Presentatie Unlike Us-app 14 maart

Posted: February 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm  |  By: Serena Westra  |  Tags: , , , , ,

Kom naar de presentatie van de Unlike Us-app donderdag 14 maart. De app bevat tien toegankelijke Nederlandstalige artikelen vol filmpjes, discussiepunten en leestips over sociale media en de kansen en gevaren voor bouwers en gebruikers. De app is gebaseerd op de Unlike Us Reader, een uitgebreide verzameling essays die als boek bij het lectoraat Netwerkcultuur van de HvA verschijnt. In deze essays stellen designers, programmeurs, communicatiestrategen en onderzoekers de vraag: 'Sociale media - deelnemen of afwijzen?’

Theo Ploeg, cultuursocioloog en CMD-docent, Geert Lovink, lector Netwerkcultuur en Marc Stumpel, oud-CMD-student en redacteur van de app presenteren de iPad-versie van de artikelen. Vervolgens kan iedereen meedoen aan de quiz 'Hoe goed ken jij je eigen Facebook-profiel?!'. De winnaars kunnen leuke prijzen winnen, waaronder een toegangskaart voor de Unlike Us #3-conferentie op 22 en 23 maart.

Voor iedere bezoeker ligt bovendien een gratis exemplaar van de Unlike Us Reader klaar!

Wanneer: 14 maart 2013 van 17.00-18.00 uur
Waar: Medialounge, Theo Thijssenhuis, HvA (Wibautstraat 2-4, Amsterdam)
Entree gratis

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Boeklancering: Networks Without a Cause, A critique of Social Media

Posted: March 20, 2012 at 10:58 am  |  By: margreet  |  Tags: ,

Boeklancering: Networks Without a Cause, A critique of Social Media door Geert Lovink
Waar: Benno Premselahuis (voorheen: Singelgrachtgebouw), Rhijnspoorplein 1, MediaLounge, 6e verdieping
Wanneer: woensdag 28 maart
Tijd: aanvang 17u, inloop 16.45u
Entree: gratis

De lancering wordt gemodereerd door Eva van den Eijnde en Anne Helmond.

Over het boek: Op welk moment staan we stil bij de gevolgen van onze info-verzadigde levens, met de grote meerderheid van Facebook gebruikers gevangen in een razernij van ‘bevrienden’, ‘leuk vinden’ en ‘becommentariëren’? Wat drijft  ons zo ijverig verbonden te zijn met sociale netwerken? Networks Without a Cause onderzoekt onze collectieve obsessie met identiteit en zelfmanagement, gerelateerd aan de fragmentatie en het overaanbod aan informatie dat de hedendaagse online cultuur kenmerkt.

Om het tekort aan theorie over sociale en culturele implicaties van enorm populaire online diensten op te heffen, levert Geert een baanbrekende kritische analyse van onze overhypte, genetwerkte wereld met case-studies van zoekmachines, online video, bloggen, digitale radio, media-activisme en de Wikileaks sage. Dit boek biedt een krachtige boodschap aan media beoefenaars en theoretici: laten wij gezamenlijk onze kritische capaciteiten ontketenen om het ontwerp van technologie en werkruimtes te beïnvloeden, voordat we in de ‘cloud’ verdwijnen. Voortvloeiend uit zijn lange geschiedenis in media onderzoek biedt Geert, indringend doch nooit pessimistisch, een kritiek op de politieke structuren en conceptuele krachten die ingebed zijn in de technologieën die onze dagelijkse levens vormgeven.

Er zijn een aantal exemplaren te koop tijdens de lancering, maar mocht je naast het net vissen, dan kan je een exemplaar hier bestellen:
http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745649672

Tot dan!

Wikileaks und die Folgen out now!

Posted: January 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm  |  By: margreet  |  Tags: , ,

Mit Beiträgen von: Dirk Baecker, Mercedes Bunz, Wolfgang Ischinger, John Kornblum, Jaron Lanier, Geert Lovink und Patrice Riemens, Christoph Möllers, Volker Perthes, Rahul Sagar, Felix Stalder und anderen.

http://www.suhrkamp.de/buecher/wikileaks_und_die_folgen-_6170.html

wikileaks und die folgen

Ein Plot wie aus einem Agententhriller: Ein undurchsichtiger Hackerkönig veröffentlicht Hunderttausende geheimer Dokumente und löst damit internationale Verwicklungen aus. Was noch vor einem Jahr ein unrealistisches Szenario gewesen wäre, läuft plötzlich in Echtzeit vor unseren Augen ab, die Affäre um WikiLeaks und Julian Assange hält die Welt in Atem. So unübersichtlich und verwirrend wie die Lawine aus Dokumenten sind die Hintergründe und Folgen von WikiLeaks: Was sind die Motive von Julian Assange? Geht es ihm um demokratische Transparenz? Oder um die »krypto-anarchistische« Weltrevolution? Wer soll all die Akten und Depeschen auswerten? Und: Welche Folgen hat die Affäre für die Politik? Erleben wir das Ende der Geheimdiplomatie oder den Anfang einer viel geheimeren Diplomatie?Die Autoren versuchen in ausführlichen Hintergrundanalysen und Kommentaren, aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln Schneisen ins diskursive Durcheinander zu schlagen, noch während hier möglicherweise Geschichte gemacht wird.

Everyone is a Designer – In the Age of Social Media

Posted: July 6, 2010 at 8:51 am  |  By: margreet  |  Tags: , , ,

Everyone is a Designer - In the Age of Social Media by Mieke Gerritzen and Geert Lovink (Juni 2010)

Everyone Is a Designer in the Age of  Social Media presents the Choice Generation of 2010. Looking back at the first edition of  Everyone Is a Designer in 2000, when we proposed the idea of democratization of design, a decade later this programmatic statement has become reality. We are designing our social lives, make our own choices, and create it all together! This book signals a new aesthetic movement of collaborism: a combination of socially, technologically and economically driven systematically generated visuals. A hierarchy of levels and layers, pulldown menus, buttons and blogrolls that give us access and possibilities to create visuals using style sheets, templates, renderings and frameworks for the look & feel of today’s design.

