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Esther Weltevrede

Esther Weltevrede is a second year Media Studies Research Master student at the University of Amsterdam. Before studying New Media she attended the School of Arts in Breda where she received a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design.

She is involved as researcher and coordinator in the recently founded Digital Methods Initiative at the University of Amsterdam. DMI is dedicated to developing tools and methods for researching the ‘natively digital.’ Since this summer she is a member of GovComOrg, a foundation dedicated to creating and hosting political tools on the Web.

Currently she is a part-time teacher Information Visualization at Master Editorial Design, Utrecht School of Art, and part-time teacher Public Design at Interactive Media, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

http://weltevrede.wordpress.com/

Amsterdam New Media Summer Talks: Networked Content

Warren Sack, Alexander Galloway, Greg Elmer and Anat Ben-David explore the contents of networks. The Summer Talks are hosted by Richard Rogers. The program is part of the 10-year Jubilee of Govcom.org, the group responsible for the Issue Crawler...
On Spheres and Media Theory

On Spheres and Media Theory

In a tutorial by Geert Lovink on German Media Theory we read German uncontemporary media theorists. Klaus Theweleit’s Male Fantasies Volume I and Male Fantasies Volume II, Elias Canetti’s Crowds and Power and Friedrich Kittler’s Gramophone, Film, Typewriter was...
Lecture: The Widgetized Self and the MacBook Reading Club

Lecture: The Widgetized Self and the MacBook Reading Club

This Thursday Anne Helmond will be giving a lecture on ‘The Widgetized Self‘ a term coined by Nancy Baym. Blogs are increasingly connected to search engines such as Google and Technorati through the blog software. This leads to practices...

Video Vortex: Alternative platforms and software

This session is the most concrete session of today. The focus is on practical views on online video from the perspective of speakers' practices. How do video artist, activists, programmers and curators deal with copyright issues, publishing and distributing...
Web 2.0 note conversation

Web 2.0 note conversation

A few moths back @ PICNIC hackerscamp Timo Arnall told me he was working on super secret technology he couldn't tell specifics about. A few weeks back @ recalling RFID he still was very mysterious about his super secret...
Alex Galloway on Protocol @ UvA

Alex Galloway on Protocol @ UvA

After the talk Alex Galloway gave on The Game of War Rosie asked him to give us an introduction to Protocol, which is key literature for one of our courses. This is the first spontaneously organized event by Geeks...
Announcement: new Masters of Media blog!

Announcement: new Masters of Media blog!

The masters of media blog is redesigned and updated! Since the beginning of this semester the masters of media v 2.0 have been posting on this blog. A new group of masters also needs a fresh new look. In...
Nietzsche – “Evil men have no songs”

Nietzsche – “Evil men have no songs”

The Artist  Moving (through) the Web @ Video Vortex

The Artist Moving (through) the Web @ Video Vortex

German video maker Simon Ruschmeyer explores the borderline areas between traditional audiovisual narration and the new possibilities given by interactivity and networked communication. He explores this interface between classical moving media (film/video) and new interactive forms (web/media art) both...
Construction time! Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

Construction time! Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

Projects are ready to be prototyped and build. This monday all participants are working individually or with a small number of people on parts of the projects. You might think a “hackers camp” only includes hardware and software hacking...
Social experiences with RFID: Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

Social experiences with RFID: Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

This workshop is technical. It should include RFID. However, the aim of the projects is to make something for people. After some great technical and sometimes geeky first ideas for the projects, in the morning session we looked at...
Kick off! Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

Kick off! Mediamatic RFID & Physical Computing Hackers Camp @ Picnic 07

RFID Hackers Camp kicks off at Westergasfabriek, the PICNIC 07 location. With a group of great hackers, designers and engineers the camp aims to bring together creativity, knowledge, and skills from various fields and disciplines to realize innovative and...
Reflections on Uses of Blogs

Reflections on Uses of Blogs

Cross-posted at Politics of Many Minds From the perspective of Politics of Many Minds, and doing research into the ‘natively digital’ more general, the book Uses of Blogs provided me some interesting thoughts on investigating blogging and the blogosphere....

242 seconds of fame – “Vers geperst”

Graduate students Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam are organizing Vers Geperst. Inspired by the concept Pecha Kucha, a presentation format for creative work originally devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa) in Tokyo...

CiteULike – Sharing academic papers

CiteULike is a free service where academics can share, store, and organise academic papers they are reading. You can add papers on the web that interests you with one click button to your personal library. You can share your...
Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 5

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 5

The Innovation Lab 2006 winner of the 10.000 euro price for further development is Blendid. Chairman of the jury, Frank Alsema, presented the price to David Kousemaker and Tim Olden, with their project ‘Sound World: Audio-Augmented Experiences’. This Innovation...

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 4

Day 4 is the last day before the big pitch on Friday. Frank Boyd introduces the day with a session on what to think about in the presentation. Today is about pitching. Pitching is about inner preparation, outer preparation,...

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 3

During day 3 and 4 the teams work on their own project. The experts visit the teams during the day to give personal feedback. On day 3 a special guest accompanies the expert group: chairman of the jury Frank...

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 2

Day 2 is about users. More specifically today is about understanding and applying user centered design methods. Tracy Currer is leading today’s session. Tracy Currer is an interaction design consultant and is an experienced guide in innovative processes. The...
Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 1

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 1

Day 1 is introduction day. What projects are participating in Innovation Lab? Who are the teams? Why are they participating? What are the goals of the projects? And how are they going to achieve these goals? Expert in innovative...
Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – introduction

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – introduction

This week the Innovation Lab workshop ‘Broadband/HD’ takes place. Media Guild initiated this workshop week for ICTRegie in collaboration with EuroLAB and Unexpected Media. The focus is on generation and development of innovative cross-platform applications for optimum use of...

CafePress

CafePress is an online retailer that produces and dispatches a large variety of user-customized products on demand. Opening and operating a basic CafePress shop is free. After creating a shop, you can proceed to select products and upload files,...

Amazon affiliate-program

One way of commersializing your blog is signing up to Amazon affiliate-program. You can have a virtual bookstore on your website by linking to pages at Amazon. If links from your site result in sales, you get a commission...