Disrupt & Reflect: Geert Lovink
Launch web-project about the stress of internet life
Location: Online programme
You are invited for an evening of stress and relaxation: the launch of our newest web-project Disrupt & Reflect, with a live presentation and Q&A with theorist, activist and net critic theorist Geert Lovink, mindfulness intermezzos and much more…
“Dopamine is the metaphor of our age,” says Geert Lovink in ‘Sad by Design’ (2019). We seek instant gratification. Online shopping fulfills our wildest and most superficial desires in a few clicks. Not only by buying (useless) stuff, but also in finding attention, likes, and, when we are completely overstimulated, in finding peace with mindfulness, yoga, or completely ‘off the Wi-Fi grid’ in nature. Disrupt and Reflect examines the economies behind the internet where our short-term needs are constantly being triggered and our impulse control is constantly being tested. Attention is the answer to all things.
Disrupt and Reflect is a web project that is alternately extremely over-stimulating and sometimes very calming. It is a collection of creative and critical reflections in which, at different tempos, the viewer becomes part of the mechanisms of acceleration and stillness as they are currently occurring in our digital society. The online project consists of talks and artist presentations, accompanied by video interviews with the participants.
Disrupt & Reflect is a collaborative project between curator Nadine Roestenburg, IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture in Utrecht and the research track Post-Digital Cultures at Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
19:35: Presentation “Dopamine is the metaphor of our age” by Geert Lovink
19:45: Geert Lovink interviewed by Nadine Roestenburg
20:10: Guided meditation by Annika Kappner
20:15: Presentation Disrupt & Reflect survey reslts
20:25: Q&A with contributors webproject Disrupt & Reflect
21:00: end and aftertalk in Zoom Bar
After the event, to talk about what you’ve seen, join us at our virtual bar:
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Geert Lovink― Speaker
Geert Lovink is the founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, whose goals are to explore, document and feed the potential for socio-economical change of the new media field through events, publications and open dialogue. Since 2004 he is a researcher at the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) where he heads the Institute of Network Cultures. He is the author of a.o. Uncanny Networks (2002), Organisation after Social Media (with Ned Rossiter, 2018) and Sad by Design (2019).