[Air-l] Uncanny Networks: collected interviews by Geert Lovink

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Wed Dec 25 17:14:46 PST 2002

Uncanny Networks
Dialogues with the Virtual Intelligentsia
By Geert Lovink
Leonardo Book Series/The MIT Press, 2003.

For Geert Lovink, interviews are imaginative texts that can help to create
global, networked discourses not only among different professions but also
among different cultures and social groups. Conducting interviews online,
over a period of weeks or months, allows the participants to compose
documents of depth and breadth, rather than simply snapshots of timely

The interviews collected in this book are with artists, critics, and
theorists who are intimately involved in building the content, interfaces,
and architectures of new media. The topics discussed include digital
aesthetics, sound art, navigating deep audio space, European media
philosophy, the Internet in Eastern Europe, the mixing of old and new in
India, critical media studies in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese techno
tribes, hybrid identities, the storage of social movements, theory of the
virtual class, virtual and urban spaces, corporate takeover of the Internet,
and the role of cyberspace in the rise of nongovernmental organizations.

Interviewees included Norbert Bolz, Paulina Borsook, Luchezar Boyadjiev,
Kuan-Hsing Chen, Cãlin Dan, Mike Davis, Mark Dery, Kodwo Eshun, Susan
George, Boris Groys, Frank Hartmann, Michael Heim, Dietmar Kamper, Zina
Kaye, Tom Keenan, Arthur Kroker, Bruno Latour, Marita Liulia, Rafael
Lozano-Hemmer, Peter Lunenfeld, Lev Manovich, Mongrel, Edi Muka, Jonathan
Peizer, Saskia Sassen, Herbert Schiller, Gayatri Spivak, János Sugár, Ravi
Sundaram, Toshiya Ueno, Tjebbe van Tijen, McKenzie Wark, Hartmut Winkler,
and Slavoj Zizek.

To order: http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/

The MIT Press
A Leonardo Book
Available: March 2003
ISBN 0-262-12251-0
7 x 9, 392 pp.
$27.95/£18.50 (CLOTH)

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