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Review: From Counterculture to Cyberculture

What follows is a summary and review of Fred Turner’s book, From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. Nerd Politics? A recent Ask Slashdot piece appeared...

Interactivity is Affectivity

(cross posted on whateverbutton.com/blog) Over the summer I wrote an essay called ‘Interactivity is Affectivity’ for the tutorial ‘Current themes in new media’. You may like to read the following teaser, or even click pdf for the pdf.

Essay: The Perceived Freshness Fetish

Why do I feel a need to blog daily? There seems to be some kind of consensus or norm in the blogosphere that blogs should be updated daily. Several blogs about blogging recommend posting daily and blog search engine...
Interactivity, Government and Affect

Interactivity, Government and Affect

Partly in response to that stumper from a while back, ‘What’s a blog?’, this is another: What is interactivity? I’ll start with the top result from a “define: interactivity” google query: If your Web site is not interactive, it’s...

A member survey on location-based social networks

I herewith include the essay I wrote for New Media Theories, which is about location-based social networking websites. I did a small member survey by interviewing members of sites like Dodgeball, Plazes and Meetro. The many responses I received were...

Mark Poster- “Digitally Local Communications: technologies and space”

Mark Poster is a professor of history at the History department of the University of California. His special academic interests are: European Intellectual and Cultural History; Critical Theory; Media Studies. Last year we have read one of his articles...

delicious tags for our NM theories assignment

So I take it everyone has started researching their paper for new media theories? I’ve decided to tag all the useful papers and articles i find with nmtheories, while tagging related artwork or projects with locativeprojects. Anyone up to...
Plato’s Republic: The decline of the state and the history of the World Wide Web

Plato’s Republic: The decline of the state and the history of the World Wide Web

While reading through Plato’s conversation with Socrates in his classic writings of the Republic, I noticed an almost utopian allegory in Book VIII in which they discuss the decline of the state. The decline discussed by the ancient Greek...
Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

Review: We’ve got Blog. How Weblogs are Changing our Culture

We’ve got Blog is a collection of thirty four articles about weblogs compiled and edited by John Rodzvilla. It was published in 2002 during which blogs had been around for three years. As well known blog essayist Rebecca Blood...

Roy Ascott has been wikified

Pioneering the place of cybernetics and telematics in art, Roy Ascott has been working with issues of art, technology and consciousness since the 1960s. He was born in Bath, England on 26 October 1934, and educated at the City...
Web 2.0 review: Carbonmade

Web 2.0 review: Carbonmade

http://mastersofmedia.carbonmade.com/ Introduction Carbonmade is a Web application which allows you to create and host an online portfolio. Creating a portfolio can be a lot of work and take up all your time. Carbonmade offers a service which allows you...

Locative Media

What is Locative Media? presentation by Esther Weltevrede & Jasper Moes Here is some extra info on Waag Society’s definition of Locative Media, as can be found on the their website: PsychogeographyPsychogeography kijkt naar de specifieke effecten, die een...

Discuss Article: Blogging, the Nihilist Impulse – Geert Lovink

On page three, paragraph three Lovink states that ‘blogs were the actual catalysts that realized democratization’. But wasn’t Usenet an early catalyst? Or is Usenet dismissed because it has never reached critical mass? He also states on page three,...