The topic of ‘organized networks’ still occupies me, ever since I developed this concept around 2005 together with my friend Ned Rossiter. We have written a third text about ‘orgnets’, which I posted on my pages site here. It’s for a SAGE anthology, edited by Mark Deuze. It also ran on nettime. During WinterCamp, early March in Amsterdam, we sat together and then the rest followed smoothly online since then. The WinterCamp event itself was, amongst many things, an exercise in how to organize networks. As an avid fan of the aphorism genre I strongly believe in ‘condensed texts’ and have the naive hope that current manifestations of the short writing, such as on Twitter, social networking sites and on mobile phone will, in a wild dialectical turn, transform into a critical and reflexive txt culture. All my favorite thinkers, from Baudrillard to Adorno, Canetti to Cioran wrote aphorism and we have to keep this genre alive. It’s so tempting to describe Twitter as the latest sign of the Downfall of Civilization. One of the strategies to go against the current is to compose beautiful snippets, not designed for communication.
Most Recent Readings
Sad by Design Essay in Turkish & Interview with Red Thread
Download as PDF I am proud to announce that my Sad by Design essay has been translated into Turkish: http://red-thread.org/mutsuzlugu-tasariminda. It was published in the 5th issue of the Red Thread web magazine, published out of Belgrade and Istanbul. Here the table of content and introduction of the current issue on “Alt-Truths and Insta-Realities: The [...]
Ben Grosser-Geert Lovink Dialogue on Media Art in the Age of Platform Capitalism
Download as PDF US new media artist Ben Grosser and I met at the 2013 Unlike Us #3 Institute of Network Cultures event in Amsterdam where he presented his Demetricator, a free web browser extension that hides all the metrics on Facebook. I have followed his work ever since. We got in contact again in [...]
remarks on corona video witness accounts
Download as PDF I have been limiting my news intake since week 2 of the corona crisis, saving it up for the evening, when I read the physical papers (Het Parool and NRC) and we watch the traditional 8 o’clock national news at NPO1, a Dutch habit I must have lost some 30 years ago. [...]