dr. (Robin) R van den Akker

dr. (Robin) R van den Akker
Assistant professor Erasmus University College Erasmus University College
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
vandenakker@euc.eur.nl

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**Robin van den Akker is Senior Lecturer Continental Philosophy and Cultural Studies in, and academic program coordinator of, the Humanities Department of Erasmus University College Rotterdam. **

Robin is founding editor of the research platform 'Notes on Metamodernism', which maps and analyses changes in aesthetics and culture that are symptomatic of the post-postmodern condition. He is co-editor of the edited collection Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth (2017) that appeared in the Radical Cultural Studies Series of Rowman & Littlefield International. His work has been translated in numerous languages, including Mandarin, Russian, German, and Spanish.

Robin has written extensively on the digitization of everyday life and contemporary aesthetics and culture in The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Frieze, ArtPulse, Monu, The American Book Review, De Groene Amsterdammer, and various other journals, magazines, and edited collections.  As a member of ‘Het Filosofisch Elftal’ he has a regular column on current events in the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.

Robin studied Social History (BA), Media and Journalism (MA) and Philosophy (MA) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Cultural Inquiry (MPhil, Distinction) at the University of Birmingham. In his doctoral dissertation (Philosophy/EUR) The Social Production of Hybrid Space he analysed the implications of mobile and locative interfaces for our practices in urban public space as well as our experiences of the city.

  • A Gibbons, T Vermeulen & Robin Akker (2019) - Reality beckons: Metamodernist depthiness beyond panfictionality - European Journal of English Studies, 23 (2), 172-189 - doi: 10.1080/13825577.2019.1640426
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2015) - Utopia, sort of. A case study in metamodernism - Studia Neophilologica, 87 (sup1), 55-67 - doi: 10.1080/00393274.2014.981964
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2013) - Märkmeid metamodernismist In: Methis. Studia Humanoria Estonica. Nr. 11, spring 2013. Estonian Translation of T. Vermeulen & R. van den Akker (2010). `Notes on Metamodernism' - Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, 2
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Whatever Works: realism and anti-realism after postmodernism (Special issue on Metamodernism) - American Book Review
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2012) - 中现代主义札记 - Foreign Theoretical Trends, 11, 65-73
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Digitalisering van de eigenruimte - Geo-Info, 7 (9), 14-17
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2010) - Notes on metamodernism - Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, 2, 1-14
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Communication Power - Nexus, 56

  • Robin Akker (2011) - Locatieve media: creativiteit en generositeit in gedeelde ruimten - Vrijetijdstudies, 4 (4)
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2011) - Metamodern Architecture - Monu Magazine on Urbanism #5. Post Ideological Urbanism, 2011 (II), 69-74

  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2015) - Anmerkungen zur Metamoderne - Textem Verlag
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Wikitude, of de wijze waarop de creatieve meute het designlandschap verandert - Veenman

  • Robin Akker & A Gibbons (2017) - Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after postmodernism - Rowman & LIttlefield International

  • Robin Akker (2012) - Recensie Stuart Elden (Ed.) (2012). Sloterdijk Now - Tijdschrift voor filosofie, 3

  • Robin Akker (2017) - Periodising the 2000s: The emergence of metamodernism - Rowman & LIttlefield International
  • Robin Akker (2017) - Metamodern Historicity - Rowman & LIttlefield International
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2017) - Utopia, Sort of. A case study in metamodernism - Routledge
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Notes on Commonspace - Inter Disciplinary Press
  • Robin Akker (2012) - Binnen het eigen straatje, of buiten de gebaande paden: de orkestratie van toeval door geosociale netwerken - Boom / Lemma Uitgevers
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Henri Lefebvre - Boom
  • Robin Akker & TJV Vermeulen (2011) - Metamodernism, history and the story of Lampe - Hartung-Gorre Verlag
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Data Morgana? Pleidooi voor een rimpelloos bestaan - Klement/Pelckmans
  • Robin Akker & M Kuiper (2009) - De Bureaucraat als dompteur. De domesticatie van de digitale overheid - Klement/Pelckmans
  • Robin Akker & M Kuiper (2008) - De bureaucraat als dompteur. De domesticatie van de digitale overheid - Klement
  • Robin Akker & Awee Prins (2008) - Data morgana? Pleidooi voor een rimpelloos bestaan - Klement

