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‘Share and Share Alike’ The Democratic Future of the Music Industry

‘Share and Share Alike’ The Democratic Future of the Music Industry

As early as 1997, WELL member Michael H. Goldhaber predicted the paradigmatic shift that would be brought about in the global economy as widespread use of the internet began to take place. He realized that in these coming times of unavoidable...
From Web to Print: Little Printer, Cardagram and Instaprint

From Web to Print: Little Printer, Cardagram and Instaprint

The emulation of older forms of media has, as Bolter and Grusin (2000) have famously argued, always been a central part of digital media. Nostalgic callbacks to older media abound. To offer just a few examples, Instagram revives the...

GasBuddy – The App of Our Future

At September 4th 2012 the public broadcast station NOS announced that Dutch gas prices are higher than ever. For people who don’t own a car, like most of the students, this news is negligible and there is no need to...

(IM)POSSIBLE WORLDS – FIBER exhibits up-and-coming audiovisual artists

Reviewers: Evangelia Anagnostaki, Paola Gulian & Despoina Mountanea. Info:     24/08-28/09 FIBER exhibits up-and-coming audiovisual artists at NIMK with works by: Nicolas Andreas Fischer,Leon Lubberdink & Robin Koek, Matthias Oostri, Gabey Tjon A Tham,Lieven van Velthoven Just a day before...

Review: Pinterest caught our interest

“A picture says more than thousand words.” This is the strength behind social network site Pinterest, a virtual pinboard where people can collect and share pictures and photos of interest they find on the web. The founders of Pinterest...
App Review: Pulse. Re-imagining the news

App Review: Pulse. Re-imagining the news

By: Juliana Marques and Sonia Kolasinska Tired of checking many news websites every morning to get the full overview of what’s going on? Pulse is the solution. With the help of this app it’s a piece of cake to gather posts...
Art up your desktop

Art up your desktop

The way people viewed artworks throughout history has been very different and has evolved over time. Walter Benjamin’s essay on the work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility has become a classic text about arts in...
New Media and the Law – A trio of Case reports

New Media and the Law – A trio of Case reports

In March of this year, Liam Stacey (a Biology student at Swansea University in Wales) took to twitter after the footballer Fabrice Muamba collapsed during the middle of a match, the result of a cardiac arrest. The game in...
New Media at KLM Open 2012 – New app for oldies.

New Media at KLM Open 2012 – New app for oldies.

The KLM Open 2012, also known as The Dutch Open, is a famous golf tournament at the golfclub in Hilversum. Golfers from all over the world come to our little country to play golf and win fantastic prices. This...
The history of Dutch newspaper websites, 1996-2011

The history of Dutch newspaper websites, 1996-2011

During the late-1990s newspapers began to move onto the Internet en masse, giving rise to the question whether these digital immigrants would adapt to the new world of the internet and make full use of the opportunities offered by...

Users become producers at Urban Screens 2011: Screening the city

New media, urban culture, personal data and creative ideas: it all came together at the Urban Screens 2011 event last December in Amsterdam. This years subject was ‘Screening the city’, which focused on how cities can be brought to...

9GAG Is A Repost Machine

9GAG is no ordinary user-generated content machine, it’s a repost machine. You could actually call it Reddit Light. But is that really a concern? 90% percent of 9GAG posts are reposts from Reddit. How am I so sure of this?...
Underskog.no: an example of a private online community

Underskog.no: an example of a private online community

Underskog (directly translated from Norwegian meaning “undergrowth” or “underwoods”) is a phenomenon I heard about even before moving to Oslo. Sometime in 2008, my Norwegian friend, being only too happy about being a part of it all, described with...
Digital Drama: Cyberbullying

Digital Drama: Cyberbullying

“The internet of things: Our things are going to talk to other things, and they are going to be talking to us, and in doing so, it is going to open up the window of opportunity for somebody to...
The art of work in the age of digital reproducibility

The art of work in the age of digital reproducibility

The contemporary working environment has changed beyond recognition in many industries; none more so than those invested in new media. The skill sets required to excel in such an environment brings with it a paradigmatic shift in workplace culture...

Yes we can – the use of social media by Dutch politicians during electorial campaigns in 2012

During their campaign for the 2002 Dutch elections, politicians were mainly using blogs as a mechanism to advocate their ideas on the Internet. In 2006 podcasting and postings on the Dutch Facebook equivalent “Hyves” were added as additional ways...
Organization as a popular text?

Organization as a popular text?

What exactly are the major differences between a fan culture participating around a popular text on the one hand, and fan cultures based around brands or organizations on the other hand? This question I was studying in my Thesis...
The Professionalization of the Modding Culture

The Professionalization of the Modding Culture

In the digital media landscape new opportunities arise for active users and growing communities. As a active user of media you have the possibilities to use, modify and produce media. According to Henry Jenkins  new media technologies have profoundly...
Give me cash, I will give you love

Give me cash, I will give you love

Today online dating isn’t such a big deal anymore; men and women from al ages and different backgrounds use the Internet weekly in the hope to form and maintain a romantic relationship. The reason why the Internet gained popularity...
To print or not to print

To print or not to print

“There will be no media consumption left in ten years that is not delivered over an IP network. There will be no newspapers, no magazines that are delivered in paper form. Everything gets delivered in an electronic form.” Steve...
Video art-a different view of new media

Video art-a different view of new media

  Most of you will be probably familiar with the term of video art, the new emerging movement of art that fascinates people of different background, age and interests worldwide. However, a brief-though concise definition,as given in Wikipedia is...
The propaganda model in a contemporary media landscape  – The case of BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

The propaganda model in a contemporary media landscape – The case of BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

This February I attended a movie screening at a small cinema in central Gothenburg in Sweden. The movie shown was BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* (2012) by Swedish director Fredrik Gertten. This film is a true and thrilling story that...
Gabor Kerekes: Creating Art with New Media Technologies

Gabor Kerekes: Creating Art with New Media Technologies

Nowadays, the medium of photography is accessible to everybody, everywhere. The development of new media technologies opened this way of presentation, which was once privileged to experts, to the general public. Especially the emergence of digital cameras and smartphones,...
Foam Lab is Watching You!

Foam Lab is Watching You!

Tijdens: Private Parts Vrijdagavond 29 juni Na het succesvolle evenement Deleted / Seen organiseert Foam Lab vandaag haar tweede evenement: Private Parts. Naast dat hier een bijzondere kans wordt geboden om het fotografische talent in jezelf te ontdekken, is...