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Marnick van der Zee

Ever since I was young I could work my way around VCR and install TV's. I started studying Chemistry but quit after I got my Propedeuse. I followed the New Media BA course @ the UvA. My BA thesis was about the content filter of YouTube and their strategy to keep their primary source of entertainment online (copyrighted content) without risking lawsuits. My main interest are new media subjects related to economic circumstances

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Smaller Charities, Bigger Visualizations

Smaller Charities, Bigger Visualizations

When you walk over the Dam square in Amsterdam, volunteers for various charity organization are scanning the crowd for potential contributors. Using appealing stories to convince the person into making a donation. It’s hard to keep track of the...
The Mutual Respect Between Hardware And Software

The Mutual Respect Between Hardware And Software

When computers were invented they were just giant electronic calculators, connected to each other with wires. You had to put the data in manually and then it would give a calculation. If there was anything wrong with the input...
You are the music while the music lasts: a look at record shops online and offline

You are the music while the music lasts: a look at record shops online and offline

The market for music has been collapsing since the up rise of high speed Internet access. Music is an elastic product that suffers under the effect of price and competition. The opportunities for users have changed and lean towards...
People who say they sleep like an droid usually don’t have one

People who say they sleep like an droid usually don’t have one

The market for mobile phones is changing. Nokia, who has been the market leader for several years, is losing ground. It has become more of a battle between the software and the hardware combinations. The different hardware reacts to...
The Facebook Asylum

The Facebook Asylum

When your browser is starting up, most people visit their social networking site within three choices. The other choices are webmail and the news. It’s hard not to value a SNS as a great communication device but it also...
Book review:  Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture, and the future of urban space. By Mark Shepard

Book review: Sentient City: ubiquitous computing, architecture, and the future of urban space. By Mark Shepard

The book combines technology and architecture in the simple sense that the future of our cities need the urban space to be ubiquitous.  Aware and smart so it will manage the urban space where people are failing to conserve...

Property is no longer theft

A patent war is the latest problem that has hit the Internet culture and it’s innovation. There have been a lot of statements and press releases about the subject in the media. Hardware giants like  Apple and Samsung have...