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Participatory Media Art

Participatory Media Art

This is a report of the session on participatory art held on February 28, 2012 from 9 to 11 AM in Amsterdam. The session was organised as part of a course called Critical Media Art, itself part of the...
Art is a Time Machine and Sonic Acts XIV is Travelling Time

Art is a Time Machine and Sonic Acts XIV is Travelling Time

Pictures by Sophie de Krom We have experienced a mix of spectacular, timeless and technical sounds, dynamic pictures, relaxing smells and impressive colors. A combination we could hardly imagine before we had visit Sonic Acts. When we arrived at...
GLITCH/NO_GLITCH

GLITCH/NO_GLITCH

The following report covers two sessions on the theme ‘Error’ for the MA New Media course ‘critical media art’. The first session was a presentation by Rosa Menkman, showing a lively mix of portfolio work and critical theory on...

Twitter vs. Established Media: Gatewatching, Information Dissemination and #OccupyLSX

A summary of paper presented at the DMI Winter School Mini-Conference, Amsterdam (January 2012) Abstract: Twitter is a social media platform where users’ messages  can take flight, gain elevation (RT function), achieve direction (@ function), and be grouped together...

Lessons in anti-security: tactical media and viral art

The following report is the outcome of two three hour sessions held in the context of the New Media course “Critical Media Art”, exploring the ideas and practices of ‘tactical media‘, in particular the use of viral tactics by...

Seminar: CBS Data Visualization – Data Journalism

– Last Friday the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) held an interactive data visualization day “Datavisualisatie in beweging” initiated by web designer Eugene Tjoa and Bas Broekhuizen. With this seminar several data visualization professionals were invited, to present their work in...

Seminar: CBS Datavisualization – Bas Broekhuizen

Last Friday the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) held an interactive data visualization day “Datavisualisatie in beweging” initiated by web designer Eugene Tjoa and Bas Broekhuizen. With this seminar statistic data supplier CBS invited several data visualization professionals, to present their...

Google Search Plus Your World; seems to be the next big move in a long and painful war

So, what is going on on the interwebs? Well, in the social and search segment, things are getting heavily mixed up. Google finally uses its monopoly to push Google+ with its Search Plus Your World. Basically, the search...

Mark Changizi – “Cultural selection as the new blind watchmaker” at “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there”

In his presentation at MOTI‘s “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there” theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi elaborated on the research method he applies to investigate the field of why it is that the human...
Paola Antonelli – “Talk to Me” at “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there”

Paola Antonelli – “Talk to Me” at “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there”

Last Saturday was the third edition of the symposium ‘I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there’ initiated by MOTI. The topic of this year symposium was about visual culture and how these effect us....
Symposium “I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I Want To Be There”

Symposium “I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I Want To Be There”

A thunderous introduction by Film + Design called ‘Modern Worship’ shows a time-lapse video image of a dancing King of Pop impersonator in full glitterati, refracting the stage-lights in a multitude of sparkles and starbursts, while slo-mo moonwalking across...
Overview on the “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there” annual symposium

Overview on the “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there” annual symposium

On Saturday December 17th, The Museum of the Image (formally known as the Graphic Design Museum) organized a symposium about visual culture in Paradiso, Amsterdam. The symposium brought together a crowd of professional, students and industries from the fields...

Festival Cultura Digital – Rio de Janeiro Brazil

A short summary of our experiences as map:m()b at the Cultura Digital Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Festival Cultura Digital is an International encounter where different people, projects and groups present themselves in order to strengthen an international...

Marcelo Somers: Advertising works when it can scale

The Syndicate is a new breed of an ad network. Among its members are Khoi Vinh, former NYTimes.com design director, Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, and Horace Dediu, mobile computing analyst.
Next Nature Book: Nature Changes Along With Us

Next Nature Book: Nature Changes Along With Us

Next Nature: Nature Changes Along With Us is positioned at the intersection of technology, design and nature. It is a 472-page compendium of the most thought-provoking observations from the awarded website nextnature.net, supplemented by lots of visuals, infographics, maps...

How Chinese Weibo has Changed China

Weibo is the chinese name for “Micro blog”, which was born two years ago, but now has already reached millions of users. Because of the strict censorship in China, the birth of weibo is the same as the birth of...
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...

[Event] Amsterdam Commercial Night

For those of you interested in Commercials and marketing: The Marketing Association Amsterdam organizes the Amsterdam Commercial Night on Friday the 18 November 2011. This year’s theme is “Interactivity Brings People Together”. The evening will be filled with (inter)national...
Dis Connecting Media

Dis Connecting Media

In the current literary landscape of mobile phones and mobile culture it’s rare to find a title that’s both playful and insightful. In fact, most titles concerning mobile-mediated communication are text tomes: although interesting, also dense. Occasionally...

Alexander Klöpping and the Myth of Expertise – Interview

Note: This posting will continue in Dutch. This because translating the interview would be a waste of fine Dutch language, used by the interviewee – believe me, I’ve tried. Also, he is a Dutch celebrity who appears on Dutch...

Wikimedia Conference 2011: Cultural Heritage, Commons and lots of Data. Pt. 2

This is part 2 of my report on the Wikimedia conference 2011. The first part can be found here Teun Lucassen – Wikipedia is reliable Almost all the sessions in the cultural heritage track were presentations about...

Wikimedia Conference 2011: Cultural Heritage, Commons and lots of Data. Pt. 1

On Saturday 5 November, the Wikimedia foundation held a conference in Utrecht. I took the opportunity to go there and write this report about it. Because of the size I decided to split it in two parts. The first...
WappZapp; the revolution of interactive real-time television

WappZapp; the revolution of interactive real-time television

The computational era we currently live in overwhelms us with the latest gadgetry, fidgets and means of communications. It is a tidal wave of new media micro-evolutions which we engulf ourselves in every day. Its innovational force moves so...
Exit Through the Webshop

Exit Through the Webshop

The following is an interview with the founder of dutchdamage, Matthijs van der Meulen, currently head of the digital media department at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Q: How did Dutchdamage come into being? A: In 1996 I started taking...