Confluencenter For Creative Inquiry- Presents Geert Lovink PH.D. SOCIAL MEDIA: FROM MONOPOLIES TO ALTERNATIVE & Virtual Harlem: Experience the Arts in Second Life


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Geert Lovink



Geert Lovink, founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, is a Dutch-Australian media theorist and critic. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne and in 2003 was at the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland. In 2004 Lovink was appointed as Research Professor at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and Associate Professor at The University of Amsterdam. He is the founder of Internet projects such as nettime and fibreculture. In 2005-06 he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin Institute for Advanced Study where he finished his third volume on critical Internet culture, Zero Comments (2007). Since then he published the book Networks Without a Cause (2012). Other book titles by Geert Lovink are The Art of Free Cooperation (2007), The Principle of Notworking (2005) and My First Recession (2003).
Mark your calendars for
Upcoming Confluencevents! 
Wed., April 10, 5:30 – 7:00  Virtual Harlem: Experience the Arts in Second Life.  Jazz performances in virtual reality — part of Show & Tell @ Playground, Confluencenter’s Multimedia Learning Experience, Playground, 278 E. Congress St.

Sat., April 13,  “Give me your poor?” How has the American view of immigration changed over time?
11 a.m.  Part One of this double bill features the song cycle
Vignettes: Ellis Island by Alan Louis Smith.
2 p.m. Desvariaciones de la Canción Mexicana/Un-variations of Mexican Song. In Part Two, pianist Héctor Acosta and singer-actress Verania Luzero perform some of the most popular songs from Mexico to tell a humorous tale of a Mexican immigrant looking for the American dream.
The Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry was featured in a front-page story in the Arizona Daily Star.  Click here to read the article.

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