The launch event of my new book Networks Without a Cause happened on Wednesday March 28 2012 at my school where the Institute of Network Cultures is based (HvA). My former student, photographer and blog expert Anne Helmond held a great speech, which you can read here. We also put it on the INC website. Next month the German translation will come, again with transcript Verlag who also did Zero Comments. I will go to Berlin on May 24/25 for the launch. The German edition, translated again by Andreas Kallfelz, is called Das Halbwegs Soziale, eine Kritik der Vernetzungskultur (arguably an even better title than the original English one). The Halfway Social, I love the ambivalence in that term. Then, on June 13/14 I will be in Torino and Milano for the launch of the Italian edition (to be published by Egea as Ossessione Collettive) for which Vito Campanelli wrote a great introduction.
Most Recent Readings
Weaving the Web: Interview with Sebastian Giesmann
Just published in the Spring 2016 edition of Necsus, European Journal for Media Studies: A philosophy of weaving the web: An interview with German media theorist Sebastian Giessmann by Geert Lovink Unlike predictions, ‘networks’ are on their way out. The reason for this is the unprecedented concentration of money, power, and infrastructures in the hands [...]
Interview for La Repubblica on the Politics of Crypto-Currencies
E-mail Interview with Geert Lovink By Francesca De Benedetti For la Repubblica, published on June 12, 2016, original full version in English here: Francesca De Benedetti: Why did you decide to create MoneyLab? Do you think “economies of dissent” are a fundamental issue to research? Geert Lovink: Our international network initiative MoneyLab, which brings together [...]
Interview for Lavoro Culturale on Digital Political Economy
Interview conducted by Bernardo Parrella, the translator of my new book Social Media Abyss in Italian (Egea, Milan, 2016). http://www.lavoroculturale.org/geert-lovink-interattivita-cooperativa/ BP: Recent controversy about Facebook Trends/Newsfeed: Given that similar issues about its internal mechanisms (and “neutral” algorithms) are flaring up again and again, can we expect a more general backlash against FB in terms of [...]