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Dutch media theorist and internet critic Geert Lovink is the first guest of the event series entitled Science, Technology, Society Talks. In this event, the relation of social media to power-knowledge production will be discussed from a critical perspective on the basis of Geert Lovink’s book Social Media Abyss, which is recently tranlated into Turkish and published by the Otonom Press. By focusing on the role of social media in the constrution of power relations and social conflicts, the ways to construct democratic and free society with and against social media will be discussed.

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) and Social Media Abyss (2016). In 2004 he founded the Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. His centre organizes conferences, publications and research networks such as Video Vortex (online video), Unlike Us (alternatives in social media), Critical Point of View (Wikipedia), Society of the Query (the culture of search), MoneyLab (internet-based revenue models in the arts). Recent projects deal with digital publishing and the future of art criticism. He also teaches at the European Graduate School (Saas-Fee/Malta) where he supervises PhD students.

Ebru Yetişkin received her bachelor degree from the Department of Radio-TV-Cinema, Faculty of Communication at Istanbul University. After she completed her masters studies in the Program of Science, Technology, Society at Université Louis Pasteur and Istanbul Technical University, she received her PhD degree from the Department of Sociology at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University with her dissertation entitled Nettachmental Thought. Yetişkin was awarded an Associate Professorship in 2015, and her research include: the exhibits entitled Cacophony (2013), Code Unknown (2014), Waves (2015), Illusionoscope (2017), Interfaces (2018) as well as the public event series such Contagious Bodies: Network Politics (2015-2016) and Today’s Art: Yet Another. She edited a number of publications including, the special issue on Postcolonial Thinking published by Toplumbilim and a book of poetry, Like The Others, written by a robot named Deniz Yılmaz. Since 2003, Ebru Yetişkin continues her research and teach’ng activities at the Social Sciences Institute of Istanbul Technical University.

The event is free of charge.

Invitations available from the Akbank Sanat ticket office on the event day, one hour before the event begins.

21 April 2018 Saturday 15:30

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