Geert Lovink is a media theorist, net critic and activist, studied political science at the University of Amsterdam (MA) and holds a PhD at University of Melbourne. In 2003 he was a postdoc fellow at University of Queensland in Brisbane. 2004 he was appointed research professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (interactive media) and associate professor (new media) at the University of Amsterdam. His position was renamed as the Institute of Network Cultures.
Here are Geert's first five...
"The tumblr of the Scottish genius, musician, writer and performer Momus. I have been reading him ever since I discovered his blog in 2005."
"There are many fashion blogs but there is only one Virginia Postrel. She embodies U.S.-American conservative sophistication and ideological aesthetics that serves as an elite alternative to the right-wing populism of Fox News and the Tea Party."
"How do you find out what the liberal mainstream is thinking (because you want to avoid everything PC, because its reasonable argumentation is killing your creativity and anger against the world)? In my field that's easy: read Jeff Jarvis."
"I tend only to cover English-speaking sites, but that's often not what I am interested in. Germany is the country to follow if you are interested in clashes over cyberrights and intellectual property. And the site that is covering it, abeit from a liberal civil society perspective, is Netzpolitik."
"I just read the German phrase "Hogwarts on the Oder," a funny description of a dodgy East-German university, the latest evidence that the populist language of Geen Stijl (Tasteless) is spreading outside the Netherlands. Voted as the best and most popular blog in NL for many years, this cultural turn in web politics still keeps me busy."
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