media, information, the contemporary

Critical Internet Culture – Masterclass with Geert Lovink

The Sarai Programme invites applications for participation in a Masterclass to be conducted by Geert Lovink. The two day Masterclass is divided into six sessions and engages with the following topics –

  • – State of Art – Net Criticism
  • – Critique of Social Media
  • – Internet Time
  • – Cultures of Search
  • – Wikileaks-Anonymous-Snowden and other Net Activist Strategies
  • – Revenue Models for the Arts (Crowdfunding to Bitcoin)
  • – Book 2.0 and Digital Publishing Strategies
  • – Wikipedia Research
  • – Politics and Aesthetics of Online Video

The masterclass will include a 20 minute, one-on-one conversation in which individual proposals will be discussed. The masterclass will be held on 11 and 12 March, 2016 at Sarai-CSDS.

Applicants are required to submit the following

  • – A Proposal for the Workshop
  • – A Brief CV
  • – A Writing/Work Sample

Applications should be sent to with the heading ‘Application – Masterclass with Geert Lovink’. The last date for submitting applications is 12 February, 2016.

Geert Lovink is a renowned media theorist, internet critic and author of Zero Comments (2007), Networks Without a Cause (2012) and Social Media Abyss (2016). Since 2004 he is a researcher in the School for Communication and Media Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) where he is the coordinator of the Institute of Network Cultures (INC). Recently his centre organized conferences, publications and research networks such as Unlike Us (alternatives in social media), Society of the Query (the culture of search), MoneyLab (bitcoins, crowdfunding & internet revenue models) and a project on publishing and future of art criticism. In 2015 their digital publishing research was split off into the Publishing Lab. Since 2009 he is a Professor at the European Graduate School (Saas-Fee) where he supervises PhD students.