Higher seminar with Geert Lovink, founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, arranged by Media and Communication Studies at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University
Social media discontent is growing. From behavior science manipulation to fake news, all we read about is the bankrupt hegemony of Mark Zuckerberg. However, very few draw consequences out of the revelations. Evidence of whistleblowers is not enough. With Slavoj Zizek we can say that we know social media is evil, but continue to use it. This is false conciousness 2.0. It's time to question (ourselves). How can we break out of this ideology? How could alternative network architectures look like? How do we like to design the social? What's the right mix of digital despair, radical critique and utopian promises?