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A short essay on how Remediation can ruin Your gameplay

A short essay on how Remediation can ruin Your gameplay

Being disappointed by certain facts of various remakes of games is an extremely common feeling for a nowadays gamer. Especially while living in times where technological evolution outruns the concepts of game-makers. As smaller companies struggle to come up...
How to become a celebrity in 3 months? #los33

How to become a celebrity in 3 months? #los33

Garcia Marquez would describe it as “Macondo”. Magic surrealism in Latin-America, more than being a novel, is a daily reality. With incredible admiration on the impact of New Media on the society I have followed the big brother tragedy...
What’s got the Greater Manchester Police all aTwitter today?

What’s got the Greater Manchester Police all aTwitter today?

Discard your police scanner, since 5am this morning and for 24 hours only, the Greater Manchester Police have been logging every incident live on Twitter. What’s got them all atwitter? According to their website they want to raise...
Evolution of Twitter through Alternative Ways of Usage

Evolution of Twitter through Alternative Ways of Usage

Since Darwin’s On the Origins of Species the idea of evolution through natural selection has been used in a variety of disciplines, even in the field of media studies. Different types of media are born (being a technical invention)...

Twitter as a Social Filter

Because of its simplicity, people have found many ways to make use of their Twitter account. On a personal level, by sharing their daily thoughts and things that annoy them, for gossip purposes, by following celebrities, or on a...
Are you an e-book sinner or saint?

Are you an e-book sinner or saint?

The people at the church of Google believe we do not have to dress up every Sundaymorning anymore, go to church and watch the preacher to experience something like a God. We experience an actual God everyday at work...
John Doe is addicted to Twitter

John Doe is addicted to Twitter

From ambient awareness to addiction to the virtual world of tomorrow When your social life is only one Tweet away “What are you doing?” or in more recent words “What is happening?” is a question that can be answered...
Pecha Kucha Night @Mediamatic, Amsterdam

Pecha Kucha Night @Mediamatic, Amsterdam

Here I am, sitting on a couple of pillows in the front row of Mediamatic’s jam-packed main room. In just a few minutes, the Pecha Kucha Night Amsterdam Volume 15 will start. 12 presentations given at lightning speed (20...

Twitter for non-profits, break through or break down?

Twitter provides a platform where grassroots organizations can build a new type of relationship with their beneficiaries, partners and critics. It offers a way to maintain transparency, but maybe more importantly immediacy. In disaster situations, it certainly helps when...

From book to booooooooooooooooooooook

In a recent work about the future of printed literature, italian intellectual Umberto Eco describes the book as an eternal technology, something similar to a spoon or a bycicle: while time goes by and innovations pop up ceaselessly, some...
E = Media Combinations2: The survival of the fittest

E = Media Combinations2: The survival of the fittest

Every old medium was once new. And when something gets old we’ve got to search for a way to give it its old glance back. The printed book was once a new medium. It was revolutionary, groundbreaking. But today...
Tweet, Tweet, Twitter Journalism

Tweet, Tweet, Twitter Journalism

The role of the journalist has been changed, or some would argue that it is not there anymore. How is democracy functioning with all the social media around us? Twitter is a powerful tool for politicians to get in...
Save trees, read online?

Save trees, read online?

Now a days you can do anything online. You can watch television or video's online, games, you can play them online. You even can have a conversation online through e-mail or chat programs. A new online trend is e-publishing....

Twitter Research: What To Study and How To Study It

A quick glance at the Twitter research bibliography compiled by danah boyd shows that Twitter is increasingly being seen as a serious object of study within academic circles; on the aforementioned page there are 69 Twitter-related journal publications, conference...

The Truth Behind Twitter

Since its meteoric rise in 2007 Twitter has been hailed as a revolutionary service that was sure to change all social interactions and structures of communication. The hype has reached such levels that mainstream media actually report on instances...

About e-books and media, books are not dead

Following the example of foreign publishers, Dutch publishers also decide to give away free content. The idea is to boost sales of the printed book and to be ahead of piracy. Users will be able to find a way...

Twitter, one big cocktail-party. Just go with the flow.

In stead of most media, I couldn’t use Twitter right away, I had to learn it. It took me three attempts to learn Twitter. The first time I started using it as myself, @lottewoerde. I tweeted things like: “doing...
Twitter and cognitive surplus, to create a better world?

Twitter and cognitive surplus, to create a better world?

I post this tweet on my twitteraccount last week. This question leads me to an overarching question: Why Twitter? Why should we participate? Twitter is a tool for microblogging, let see how it works: Twitter can also be seen...
Twitter la #Revolucion

Twitter la #Revolucion

In doubting the power of Facebook and twitter as institutions that proliferate political and social activism, the The New Yorker columnist, Malcolm Gladwell says: “Social networks are effective at increasing participation— by lessening the level of motivation that participation...
Educate Me in 140 Characters or Less

Educate Me in 140 Characters or Less

When packing your bag for school, make sure you have your lunch, books, and favorite Twitter client. The social network is making great strides as an academic tool, as more and more educators realize the benefit of fast, transparent...
Becoming an Inkscape expert

Becoming an Inkscape expert

A few weeks ago, during the practical class of John Haltiwanger, he asked us what we wanted to learn on the computer. There were several people who wanted to learn how to Photoshop. Since John didn’t know how to...

I heart Photoshop

In a weak moment, I again volunteered to take up another task for Kriterion and design the flyer for one of the upcoming events. I thought this would be a good way to pressure myself to make something nice...

Twitter: what are you feeling?

What if our words had no hidden meaning? What if we didn’t play the mind games that we play in deconstructing and (over-)analyzing every sentence or word or gesture and we would have to look no further than the...

Twitter: the Perfect Blend of Internet Content?

Twitter is a combination of different elements and content that other Internet sites and platforms already had. To me, this is what makes Twitter so great: in a way my usage of the Internet is being channeled and collected...