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Information R/evolution

Michael Wesh, known from his web 2.0 movie 'The machine is Us/ing Us' on Youtube (linked below) has created a new movie on the 'Information R/evolution' - this time focusing on the...

The collaborative Web 2.0

According to Wikipedia, collaboration is a structured, recursive process where two or more people work together towards a common goal - typically an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature - by sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus....

Football with the boys 2.0

As a new media student I'm always interested in examples of how new media applications find their way in peoples everyday lives. My football team is a good example off a social event that formerly only took place in...
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...
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...

93 Wonderful Things: a short history of BoingBoing

BoingBoing: A Directory of Wonderful Things is a groupblog that provides a mix of Web humor, art, politics, gadgetry and unicorns (and plenty more). It is probably the only blog popular enough to receive its own backlash. I used...

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...

Is Eboman v2.0?

The first thing that gets your attention on eboman.info is the list of well known web 2.0 logos. Next to it, Eboman coupled the logos to his own interpretation of what the service is about. YouTube for example lists...

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 – 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...

Nurturing and death in Web 2.0

I thought I’d just try it, see what happens to myself when I don’t post for a while on my own blog. Although it isn’t that interesting for the readers of a blog, you should definitely try it. Because...
Twitter, Tumblr and microblogging

Twitter, Tumblr and microblogging

The newest hype nowadays seems to be Twitter which allows you to share what you are doing with your friends every single second. Are you going to the mall? Is your cat sneezing? Update your Twitter page on the...

Assignment Zero – Investigating Crowdsourcing

Assignment Zero is a collaboratively authored journalism project set up in association with Wired magazine. In what may be the truest of Web fashions, the project will begin by examining itself – or actually, crowdsurfing crowdsourcing, the process it...

Wikipedia Battle Log: Neologisms, Minorities and US Centric Views

In a couple of the previous posts on MoM we announced that we were adding the term ‘Shocklog’ to the English Wikipedia. Why? Well, the term is used often in the field of Media Studies and genre specific blogs...

More Local Web

Amsterdam is using a Google map mashup to display complaints they’re dealing with. Imagine, those two neighbors who hate each other, constantly using this mashup to get even.. Speaking of, what does the local web mean for that old...
Tag clouds as a research object

Tag clouds as a research object

Tag clouds are a nice way to visualize the content tags of a website. Flickr started this trend when they displayed a R20;All-time most popular tags” tag cloud on their front page. The size of the tags in the...

Wikipedia and AI

Lately I’ve been looking at the possibility of using Wikipedia’s interlinking to study collective memory – seeing what associations are made and so on. Here’s an article about using similar techniques to make computers smarter. For example, with anti-spam...

The local Web, continued

Placeblogger brings together blogs based on their location. Personally, I really am looking forward to aggregators like this one taking off. Maybe they will change how we perceive the blogosphere (i.e. beyond terms of A-list bloggers and the Long...

Person of the Year 2006: You!

Person of the Year: You Yes, you. You control the Information Age. Welcome to your world. By Lev Grossman The R20;Great Man” theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that R20;the history...
The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

The networked book: GAM3R 7H30RY & Code Version 2.0

Writing a book online and facilitating a discussion around it seems to be very popular these days. McKenzie Wark is working on GAM3R 7H30RY which will be published by Harvard University Press in April 2007, and it will contain...

YouTube and the preservation of artistic expression

Today various Japanese media companies forced YouTube to remove 29,549 videos from its archive because of its copyrighted disposition. Google, which recently attained YouTube for 1.65 billion dollars, will most certainly have to do this more frequently. In my...

Internet killed the video star

As I was getting ready to turn off the computer, I decided to do some last minute browsing through YouTube. Wondering if there would be any drastic changes after its takeover by Google, I came across an intriguing title:...
Writely frustrations… and ideas

Writely frustrations… and ideas

In the Masters of Media class we’ve been trying out Writely.com for a couple of assignments in the past weeks. Not so long ago the online word processor was acquired by Google. The idea is very promising: R20;Share documents...

43 things

Browsing through 43 Things is intended to give you inspiration on goals yet to achieve and stimulate you to realize at least one. However some people will feel down and helpless, they are reminded of their infinite debts, their...