Contributions by Matthew Fuller, Alexander Galloway, Peter Lunenfeld, Ellen Lupton, Lev Manovich, Koert van Mensvoort, Metahaven, Rick Poynor, Ned Rossiter, Bruce Sterling, Clay Shirky, McKenzie Wark

In 2001 BIS published the first Everyone is a Designer, Manifest for the Design Economy and reprinted it several times. Now this little bestseller of the beginning of this millennium is out of print for several years. The editors Mieke Gerritzen en Geert Lovink now revisit the subject based on the assumption that since 2001 the proposal of the democratization of the design world has become reality in 2010.

everyoneisadesinger

This completely new version of the book will look at the position of design itself in the ever expanding areas it finds itself in. The growth of design schools seems unstoppable. The designers born after 1980 have a total different view on visual culture, on esthetical products, visions and history than the people born before the eighties. The (communication) esthetics are in constant temporary state, design became a dynamic and unstable area.

All these developments poses new questions on the status of the designer and its trade. With visual contributions, quotes and short essays from dozens of international designers, thinkers, critics and strategists this new booklet present a new Manifest for the design economy of 2010 and beyond.

The book can be purchased at BIS Publishers for € 15,-.

Geert Lovink in NRC Next

Posted: March 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm  |  By: Serena Westra  |  Tags: , , ,

by Shirley Niemans

Screen shot 2010-03-04 at 11.37.07 AMOn monday March 1, Dutch newspaper NRC Next devoted two pages to articles on Google. One article by Peter Teffer, ''Maakt het internet ons dommer?" (does the Internet dumb us down?) features an interview with Geert Lovink. The other article is an experiment by two NRC reporters, Teffer and Pfauth, who attempted to live and work without the use of any Google service for a week. The article and report (both in Dutch) are online here.

In the last week of January, an NYU graduate class conducted a similar experiment, see an earlier blog post on it here.

New Publication: Dominio Abierto, Conocimiento Libre y Cooperación

Posted: April 14, 2009 at 10:41 am  |  By: margreet  |  Tags: , , , , ,

By Urte Jurgaityte

Just released in Spanish with contributions from Igor Sádaba [Ed.], Michel Bauwens, Geert Lovink, Fernando Carbajo, César Rendueles and Rubén Blanco, Dimino Abierto.

The texts in this booklet show different perspectives about transformations of cooperative forms of creation, dissemination and access to culture.

In recent years, the cultural debate has been revitalized by the analysis of the new cooperative forms of creation and dissemination of objects and processes, artistic, scientific or social. Either explicitly or tacitly there is a widespread community of users and creators of cultural products not only in content but also on how the partnership can help their social development and distribution.

In the artistic field, users of P2P networks and the development of platforms where developers offer their works with non-restrictive licenses are above the unavoidable rise of social tools of cultural cooperation of Web 2.0 features. In the field of dissemination of knowledge, the Wikimedia Foundation or the open-access digital repositories are already consolidated realities that are transforming the way of disseminating scientific advances, not to mention the free software revolution, which has significantly altered the perception traditionally competitive technological innovation.

Faced with diagnosis of emergency – catastrophic or utopian – the supporters and detractors of these changes need frameworks for discussing about new partnerships in social, cultural and scientific environments.

More information about the book can be found here:
http://www.circulobellasartes.com/ag_ediciones-libros.php?ele=85

Geert’s talks at UC Irvine

Posted: February 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm  |  By: sabine  |  Tags: ,


Geert at Newport beach (Photo: Garnet Hertz)

INC's founding director Geert Lovink spent the first week of February 2009 at the Critical Theory Emphasis graduate program at UC Irvine, where he gave four talks. Liz Losh, Writing Director of the Humanities Core Course at U.C. Irvine, blogged all of his lectures. Thanks Liz!
Check out the blog posts:

Geert Lovink began a three-day series of lectures today as part of the Critical Theory Emphasis graduate program at UC Irvine with a lecture on "Understanding Global Internet Culture" that argued that "theory has lost grip on its object."
http://virtualpolitik.blogspot.com/2009/02/empirical-turn.html

Geert Lovink's second lecture for the UC Irvine Critical Theory Emphasis on "Tactical Media Strategies" opened by acknowledging the contributions to his thinking by his collaborator David Garcia, with whom he authored the "ABC of Tactical Media."
http://virtualpolitik.blogspot.com/2009/02/networks-and-organizations.html

Appearing before UC Irvine's Workshop on Networking Knowledge, Geert Lovink asked if "networked knowledge was possible," since it might be "almost a contradiction," because "networks are eroding institutionalized knowledge production."
http://virtualpolitik.blogspot.com/2009/02/stop-searching-start-questioning.html

In Geert Lovink's final lecture for the the Critical Theory Emphasis at UC Irvine the topic was "Net Criticism in the Web 2.0 Age."
http://virtualpolitik.blogspot.com/2009/02/nihilism-decay-and-place-of-theory.html

Zero Comments in Italian and German

Posted: September 7, 2008 at 11:03 am  |  By: sabine  |  Tags: , ,

Geert Lovink's most recent book 'Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture' (Routledge 2007) has now also been translated into German! zerocomments_smaller.jpg
Left: Zero Comments: Teoria Critica di Internet. Bruni Mondadori, 2008.
Right: Zero Comments: Elemente einer kritischen Internetkultur. Transcript Verlag, 2008.
Read more about this on Geert's blog.