Exhibition SPACE IS THE PLACE @Droog, October 9 – November 31, 2019 , Staalstraat 7A/B, Amsterdam. Open daily from 9 AM – 7 PM. From the website: “Get lost in your desires and dreams on the Future. We live in a media vortex and space is nearby or already here. An installation on our human conditions by Geoffrey Lillemon and Mieke Gerritzen. Thanks to: Ward Janssen, Melanie van Klaveren, Yara van Teefelen, Kazimir Lovink, and more.” The installation consists of 21 ‘dystopian’ techno mannequins, divided into two opposing crowds. On the one side there is the virtual reality tribe, defined by their long hair and Mars GPS coordinates, on the other side silver-dressed fashionistas, wearing slogan shirts, that make all-too-familiar poses with their smart phones, distracted by their artifical reality apps. VR vs. AR, a 21st century clash of cultures: two radically different cultures of ‘space’ and ‘place’.
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Geert Lovink: Requiem for the Network
Download as PDF (This essay was written in August 2019 for the INC/Transmediale co-publication The Eternal Network: The Ends and Becomings of Network Culture that came out on January 28, 2020 at the opening of the Berlin Transmediale festival. You can read and download the publication here. The essay was slightly shortened; below you will [...]
Interview with Geert Lovink on Social Media Blues (for art.art)
Download as PDF Original here: https://art.art/blog/2020-the-year-mindful-digital-consumption-will-finally-trend-interview-with-media-theorist-geert-lovink/. The interview was done via Skype. By Daria Kravchuk and Maria Efimova (art.art) You are known for your work on the negative psychological effects of Internet addiction, on the so-called «digital sadness» among the younger generation. What research is it based on? Geert Lovink: I’m not a psychologist and [...]
Social Media Abyss (2016), out now in Spanish Translation (e-book)
Download as PDF http://editorial.centroculturadigital.mx/libro/el-abismo-de-las-redes-sociales-culturas-criticas-de-internet-y-la-fuerza-de-la-negacion I am proud to present the Spanish translation of my book Social Media Abyss (Polity Press, 2016): El abismo de las redes sociales, Culturas críticas de internet y la fuerza de la negación, published by the Centro de Culturas Digital in Mexico City. Thanks to Paz Sastre who played a crucial [...]