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*Choose Life*

Ourania Dalalaki, Ashiq Khondker, Maritje Onjering, Hans Terpstra mini-exhibition curated for the Critical Media Art seminar. Disengage from the fear of technology, engage living forms through technicity, transform life, choose life. Living, Semi-living, bio-creations that tactically aim to shape...

Video Vortex #6: Florian Cramer: Bokeh Porn Poetics, On the Internet Film Genre of DSLR Video Camera Tests

(A blogpost on Florian Cramer’s presentation, originally published @ Video Vortex #6 website. The original text can be found here ) Florian Cramer (media theorist, director of the Piet Zwart Institute) participated in the first day of Video Vortex to provide the audience with...

Holmes Wilson on Universal Subtitles: Collaborative, Volunteer Subtitling for any Video on the Web Using Free Software

(A blogpost on Holmes Wilson’s presentation, originally published @ Video Vortex #6 website. The original text can be found here) The importance of subtitles is an undeniable fact for Holmes Wilson, co-founder of the Participatory Culture Foundation. Through the foundation’s  latest open source, software-based project Universal Subtitles,...
#You’re fired

#You’re fired

Thoughts and funny incidents on… contemporary ways to lose your job (  via Blogspot/ WordPress, Facebook, Twitter) There are many valid reasons for an employee to lose his job: the pretense of economic crisis, the company closing down, the...

The Future of the eBook

Alternative title:  How can the eBook be the future? Only a few days ago I came across this video, produced by IDEO, narrating this particular organization’s vision on the future of the book. By presenting three different designed interfaces...
John Doe is addicted to Twitter

John Doe is addicted to Twitter

From ambient awareness to addiction to the virtual world of tomorrow When your social life is only one Tweet away “What are you doing?” or in more recent words “What is happening?” is a question that can be answered...
Moussaka, anyone?

Moussaka, anyone?

The Chronicle of a Wikipedia Entry Three attempts to find a topic. Four days of research. One plain article that is still online on the greek Wikipedia. And one Greek lady never eating moussaka again. Let me explain myself:...
Thou shall not lie (on your online profile)

Thou shall not lie (on your online profile)

(Untrustworthy) Online Identities in Web 2.0 The example of Facebook As new media history is being written at present time, the discourse keeps revolving around the notion of online identity and “personal privacy” issues that are connected to the...
Picnic10, Live

Picnic10, Live

So here we go, enjoying the amazing picnic experience! Below you can find some pictures from the activities you can access at the festival/ conference.. So far everything is amazing!
Book review: Public Netbase: Non Stop Future/ New practices in Art and Media

Book review: Public Netbase: Non Stop Future/ New practices in Art and Media

“New information technologies have become ubiquitous and thoroughly established in our everyday life. This marks the end of a period of intense experimentations and speculations related to the introduction of global communication systems more than a decade ago. Artists...
A video game’s tale

A video game’s tale

The video game industry has come a long way lately; what with the recent example of Sony Playstation celebrating 15 years and announcing the debut of their new smart multimedia console. A device that is clearly competitive to Nintendo Wii,...