Mute

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Mute is a British online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of subjects related to cyberculture, artistic practice, left wing politics, urban regeneration, biopolitics, direct democracy, net art, the commons, horizontality and UK arts.

Founded in 1994 by art school graduates Simon Worthington and Pauline van Mourik Broekman, the magazine is an experimental hybrid of web and print formats, publishing articles weekly online, contributed by both staff and readers, and a biannual print compilation combining selections from current issues and other online content with specially commissioned and co-published projects. Contributors to Mute have included Heath Bunting, Hari Kunzru, Anthony Davies and Simon Ford, Stewart Home, Kate Rich, Nils Norman and Peter Linebaugh. The magazine was supported by the Arts Council of England from 1999 to 2002.

In 2009, the magazine produced an anthology, Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics After the Net, published by Autonomedia.

Articles
  • Nicholas Thoburn, "Ceci n’est pas un magazine: The politics of hybrid media in Mute magazine", New Media & Society, December 2011. [1]
  • "Mute magazine loses its funding", Eurozine News, 4 April 2011.
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