Organized Networks at SALT
Appearing for the first time in Istanbul, media theorist Geert Lovink will talk about his ongoing research at the Institute of Network Cultures (INC). A research network, established in 2004 by Lovink, INC focuses on the Internet and other new forms of media to produce a diverse array of projects and publications with a strong emphasis on content. The field of network cultures revolves around the interaction between new forms of media, the Internet and mobile networks – where users actively shape the technology.
With a particular focus on the trans-disciplinary nature of new media, its DIY and open-source components, INC/Lovink emphasizes the artistic, political and technical aspects of the Internet and other emergent media, including design, activism, art, philosophy, political theory and urban studies.
Lovink was one of the key theorists behind the concept of tactical media. Among many others, he has published the books “Networks Without a Cause” (2012), “The Art of Free Cooperation” (2007), “The Principle of Networking” (2005) and “My First Recession” (2003).