Eric Kluitenberg

Eric Kluitenberg is an independent theorist, writer, and organiser on culture, media and technology.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Tactical Media Files, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Network Cultures (2013). He teaches media theory and history at the Art/Science Interfaculty in The Hague.

He was head of the media program at De Balie - Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam (2009-2011). He has taught media theory at a variety of colleges. He lectures and publishes extensively on culture, new media, and cultural politics throughout Europe and beyond.

Previously he taught "Culture and New Media" at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Applied Sciences,  "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.

Recent publications include The Book of Imaginary Media (2006), Delusive Spaces (2008), and the theme issues of Open, Journal for Art and the Public Domain, "Hybrid Space" (2006) and "(Im)Mobility" (2011), the Network Notebook Legacies of Tactical Media (2011), and Acoustic Space #11, Techno-Ecologies (2012).

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 Next 5 Minutes festival of tactical media, "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 fourth edition of the Next 5 Minutes Festival of Tactical Media (2003),  the mini-festival "An Archaeology of Imaginary Media" (2004), the ElectroSmog Festival for Sustainable Immobility (2010), the Economies of the Commons conference series (2008-2012), and the Media Squares research seminar (2011).


* 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)


* Economies of the Commons I - III (2008-2012)
  Conference series on the economies of the online knowledge and culture commons.

* 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)