  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2016) - Notes on metamodernism - Bloomsbury

  • Robin Akker & Esther Keymolen (2013) - Trust in Hybrid Space: The case of Grindr
  • Robin Akker (2012) - The orchestration of chance

  • Robin Akker (2011) - Conducting research and writing a report for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, together with the research institutes TNO and CPI, on the socio-technological developments that will shape the Future Internet and will have implications for the policy domains of the Ministry
  • Robin Akker (2008) - Conducting research and writing a report for the Ministry of Traffic, Planning and the Environment (VROM) on the domestication of VIDI, a new ICT-system, by employees of the Ministry

  • Robin Akker (2 April 2012) - Metamodernism - VPRO Radio 'De avonden'
  • Robin Akker (1 January 2012) - What do the metamodernists want? - Metropolis M NL No.4 - aug/sep. 2012, p113-114
  • Robin Akker (1 January 2012) - Wat willen de metamodernisten? - Metropolis M NL No.4 - aug/sep. 2012, p.76-79
  • Robin Akker (31 December 2010) - Die neuen Müden - Interview met Der Tagesspiegel n.a.v. artist talk On Metamodernism, met Paula Doepfner, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlijn.
  • Robin Akker (1 May 2010) - De mens als ontwerp. Interview met Designkrant Rotterdam - Expositie ideeën uit Rotterdam, t.g.v. het European Design Festival 2010
  • Robin Akker (21 October 2009) - Asociaal? - Column voor Denkcafé: Asociaal! Arminius

  • Robin Akker (2011) - The New York Museum of Arts and Design for the cinematic program No more Modern: Notes on metamodernism (External organisation)
  • Robin Akker (2011) - The Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art for a program on metamodernism (External organisation)

