Sad by Design: Theory Jockeying
Geert Lovink & John Longwalker
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
This performance-lecture deals with ‘technological sadness’, the default mental state of the billions online. Together with Amsterdam based musician John Longwalker internet critic, Geert Lovink developed his latest book Sad by Design into a performance that combines a lecture with samples, and several electronic music genres to begin mapping the new art of ‘theory jockeying’.
Geert Lovink― Artist
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).
John Longwalker― Artist
John Longwalker is an Amsterdam-based musician, producer, and technology developer. His background is steeped in hip hop, subaltern political and cultural knowledge, and a critical rejection of purity. His current projects are far ranging, from the meditative space ambient music of Fire in the Middle, the forward thinking hip hop of FYS Faction, and the musical, theoretical, and technological playground that is We Are Not Sick. John also has a Masters Degree in New Media Theory at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and has worked with the collective Open Source Publishing (BE), with whom he ran design workshops around the world -- using only libre software.
Friso Wiersum― Moderator
Friso Wiersum (1976) is a program maker, moderator and connector. Friso works as project manager communications at the European Cultural Foundation. He also is a member of Expodium, an urban do tank which curates, teaches and publishes on art and the city. He sometimes reviews books, is a member of a dj collective, rides his bicycle and plays baseball.