During the late 1990 I toured the world with a series of lectures and class on critical internet cultures in Europe. I am digitizing the slides I took of hackerspaces/camps in Amsterdam, starting with ASCII. the Amsterdam Subversive Center for Information Interchange was a communication laboratory that was based in numerous locations. The first incarnation was formed in 1999, on the corner of Herengracht and Gasthuismolensteeg.
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Sad by Design (the essay)
Download as PDF (first published online by Eurozine, January 10, 2019) ‘Solitary tears are not wasted.’ René Char – ‘I dreamt about autocorrect last night.’ Darcie Wilder – ‘The personal is impersonal.’ Mark Fisher ?– ‘Swipe left and move on.’ Motivational speaker ?– ‘I’m easy but too busy for you.’ T-shirt – ‘Why don’t you [...]
à propos de l’idéologie des réseaux sociaux–Par Geert Lovink
Download as PDF (This is a French translation of my essay On the Social Media Ideology, which was published in September 2016 in E-flux Journal #75. The translation was made for the May 2016 Ars Industrialis conference in St. Denis, where I first delivered the text) L’éradication du social?: ??Nous ne nous connaissons pas nous-mêmes [...]
Let’ talk about 2011–the year of protests and uprisings
Download as PDF My life has been defined by the issue how the organization of social movements relates to the ‘media question’. And so, this remarkable year, defined by the term Facebook revolution, can be read as a real test. We all know that the year 2011 didn’t end well. There is a real question [...]