Lovink Master Class

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Sponsored by the Departments of Information Studies and Design Media Arts
UCLA April 10th & 11th, 2014

We are delighted that you will be participating in Geert Lovink's Master Class that will engage with state of arts net criticism, critical social media research, cultures of search, Wikileaks, anonymous and net activist strategies, digital publishing experiences, Wikipedia research and the politics and aesthetics of online video.

At UCLA, the Master Class takes place in venues across North campus. The first day will be conducted in the 8th floor Board Room of the Broad Art Center, the second day in the new Research Commons of the Young Research Library, and the class concludes with a wine and cheese reception in the GSEIS Building.

Attached find two recent articles by Lovink, and the first release of the INC's new Search Reader. While not required, these will give a flavor of the Master Class' range and approach.

MC Day One: Thursday April 10th, 9:00-5:00
Board Room, 8260A Broad Art Center
Complimentary coffee and pastries will be available from 8:45 on.
Participants will be responsible for getting their own lunches.

MC Day Two: April 11th, 9:00-5:00
Research Commons Classroom, 11630F Young Research Library
Complimentary coffee and pastries will be available from 8:45 on.
Participants will be responsible for getting their own lunches.

From 5:00 to 6:30, there will be a reception with wine and snacks
at the Information Studies Salon on the 2nd Floor of the GSEIS Building

Info: Interactive UCLA campus map:  http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/. Parking is available for $12.00 per day and there is also pay-per-spot parking in Lot 3. https://main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors. There are multiple lunch venues on North campus including North Campus Student Center (full cafeteria options), Lu Vallle Commons (pizza, burgers, rice bowls), Untitled on the 2nd floor of Broad (sandwiches), and il Tramezzino in the Business School courtyard (salads and panini).http://asucla.ucla.edu/restaurants/.

Acknowledgements: Geert Lovink's visit to UCLA was made possible by support from the Department of Information Studies, the Bernard and Martin Breslauer Professor Fund, and the Department of Design Media Arts.

Bio: Geert Lovink is one of the most innovative media theorists of contemporary culture. He is known for co-developing the idea of tactical media. Lovink was a founding member of ADILKNO, also known as the Foundation for the Advancement of Illegal Knowledge, founded in 1983 as a critical project of underground media theory. From 1989–94 Lovink was the editor of Mediamatic Magazine, in which many of the writings of ADILKNO first appeared.  He earned his master's degree in political science at the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne. In 2004, after a postdoctoral position at the University of Queensland, he became Research Professor of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and the founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.  Books authored by Dr. Lovink include Networks Without a Cause (2012), The Art of Free Cooperation (2007), The Principle of Notworking (2005), and My First Recession (2003).

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