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Lovink, Geert

Works: 124 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 6,342 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee, Creator, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Illustrator, Performer
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Most widely held works by Geert Lovink
Dark fiber : tracking critical Internet culture by Geert Lovink( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Dark Fiber, Lovink combines aesthetic and ethical concerns and issues of navigation and usability without ever losing sight of the cultural and economic agendas of those who control hardware, software, content, design, and delivery. He examines the unwarranted faith of the cyber-libertarians in the ability of market forces to create a decentralized, accessible communication system. He studies the inner dynamics of hackers' groups, Internet activists, and artists, seeking to understand the social laws of online life. Finally, he calls for the injection of political and economic competence into the community of freedom-loving cyber-citizens, to wrest the Internet from corporate and state control."--Jacket
Zero comments : blogging and critical Internet culture by Geert Lovink( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Zero Comments, internationally renowned media theorist and 'net critic' Geert Lovink upgrades worn out concepts about the Internet and interrogates the latest hype surrounding blogs and social network sites. In this third volume of his studies into critical Internet culture, following the influential Dark Fiber and My First Recession, Lovink develops a 'general theory of blogging.' Unlike most critiques of blogging, Lovink is not focusing here on the dynamics between bloggers and the mainstream news media, but rather unpacking the ways that blogs exhibit a 'nihilist impulse' to empty out established meaning structures. Blogs, Lovink argues, are bringing about the decay of traditional broadcast media, and they are driven by an in-crowd dynamic in which social ranking is a primary concern. The lowest rung of the new Internet hierarchy are those blogs and sites that receive no user feedback or 'zero comments'. Lovink explores other important changes to Internet culture, as well, including the silent globalization of the Net in which the West is no longer the main influence behind new media culture, as countries like India, China and Brazil expand their influence. Zero Comments also looks forward to speculate on the Net impact of organized networks, free cooperation and distributed aesthetics. - Publisher
Uncanny networks : dialogues with the virtual intelligentsia by Geert Lovink( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that help create global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online, over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely references." "The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces, and architectures of new media. ... The topics discussed include digital aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media philosophy, the internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific, Japanese techno tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the internet, and cyberspace and the rise of nongovernmental organizations."
Networks without a cause : a critique of social media by Geert Lovink( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of 'friending', 'liking' and 'commenting', at what point do we pause to grasp the consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage so diligently with social networking systems? Networks Without a Cause examines our collective obsession with identity and self-management coupled with the fragmentation and information overload endemic to contemporary online culture. With a dearth of theory on the social and cultural ramifications of hugely popular online services, Lovink provides a path-breaking critical analysis of our over-hyped, networked world with case studies on search engines, online video, blogging, digital radio, media activism and the Wikileaks saga. This book offers a powerful message to media practitioners and theorists: let us collectively unleash our critical capacities to influence technology design and workspaces, otherwise we will disappear into the cloud. Probing but never pessimistic, Lovink draws from his long history in media research to offer a critique of the political structures and conceptual powers embedded in the technologies that shape our daily lives
Social media abyss : critical internet cultures and the force of negation by Geert Lovink( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Media Abyss plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness - we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear. Despite the incursion into privacy by companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, social media use continues to be a daily habit with shrinking gadgets now an integral part of our busy lives. We are torn between addiction anxiety and subliminal, obsessive use. Where do art, culture and criticism venture when the digital vanishes into the background?, Geert Lovink strides into the frenzied social media debate with Social Media Abyss - the fifth volume of his ongoing investigation into critical internet culture. He examines the symbiotic yet problematic relation between networks and social movements, and further develops the notion of organized networks. Lovink doesn't just submit to the empty soul of 24/7 communication but rather provides the reader with radical alternatives. Among Lovink's many topics are selfie culture, the aesthetics of Anonymous and an anatomy of the Bitcoin religion. Will monetization through cybercurrencies and crowdfunding contribute to a redistribution of wealth or further widen the gap between rich and poor? In this age of the free, how can a revenue model for the 99 per cent be collectively designed? Welcome back to the Social Question
Reformatting politics : information technology and global civil society by Jodi Dean( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the ways in which new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being used by civil society organizations (CSOs) to achieve their aims through activities and networks that cross national borders. These new ICTs (the internet, mobile phones, satellite radio and television) have allowed these civil society organizations to form extensive networks linking the local and the global in new ways and to flourish internationally in ways that were not possible without them. Reformatting Politics consists of four sections containing essays by some of the top scholars and activists working at the intersections of networked societies, civil society organizations, and information technology. The book also includes a section that takes a critical look at the UN World Summit of Information Society and the role that global governance has played and will play in the use and dissemination of these new technologies. Finally, the contributors aim to influence this important and emerging field of inquiry by posing a set of questions and directions for future research. In sum, Reformatting Politics is a fresh look at the way critical network practice through the use of information technology is reformatting the terms and terrains of global politics
