Lonneke van der Velden
Lonneke van der Velden (1981) is a PhD-researcher at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI). Her work focuses on digital surveillance and technologies of activism. She is involved with Unlike Us, a nascent research network of artists, designers, scholars, activists and programmers who work on ‘alternatives in social media’. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues and publications, Unlike Us intends to both analyze the economic and cultural aspects of dominant social media platforms and to propagate the further development and proliferation of alternative, decentralized social media software.
Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives