034 Geert Lovink: We have to go back to basics on the internet


What is wrong with the internet, how do we make it work again and why does the net matter – these are the questions we are debating with Geert Lovink in this episode of Citizen D podcast.

Geert Lovink is a Dutch media theorist, internet critic and author of Uncanny Networks (2002), Dark Fiber (2002), My First Recession (2003), Zero Comments (2007), Networks Without a Cause (2012) and Social Media Abyss (2016). Since 2004 he is researcher in the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) where he is the founder of the Institute of Network Cultures (www.networkcultures.org).

His centre organized conferences, publications and research networks such as Video Vortex (the politics and aesthetics of online video), Unlike Us (alternatives in social media), Critical Point of View (Wikipedia), Society of the Query (the culture of search), MoneyLab (internet-based revenue models in the arts) and a project on the future of art criticism. From 2004-2013 he was also associate prof. at Mediastudies (new media), University of Amsterdam. Since 2009 he is professor at the European Graduate School.

The podcast music provided by Magna Ingress.

Citizen D advice:

  • Get back to basics
  • Be careful who you trust your information

More information:

  • It is time to rebuild the web – article
  • The Secret to Better Social Media? Fewer Friends – article
  • A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe – article

About the podcast:

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