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Book Review: “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World”

Book Review: “Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World”

Imagine a place where there are no differences among people, everyone is living in a common space where the same language is spoken, borderless communication and free trade is frictionless and the freedom of speech is fully guaranteed. Yes,...
Book review: “PORN.COM: Making Sense of Online Pornography” – by Feona Attwood

Book review: “PORN.COM: Making Sense of Online Pornography” – by Feona Attwood

Although porn is very popular and an enormous economic force, contemporary debates about internet mostly rearticulate concerns about the bad effects of pornography on attitudes, believes and behavior. And because today porn is more accessible and mainstream then ever,...
Book Review: ‘The Youtube Reader’- by Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau

Book Review: ‘The Youtube Reader’- by Pelle Snickars and Patrick Vonderau

As the fastest-growing website in the history of the Web, Youtube can be see as the figurehead in online-video and an inspiration for all sites to come. Any random visitor of Youtube surfing to the website and uploading the...
Book review: “Deep Search. The Politics of Search beyond Google”

Book review: “Deep Search. The Politics of Search beyond Google”

It is hard to imagine life without search engines. Information is everywhere and we seem to need it all the time. So the importance of being able to access all information at any particular time of our choosing cannot...
Book Review: El Proceso Como Paradigma (Process as Paradigm)

Book Review: El Proceso Como Paradigma (Process as Paradigm)

It’s a hollow exercise publishing a book about new media art. Giving the work the representation it deserves in one picture and a 500-word description leaves readers sampling only a small hint of the original experience and runs the...

Book Review: “Engineering Play – A Cultural History of Children’s Software” – By Mizuko Ito

Ito weaves a compelling tale of the dynamic and rapidly changing face of the children’s software industry from the pioneering days of the early 1980s to the late 1990s when she completed her case studies.
A review of: Blogging

A review of: Blogging

Blogging is written by Jill Walker Rettberg. She is a blogger her self. On her blog she presents her self as “an associate professor at the University of Bergen, and I do research on how people tell stories online.”...

Book Review: Mathieu O’Neil’s Cyber Cheifs

In 2004, after researching the allometric growth of antlers between extinct and extant deer, trapped deep within the dungeons of my university’s vertebrate collections, I whizzed over to the Wikipedia entry on the Irish Elk, sure I could add my two...

Book Review of YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture

Show off your favorite videos to the world. Take videos of your dogs, cats, and other pets. Blog the videos you take with your digital camera or cell phone. Securely and privately show your videos to your friends and...

Anomalous Assemblages: A Review of The Spam Book

The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn and Other Anomalies From the Dark Side of Digital Culture, edited by Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson, uses a relatively unique approach to add to the discourse surrounding critical understanding of the...

Michael Rush’s “New Media in Art”: A Review

In the 19th century the art world was shaken by the introduction of new technologies that threatened contemporary ideas of art and what people considered art to its core. Since then, there have been both major developments in the...

Review of Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology

Les Immatériaux is the name of the exposition the well-known theorist Jean-François Lyotard held in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, in 1985. At the exhibition, a digital interactive catalog, written by several writers, was shown. This experimental encounter with...

Book Report: Virtualpolitik by Elizabeth Losh

  Elizabeth Losh is the Writing Director of the Humanities Core Course at U.C. Irvine where she teaches courses on digital rhetoric and public communication. Her research specialty is digital rhetoric and the discourses of information culture, especially the...
Book Report of ‘Ourspace – Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture’ by Christine Harold

Book Report of ‘Ourspace – Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture’ by Christine Harold

This book really hit an personal snare with me, because I have been trying to avoid most commercial expressions by any medium for years now. I really regard it as an invasion of my privacy – I didn’t ask...

Chasing Away Ghosts: a Review of Brian Rotman’s Becoming Beside Ourselves

Q: “In the Far North, where there is snow, all bears are white. New Land is in the Far North and there is always snow there. What color are the bears there?” A: “I don’t know; I’ve seen a...

Book review of: Online a lot of the time

A slightly contradictory book title due to medium in which it was written and the issues it addresses, but a rich volume in theory and striking examples about the virtual phenomena of avatars, webcam personas, rituals, fetish and signs....

Tatiana Bazzichelli, Networking Art – The Net as Artwork

Tatiana Bazzichelli wrote the book Networking, The Net as Artwork in Italian in 2006. The book has also been translated in English, and that’s how I got in touch with it. During classes at the University of Amsterdam our...
“Get to the top on Google” Book Review

“Get to the top on Google” Book Review

book-review/">Get to the top on Google: Tips Techniques to get your site to the top of search engine rankings and stay there. Get to the...
PROblogger: book review

PROblogger: book review

PROblogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income INTRODUCION For some time now I’ve been interested in the eBook phenomenon for a couple of reasons: the business model that lies beneath it (how to make money by...
Book review: “Media Work” by Mark Deuze

Book review: “Media Work” by Mark Deuze

As technologies develop, media diversifies its platforms and products, and becomes more and more present and involved in our lives, building barthesian myths around every object surrounding us, which consequently turns our every act: production, purchasing, consumption, etc., into...
Book Review : Blogging Heroes

Book Review : Blogging Heroes

Blogging Heroes is Michael Bank's compilation of biographies and interviews with 30 of "The World's Top Bloggers". Included in the list are bloggers from such well known sites such...

I Reviewed this: _New Cultural Networks

At the Stifo@Sandberg masterclass professionals from all kind of disciplines, from film and art to radio and internet, come together for exchanging thoughts and working on several (cross)media products. It’s a joint project of the Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund (Stifo)...
13 Positions (Book review)

13 Positions (Book review)

Also see the complete 13 Positions’ review here “Hi! This is the autonomous Opera Telephone of the City of Zurich. For your pleasure and entertainment, we have placed a bug in the Zurich Opera House. In a few seconds you...

Book Review Volume: Destination Library

Book review Volume: Destination Library   This edition of Volume is all about the future of libraries. Guided by editors Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley and Arjen Oosterman the nice thing about this book-magazine is that the subject is adressed from so many different fields...