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Encountr: Sharing Experiences in a Media City

Encountr: Sharing Experiences in a Media City

With the ubiquitous presence of new media in our urban environments, we can refer to the context that we live in as The Media City. Taking this concept as a main element in our research, our approach has been...
EveryArtoF It

EveryArtoF It

Hutspot is a concept store in which upcoming designers share a space to present their work for a monthly fee. This store was not only the place of our first group meeting, but also triggered a discussion about the...
Been There Done That – Fake Your Way Around the World

Been There Done That – Fake Your Way Around the World

Nowadays our social media are everything. We’re constantly thinking about a witty comment to tweet, we’re on the lookout for picture perfect lattes to post on Instagram and our life events are instantly shared on Facebook. We live in...
‘The Amsterdam Diaries’: A Critical Reflection on Amsterdam City Bloggers

‘The Amsterdam Diaries’: A Critical Reflection on Amsterdam City Bloggers

Introduction The Amsterdam Diaries is a blog with a focus on hidden, intimate or new hang-out options in Amsterdam. It consists of eight videos, all shot within the city center of Amsterdam. It’s presented by Kate van Dam, a...
Markets of Amsterdam. An e-book about the colourful and lively market scene of Amsterdam

Markets of Amsterdam. An e-book about the colourful and lively market scene of Amsterdam

As a final project of the New Media Research Practices course, the New Media & Digital Culture MA students of the 2014 class were asked to develop free-form new media projects. The class was divided into 9 groups of...
Training Wheels

Training Wheels

As one of the cultural capitals of Europe, thousands of international students (2,000 at the University of Amsterdam alone), new residents and tourists convene in Amsterdam every year.  Unfortunately, not everyone who comes to Amsterdam has the typical Dutch...
Getting to know Amsterdam through festivals

Getting to know Amsterdam through festivals

Hopefully the new international students already got a glimpse of The Nederlands and noticed that is not only a country filled with tulips, windmills and grazing cows. No, the Dutchies also have a lot to offer regarding art and music: a little under...
Escape the Overcode – Wild Cards project

Escape the Overcode – Wild Cards project

Brian Holmes wrote the book “Escape the overcode. Activist art in control society” as a part of a wider  long-term collaborative research project “Continental Drift”. The research focused on the geopolitics and geopoetics. In the book, Brian Holmes discusses...
Flat Genie: Your trusted resource for living in amsterdam

Flat Genie: Your trusted resource for living in amsterdam

We proudly present FlatGenie.com, a website developed for the New Media Practices project. Flat Genie is a place to find accurate, personal, and easy-to-use information about living in Amsterdam (and soon other cities around the world). There are three...
We Are Dread: A Review of the Dread Exhibition at De Hallen, Haarlem

We Are Dread: A Review of the Dread Exhibition at De Hallen, Haarlem

    By Lani Shadduck & Lucy Chinen “Dread trembles in my pocket. Dread chirps incessantly. Dread flashes and bounces. Dread summons me a hundred times a day to pay attention to my phone or my laptop, and stiffening...
Creating at Create-IT

Creating at Create-IT

Doing an academic research for applied science can be quite awesome! Imagine that you do an academic research project and someone is interested in translating it to applied science and actually work it out. What you have written behind...
Using open data to analyse patterns

Using open data to analyse patterns

In the last few years data has become more and more important. Government agencies and commercial companies create and collect a lot of data. On the internet users are increasingly generating data through clicks, likes and other metrics such...
Social media – the new watchdog?

Social media – the new watchdog?

September 5th the former leader of the Norwegian far right party (Progress Party), Carl I. Hagen, wrote a status update on his Facebook-profile. Here he blamed the current government for the murder of a 21-year old girl, Anja Weløy...
[Event] Unlike Us #3 | Social Media: Design or Decline

[Event] Unlike Us #3 | Social Media: Design or Decline

This March, the Unlike Us conference is taking place in Amsterdam for a second consecutive year. Hosted by Amsterdam’s Institute of Network Cultures, the event gathers academics, artists and activists to discuss ‘social media monopolies and their alternatives’. Unlike...
Amsterdesk – making studying enjoyable

Amsterdesk – making studying enjoyable

Studying means a lot of work. And being locked up with your books at home easily leads to distraction and loneliness. Hence, studying at a cozy café with good coffee and some nice company would be way more enjoyable...
[Interview] Juul Spee of Zesbaans: Digital Media Designer

[Interview] Juul Spee of Zesbaans: Digital Media Designer

Zesbaans is a digital media and design collective that experiments with media and interactivity. Zesbaans (Dutch for a six-laned highway) has been based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, since its founding in 2007 where it has been involved with projects...
Giglocker – Diary your Events.

Giglocker – Diary your Events.

To be where the party is does not longer mean you might not like the music. The times of the silent disco are over! We can all again listen to music together in real life with people who appreciate...
POWER OF THE PEDAL: Pirates bring the interactive screening experience to the public

POWER OF THE PEDAL: Pirates bring the interactive screening experience to the public

On Saturday 29th of September, Pirate Cinema attended Polderweg Damoclash festival, (located in Amsterdam-Oost), with their five-wheeled bicycle installation. Pirate Cinema’s essence lies in the synthesis of the mobile media and in its inclusion of the socially engaged message of...
NYC Neighborhood Explorer: Data Visualization Tool

NYC Neighborhood Explorer: Data Visualization Tool

I want you to think back to the time you moved to the neighborhood you currently live in. Was it a difficult move? Hard to adjust and find libraries, cafes, and parks near you? Of course it was! I...
Unlike Us Conference – Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives

Unlike Us Conference – Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives

For many people, looking at Facebook is the first thing they do when they wake up. There are about 600 million users on Facebook, and you might as well say that Facebook – together with other SNS like Twitter...

PECHAKUCHA Amsterdam #21 At TROUW

Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Golfstromen invited 12 great presenters, so expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x...
IDFA DocLab, your place for discovering new forms of documentary storytelling. Nov 17 – 23, 2011. Amsterdam.

IDFA DocLab, your place for discovering new forms of documentary storytelling. Nov 17 – 23, 2011. Amsterdam.

The world-renown International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam officially kicks off its 10 day program today, permeating itself across theaters around the city . Perhaps less known but more exciting for the ‘new media crowd’ is IDFA DocLab, a unique...
Death of the projectionist and the rise of McCinema

Death of the projectionist and the rise of McCinema

Since I can remember I’ve been in love with film, I’ve worked in video stores and watched so many films that I can’t even remember how many I’ve watched. Since a year I’ve been working at one of the...
The Public Sphere, New Media and Politics

The Public Sphere, New Media and Politics

According to Metareporter, a student blog for BA-student Media en Culture about new media in newspapers, a lot of articles in Dutch traditional media are about new media subjects. The top 3 tags that are being used are:  Twitter,...