The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) is a media research centre that actively contributes to the field of network cultures through research, events, publications and online dialogue. The INC was founded in 2004 by media theorist Geert Lovink, following his appointment as professor within the Institute of Interactive Media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). The institute acts as a frame within several researches and meetings take place as well as publications are being published.
The project – Critical Point of View- (CPOV) is a collaboration of the Centre for Internet and Society (Bangalore, India), the Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, Netherlands and various partners in Germany. The first conference took place in Bangalore on the 12th and 13th of January 2010. The second conference took place place in Amsterdam on 26th and 27th of March. A third conference will take in Leipzig, Germany on September 24-26 and will focus on the Germanspeaking part of Wikipedia (the second largest after English). After these event the project will focus on the production of an INC reader on the matter.
The CPOV collaborative research network is an ongoing project for which we are now looking for an intern.
Wikipedia has emerged as the de facto global reference of dynamic knowledge. Different grouped – Wikipedians, users, academics, researchers, gurus of Web 2.0, publishing houses, artists and governments have entered into fierce debates and discussions about what the rise of Wikipedia and Wiki cultures means and how they influence the information societies we live in. The Wikipedia itself has been at the centre of much controversy, pivoted around questions of accuracy, anonymity, vandalism, expertise, and authority.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic, inquisitive and precise master student with knowledge in the field of new media. As the conference has an international atmosphere, a good control of English is required. The Institute of Network Cultures offers you the possibilities for an internship of 3-6 months (starting September/October 2010 or soon after).
Tasks of the researcher:
• write (book) reviews on the subject
• collect interesting articles on the subject
• writing contributions and responses for the webpages/blog
• editorial assistance in the production of the INC Wikipedia reader
The traineeship will approximately be from 8 till a maximum of 40 hours a week.
If you are interested please mail a motivated letter with CV to margreet[at]networkcultures[dot]org. For further information you can contact Margreet Riphagen; margreet[at]networkcultures[dot]org.