Eric Kluitenberg


Theorist, writer, and organiser on culture, media and technology. He is head of the media program at De Balie - Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam. He lectures and publishes regularly on culture, new media, and cultural politics throughout Europe and beyond. Previously, he taught courses on "Culture and New Media" at the Institute for Interactive Media, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, and at the University of Amsterdam, "Media Theory" for the post-graduate education programs in art & design and new media at Media-GN / Frank Mohr Institute and Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague, and worked on the scientific staff of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Since 1988 he has been involved as an organiser in important media culture events such as the First and Second International Symposium on Electronic Art (SISEA), Interstanding I, II, & III (Tallinn, Estonia), The P2P - New Media Culture in Europe conference (Amsterdam / Rotterdam), the third and fourth edition of "The Next 5 Minutes", international festival of tactical media (1999 / 2003), "Tulipomania DotCom - A Critique of the New Economy", "net.congestion - International Festival of Streaming Media" (2000), and more recently the Dutch / Russian project "Debates & Credits - Media Art in the Public Domain" in Moscow, Amsterdam and Ekaterinburg (2002), the Amsterdam edition of World-Information.Org (2002), the mini-festival "An Archaeology of Imaginary Media" (2004), and most recently the "Economies of the Commons" conference (2008)


Delusive Spaces - Essays on Culture, Media, and Tecnology, Studies in Network Cultures, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam / NAi Publishers, Rotterdam, 2008.

(ed.) Book of Imaginary Media - Excavating the dream of the ultimate communication medium, (Book & DVD) De Balie, Amsterdam / NAi Publishers Rotterdam, 2006.

Guest editor theme issue, Open #11 - Hybrid Space, Journal about art and the public domain, SKOR, Amsterdam / NAi Publishers Rotterdam, 2006.

ed. with Tatiana Goryucheva, Debates & Credits, Media / Art / Public Domain, (Book & DVD) De Balie, Amsterdam, 2003.


* Connection Machines(2005)

* Connection in Visibility (2004)

* Web dossier Media Archaeology (2004)

* Constructing the Digital Commons - A venture into Hybridisation (2003)

* Transfiguration of the Avant-Garde / The Negative Dialectics of the Net (2001)

* Media without an Audience (2000)

* Smash the Surface / Break Open the Box / Disrupt the Code (2000)

* The Politics of Cultural Memory (1999)

* Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Domain (1998)

* Connectivity, New Freedom, New Marginality (1998)


* CultureBase / The Living Archive (2004 - 2007)
Web publishing and streaming media open source /
open content R&D project

* An Archaeology of Imaginary Media (2004)

* Debates and Credits - Media Art in the Public Domain
A Dutch - Russian Media / Art / Project (2002)

* Next 5 Minutes 4 - Int. Festival of Tactical Media (2003)
- Web Journal Tactical Media Labs (2002 - 2003)

* World-Information.Org Amsterdam (2002)

* net.congestion - International Festival of Streaming Media (2000)

* Tulipomania DotCom - A Critique of the New Economy (2000)

* We Want Bandwidth Campaign - Hybrid Workspace, documenta X (1997)
- Some Remarks on the Question of Bandwidth
- Bandwidth and Content

* Next 5 Minutes 3 - Int. Festival of Tactical Media (1999)

* Towards a New Media Culture in Europe - From Practice to Policy (1997)
(Off-line since the demise of the Digital City Amsterdam)

Participating in:

Debates & Credits - Media / Art / Public Domain
Tactical Media in Crisis
Enduring Post Communism: Networks of Patronage
Debates & Credits Book and DVD
INFOWARROOM | Amsterdam | Propaganda
INFOWARROOM aan het einde van het tijdperk van de massamedia
Delusive Spaces - Essays over Cultuur, Media en Technologie
India Express
The Tactical Media Files Website launch

Author of:

Het Zomer-laboratorum
debalie redactie
The Book of Imaginary Media
In memoriam: Oleg Kireev

Related Groups:

Amsterdam Editorial Team

Interesting websites:

The Book of Imaginary Media
Open #11 Hybrid Space

Related Publications:

Debates & Credits - Media / Art / Public Domain