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Roman Tol

Roman Tol is an Ecommerce specialist. Both techical and as a marketeer. Hands on and with vision. Keyword: Innovation.

Serbia Telecom: Privatization, mismanagement and cable-war.

A few days ago I was having a conversation that is worth noting. The talk was with Marco, who was visiting The Netherlands as a tourist. Marco works for Telecom, the state owned telecom provider in Belgrade, Serbia. Marco...

Bittorrent: the future of the television broadcast model

Today I read that open source peer-to-peer software Bittorrent, is making an attempt to reach out to the market commercially. The downloading software was developed through a participation structure, where people on the internet contributed to the co-creation of...

Adorno and Horkheimer, The Game Industry and Steffan Amande

The thirty year old game industry is peaking at this moment and the top of the mountain is still far away. Also in the Netherlands the future seems nothing less then positive. Games have become new territory for researchers....
Audio Book Review

Audio Book Review

Masters of Media presents another audio book review: Indonesian Transitions. Editor: Henk Schulte Nordholt. June 2006 The book review focuses on an essay by Bart Barendregt: Mobile modernities in contemporary Indonesia; Stories from the other side of the digital...

YouTube and the preservation of artistic expression

Today various Japanese media companies forced YouTube to remove 29,549 videos from its archive because of its copyrighted disposition. Google, which recently attained YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars, will most certainly have to do this more frequently. In my...

Internet killed the video star

As I was getting ready to turn off the computer, I decided to do some last minute browsing through YouTube. Wondering if there would be any drastic changes after its takeover by Google, I came across an intriguing title:...
Walter Benjamin and journalism in the age of electronic reproduction

Walter Benjamin and journalism in the age of electronic reproduction

Structurally, the printed press is a medium that operates as a monologue, isolating producer and the reader. Feedback and interaction are extremely limited, demand elaborate procedures, and only in the rarest cases lead to corrections. Once an edition has...

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Review: Bloggen is zo 2004.

Just finished reading 130 pages of “Bloggen is zo 2004” written by Sjoerd van der Helm, concerning a content analysis of Life- and Shocklogs. It’s a well written overview of the Dutch blogosphere and touches upon subject of journalism...

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Hugh Hewitt – Blog: understanding the information reformation

Hugh Hewitt reviewed in 3 minutes: Book Review

October 10th: Computers, Wars, and Computergames

The Department Of Media Studies is proud to present Dr. Patrick Crogan

Roy Ascott has been wikified

Pioneering the place of cybernetics and telematics in art, Roy Ascott has been working with issues of art, technology and consciousness since the 1960s. He was born in Bath, England on 26 October 1934, and educated at the City...

43 things

Browsing through 43 Things is intended to give you inspiration on goals yet to achieve and stimulate you to realize at least one. However some people will feel down and helpless, they are reminded of their infinite debts, their...

Can machines think?

The following text discusses Turing and living computers. The text is in Dutch: Vroeger toen ik op de basisschool zat werd mij gevraagd een oplossing te geven op één van de vele varianten van het volgende raadsel: Stel je...

9/11 Conspiracy blogculture

Concise conspiracy guide to the web Films ‘Loose change’ – www.loosechange911.com ‘Martial Law’ – http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6517776133137328105&q=alex+jones ‘Everybody’s got to learn sometime’ – http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8372366181300641663 Sites on conspiracy www.ditkannietwaarzijn.nl www.vkmag.com/zapruder/C50 www.daanspeak.com/1/911.html www.911review.org www.911blogger.com www.cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=911_project www.rense.com/general66/dirt.htm www.pentagonresearch.com www.911truth.org www.st911.org Sites that go against...