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Geert Lovink-Social Media Abyss: The Turkish Translation

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:51:09 +0000

Download as PDF I am proud to announce the publication of my first book in Turkish. The original edition of Social Media Abyss appeared in May 2016 with Polity Press, simultaneous with the Italian translation (EGEA Bocconi), which was followed by the German edition (Transcript Verlag, 2017). Chinese and Spanish translations will come out later [...](image)

They Say We Can’t Meme: Politics of Idea Compression ( Geert Lovink & Marc Tuters)

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:10:11 +0000

Download as PDF Originally published (with illustrations) at Spanish translation here. “I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” Friedrich Nietzsche In his torturous 2017 book Futurability Franco Berardi states that “we should go [...](image)

The Story of my First Laptop: the Toshiba DynaBook

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:41:41 +0000

Download as PDF During my first visit to Japan in 1990 I got acquainted with the Toshiba DynaBook. Unlike earlier laptops, this one was small, elegant and easily fitted into a backpack. A year later I was able to purchase one. This wonder of compact technology accompanied me during my travels to Berlin and Eastern [...](image)

Notes on Networks and Contingency

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:53:00 +0000

Download as PDF By Geert Lovink and Ned Rossiter Original illustrated version here: Polish translation: “There’s no such thing as singular devices. Totality is the truth.” Günther Anders The internet is an administrated world. This translation of the German verwaltete Welt, introduced by Max Horkheimer, opens up a spooky universe that stands in stark [...](image)

NXS Interview with Geert Lovink: Defining the Synthetic Self

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:57:30 +0000

Download as PDF Unpacking Geert Lovink’s Library, or: Defining the Synthetic Self (for NXS #2, Amsterdam, November 2017) Buy this cool paper publication here: In order to investigate this issue’s theme of the Synthetic Self Geert Lovink was an obvious choice to provide us with the relevant theoretical background. Indeed, Lovink, who specialises in [...](image)

Critique of Social Media–Interview with Geert Lovink (in Russian, for Coltra)

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:07:48 +0000

Download as PDF Original: Conducted via Skype by Dmitri Lebedev (August 31, 2017) Герт Ловинк: «Платформы типа Facebook — это трагический момент» Знаменитый теоретик соцсетей — о гибельной централизации платформ и о том, как нам искать спасение в локализме, замедлении и «цифровой тени» текст: Митя Лебедев 14 сентября в Екатеринбурге начнется IV Уральская индустриальная [...](image)

New Digital Practices of Decentralization–Interview with Geert Lovink

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:54:26 +0000

Download as PDF By Carolina Farina Conducted for Roots & Routes (Research on Visual Cultures) #26 The Network is the Message: Carolina Farina: In your latest book Social Media Abyss: Critical Internet Cultures and the Force of Negation you write: “Tomorrow’s challenge will not be the internet’s omnipresence but its very invisibility.” How can we best [...](image)

Philosophy of Technology in China: Second Interview with Yuk Hui

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:19:54 +0000

Download as PDF Edited, slightly shorter version in Parrhesia Journal: For a Philosophy of Technology in China Geert Lovink interviews Yuk Hui Soon after his first book on “digital objects”,[1] philosopher Yuk Hui published a second title, The Question Concerning Technology in China.[2] We decided to do an interview again[3] and focus on contemporary [...](image)

Economy and Politics of the Net: Interview with Geert Lovink

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:48:53 +0000

Download as PDF Including intro: By Achim Szepanski AS: Alexander Galloway speaks of ‘reticular pessimism’, a criticism of the network as the dominant model (of financial capital) to interpret reality. Galloway thinks that the network, through its dominance and ubiquity, forecloses everything that is not a network. It makes the world and its potentialities [...](image)

“Developing dissident knowledges”: Interview with Geert Lovink

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:48:58 +0000

Download as PDF Geert Lovink on the Social Media Abyss by Jorge San Vicente Feduchi English: [Lee este artículo en español] The hypnotic documentary Hypernormalization, by British director Adam Curtis, takes its name from a concept developed by Soviet writer Alexei Yurchak. In his book Everything was Forever, Until it was No More, Yurchak [...](image)