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BLOG ANALYSE (in progress): “How social software is being (mis)used by high-rated blogs.”

BLOG ANALYSE (in progress): “How social software is being (mis)used by high-rated blogs.”

extract: By comparing the activity of blogs on social websites with the activity of the persons ‘behind’ the blogs, I am trying to make a picture of the different uses of these social sites. And meanwhile looking at the...
Mixing Realities

Mixing Realities

Today my RSS feed list provided me with an interesting link that directed me to the coverage of the latest Diesel fasion show. It is not that I am particularly interested in Diesel clothing, on the contrary, but I...

An analysis and proposal for Scienceblog.com

Scienceblog.com is a blog with scientific articles. I analyse this blog on usability aspects using Jakob Nielsen’s articles Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes and Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design. According to Nielsen these are the principles...
Mother Serpent (robodock 2007)

Mother Serpent (robodock 2007)

The Flaming Lotus Girls are a San Francisco-based group of female and male artists collaborating all year round to create exceptional fire art and provide a resource for learning metalworking and other essential shop skills. Mother Serpent is a...

Blogvergelijking [in het nederlands]

Juist omdat er zoveel verschillende soorten blogs zijn, met ook verschillende onderwerpen, vormen en doelen, hier een vergelijking tussen 5 blogs. alleen maar Nederlandse blogs zijn. ] De achterliggende vraag hierbij is of...
www.visualcomplexity.com

www.visualcomplexity.com

“VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project’s main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as...

Blog Analysis: Ecorazzi.com

There are a tremendous amount of celebrity gossip weblogs on the internet. One that has caught my attention, because of its different approach towards celebrity gossip, is Ecorazzi.com. This weblog is about celebrity gossip involving the environment and other...
recap: mediamatic / tag event on Processing.

recap: mediamatic / tag event on Processing.

In a series of events organized around the theme information aesthetics, a collaborative effort between Mediamatic and TAG produced a Salon on Processing. For those who are not familiar with this phenomenon: Processing is an open-source software platform created...

The Dark Side of Web 2.0

Andrew Keen wrote the in 2007 published book ‘The cult of the Amateur’. Keen, who founded audiocafe.com a rough ten years ago, went from digital pioneer to digital skeptic. Living in Silicon Valley during the dot-com bubble and being...

Olia Lialina’s Vernacular Web 2

Olia Lialina has put her new network theory talk online. Her research catalogs 'vintage' Web aesthetics (including, ahem, the glitter folder).

New Network Theory – Katy Börner

Katy Börner, with her presentation Global Brain Pressures: Towards Scholarly Marketplaces, asks what the relationship is between knowledge and the individual, and knowledge and networks. Over a long enough timeline, one sees increasing specialization, and thus a changing perception...

New Network Theory – Parallel Sessions – ‘The Link’

The first round of parallel sessions is underway, and a crowd has gathered in a computer lab at the Media studies department to discuss ‘the link’.. A preview comes in the form of one participant’s notes, where I spotted...

New Network Theory – Noshir Contractor

Noshir Contractor is the first speaker today, here to present MTML meets Web 2.0: Theorizing social processes in multidimensional networks. Noshir begins with a story of the social life of (technologically-enhanced) pets. Your smart-tagged dog can meet other dogs...

New Network Theory – Florian Cramer

Today’s final speaker is Florian Cramer of the Piet Zwart Institute, who has a nicely low-key website. Florian’s work deals with text, code and aesthetics – one piece of his is the extended essay, Words Made Flesh: Code, Culture,...

New Network Theory – Rob Stuart

Rob Stuart is an activist based in Philadelphia. Here he gave an overview of some of his work, especially that which made use of new technologies. In this way he gave conference-goers some network practice to go along with...

New Network Theory – Alan Liu

Can Network knowledge improve? The second New Network Theory session starts with this question from Alan Liu in his presentation Network Knowledge: Policing Web 2.0. Alan’s aim today is to present a draft proposal for a non-reactionary policy for...

New Network Theory – Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System and currently associate professor at NYU, is here to talk about the Googlization of...

New Network Theory – Opening

The Masters of Media are at the New Network Theory Conference – organized by Network Cultures, ASCA and the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam (that’s us!). Geert Lovink introduced the program as an ambitious attempt to...
LOL theorists

LOL theorists

So I was browsing this fantastic cat picture site when I found delicious links to similar projects, such as this one on presidents and more importantly, this one on theorists. It features Deleuze, Foucault, even Henry Jenkins. He caught...
Marshall McLuhan on Televised Presidential Debates

Marshall McLuhan on Televised Presidential Debates

So I was browsing around YouTube and stumbled upon this video of McLuhan on the Today Show: I think presidential debates are indeed exemplary of the adage “The Medium is the Message”. It’s refreshing to see media theory from...
The Whatever Button – Now for Firefox!

The Whatever Button – Now for Firefox!

No longer just a metaphor for how we consumers fall for anything, the Whatever Button is now available as a Firefox add-on (Great big thanks to Erik, who coded it). More about the button below.

New Radio Course at Mediastudies

The Mediastudies Department of the University of Amsterdam will be starting a new master studying the age old medium of radio. Campus TV interviewed the initiator, Frank van Vree. http://www.campus.tv/index.php?action=showmovie&movieid=331
MyCreativity, First Session Part Two

MyCreativity, First Session Part Two

Matteo Pasquinelli took the podium for the second presentation, followed by Rosalind Gill and Danielle van Diemen.
MyCreativity, First Session Part One

MyCreativity, First Session Part One

At around 10:15 the usual suspects started showing up, including my fellow master students (some of us are aware that a 10 a.m. start means 10:30 in conference-speak). Geert Lovink (see photo) opened the proceedings as laptops took over...