- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 11, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415973163
- ISBN-13: 978-0415973168
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,991,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Zero Comments: Blogging and Critical Internet Culture 1st Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
"Geert Lovink travels far and wide in earth space and media space and always brings back a good story and telling criticism about what is moving and shaking in the digital realms. He is our Virgil, guiding us through the heaven and hell of 'new media' --not to mention the purgatory. Highly recommended." -- McKenzie Wark, author of A Hacker Manifesto and Gamer Theory
"I often disagree with Geert Lovink, but always pay attention to him. His writing, activism, organizing, and teaching since the emergence of the Internet as a cultural phenomenon, has contributed powerfully to a sorely needed critical discussion of how digital media, new media industries, business fads relate to existing social, political, economic contexts." -- Howard Rheingold, www.rheingold.com
"Geert Lovink cuts through the cliches, cynicism, and hype, and looks at Internet culture in all its messy, contradictory reality. Nobody has thought longer and harder about the state of the Net today, and where it might be heading. Zero Comments is both richly detailed and engaged, and breathtaking in the sweep of its edgy, contrarian, and urgent vision." -- Steven Shaviro, author of Connected
"Lovink's knowledge of the technology and his critical intelligence combine to produce an exceptionally sharp presentation of current challenges and possible futures. He works at the edge of established understandings, detecting what mostly has remained undetected, no matter how huge the literature on this subject." --Saskia Sassen, author of Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages
"an excellent introduction to some of the most current debates within and about internet culture." --Technology and Culture
About the Author
Geert Lovink is an internationally renowned media theorist and net critic. His many books include Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture, Uncanny Networks: Dialogues with the Digital Intelligentsia, My First Recession: Critical Internet Culture in Transition, and The Principle of Notworking. He is a member of the Adilkno collective (Cracking the Movement, The Media Archive) and co-founder of Internet projects such as The Digital City, Nettime, Fibreculture and Incommunicado. He is founder and director of the Institute of Network Cultures (www.networkcultures.org), professor at Interactive Media (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and associate professor at the Media & Culture department, University of Amsterdam. He was a 2005-2006 fellow at the Wissenschaftkolleg, the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The situations are not so good, rather bad which we cannot avoid thinking of them with nihilistic feeling.
Describing and reporting various details on such real and difficult situations,
Lovink invites us to recognize things as they are and to go further for our freedom interwoven with digital network technology.
In the age of actual globalization which is full of neoliberal ways of thinking,
I recommend this rare intelligence on ICT after development for all people who seek independent free cooperations with digital media in the true sense.
Now is the time to think actively on digital media culture beyond pessimism/optimism dichotomy in the real meaning.