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What is Geek?

Geek is fun, knowledge and technical skills (says RVDB).

Geek is, according to many dictionaries, 1. a person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept; 2. a person regarded as foolish, inept, or clumsy; 3. a carnival performer whose show consists of bizarre acts, such as biting the head off a live chicken.

Geek is much more, according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (October 22, 2005).
Read all about it below or jump to the next 'Geek is ...'
A geek is a person who is fascinated, perhaps obsessively, by obscure or very specific areas of knowledge and imagination. Geek may not always have the same meaning as the term nerd (see nerd for a discussion of the disputed relation between the terms).
The definition of geek changed considerably over the years. Below are some definitions of the word "geek", in order from newer to oldest. All are still in use.
" A person with an encyclopaedic knowledge of random trivia especially those bordering on the highly obscure. Trivia geeks are often also known as übergeeks.
" A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and new media (considered derogatory by some). Comparable with the classic definition of hacker. Late 20th century and early 21st century
" A person with a devotion to something in a way that places him or her outside the mainstream. This could be due to the intensity, depth, or subject of their interest. This definition is very broad, and allows for mathematics geeks, band geeks, computer geeks, politics geeks, geography geeks, geeks of the natural sciences, music geeks, theatre geeks, history geeks, Good Eats geeks (Briners), linguistics geeks, sports geeks, figure skating geeks, SCA geeks (SCAdians), gaming geeks, typography geeks, ham radio geeks, public transit geeks (metrophiles), anime and manga geeks (otaku), Stargate geeks (Stargate SG-1/Atlantis fans, Gaters), Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel geeks, Star Wars geeks, Star Trek geeks (Trekkies and Trekkers, the latter noted for costuming), Tolkien or fantasy geeks (Tolkienite), geeks of many colours, genders, and styles, and last but not least, Wikipedia geeks.

Geek is "a person who is talented in an area outside the boundaries of social normality. There are different kinds of geeks; band geeks, gaming geeks, literary geeks, film geeks, science geeks, computer geeks, etc. They generally have one thing in common, whether or not they are able to disguise it from the rest of the world." (

Geek is geek.

Geek is the Geek Code by Robert Hayden: "The Geek Code is basicly a (small) part of Internet history. When I did the first incarnation of the code back in '93, it was as a lark. Eventually, it evolved into the form you see online now and has remained virtually unchanged since that time." (

Geek is more...

Geek is Geek Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Geek Culture by Neil Feineman.

Geek is Junkie XL.

Geek is professor Frink from The Simpsons.

Geek is boy-like (RVDB, please discussion -

Geek is or could be 'gek' (Dutch expression, means mad, crazy or silly).

Geek is sometimes übergeek (Neil Feineman)

Geek is not female.

Geek is this collection of cities according to some authors...
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Geek is sexy.

Geek is not geek if geek solely refers to socalled geek gadgets and computer toys, sold by 'geek cities'.

Geek is not San Francisco. A city isn't geek, just because there are a lot of 'geek parties'. Please check our Geek Cities section - click here...

Geek is ... (more to come!)

Geek is your definition - Please write us:

Geek is comix - click here...

Geek is Beyond Brilliance, Beyond Stupidity, blog by Nick Aster. His primary focus is urban and environmental issues, with a particular emphasis on transportation and occasional wanderings into other areas. - click here...

Geek is Virgin Mary - click here...

Geek is RVDB.




Geek Cities

, according to RVDB and many others.

Berlin, according to Fassbinder's BIEBERKOPF.

Cambridge/MIT, could be a Geek City, maybe it is, but it is not what we on this page would consider to be a Geek City.

, according to RVDB and many architects.

Las Vegas, according to LEARNING FROM LAS VEGAS (Venturi & Scott Brown)

Your Geek City
, could be here. Deliver your suggestion at:

London, according to SPACE SYNTAX.

Los Angeles

New York
, according to Rem Koolhaas in his DELIRIOUS NEW YORK.

Stockholm, according to

The Hague
, according to HAAGSE HARRY... (in 'some kind of' Dutch only; you should read this Dutch as New York or Liverpool slang. Beware: very difficult!)

, according to Momoyo Kaijima, Junzo Kuroda & Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in their very geek MADE IN TOKYO.

, according to Douglas Coupland's CITY OF GLASS.

Your Geek City
, could be here. Deliver your suggestion at:



This Geek Page is compiled by RVDB, inspired by Neil Feinemna's GEEK CHIC.

(C) RVDB, Amsterdam 2005









Geek is een Engelstalige uitdrukkking, overgewaaid uit Amerika. Het boek van Neil Feineman "Geek Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Geek Culture" heeft de uitdrukking 'geek' iets bekender in Nederland gemaakt. De boodschap is dat 'geek' niet 'gek' betekent (misschien oorspronkelijk wel), maar origineel, buiten de gebaande paden tredend. Volgens RVDB staat 'geek' voor het geheel van plezier, kennis en technische vaardigheden.

Onze 'Geek Pagina' is verder alleen in het Engels. Dus nu snel terug...