Tomislav Medak, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2005, 144 pp. (Croatian)
  • Lee Edelman, Ne naučiti ništa: loš odgoj, trans. Hana and Srđan Dvornik, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2018, 96 pp. Trans. of "Learning Nothing: Bad Education" (2017). (Croatian)
  • Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser, Feminizam za 99%: Manifest, trans. Karolina Hrga and Martin Beroš, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, Institut za političku ekologiju, Udruga Bijeli val, and Centar za ženske studije, 2019, 87 pp. Trans. of Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (2019). (Croatian)
basic series
  • McKenzie Wark, Hakerski manifest, trans. Tomislav Medak, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2006, 154 pp. (Croatian)
nova kritička teorija series

In collaboration with Belgrade Circle.

  • Helmut Dubiel, Gabriel Motzkin (eds.), Manje zlo. Moralni pristupi praksama genocida, trans. Aleksandra Kostić, Dušan Đorđević Mileusnić, et al. Belgrade: Belgrade Circle; Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2005, 332 pp. (Serbian)
vizualni kolegij series
  • Alexander Garcia-Düttmann, Visconti. Uvidi u krvi i mesu, trans. Dalibor Davidović, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, and BLOK, 2005, 197 pp. (Croatian)
  • Tanja Vrvilo, Petar Milat (eds.), Vizualni Kolegij Reader, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2007, 216 pp. (English)/(Croatian)
  • Georges Didi-Huberman, Kore, trans. Ksenija Stevanović, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2012, 54 pp. (Serbian)
  • László Krasznahorkai, Posljednji vuk, trans. Viktorija Šantić, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2012, 39 pp. (Croatian)
  • László Krasznahorkai, Max Neumann, UnutraJeŽivotinja, trans. Viktorija Šantić, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2014, 47 pp. (Croatian)
  • Jacques Rancière, Modern Times: Essays on Temporality in Art and Politics, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Edicija Jugoslavija, 2017, 168 pp. [1] (English)
  • Érik Bullot, Film i njegov dvojnik, trans. Dorotea-Dora Held and Leonardo Kovačević, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2018, 41 pp. Trans. of Le film et son double - boniment, ventriloquie, performativité (2017). (Croatian)
  • Slobodan Šijan, Tomislav Gotovac: Life as a Film Experiment, trans. Greg de Cuir and Žarko Cvejić, Zagreb: Tomislav Gotovac Institute, Croatian Film Association, and Multimedia Institute, 2018, 386 pp. [2] (English)
  • Lars Henrik Gass, Film and Art After Cinema, trans. Laura Walde, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2019, 207 pp. Trans. of Film und Kunst nach dem Kino (2nd ed., exp., 2017). [3] (English)
  • Marguerite Duras, Jean-Luc Godard, Dijalozi, trans. Zlatko Wurzberg, Zagreb: Udruga Bijeli val, and Multimedijalni institut, 2019, 127 pp. Trans. of Dialogues (2014). (Croatian)
  • Nathaniel Dorsky, Kino Posvećenost, trans. Miloš Đurđević, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2019, 43 pp; 2nd ed., 2020, 52 pp. PDF spreads. Trans. of Devotional Cinema (3rd ed., rev., 2014). (Croatian)
explicit music series
Sve se svodi na estetiku i političku ekonomiju series [4]

In collaboration with Kuda.org.

  • Pierre Macherey, Produktivni subjekt, trans. Slavica Miletić. Novi Sad: kuda.org, and Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2014, 80 pp. PDF spreads. (Serbo-Croatian)
Prijatelji series

In collaboration with Kulturteger.

