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Games as tools @ cinekid

Games as tools @ cinekid

The lecture was meant as an introduction to the workshop given by Mediamatic on games as tools, but also as an inspirational talk to all involved/ interested in film making and new media. First to talk was Friedrich Kirschner (zeitbrand.net...

Discussion about the spinplant

On October 1st Geert Lovink posted a previous blogpost about the spinplant on the Nettime mailinglist. This was the beginning of what turned out to become a sprawling discussion. This is a summary of the original post,...
The Turing Test

The Turing Test

Something droll, courtesy of xkcd.com :D

Evil Google: A slave’s accusation?

Calling Google "evil" might just be the fashion of the day. We could also argue it to be a perfect example of Nietzsche's slave morality.
Skype alternatives

Skype alternatives

One of the great things about web 2.0 is making free phone calls to friends all over the world. Just turn on one of the programs that offer this service, make sure your friend is online too, and make...
A dent in the stock market of technology?

A dent in the stock market of technology?

Google, Apple, Yahoo others of the technological part of the economy, suffered big losses on the stock market yesterday (de Volkskrant, 12/10/07). Whereas in the begining of the week their stock value went up they were now influenced by...

Nietzsche on …

Nietzsche on Wikipedia: Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind. It is not when truth is dirty, but when...

New Media Nietzsche

In an attempt to grasp and theorize all that is happening in the new media landscape, one method can be to project a philosophers’ philosophy onto a new media phenomenon and see what happens. Amongst the many theories and...

Nietzsche’s Blog

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends” This quote applied to current weblogs/ blogculture what would be Nietzsche’s philosophical view on this web2.0 experience? Assuming this statement, would he approve...

Nietzsche and privacy

The Internet has brought up a lot of privacy issues over the years. For example personal information that leaks or identities that get stolen. But users can also change their own identity and pretent to be someone else. This...

Nietzsche & Web 2.0

The current web 2.0 and the participatory culture are seen as the next big thing. Still, even after the participatory culture has proven to be able to build great things, Wikipedia amongst others, not everybody seems convinced of its...

Nietzsche on hypertext

This week’s assignment made us compare new media issues to Nietzsche quotes. I came across the following quote: This quote immediately triggered the post-modern idea of differance, that all meaning gets postponed and that one will never get to...
Nietzsche – “Evil men have no songs”

Nietzsche – “Evil men have no songs”

Video Vortex Screening

Friday evening at Video Vortex in Brussels, Ana Kronschnabl and Tomas Rawlings showed “a selection of exceptional, witty and provoking Internet videos, compiled for the occassion by international and local guests”, which can be seen here. Most of us...
Doing the Lime Jelly with Nietzsche

Doing the Lime Jelly with Nietzsche

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...

LivingLabs recap – what exactly is a creative city?

With every major city in Europe calling itself ‘creative capitol’ these days, the question raises how creative these cities really are and in what way they distinct themselves from others. In a ‘creative race’ between Asia, the US and...
Tomas Rawlings and Ana Kronschnabl @ Video Vortex

Tomas Rawlings and Ana Kronschnabl @ Video Vortex

The main question that was posed in this lecture was ‘Why is this conferention about Youtube, and not one of the other websites that allow people to watch video’s online?’ Because Youtube isn’t the first website that offers people...
Deleuze vs. YouTube: Adrian Miles @ Video Vortex

Deleuze vs. YouTube: Adrian Miles @ Video Vortex

The subtitle of this conference is Responses to YouTube, and at least one alternative to the world’s largest supplier of piano-playing-cat videos comes in the form of ‘soft video’, via Australian media scholar Adrian Miles. Some of the questions...

Lev Manovich on User Generated Content @ Video Vortex

The following post is a combination of a transcription of Manovich’s keynote and my own notes and commentary. Introduction by Geert Lovink Online video is renegotiating its (problematic) relationship with cinema. It deals with cinematographic principles versus the principles...

Wiki-vicissitudes

It could be interesting to find out what will happen when an entry on a Dutch version of Wikipedia is made. I have decided to take a few samples of my bachelor thesis and use them for a...

ArnoudH: de Redder van de Nederlandstalige Wikipedia

Met het produceren van een Wikipedia entry kan je vele kanten op. Nu wist ik van het forum van mijn vroegere studentensportvereniging dat er over ‘ons’ nog geen pagina bestond. Al heb je dan een site op het internet,...

Blog analysis: Slashdot

Slashdot is regarded as a highly innovative website. It has been very popular for many years and is currently holding the 33rd position in Technorati’s top 100 of popular blogs. The site has been around since 1997 and is...
Problogger blogreview

Problogger blogreview

Problogger belongs to Darren Rowse who is a professional blogger and has started more than 20 blogs. He started this site to tell others how to make your blog more succesfull. The content of the blog is very much...