Im Bann der Plattformen : die nächste Runde der Netzkritik by Geert Lovink( )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die digitale Welt im Post-Snowden-Zeitalter: Wir wissen, dass wir unter Überwachung stehen, aber machen weiter, als ob es nichts zu bedeuten hätte. Obwohl Unternehmen wie Facebook, Google und Amazon unsere Privatsphäre immer stärker infiltrieren, bleibt die Nutzung der sozialen Medien ungebrochen - unterstützt durch immer kleinere Geräte, die sich fest in unseren Alltag eingenistet haben. Wir sind hin- und hergeworfen zwischen Angst vor Abhängigkeit und verdeckter Obsession. Mit diesem fünften Teil seiner laufenden Untersuchungen zur kritischen Internetkultur taucht der niederländische Medientheoretiker Geert Lovink in die paradoxe Welt der neuen digitalen Normalität ein: Wohin bewegen sich Kunst, Kultur und Kritik, wenn sich das Digitale immer mehr in den Hintergrund des Alltags einfügt? Der Band behandelt u.a. die Selfie-Kultur, die Internet-Fixierung des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Jonathan Franzen, das Internet in Uganda, die Ästhetik von Anonymous und die Anatomie der Bitcoin-Religion: Wird die Geldschaffung durch Cyber-Währungen und Crowdfunding zu einer Neuverteilung des Reichtums beitragen oder die Kluft zwischen reich und arm eher vergrößern? Was wird in diesem Zeitalter des Freien das Einkommensmodell der 99% sein? Geert Lovink zeichnet nicht einfach ein düsteres Bild der leeren Wirklichkeit einer 24/7-Kommunikation, sondern zeigt auch radikale Alternativen hierzu auf
My first recession by Geert Lovink( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My First Recession starts after the party is over. This study maps the transition of critical Internet culture from the mid to late 1990s Internet craze to the dotcom crash, the subsequent meltdown of global financial markets and 9/11. In his discussion of the dotcom boom-and-bust cycle, Geert Lovink lays out the challenges faced by critical Internet culture today. In a series of case studies, Lovink and meticulously describes the ambivalent attitude that artists and activists take as they veer back and forth between euphoria and skepticism. As a part of this process, Lovink examines the internal dynamics of virtual communities through an analysis of the use of moderation and "collaboration filtering" on mailing lists and weblogs. He also confronts the practical and theoretical problems that appear as artists join the growing number of new-media education programs. Delving into the unexplored gold mines of list archives and weblogs, Lovink reveals a world that is largely unknown to both the general public and the Internet visionaries."--Jacket
Das halbwegs Soziale : Eine Kritik der Vernetzungskultur (übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Andreas Kallfelz) by Geert Lovink( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Während die meisten Facebook-User noch mit Freund-Werden, "Liken" und Kommentieren beschäftigt sind, ist es an der Zeit, auch die Konsequenzen unserer informationsübersättigten Lebensweise zu betrachten. Warum machen wir so fleißig bei den sozialen Netzwerken mit? Und wie hängt unsere Fixierung auf Identität und Selbstmanagement mit der Fragmentierung und Datenflut in der Online-Kultur zusammen? Mit seinen Studien zu Suchmaschinen, Online-Videos, Blogging, digitalem Radio, Medienaktivismus und WikiLeaks dringt Lovink in neue Theoriefelder vor und formuliert eine klare Botschaft: Wir müssen unsere kritischen Fähigkeiten nutzen und auf das technologische Design und Arbeitsfeld Einfluss nehmen, sonst werden wir in der digitalen Wolke verschwinden
Everyone is a designer in the age of social media by Geert Lovink( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"' ... a book about the position of design in the every-expanding areas it finds itself in. Designers born after 1980 have a totally different view of visual culture, aesthetic products, visions and history from people born before the eighties. Communication aesthetics are in a constant temporary state: design has become a dynamic and unstable area."--Page 4 of cover
SAD BY DESIGN : on platform nihilism by Geert Lovink( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a time of engineered intimacy, toxic memes and online addiction. Can we ever break free?
I read where I am : exploring new information cultures( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We read at any time and anywhere. We read from screens, we read out on the streets, we read in the office but we spend less and less time reading a book at home on the couch. Compilation of 82 authors, artists, critics, and designers present a wide range of observations, inspirations, and critical notes about how we daily consume and produce our information also not only reflect the current state of affairs but also speculates about the significance and importance of new forms of image-text in the future. contains visionary texts about the future of reading and the status of the word
Das halbwegs Soziale by Geert Lovink( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone is a designer : manifest for the design economy by Janet Abrams( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Netzkritik : Materialien zur Internet-Debatte( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Fiber : auf den Spuren einer kritischen Internetkultur by Geert Lovink( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of strategies by Mieke Gerritzen( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobile minded by Geert Lovink( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video Vortex reader responses to YouTube by Geert Lovink( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel met bijdragen van twee congressen op het gebied van video, nieuwe media, Youtube, online video, crossmediale platforms en de samensmelting van televisie en internet
Docuverse : zur Medientheorie der Computer by Hartmut Winkler( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dark fiber : tracking critical Internet culture
Zero comments : blogging and critical Internet cultureUncanny networks : dialogues with the virtual intelligentsiaReformatting politics : information technology and global civil societyMy first recessionEveryone is a designer in the age of social mediaI read where I am : exploring new information culturesEveryone is a designer : manifest for the design economyCatalog of strategiesMobile minded
Alternative Names
Geert Lovink académico neerlandés

Geert Lovink docente e saggista olandese

Geert Lovink Dutch academic

Geert Lovink Nederlands essayist

Geert Lovink niederländischer Medienwissenschaftler

Lovinkas Gertas

English (151)

German (42)

Italian (7)

Spanish (5)