  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2018) - Notes on irony and sincerity - Invited Public Lecture at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
  • Robin Akker (2016) - Social Media & Populism: A Dutch Case - Invited Public Lecture in the context of the symposium 'Turning the Tide'
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Bonding E-Rhythms - Kick-off Lecture Merging Media & E-Rhythms, Hogeschool Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2013) - New Dawn, New Day, New Life - Keynote lecture Symposium A New Dawn, Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Anything Goes? Whatever Works! On Metamodernism’ - Futures of the Present Symposium, University of Uppsala
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Metamodern Space - Keynote Lecture Emotional Geographies Conference, University of Groningen
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Metamodernism, or the cultural logic of global capitalism - Guest Lecturer TISS Winterschool
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Introduction & Interview Artist Workshop Rob Voerman - Symposium A New Dawn, Artez Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Cities, Rhythms, Smartphones - presentation Rhythmanalysis project, Microsoft Amsterdam
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Metamodernisme’ - Lecture for Current Values series, TENT Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker (2013) - Metamodernisme: de terugkeer van grote verhalen - Seminar for theater group Wunderbaum, Holland Festival
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2013) - Notes on Metamodernism - Lecture in context of Holland-Russia Year, Dostojevsky Library
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2013) - Metamodern cities - Lecture for Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and design
  • Valerie Frissen, Esther Keymolen & Robin Akker (2013) - Trust in Hybrid Space : the case of Grindr - World Social Science Forum 2013 (Social transformations and the digital age)
  • Robin Akker (2012) - Foursquare - Guest Lecture City cultures, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Robin Akker (2012) - The Collaborative City - Guest Lecture international conference Gruntdtvig Project 'Seniors in the Knowledge Society', Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker (2012) - Marta Kuzma-Hannah Ryggen - Public Lecture at Documenta
  • Robin Akker (2012) - Walking in the Hybrid City - Invited lecture for Inaugurating session 'Heterologies of the Everyday Study Circle' at IAPL 2012, Tallinn University (Estonia),
  • Robin Akker (2012) - Metamodern Architecture - Public Lecture at the symposium ' Romantik - Baustein einer neuen Baukultur¿' in the CuREM Horizonte Series, ETH Universityof Zurich
  • Robin Akker (2012) - The Hybrid City - Guest lecture City Discourse, Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Robin Akker (2012) - On Metamodernism - Public lecture at the international symposium: ' The times are changing: What will art do about it?' Alexandria Contemporary Art Forum
  • Robin Akker (2012) - Discussing Metamodernism - Public Lecture in Galerie Tanja Wagner
  • Robin Akker (2012) - The orchestration of chance - Conference paper for session 'Location-based Social Networks' at Local and Mobile 2012, University of North Carolina
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Locative media: Walking in the Hybrid City - Invited lecture City Cultures, Faculteit der Letteren/Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Robin Akker (2011) - For the love of the city. Some notes on the emergence of commonspace - International Conference Space and Place
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Architecture in the Meantime. Voorbereiding en bijdrage paneldiscussie over de impact van schuldencrisis en de klimaatcrisis op de grootstedelijke omgeving - Architecture Film Festival
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Trendanalyse ICT & Samenleving. Voorbereiding en presentatie trendanalyse i.s.m. TNO ICT - Expertmeeting van Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Frederic Jameson, late capitalism and postmodernism - Invited lecture Esthetica, Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Locative Media - Invited lecture Interactieve Media Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Metamodernism - Invited lecture Fontys Hogeshool voor de kunsten
  • Robin Akker (2011) - Wikileaks: Transparantie of Terreur - Voorbereiding en moderatie paneldiscussie over wikileaks voor het Denkcafe van Arminius/Studium Generale
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2010) - On metamodernism - Artist talk with Paula Doepfner. GAlerie Tanja Wagner Berlin
  • Robin Akker & Sjoerd Tuinen (2010) - Twee filosofische polemieken: Marx en Sloterdijk - Gastcollege Retorica Wijsbegeerte EUR
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Mobile Cities - Gastcollege in de collegereeks City Cultures. Faculteit der Letteren/Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2010) - Neoromantiek als hedendaagse sensibiliteit: notitie over het metamodernisme - Symposium Silent Landscapes Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst- en Cultuur
  • Robin Akker & T Vermeulen (2010) - Metamodernism - Conference paper Thinking in Unity after Postmodernism. University of Munchen
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Moments of mobility: some lefebvrean notes on the organization of chance - conference paper The Everyday. University of Cyprus
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Lefebvre: leven en denken - Gastcollege in collegereeks Ritmeananalyse. Faculteit Wijsbegeerte. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Social Media by Design, Design by Social Media - Gastcollege in de collegereeks Digital Aesthetics. Faculteit der Letteren/Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Robin Akker (2010) - LED. Over de functie van schermen en het gebruik van ICT in de openbare ruimte - Lezing symposium LEDschermen. Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst- en Cultuur.
  • Robin Akker (2010) - The "spatial turn" in History - Commissioned Paper for the Contemporary History Workshop. History Department, University of Birmingham.
  • Robin Akker (2010) - Alledaagsheid - Lezing Stichting Kronos
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Wikitude - Lezing voor het Designplatform Rotterdam, Arminius
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Flash! Mobile mobs and the city - Gastcollege in de collegereeks City Cultures. Faculteit der Letteren/Algemene Cultuurwetenschappen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
  • Robin Akker (2009) - De revolutie uitgelegd aan de kinderen van de revolutie - Lezing voor VWO Masterclass Sociale Netwerken . Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Homo Universalis 2.0. Video-interview met Prof. Dr. J. De Mul voor overzichtstentoonstelling Blurr - Tentoonstellingsruimte Tent
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Stad & LAN - Gastcollege in de collegereeks Minor Filosofie, Wetenschap, Maatschappij. Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker (2009) - The Way Bacteria Do. governmentality, heterotopia, mobmentality - Conference paper voor Foucault, 25 years later. Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Robin Akker (2009) - Situating Flashmobs. A Lefebvrean critique of new situationism - Conference paper voor JAM 2009: THE NU-ROMANTIC. Graduate School in Arts and Humanities, University of Reading.

  • Robin Akker & V Vermeulen (2018) - 8 Theses on Cofveve - Invited Public Lecture on Trump, post-truth and fictional worlds in the e-Flux Lecture series.
  • Robin Akker (2016) - De Athleet-van-het-zelf: Sport als Werk, Arbeid als Sport - Lezing jubileumsymposium 'Het spel en de knikkers' ter gelegenheid van het 100-jarige bestaan van ISVW

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Year
2020
Year Level
Level 200
Course Code
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