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Anne Helmond

Anne is a New Media PhD Candidate and Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. She graduated on software-engine relations in the blogosphere and continues her research as an analyst-designer in the newly found Digital Methods Initiative of the University of Amsterdam. Anne is also a freelance photographer for various Dutch media including VPRO 3voor12.

http://www.annehelmond.nl
Masters of Media t-shirts

Masters of Media t-shirts

We have officially opened a Masters of Media store at Cafepress. You are welcome to visit us and buy one of our wonderful t-shirts.
Twitter, Tumblr and microblogging

Twitter, Tumblr and microblogging

The newest hype nowadays seems to be Twitter which allows you to share what you are doing with your friends every single second. Are you going to the mall? Is your cat sneezing? Update your Twitter page on the...

Publishing your work: A list of journals, e-zines, blogs and mailinglists to consider

The following lists consists of several journals, e-zines, blogs and mailinglists to consider submitting your article/book review to. I have also supplied links to the general instructions for submitting an essay. This list is by no means exhaustive, so...

What is New Media? A wiki initiative

We have all heard the question “What is new media?” and we often wonder about it ourselves on this blog and elsewhere. The What’s New Media blog also deals with this issue and has recently started a wiki with...

Event: UPGRADE! AMSTERDAM: [TAG & TRACK}

When: wed. March 21st 2007 || start 20.30 hrs. / doors: 20.00 hrs. Where: Melkweg, Theater, Lijnbaansgracht 234 A, Amsterdam | free entrance | LIVE webcast: www.fabchannel.com www.melkweg.nl/upgrade ‘Locative media’ are hot: from cell phones to GPS, to other...

Blog research survey

I recently came across a Dutch student who is doing research on bloggers and social bookmarking and he is currently seeking people to fill out a short survey. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes to help out a...
Tag clouds as a research object

Tag clouds as a research object

Tag clouds are a nice way to visualize the content tags of a website. Flickr started this trend when they displayed a “All-time most popular tags” tag cloud on their front page. The size of the tags in the...
The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

Writing a book online and facilitating a discussion around it seems to be very popular these days. McKenzie Wark is working on GAM3R 7H30RY which will be published by Harvard University Press in April 2007, and it will contain...
Open-search kick-off workshop

Open-search kick-off workshop

Google is still maintaining it’s strong number one position in the search engine landscape. Microsoft is trying to get back by launching it’s new Live Search service, but are they strong enough to overthrow the almighty Google? This is...
MyCreativity, Second Session Part Two

MyCreativity, Second Session Part Two

In the second part of the second session Economy of Design Rogerio Lira, graphic designer and former student of the Sandberg Institute presented his project “Love-work: autonomous research in progress.” His work is about the dynamics and interaction between...
MyCreativity, Second Session Part One

MyCreativity, Second Session Part One

The title of the second session is Economy of Design. In this context Mieke Gerritzen & Teun Castelein presented the Artvertising project of the Sandberg Institute. The project is based on the Million Dollar Homepage which is an idea...
MyCreativity Conference Photos

MyCreativity Conference Photos

The Masters of Media are blogging (semi) live from the MyCreativity conference:

Ask the masters: Top down = control & bottom-up = action?

Anthony Townsend argues in his essay ‘Locative-Media Artists in the Contested-Aware City‘ that the technology of context-aware computing (of which locative media is a part): will be characterized by an interplay between top-down systems for command and control and...
Browserwar entering the next phase? Internet Explorer 7 versus Firefox 2

Browserwar entering the next phase? Internet Explorer 7 versus Firefox 2

And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For...
Comments on Danah Boyd’s article about MySpace

Comments on Danah Boyd’s article about MySpace

I’ve only been using MySpace for about half a year now and I can’t say I’ve been using it intensively. I’ve “only” got 39 friends of which thirteen are artists and six are venues I often go too. I...

Presentation: Guy Debord – Theory of the Dérive

In my presentation about Guy Debord’s article Theory of the Dérive I would like to argue that the current trend of Urban Exploring is based on the dérive, but that it differs from it on the following levels: The...
Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

We’ve got Blog is a collection of thirty four articles about weblogs compiled and edited by John Rodzvilla. It was published in 2002 during which blogs had been around for three years. As well known blog essayist Rebecca Blood...

Optimizing your blog

I found two nice articles about optimizing your blog: 31 Days to a Building a Better Blog Project on Problogger (almost an overload of tips) 5 ways to building a better blog by Neil Patel on Pronetadvertising (especially the...

Wikipedia entry: Ketelhuis

I love Wikipedia, I use it on a regular basis, but I never thought about contributing anything. Why not? I’ve never searched for something that wasn’t there and I’ve never encountered something that I thought was incomplete or incorrect...
Masters of Media at PICNIC06

Masters of Media at PICNIC06

We raised our voices at the crossmedia conference PICNIC06 We raised questions at the conference such as: Gestural interfaces sound swell, but what if you are disabled? (John Underkoffer about G-speak) Aren’t brainwaves more practical and less tiring for...
Final T-shirt design

Final T-shirt design

Print templates: T-shirt front (Set printer to landscape! Acrobat: File – Printsetup. Choose landscape/liggend) T-shirt back : good for 2 t-shirts (Set printer to landscape! Acrobat: File – Printsetup. Choose landscape/liggend) And of course we need some business cards:...

Analyzing blog statistics

Great PDF about how to analyze our blog statistics/audience: E-metrics Might help us to improve.

PICNIC 06

There’s an article about the upcoming crossmedia event & the multimedia climate of Amsterdam in today’s “PS van de week/Parool”. Unfortunately it has not been published online, but I’ll bring it to class on Monday for those who are...
T-shirts

T-shirts

Hi all, I started working on our t-shirts, here are my first two suggestions: T-shirt 01: Tetris style (t-shirt_mom01.pdf) T-shirt 02: Floppy style (t-shirt_mom02.pdf) Comments? Suggestions? (Black and white & vector-based) PS: Too bad we don’t have our own...