I wrote a short review as an intro to an email interview that I did with the documentary film maker Astra Taylor (USA) on her new book entitled The People’s Platform–Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. The Webmagazine based in Vienna, Austria called Eurozine was interested to published the piece. Here it is. Enjoy. It is story of how a young female public intellectual became a ‘net critic’ and how she looks at the state of affairs in this growing but still marginal cultural field of criticism. How should we criticize Facebook and Google? Astra Taylor on why we need to position internet as a part of the ‘political economy of the media’.
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Noise is the Message, Short Essay for El Pais
Download as PDF (I wrote a short essay on ‘noise’ for El Pais, here the URL of the Spanish transation and below the original text in English: El ruido es la nueva banda sonora de tu vida https://elpais.com/ideas/2022-05-15/el-ruido-es-la-nueva-banda-sonora-de-tu-vida.html) Noise is the Message By Geert Lovink Information overload turns relevant information into distressing noise. When there [...]
Mental Long Covid and the Techno-Social Unconscious-Interview with Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi
Download as PDF It’s late April 2022 in Bologna and we meet in Franco’s apartment. He shows me his collection of collages he produced in the Covid period, his art therapy to fight off depression. The paintings can be found here and there online, exhibited under the pseudonym Istubalz. We’ve come together to discuss his [...]
Just Out: Stuck on the Platform-Reclaiming the Internet by Geert Lovink
Download as PDF I am proud to present you my new book: Stuck on the Platform, Reclaiming the Internet. The book is published in five languages, starting with English (Valiz) and Spanish (Holobionte Ediciones), followed in August by German (Transcript Verlag), then Italian (Nero) and Turkish (İletişim). The original English edition, published by Valiz (Amsterdam) [...]