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Lecture on Spimes at the TU/e

Bruce Sterling lectured at the Technical University of Eindhoven this afternoon about the status of and internet of things. The introduction is given by Koert van Mensvoort. Koert starts by wondering what it means to live in an information...

Cybernetics in the Lowlands

Although the place to be for technological dreams is, or was, Silicon Valley in the United States, the Lowlands have their own valley: Eindhoven. In the seventies and the eighties a museum called the Evoluon exposed modern technology that...
Review: Hartmut Winkler, Basiswissen Medien, 2008

Review: Hartmut Winkler, Basiswissen Medien, 2008

Basiswissen Medien explains the most common terms used in media theory and gives an idea about the relationship between them. As a student looking for a basic overview, this book can be really helpful. It is short enough to...

Dingpolitik and an internet of things

The relevancy of performing research into the topic of an Internet of Things lies in the fact that, although seemingly the concept has faded into the background, reality might be catching up. Where the web 2.0 bubble keeps on...

Non-figurative versus disfiguration

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Wolfgang Ernst on Archives

Excerpt from presentation made for the tutorial German Media Theory under supervision by Geert Lovink Humboldt University (Berlin) professor Wolfgang Ernst is one of the pioneering scholars of media archeology, a branch of inquiry that he defines as “an...
Remixing Cinema Discussion Streams: Sean Cubitt and Lev Manovich

Remixing Cinema Discussion Streams: Sean Cubitt and Lev Manovich

For the Danube Telelecture series, Sean Cubitt ( “Immersion, Connectivity, Conviviality”) and Lev Manovich (“After Effects, or Invisible Revolution”) gave lectures and discussed the topic of Remixing Cinema: The Future and Past of the Moving Image. Cinema as a...