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An interview with Jerom Fischer

An interview with Jerom Fischer

Some say this is the best time for artist and creative entrepreneurs. Others think the creative industries are coming to an end thanks to the negative impact of the Internet on industries like the music industry. Since I’m interested...
Pretty Lies

Pretty Lies

Take a look at yourself in the mirror. This is who you are. Raw and honest, the mirror never lies. Now take a look at your Facebook profile picture. Is this who you are? Or do we only get...
What to do with a brilliant new App Idea?

What to do with a brilliant new App Idea?

Interview with Co-Founder and Director of SellAnApp: Milan van den Bovenkamp SellAnApp focuses on mobile app development through crowd-sourcing and funding and thereby gives everyone the opportunity to ‘transform their ideas into an actual mobile app’. Sharing your app...
“Funny is fun but humor is cool.” – The New Style of Humor in China’s Film

“Funny is fun but humor is cool.” – The New Style of Humor in China’s Film

Ning Hao, from Taiyuan, Shanxi province, who had studied at Beijing Normal University in Art Department, and in June 2003 graduated from the Beijing Film Academy School of Photography. Winner of “The Eighth Student Film Festival Best Director Award”...

Facebook is a self constructed reality

All right, here we go. For this blog post I was asked to write something about social network sites. Geert asked us to think about what we disliked about social network sites, like for example Facebook. Furthermore he told...

e-culture in the Amsterdam Museum

The Amsterdam Museum uses crowdfunding to fund the restauration of one of the biggest paintings of the Netherlands. An interview with Hester Gersonius about the implementation of e-culture in the Amsterdam Museum.

Richard Stallman: Don’t use Facebook

An interview with the GNU founder about issues with user-generated content in social networks.

App review: Do you really want to know who unfriended you on Facebook?

For many people Facebook has become a integral part of their daily routine, helping them keep in touch with friends, relatives, friends of friends and sometimes people they have never really met in real life, but who they know...
‘Consider it a safety Tool.’ – App Review: Glympse

‘Consider it a safety Tool.’ – App Review: Glympse

Glympse is a groundbreaking new way to share your location with anyone for a specified period of time using patent-pending GlymseWatch timer. This app enables you to immediately share your location with friends and allows them to track your...
From Wikipedia’s Editing to See A Birth of A New Methodology

From Wikipedia’s Editing to See A Birth of A New Methodology

Abstract Wikipedia is a knowledge base, whose foundation is cooperation and sharing, and used for free in network. It has established its reputation as the largest encyclopedia ever, offering and ever-growing database of free knowledge for all Internet users....

We’ll protect you from patent trolls and gay men in underwear!

In the most recent edition of the raging patent war between tech giant Apple, Google and Mirosoft, Apple has filed for a patent that would, if permitted, give them an edge over the app distribution systems of the competitors. A...
App review: Soundcloud

App review: Soundcloud

Today I’m reviewing one of my favourite apps: the Soundcloud application. With the Soundcloud app you can access SoundCloud directly without using your Internet browser. It allows you to stream or download all tracks available on SoundCloud. The SoundCloud...
There’s an xkcd for that! (GeoHash: A Spontaneous Adventure Generator app)

There’s an xkcd for that! (GeoHash: A Spontaneous Adventure Generator app)

(Christmas GPS by xkcd) I’ve been a very avid iPhone user since 2008, ever since then it has been an extension of my arm and brain. It was my first mobile phone and my excitement over having access to...
No Worries About Your Lost iPhone

No Worries About Your Lost iPhone

One of my friends who is a hysterical fan of Apple spent almost a whole scorching afternoon for the campaigning of getting a extremely new-launched iPhone 4 in Sun Litun Apple Store, Beijing. The moment he got his “precious”...
Being ‘late’ with the help of new app-locations

Being ‘late’ with the help of new app-locations

Unfortunately we’re all familiar with the situation in which you’re a few minutes late for a meeting or appointment. On your way to this meeting it’s likely you try to catch up with the time. While you’re on your...
The Vibe that comes and goes – an app review

The Vibe that comes and goes – an app review

In an event of ongoing demonstrations called ‘Occupy Wall Street’, people in the United States are demonstrating against the effects of the latest economic crises, corporate domination and negative capitalist effects in general. The idea of the protests came...
Foursquare’s success and ignorance of the crowd

Foursquare’s success and ignorance of the crowd

Foursquare is known as LBM (Location Based Marketing) and uses the GPS ability of smart phones to search for restaurants and other interesting locations nearby. With an account anyone can claim locations and leave specials or tips for people...
Representing complexity: data visualization & Fredric Jameson’s notion of cognitive mapping

Representing complexity: data visualization & Fredric Jameson’s notion of cognitive mapping

“There is nothing the beautiful world finds as intolerable as explanations. I, too, find it terrible when somebody begins to explain, for when worst comes to worst I understand everything myself.” (Hegel, 1808) In this post I want to...

Bits of Freedom: Do your bit!

Their timing is quite unfortunate. With Steve Jobs passing away, it’s hard to get through on Facebook and Twitter, so I thought I’d help them out a bit and shamelessly promote Bits of Freedom on the MoM blog. Bits...
A review of the PostSecret app. Please don’t tell anyone

A review of the PostSecret app. Please don’t tell anyone

I am a part of a small group of new media students who have set the wheels in motion on a practical project designed to study anonymity has in regards to honestly online. We intend to investigate how people...
Network sites and their limitations

Network sites and their limitations

The growth of the Internet has made us reconsider concepts that stood strong for decades. Boundaries that we knew have disappeared or shifted to an extend we could not have imagined in the early 80’s. What is private and...
Social culture in the game industry

Social culture in the game industry

Video games have changed dramatically over the last decades. There is obviously a big gap between 1958’s Tennis For Two and the games we play now on our consoles or PC. Of course, the rapid evolution of new technology...
The analysis of SNS website’s viral marketing strategy by the actual example of Renren Website

The analysis of SNS website’s viral marketing strategy by the actual example of Renren Website

Overview of viral marketing With the popularity of Web2.0, the ways of communicating derived from social interaction amid diverse groups of people have come to the surface of Internet, which is known as social networking services referred to as...

Programmable dividuals: On social networks and programmability

Descartes Passions of the Soul set the humanistic notion of a separation between the body and the nonmaterial independent mind, emphasizing the conscious individuality and the controlling potential that the mind has over the body. Gille Deleuze departs from Descarthe’s dualism, by...