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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.[1]

FounderSimon Worthington and Pauline van Mourik Broekman
Year founded 1994 (1994-month)
CompanyMute Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon

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,[2] 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.[1][3] Contributors to Mute have included Heath Bunting, James Flint, Hari Kunzru, Anthony Davies and Simon Ford, Stewart Home, Kate Rich, Jamie King, Nils Norman, and Peter Linebaugh. The magazine was supported by the Arts Council of England from 1999 to 2012.[3][4]

In 2009, the magazine produced an anthology, Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics After the Net (ISBN 978-1-906496-28-9), published by Autonomedia.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Stallabrass, Julian (2012). "Digital Partisans: Cultural Politics, Technology and the Web". New Left Review (74): 125–39. ISSN 0028-6060. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. ^ Thoburn, Nicholas (2012). "Ceci n'est pas un magazine: The politics of hybrid media in Mute magazine". New Media & Society. 14 (5): 815–31. doi:10.1177/1461444811427532. ISSN 1461-7315.
  3. ^ a b "About Us". Mute. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Mute magazine loses its funding". Eurozine News. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2012.

Further readingEdit

  • Berry Slater, Josephine; van Mourik Broekman, Pauline, eds. (2009). Proud to be Flesh: A Mute Magazine Anthology of Cultural Politics after the Net. Mute Publishing. ISBN 978-1-906496-28-9.

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