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), Organisation after Social Media (with Ned Rossiter, 2018) and Sad by Design (2019). Almost all his book have been translated into German, Italian and Spanish. In 2019 an anthology of his work appeared in Russian.
Geert Lovink got his MA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Amsterdam in 1984 and did his PhD at the English Department, Media & Communication Program at the University of Melbourne (2002). He was a postdoc at the Univerisity of Queensland in 2003. In 2004 he was appointed research professor (lector) at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA) where he founded the Institute of Network Cultures. In 2005/2006 he was a fellow at Institute of Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin. From 2007-2017 he was Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School where he supervised five PhD theses. From 2004-2012 he was associate professor in the digital cultures program of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam where he supervised numerous MA theses.
His institute organizes conferences, publications and research networks such as Video Vortex (aesthetics and politics of online video), Unlike Us (alternatives in social media), Critical Point of View (Wikipedia), Society of the Query (the culture of search), MoneyLab (blockchain and internet-based revenue models in the arts). Recent projects deal with digital publishing and the future of art criticism.