The Principle of Notworking, Geert Lovink


About: On February 24, 2005 Geert Lovink delivered his inaugural lecture as lector of the Institute of Networkcultures, part of the University of Applied Science of Amsterdam.

In this essay he presents ongoing theoretical work, developed throughout 2004, the year he took up the position of ‘lector’ at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. He focuses on three conceptual fields: the relation between multitude, network and culture, the art of collaboration and ‘free cooperation’, and finally presents elements of a theory of ‘organized networks’.

Geert Lovink, The Principle of Notworking: Concepts in Critical Internet Culture, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2005. Inaugural speech as director of the Institute of Network Cultures, also available in French, Hindu and Dutch. ISBN 90-5629-380-X.