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AI Algorithm as Personal Style Tracker

AI Algorithm as Personal Style Tracker

Design specifically with a GAN, to overcome fast-fashion and overconsumption What will happen when designers can exactly produce what consumers want and need? The generative adversarial network (GAN) founded by online shopping company Amazon can actually do this by...
Live streaming; the next big thing?

Live streaming; the next big thing?

Recently, I discovered the live stream button on my Facebook page. I have heard about the applications Periscope and Meerkat with which you can live stream your own content: “Periscope and Meerkat are services that enable users to broadcast...
AI: is it just buzz or is it really changing the web design world?

AI: is it just buzz or is it really changing the web design world?

“A.I. Websites. Build for Humans.”   It has been quite a while since the non-stop futuristic flashy banners began showing up on my browser. The Grid is an AI web-builder that will build a website for you in a couple...
When in doubt: choose Dvel

When in doubt: choose Dvel

Making choices isn’t something you have to do completely on your own; there are more than enough tools, websites and apps that can help you with that rather than discussing issues with your family and friends for instance. But...
G is for Google, F is for friendly and I is for innocent

G is for Google, F is for friendly and I is for innocent

The 11th of August this year Google announced a big change; Google from now on will be part of a new parent company Alphabet which will cover all of Google’s activities. For some this might be a surprising move as Google...
Stream, and put some money in the tip jar

Stream, and put some money in the tip jar

Are streaming services musicians’ friends or foes? Startup ‘Whitestone’ aims for industry revolution and introduces ‘the music of the future’ in a new, independent music experience platform. Could this be a step towards a brighter future for music online? Over...
The Apple Watch: Fashionable and Tangible

The Apple Watch: Fashionable and Tangible

Images of wearable computers range from 1940s detective Dick Tracy through to Michael Knight’s 80s wrist watch. The cartoon detective’s watch, in particular, has reached iconic status in the electronics community. As perhaps one of the strips most recognizable...
Crowdsourcing for the Creative Industry

Crowdsourcing for the Creative Industry

The fact that crowdsourcing affects the behavior of the online marketplace is no surprise. But what about the creative industry? Does it benefit from the new business model or the process of finding a job as a creative professional...
Orto: a New Media solution for horticulturists

Orto: a New Media solution for horticulturists

A small warning for the reader: This blogpost is not as theoretical as many of you may like it to be. Instead it offers a small case study exhibits the design and decisions of a project I did in order...
Tangible Data Visualizations

Tangible Data Visualizations

We live in a world of three dimensions (alright 4, and a spattering of more depending on which school of quantum theory you adhere to). However, when it comes to visualizing data, the results are surprisingly 2-dimensional, and mostly...
We Are Dread: A Review of the Dread Exhibition at De Hallen, Haarlem

We Are Dread: A Review of the Dread Exhibition at De Hallen, Haarlem

    By Lani Shadduck & Lucy Chinen “Dread trembles in my pocket. Dread chirps incessantly. Dread flashes and bounces. Dread summons me a hundred times a day to pay attention to my phone or my laptop, and stiffening...

Making Visible the Invisible: Information Visualization Through a Fine Art Lens

“Big Data will replace ideas, paradigms, organizations and ways of thinking about the world.” –Steve Lohr It is difficult to mention the present-day ubiquity of data without resorting to clichés. We are frequently reminded that data is in use...
[Interview] Juul Spee of Zesbaans: Digital Media Designer

[Interview] Juul Spee of Zesbaans: Digital Media Designer

Zesbaans is a digital media and design collective that experiments with media and interactivity. Zesbaans (Dutch for a six-laned highway) has been based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, since its founding in 2007 where it has been involved with projects...
Data Visualization Templates

Data Visualization Templates

Templates are ready-made project files that can be customized and used as the basis for various types of media content. In the world of graphic design, web design and motion graphic design, the use of templates is widely spread....

PECHAKUCHA Amsterdam #21 At TROUW

Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Golfstromen invited 12 great presenters, so expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x...

Mark Changizi – “Cultural selection as the new blind watchmaker” at “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there”

In his presentation at MOTI‘s “I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there” theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi elaborated on the research method he applies to investigate the field of why it is that the human...
Twisting perspective: Sagmeister

Twisting perspective: Sagmeister

Sagmeister was born in1962, he is an Austrian designer. He studied at the University of Applied Art Vienna and the Pratt Institute in New York where he had a full scholarship. He always was passionate for designing covers for...
For the Love of Material!

For the Love of Material!

Posthumanism, Protocol and Techno-Craft at Mediamatic’s Ignite Amsterdam 10 If androids dream of electric sheep, we posthumous dream of the Jetson family’s flying car. “Posthuman” because, as foreseen by early prostheses now as natural as eyeglass, human identity consciousness...

pre-CONDe’s campaign to organize the 21th Ndesign

Ndesign is the national congress for design students and professionals in Brazil, it is the largest congress in this area in the country and one of the largest in Latin America. It is organized by a commission made of...
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mysterious LED

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mysterious LED

Wandering around some Mac-aficionado forums in search of good repairing tips for my powerbook maybe-a-bit-old’n’dusty-thus-winding-way-too-slow-and-definitely-too-noisy internal fan, I found this amazing asynchronous, multi-user dispersed chat: user A: I keep my powerbook on my desk when I work. When it goes to...

From book to booooooooooooooooooooook

In a recent work about the future of printed literature, italian intellectual Umberto Eco describes the book as an eternal technology, something similar to a spoon or a bycicle: while time goes by and innovations pop up ceaselessly, some...
A PICNIC in Pictures // Day 1 Roundup

A PICNIC in Pictures // Day 1 Roundup

PICNIC is certifiably special and cool. There’s a lot of love for ideas there and I’m happy to share that yesterday I finally had the chance to experience this unique festival first hand for the first time. Immediate impressions?...
Live blogging @ Picnic10

Live blogging @ Picnic10

Today i'm present at Picnic'10 and i'm really excited to be here. I will be live blogging today via the 'Masters of Media' blog and also on...

Review ‘Ideology of Design’ by Branka Ćurčić (Ed.)

Before reading any further… Being born in ex-Yugoslavia and understanding its culture, environment and heritage, I can not exclude them from my review of ‘Ideology of Design’. My analysis could therefore be seen as a different non-Western perspective on...