MapTheGap 3rd place!

On: September 29, 2008
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About Marijn de Vries Hoogerwerff
Marijn de Vries Hoogerwerff is a New Media theorist, Web researcher and Internet entrepreneur. In 1999 he started working as IT professional at the broadband Internet Service Provider @home (a franchise of the ISP and search engine company Excite@Home). After working here for over eight years he decided to pursue a study in New Media at the University of Amsterdam. During this study he has been an active member of the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI) research group, working together in a strong team of designers, programmers and theorists to develop new Web-specific methods and tools for doing online research and has written in depth about Internet censorship research, code consciousness and cyber-cosmopolitanism. Next to several stand-alone projects he also started up CYBERLIFE, focusing on building Web-applications, sites and tools, Web hosting and doing Web research. After receiving his Master degree in New Media he continued his contributions to the DMI, has helped organize the Society of the Query conference for the Institute of Network Cultures and has been a thesis supervisor at the University of Applied Sciences (HvA) for Interactive Media. His current company, nochii BV, focusses on utilizing theoretical knowledge and practical experience to help companies get a better understanding about the Web, their network and the space they occupy and its relation to the offline. He holds the strong believe that the Web, both as infrastructure and as concept, can aid in dealing with the increasing complexity of the world (both online as offline) and the relating problematics.


The Masters of Media blog would like to congratulate Laura van der Vlies and Edial Dekker for their 3rd place at the PICNIC’08 Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition and the 10.000 euros in price money. After a hard selection process of 4 phases and more then 50 initial entries, this friday at the Transformatorhuis at PICNIC’08 they where selected as one of the best Dutch mobile start-ups. The jury divided the 100.000 euro price money (initially there would only be one winner) because they saw great potential in the idea of MapTheGap, a mobile application that let’s you record, retrieve and share your ideas through your mobile phone while also adding context to your ideas. Although the website is not yet up-and-running, I think we should watch that space.

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