blog by geert lovink

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Interview: Social Media Discontent after Cambridge Analytica

Download as PDF Interview with Geert Lovink by Christophe Bruchansky For Plural World Christophe Bruchansky: In your 2016 book Social Media Abyss: Critical Internet Cultures and the Force of Negation you draw a distinction between social media platforms and organized networks. Can you explain what the difference is? Geert Lovink: These two concepts are words apart. [...]

The Art of Criticism: A European Network for Experiments in Art Criticism

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Join our expanding network on The Art of Criticism and participate in research and experiments

A growing international network of researchers, practitioners and organisers within the field of art and cultural criticism is forming. The aim of network is to help establish a multiplicity of critical cultures in Europe. The network will apply for grants, exchange best practices and experiences, develop theoretical knowledge, make interventions in the field, and produce [...]

Updates from the INC

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Out now: Marcello Vitali-Rosati, On Editorialization, TOD #26

We are pleased to announce the publication of On Editorialization: Structuring Space and Authority in the Digital Age by Marcello Vitali-Rosati. The 26th edition in the Theory on Demand series can be freely downloaded as pdf or epub here. In On Editorialization: Structuring Space and Authority in the Digital Age Marcello Vitali-Rosati examines how authority [...]

Art, Work, and Identity in an Age of Planetary-Scale Computation

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Crypto Design workshop @ Aksioma, Ljubljana

On March 6th and 7th, the Crypto Design project traveled to Ljubljana, Slovenia. The INC organized a workshop for design students in collaboration with Aksioma, one of our partners in the State Machines project. Patricia de Vries, Anthony van der Meer, Tim Brouwer and Loes Bogers were at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Fine [...]

Welcome to the Entreprecariat

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Fake it till you make it – Genesi del precariato imprenditoriale

Pubblicato originariamente su Pagina99 sotto il titolo “Vi racconto gioie (poche) e dolori dell’imprecariato”. Illustrazione di Krisis Publishing. A prima vista, ciò che accomuna quell’ampio segmento demografico che va sotto il nome di Millennials è soprattutto la tecnologia. I nati orientativamente tra il 1980 e il 2000 sono infatti i primi ad aver vissuto pienamente la rivoluzione digitale, e già Read the rest

MoneyLab#3: Failing Better

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Spui25 book presentation pictures online

In this event, we launch and present ‘MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype’ and ‘Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain’. Both publications explore alternative imaginaries for future finance and a crypto-infused world. The editors of both publications will engage in a discussion on the uses of the blockchain beyond profit-based narratives, the opportunities of bottom-up financial strategies, [...]