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Janice Wong is an Australian-born cellist and digital media fanatic living the life in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). She graduated from the Masters of New Media programme at the University of Amsterdam in 2011 and now works at adidas as a Global Social Media Manager.

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REVIEW: PressPausePlay

PressPausePlay discusses how digital technology has affected the creative industries including music, film art and even literature.
How to make beautiful music (audibly & visually) without being a musician

How to make beautiful music (audibly & visually) without being a musician

Composing and representing music visually has traditionally been through music notation. Using a 5 lined “staff” or “stave” as a framework, black circles with lines are drawn to represent pitch and length of notes with other markings such as...
Visualising music: the problems with genre classification

Visualising music: the problems with genre classification

Want to listen to new music but sick of staring at your old MP3 collection? Streaming applications like Spotify, Last.fm and Pandora (US only) recommend related artists. Sites like The Hype Machine and Elbows aggregate music blogs for instant...

Video Vortex #6: In Coversation with Natalie Bookchin (part 2)

 (Part 2 of 2 – In conversation with Natalie Bookchin) Mass Ornament G: I see you’ve really chosen the audio track and it is leading...

Video Vortex #6: In conversation with Natalie Bookchin (part 1)

Natalie Bookchin with Geert Lovink. Photo: Anne Helmond Artist Natalie Bookchin took time to talk to Geert Lovink about online video and her artistic practice...
Imogen Heap is crowdsourcing your sounds for new album

Imogen Heap is crowdsourcing your sounds for new album

Imogen Heap is crowdsourcing your sounds for new album Imogen Heap, two-time grammy award winner and known for her innovative online practices...

Video Vortex #6: Sam Gregory on video activism and advocacy

Sam Gregory, program director at WITNESS presented his thoughts on using online video as a political tool at Video Vortex #6 in Amsterdam yesterday.
Twitter brings New Media student on stage with Imogen Heap

Twitter brings New Media student on stage with Imogen Heap

Imogen Heap & Janice Wong (cello)Thanks to Twitter, I (Janice Wong - cellist and New Media student at the UvA) was given a great opportunity...
Event review: Music & Bits – day 1 of ADE Conference

Event review: Music & Bits – day 1 of ADE Conference

The funniest line in the opening speech for Music & Bits was “now for a practical matter – does anyone have an iPad charger?” I loved to hear that, in a room of music geeks, developers and techies, and...
Online to Offline: review of TS2AS party in Amsterdam

Online to Offline: review of TS2AS party in Amsterdam

Three weeks ago I blogged about Justus Bruns and the concept behind Times Square to Art Square (TS2AS). Last night was the first offline event, held in MuzyQ, Amsterdam, where Justus explained the story behind his idea, “to turn...

The e-book: it doesn’t smell or feel like a book

32-year-publishing veteran Jerry D. Simmons says that e-books will replace traditional media. Many academic libraries, including Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam are rapidly expanding their catalogs with electronic books and the digitization of their printed materials. So are libraries in favour...

Research Proposal: Implications of using Twitter in the workplace

Email has been great within the workplace. That is, until you start to receive hundreds of irrelevant emails a day. Then, you take one day off, and the next morning your inbox is a dog’s breakfast. So, instant messaging...

New Media drives project: Times Square to Art Square

Times Square to Art Square is a project to turn all billboards on Times Square into art. At the opening party of Dutchproblogger’s book Sex, Blogs & Rock ‘n’ Roll I was fortunate to meet Justus Bruns, one...
Dance Chimes on Wikipedia, no news is good news?

Dance Chimes on Wikipedia, no news is good news?

Is no news good news for Wikipedia? For this assignment it was easy to pick a topic, something I feel passionate about, Dance Chimes, invented and designed by Alfons van Leggelo. You can read my post on Wikipedia here.

MUSIC: Is MySpace more important than an Official Website?

MySpace Music has become an easy way for musicians (solo artists and bands) to get exposure. Through Web 2.0 and the MySpace community means fans can connect to comment, put your song on their personal profile, and add you...

Book Review: ‘The Public Domain’ – James Boyle

The Public Domain - by James Boyle'The Public Domain' - Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, by James Boyle is an attempt to tell the story...

Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010

In a cycling country such as The Netherlands, a man’s bike is mostly a mode of transport than a fashion. But only because a bike too trendy is sure to be stolen. The Dutch are definitely passionate about their ride. In...
YouTube, please give me an iTunes link!

YouTube, please give me an iTunes link!

YouTube does not endorse infringement of copyright. But with so many newly uploaded videos per day, YouTube has had to come up with alternatives to terminating the accounts of every poor 14 year old who decides to make a...