  • Dubravka Ugrešić, Karaoke kultura, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Kulturteger, 2015, 164 pp. (Croatian)
  • Alain Badiou, Metafizika stvarne sreće, trans. Antonia Banović and Dorotea-Dora Held, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Kulturteger, 2016, 117 pp. Trans. of Métaphysique du bonheur réel (2015). [5] (Croatian)
  • Anne Carson, Vježba zvana Albertina, trans. Miroslav Kirin, Zagreb: Kulturtreger, and Multimedijalni institut, 2019, 47 pp. Trans. of The Albertine Workout (2014). (Croatian)
  • László Krasznahorkai, Uvijek za Homerom, trans. Viktorija Šantić, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Kulturteger, 2019, 112 pp. Trans. of Mindig HoméRosznak (2017). [6] [7] (Croatian)
Skhole series
  • Sylvain Lazarus, Maj '68. Politika. Povijest (razgovori), trans. Ozren Pupovac, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2018, 56 pp. Trans. of Entretiens avec Sylvain Lazarus: Mai 68. La politique. L'histoire (2008). (Croatian)
  • Goran Sergej Pristaš, Exploded Gaze, trans. Žarko Cvejić. Afterw. Bojana Kunst, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2018, 322 pp. (English)
  • Didier Eribon, Povratak u Reims, trans. Milena Ostojić, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Sandorf, 2019, 244 pp. Trans. of Retour à Reims (2009). PDF spreads. [8] (Croatian)
  • Sana Perić, Monáda, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2020, 223 pp, PDF spreads. (Croatian)
Sekvenca series

In collaboration with FMK, Belgrade.

  • Pavle Levi, Cimanje slike: nesputana analitika, trans. Đorđe Tomić, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Belgrade: Fakultet za medije i komunikacije, 2019, 205 pp. Trans. of Jolted Images: Unbound Analytic (2017). [9] (Croatian)
Other books
  • Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, WHW (eds.), Javna knjižnica / Public Library, Zagreb: WHW, and Multimedia Institute, 2015, 144 pp. Texts by McKenzie Wark, Tomislav Medak, Marcell Mars, Manar Zarroug, and Paul Otlet. (English)/(Croatian)
  • Catherine Malabou (Katrin Malabu), Preobražaji inteligencije. Šta da radimo sa njihovim plavim mozgom?, trans. Srđa Janković and Suzana Bojović, Belgrade: Fakultet za medije i komunikacije/Univerzitet Singidunum, and Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2018, 145 pp. Trans. of Métamorphoses de l’intelligence – Que faire de leur cerveau bleu? (2017). (Serbian)
  • Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Misliti u lošem svijetu, trans. Zlatko Wurzberg, Zagreb: Udruga Bijeli val, and Multimedijalni institut, 2018, 75 pp. Trans. of Penser dans un monde mauvais (2017). (Croatian)
  • Jean-Luc Nancy, Uljez, trans. Ugo Vlaisavljević, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, 2020, 25 pp, PDF spreads. Trans. of L'Intrus (2000). (Croatian)

Conference proceedings[edit]

  • Ines Weizman, Eyal Weizman Arhitektura i antagonizam, trans. Tanja Vrvilo and Tonči Valentić, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2008, 28 pp. (Croatian)
  • Nathan Brown, Petar Milat (eds.), Poiesis, Zagreb: Multimedijalni institut, and Montréal: Centre for Expanded Poetics (Concordia University), 2017, 234+xxxiii pp. (English)

Conference and festival newsletters[edit]

  • Labinary 3, newsletter, Labin: Kuc lamparna, 2001, 9 pp. (English)/(Croatian)
  • Labinary 4, newsletter, 2002, 12 pp. (English)/(Croatian)
  • O fanatizmu, trans. Leonardo Kovačević, Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2009. (Croatian)

Catalogues[edit]

  • System.hack(), Zagreb: Multimedia Institute, 2006, 96 pp. (English)/(Croatian)
  • Tomislav Medak, Petar Milat (eds.), Prospects of Arkzin / Izgledi Arkzina, Zagreb: Arkzin and Multimedia Institute, 2013, 48 pp. With DVD Arkzin Digital Archive / Digitalna arhiva Arkzina. (English)/(Croatian)

Other publications[edit]

  • Ksenija Stevanović, Petar Milat, Ivana Ivković (eds.), Frakcija, No. 53-54: Process Music, Zagreb: Centre for Drama Art, and Academy of Dramatic Art, 2009, 144 pp. (English)/(Croatian)

Literature (about MaMa)[edit]

Links[edit]