Blogging, the Nihilist Impulse
Geert Lovink is media theorist, net critic and activist. Geert Lovink studied political science on 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, now the Institute of Network Cultures. In 2005-2006 he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. He is an organizer of conferences, online forums, publications and projects such as community Internet providers, mailinglists and media laboratories. Over the last two decades he has lived and worked in Berlin, Budapest and throughout Central and Eastern Europe, teaching media theory and supporting independent media and new media culture. His many works include Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture (2003), and the forthcoming book Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture (2007).