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9/11 memorized by media; for who actually?

This blog is posted on September the 9th. A date which as everyone knows is related to the attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Television, news papers and online blogs are showing us pictures, clips and...

pre-CONDe’s campaign to organize the 21th Ndesign

Ndesign is the national congress for design students and professionals in Brazil, it is the largest congress in this area in the country and one of the largest in Latin America. It is organized by a commission made of...

Google’s Doodles: How transforming logo can empower a brand

I’m always get excited whenever I enter Google’s page and there’s an intervention in the logo – more or less expressive – featuring a holiday, birthday or something totally new to me with drawings, videos, games or interactive animations....

Raising awareness on Product Placement

Advertising is everywhere. From print ads in magazines and billboards, pop ups and spam on Internet, or commercials on television, it is virtually impossible not to see advertisements in daily life. Some researchers even say that we see on...

Not About Media!

The Impossibility of Media Theory Where previous generations of Serious Men saw in the concept of Medium but marginal or esoteric wordplay, we in our times seem to attribute to it almost magical qualities, such as the 19th century...

Why artists (should) support piracy

Considering the severely limiting effects of current copyright and the culture industries, artists are better off supporting piracy - financially, artistically and morally.

A Domain By Any Other Name

Websites are headed towards major name changes. Recent amendments have authorized the creation of a porn specific .XXX domain, allowed non-Latin alphabet characters into the address bar, and most significantly freed top-level domain names from the conventional endings of...

True Blood invades virtual reality

The development of new communication means in recent years has turned into a genuine PR and advertising opportunity. The rise of the Internet together with the changes in the behavior of the media consumer triggered a special interest in...

CrunchWars

If the TechCrunch controversy reveals anything, it is that CPM advertising is a corrupting revenue stream.

Is the internet ruining our brains?

We shouldn’t be talking about the rise of the social media and new media any more. It’s here, in everyone’s lives on a daily basis. And it’s doing things to us. It’s changing the way we communicate, learn, socialise...

GLI.TC/H 2011

GLI.TC/H was a simple idea that was hatched upon the notion of folks gathering together and engaging/chatting/debating the issues/theories/concerns of failure, systems, art, && glitches. We were able to realize this gathering last year in Chicago. GLI.TC/H 2010 brought people...

Masters of Media: The Animation

I ran into this animation and couldn’t resist the temptation to share it here. It’s an animated documentary called ‘The Masters of the Media‘. It analyses monopolization in the Media Industry.

Saskia Korsten’s Thesis Abstract Voted Among Top in LABS 2011

The Leonardo Abstracts Service (LABS) connected with the journal Leonardo) recently announced the results of its competition for top MA and PhD abstracts submitted to its English language database from scholars around the world.  Korsten’s abstract for her thesis,...
Wikimania Day I: Plenary led by Sue Gardner and Q&A panel with the WMF Board of Trustees.

Wikimania Day I: Plenary led by Sue Gardner and Q&A panel with the WMF Board of Trustees.

Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, had a very difficult task to accomplish: in 25’ she had to report on the Foundation’s activities during the year 2010- 2011, but also to treat the attendees to a sneak...
Haifa, here I come: Wikimania 2011, Part I

Haifa, here I come: Wikimania 2011, Part I

03/08/2011, 08:20 am – Schiphol airport. Holding a small handbag in one hand and a packet of cinnamon cookies in the other, I was waiting to check in for my flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. From Tel Aviv I...

Legal vs. Illegal: Understanding Dutch Copyright

If one were to compare the Netherlands to the United States on just a topical issues alone it would seem like oil and water.  The obvious differences, are well, just that – obvious (no need to discuss coffee shops,...

An interview with User:Markellos, prolific editor and administrator on the Greek-language Wikipedia.

This is an interview with Markellos Stevis, an administrator of the Greek-language Wikipedia and one of its most prolific editors. Markellos participates actively in the “I participate in Wikipedia” initiative, a campaign that aims at the development and enrichment...

The development of the Greek-language Wikipedia: An interview with the general coordinator of the “I participate in Wikipedia” campaign- PART III.

You can also read part I and part II of the interview here: PART I, PART II Wikipedia & Greece In your presentation of the campaign in TedXAthens, you mentioned that “through Wikipedia, Greece can claim a better place...

The development of the Greek-language Wikipedia: An interview with the general coordinator of the “I participate in Wikipedia” campaign. PART II.

You can read part I of the interview here. The existing community & the new users Usually, the users are the ones who approach Wikipedia. With this campaign, however, it is the Wikipedia community that approaches the public. What...
The development of the Greek-language Wikipedia: An interview with the general coordinator of the “I participate in Wikipedia” campaign.

The development of the Greek-language Wikipedia: An interview with the general coordinator of the “I participate in Wikipedia” campaign.

Yiannis Giannarakis is the general coordinator of the “I participate in Wikipedia” campaign, which aims at the development and enrichment of the Greek – language Wikipedia. The initiative, launched in January 2011, is supported by the Greek-language Wikipedia community,...
Berghain: Adventures in Techno

Berghain: Adventures in Techno

Over the past few weeks I have situated myself in Berlin on a mandate to take in and absorb all that is the music culture here.  On a mission to discover the heartbeat of the European music industry, I...

Notes from Visualizing Europe: the power and potential of data visualization

Last week I attended Visualizing Europe, a one-day conference where a very interesting and diverse group of data visualization experts and designers talked about the power and potential of data visualization. Below are some notes and comments on some points...

Theory on Demand: an interview with editor Margreet Riphagen

Margreet Riphagen is the Institute of Network Culture‘s project manager and the editor of the Theory on Demand book series. Here she explains TOD project’s background and how it operates as action-oriented research – and also proof the exploding...

The revolutionary potential of Wikipedia’s equipotential paradigm.

This is part of the final paper I submitted for the course “Culture of Spectacle” As shown in the previous post, the “anyone can edit” philosophy of Wikipedia is often viewed with great skepticism in academic circles, while its...