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The Swipe Society: Tindoption

The Swipe Society: Tindoption

Has it ever occurred to you how much of our precious time can be wasted while struggling to create a family or adopt a child? And we don’t blame you, who does not want that picturesque family idylle. At...
Technology is weaving its way into our lives

Technology is weaving its way into our lives

A new generation jacket by Levi’s and Google This spring, fashion brand Levi’s will launch a new jacket called the LEVI’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google. At first glance it might not look like anything more than a normal...

New Media Art and the Aura

New Media Art. A Short Introduction In the last three decades, the term new media art gained massive popularity and became the official label for a wide range of artistic practices that use new media technologies (Quaranta). However, defining this...
The Logout Project

The Logout Project

We might all have felt this way at some point– scrolling through endless posts and photographs of people who seem like they are living “The Life”: getting that promotion they have dreamed of, marrying the most perfect person in...
When in doubt: choose Dvel

When in doubt: choose Dvel

Making choices isn’t something you have to do completely on your own; there are more than enough tools, websites and apps that can help you with that rather than discussing issues with your family and friends for instance. But...
G is for Google, F is for friendly and I is for innocent

G is for Google, F is for friendly and I is for innocent

The 11th of August this year Google announced a big change; Google from now on will be part of a new parent company Alphabet which will cover all of Google’s activities. For some this might be a surprising move as Google...
[Thesis] Google Art

[Thesis] Google Art

A new view on museum and virtual museum traditions Although this MA thesis was submitted  last semester, it remains  relevant for how we peruse our cultural heritage today.  I would like to share the abstract with you.     Abstract...
Mobile Tweeting – recognising usage frequency, tendencies and social interaction differences

Mobile Tweeting – recognising usage frequency, tendencies and social interaction differences

The Question Academic research on Twitter has been rife since it hit off in 2006, with significant focus on two topics in particular- that of privacy and identity. Much that has been written by scholars of Twitter has generally...

Book Review: “What You See Is What You Feel” by Koert van Mensvoort

A fellow MoM’er already wrote a good review on the PhD thesis What You See Is What You Feel by Koert van Mensvoort. Read the MoM review here and download the full book here. I would like to give...

Galloway: The Medium is an Interface

... Interface and media may be two names for the same thing. From the viewpoint of McLuhan and the concept of re-mediation, media are merely containers that encapsulate other pieces of media. This can be seen as an “onion”...

The Multilingual Internet, or Where the Green Ants Dream

In one of the last scenes of Werner Herzog‘s Where the Green Ants Dream (1984) an Aborigine stands up in a court room to speak up against some mineral excavations happening in a sacred tribal ground. The judge asks...

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...