Dynamics of Critical Internet Culture (1994-2001)

Author(s): Lovink, Geert

This study examines the dynamics of critical Internet culture after the medium opened to a broad er audience in the mid 1990s. The core of the research consists of four case studies of non profit networks: the Amsterdam community provider, The Digital City (DDS); the early years of the nettime mailinglist community; a history of the European new media arts network Syndicate; and an analysis of the streaming media network Xchange. The research describes the search for sustainable community network models in a climate of hyper growth and increased tensions and conflict concerning moderation and ownership of online communities.

Preferred Citation
Lovink, Geert: Dynamics of Critical Internet Culture (1994-2001). Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures 2009. DOI:
 author = {Lovink, Geert},
 title = {Dynamics of Critical Internet Culture (1994-2001)},
 year = 2009,
 doi = "\url{}",
 volume = 1,
 address = {Amsterdam},
 series = {Theory on Demand},
 publisher = {Institute of Network Cultures},
 isbn = {978-90-78146-07-0},
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