Aymeric Mansoux

I am professor/reader (Dutch: lector) in Commercial Practices, at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

My research interests revolve around art, design, cultural works and practices that engage with ecology, computer network infrastructures, permacomputing, shadow IT, repair culture, post-free culture, collapsology and post-growth economics.

I was a founding member of server based collective GOTO10 (a.o. FLOSS+Art anthology, Puredyne GNU/Linux distro, make art festival). Some works and collaborations include: Naked on Pluto, a Facebook critique in the form of a Facebook game; The SKOR Codex, an archive about the impossibility of archiving; What Remains, an 8-bit Nintendo game about whistleblowing and the manipulation of public opinion in relation to the climate crisis; and LURK, a server infrastructure to host discussions around net/computational art, culture, and politics.

I received my PhD from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London for my investigation of the techno-legal forms of social organisation within free and open source based cultural works and practices. In 2017 I founded and led until 2021 the Experimental Publishing master at WdKA’s Piet Zwart Institute.

I am a board member of ReCNTR, an interdisciplinary research centre focused on promoting multimodal and audiovisual research methods in social science and the humanities, and The Hmm, a cultural organisation that creates events, online editorials, and educational programs in relation to internet cultures and the societal impacts of networked technology.

For a more extensive list of works, projects, and writings, please visit my Monoskop page.