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 Amsterdambased 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 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), Social Media Abyss (2016) and Sad by Design (2019). In 2004 he founded the Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His centre organizes conferences, publications and research networks such as Video Vortex (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). Recent projects deal with digital publishing and the future of art criticism.