Eric Kluitenberg is a theorist, writer, educator, and advisor working at the intersection of culture, media, and technology. He was head of the media and technology program of De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam (1999-2011). He taught theory of interactive media and technological culture for a variety of academic institutions, including the University of Amsterdam (Culture and New Media course), the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam, Academy Minerva Postgraduate Studies in Groningen, and he was a scientific staff member of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He teaches media and cultural theory at the Art Science Interfaculty in The Hague.
Since 1988 he has been involved as an organiser in important media culture events such as the Second International Symposium on Electronic Art (SISEA) (Groningen, 1990), Interstanding I, II, & III (Tallinn, Estonia, 1995/96/97), The P2P – New Media Culture in Europe conference (Amsterdam/Rotterdam, 1997), Tulipomania DotCom – A Critique of the New Economy (Amsterdam/Frankfurt, 2000), net.congestion – International Festival of Streaming Media (Amsterdam, 2000), the third Next 5 Minutes conference on tactical media (Amsterdam/Rotterdam, 1999), Dutch / Russian project Debates & Credits – Media Art in the Public Domain(Moscow/Amsterdam/Ekaterinburg, 2002), the Amsterdam edition of World-Information.Org (2002), the fourth edition of the Next 5 Minutes tactical media festival (Amsterdam, 2003), the mini-festival An Archaeology of Imaginary Media (Amsterdam, 2004), and the ElectroSmog Festival for Sustainable Immobility (2010).
He was project leader for the practice based research trajectory The Living Archive at De Balie (2004-2010). In 2013 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Currently he is Editor in Chief of the Tactical Media Files, an on-line documentation resource for tactical media.