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.
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Launch of online version of the Amsterdam Radio Collection (1991)
By Geert Lovink and Bart Schut URL: https://archive.org/details/ARC8AStaalplaatIndustrialMusic We’re proud to present a sample of the Amsterdam free radio sounds from the early 1990s. It is a collection of audio cassettes, compiled in 1991, which we’ve digitized, and uploaded to Archive.org. The URL: The background of this audio collection is the following. In Summer 1991 [...]
Essay in e-flux journal #75: On the Social Media Ideology
http://www.e-flux.com/journal/on-the-social-media-ideology/ Geert Lovink, On the Social Media Ideology Social networking is much more than just a dominant discourse. We need to go beyond text and images and include its software, interfaces, and networks that depend on a technical infrastructure consisting of offices and their consultants and cleaners, cables and data centers, working in close concert [...]
Organised Networks and the Brain–an Exchange
Email Exchange between Geert Lovink and Miles Englezou I received an email with the following request from Miles Englezou: “Your concept of ‘organised networks’ reminded me of what I have learned about the brain. I’m currently at the end of a neuroscience master’s degree. Incidentally I studied at Vrije Univeriteit Amsterdam, although now I am [...]