Filter posts by:
Detection of image manipulation in an artistic context

Detection of image manipulation in an artistic context

The research of multimedia forensics aims to detect and undo digital image manipulations in regard to ethical and legal concerns arising through circulating fake images. However, digital image manipulation also affords artistic and creative expression. Looking at artistic manipulation...
Car Companies Are Racing to the Street with the Self-Driving Car

Car Companies Are Racing to the Street with the Self-Driving Car

Autonomous cars are starting to take over our highways faster than you would think. The notion of the self-driving car is a big deal in media and debate as of late.  Many car companies are eager to become the market...
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...
Google Spreads Its Wings: Will Flutter Soar or Burn?

Google Spreads Its Wings: Will Flutter Soar or Burn?

Flutter. The name implies flight, but it is actually described as to wave or fly rapidly in an irregular manner or to flap the wings without flying. However, a third way to describe flutter is that it’s the name...
The Digitization of DJing: From Analog Vinyl Records to Time-code Systems and Video Plug-ins

The Digitization of DJing: From Analog Vinyl Records to Time-code Systems and Video Plug-ins

“The personal and social consequences of any medium -that is, of any extension of ourselves- result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology” (McLuhan, 1964, p.203)....

David Berry Thinks Software

David Berry, the second speaker of the Software Matters session at the Unlike Us #2 conference, took the audience on an informative journey into the ever-increasing scale and importance of...

Ganaele Langlois Speaks about Language and Meaning in Software

Software Matters, the first session of the second day of Unlike Us #2, was introduced and chaired by Korinna Patelis, who underlined that software can be read and interpreted as a text, which has...

Richard Stallman: Don’t use Facebook

An interview with the GNU founder about issues with user-generated content in social networks.
Autoguard app review

Autoguard app review

This is a free Android app that serves as a black box for a car.

Book review: Programmed Visions by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Wendy Chun’s Programmed Visions book is the third published in a software studies book series initiated by Matthew Fuller. Software studies is a relatively young discipine in digital humanities. Yet, it’s an emerging field, gaining momentum from the overall intrusion...

I heart Illustrator

My first experience with Inkscape Ever since I started Art Academy in 2000 I use Adobe’s vector graphics software program Illustrator to create logo’s, cards, brochures, posters and other kinds of hard-copy. But although I find it a great...

(Re)organizing NGOs: An Open Information System

Projeto Alavanca is one of the many NGOs in Brazil that aim at social and digital inclusion of underprivileged people. What distinguishes them from other organizations is their current project; the development of a set of web-based applications that...

Clouded Software or Software in the Clouds

The Cloud is all in one; storage of data, software as a service, Web 2.0, and so much more. It is the network of computers that distribute processing power, applications, and large systems among many machines (we already use...
Google Takes Command: Shaping the Web

Google Takes Command: Shaping the Web

Even though the web doesn’t have a central point, sometimes Google, or search engines in general, seem to form the center of this universe. Bringing together all these different websites into one database, ready to be searched. Google’s software,...

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...

FLIP SIDES OF PARTICIPATORY CULTURE (Book Review)

Has celebrating users’ generated content become a dominant ‘grand’ narrative of web entrepreneurs, scholars and online businesses? What is hidden behind the participatory buzz of Web 2.0? In Bastard Culture! User Participation and the extension of cultural industries Mirko...

New Vision’s Vision Revealed

For the first time since travelled to Uganda for my research, I woke up with a purpose. I was invited to attend the editorial meeting at the New Vision Newspaper to meet all journalists. Editorial meetings take place every...

Lev Manovich on User Generated Content @ Video Vortex

The following post is a combination of a transcription of Manovich’s keynote and my own notes and commentary. Introduction by Geert Lovink Online video is renegotiating its (problematic) relationship with cinema. It deals with cinematographic principles versus the principles...