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New Media Shaping of Perception and the New Space of the Body

New Media Shaping of Perception and the New Space of the Body

The past few months I have been working on my master thesis. The aim of this thesis was to research human perception of space and of time, as well as of the body, and how digital new media have...

Remediation: Will new media eat older media alive?

In their book Remediation Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin argue that new visual media achieve cultural significance by refashioning earlier media. New media define themselves in relationship to older media. Remediation operates in two directions: older media tries...

The immersive and interactive qualities of literature

In “Immersion vs. Interactivity: Virtual Reality and Literary Theory” Marie-Laure Ryan explores the problematics of Virtual literature. Marie-Laure Ryan is a literary scholar and critic. She has written several books and articles concerning narratology, fiction and cyberculture, and she...

New Media Protocols and the Artist (Rasing his Voice?)

In my research paper – which I will be writing the next two months, I want to deepen the discussion around new media art and its relation to political and social engagement. While net.art has always taken a very...

Man and/or machine

The BBC recently broadcasted ‘James May’s Big Ideas’. In this sequence of documentaries May, probably best known as anti superhero in ‘Top Gear’, explores in the episode ‘Man-machine‘ some projects on cyborgs, avatars, artificial intelligence and robots. Unfortunately, the episode isn’t...

Wii can do so much more with a remote

To start off 2008 I'd like to show you some interesting videos by Johnny Chung Lee, a Ph.D. graduate student on human computer interaction. He uses the remote from the Nintendo Wii to create spectacular user interfaces. Three videoclips...

Community Memory, or what Craig’s List looked like in 1974

Notions of 'virtual community' and 'virtual reality' have been put to rest by locative aspects of the Web in recent years - from flickr maps to Facebook, from questions of legal jurisdiction to problems of national censorship. As much...
Mixing Realities

Mixing Realities

Today my RSS feed list provided me with an interesting link that directed me to the coverage of the latest Diesel fasion show. It is not that I am particularly interested in Diesel clothing, on the contrary, but I...