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The Simpsons understand

“If only we’d known that iPods would unite and overthrow the very humans they entertained…” From The Plastic Bag

Peeping with Google

In addition to Heleen’s list of interesting locative media websites: you might have come across the article in De Volkskrant of December 7th that reported how easy it is to search for webcams through Google. Many webcams are, of...

Homeless in Second Life

A while back I promised to become the first bum on second life, but it seems someone has beat me to it. The NGO Mensajeros de la Paz has created a homeless, teenage avatar to raise awareness (and money?)...

interesting locative media websites

I have found a couple of interesting locative media websites/ articles/ blogs: These involve geotracing: http://www.geotracing.com/ http://beta.plazes.com/locate/mobile.php http://www.n8spel.nl/ Location based mobile phone games (pervasive gaming): http://www.in-duce.net/archives/locationbased_mobile_phone_games.php#more http://www.blasttheory.co.uk/ http://www.pervasive-gaming.org/index_swf.html Article about botfighters, a mobile (location based) multi user game (/pervasive...

Reviews of Galloway’s Protocol

I found these reviews of Alexander Galloway’s book very helpfull. Hopefully there of some use for y’all as well! http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/?p=290 http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/0415,halter,52589,12.html http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=307&BookID=260 http://www.dyske.com/index.php?view_id=857&search_wp=galloway  

Microsoft Live Labs’ new killer ap!

You should really check out Photosynth, a new piece of software which creates 3d models using regular 2d photos of a certain object, for instance San Marco square in Venice. No I’m not biased! ;-) This thing really rocks…...

Cell Phone Culture

Recommended: Gerard Goggin. Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life. London and New York: Routledge, 2006.

Avantgarde ‘YouTube’ (from Rhizome.Rare)

> ————————————————- > UbuWeb: The YouTube of the Avant-Garde > ————————————————- > UbuWeb has converted all of its rare and out-of-print film & video > holdings to on-demand streaming formats a la YouTube, which means that > you can...
Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 5

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 5

The Innovation Lab 2006 winner of the 10.000 euro price for further development is Blendid. Chairman of the jury, Frank Alsema, presented the price to David Kousemaker and Tim Olden, with their project ‘Sound World: Audio-Augmented Experiences’. This Innovation...

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 4

Day 4 is the last day before the big pitch on Friday. Frank Boyd introduces the day with a session on what to think about in the presentation. Today is about pitching. Pitching is about inner preparation, outer preparation,...

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 3

During day 3 and 4 the teams work on their own project. The experts visit the teams during the day to give personal feedback. On day 3 a special guest accompanies the expert group: chairman of the jury Frank...

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 2

Day 2 is about users. More specifically today is about understanding and applying user centered design methods. Tracy Currer is leading today’s session. Tracy Currer is an interaction design consultant and is an experienced guide in innovative processes. The...

Resistant Maps

Resistant Maps, artistic actions in the interconnected urban territory. Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum, via Jacopo Ruffini 3, Genoa (Italy) 25-26 November 2006 Resistant Maps, artistic actions in the interconnected urban territory is a conference and exhibition produced by...

Discussing Internet politics: Galloway’s Protocol.

Galloway’s Protocol addresses how control exists after decentralization, that is, in specific places where decentralization is done and gone and distribution has set in as the dominant network diagram. Galloway suggests protocol is an answer for that. In part...
Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 1

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – day 1

Day 1 is introduction day. What projects are participating in Innovation Lab? Who are the teams? Why are they participating? What are the goals of the projects? And how are they going to achieve these goals? Expert in innovative...
Julian Kücklich: beyond narratology or taking games seriously

Julian Kücklich: beyond narratology or taking games seriously

On the 16th of November in the year of the Fire Dog, a German bloke named Julian Raul Kücklich visited an ugly building in Amsterdam called the P.C. Hoofthuis. This man, designated as one of the few worthy game...
Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – introduction

Broadband/HD Innovation Lab – introduction

This week the Innovation Lab workshop ‘Broadband/HD’ takes place. Media Guild initiated this workshop week for ICTRegie in collaboration with EuroLAB and Unexpected Media. The focus is on generation and development of innovative cross-platform applications for optimum use of...

MyCreativity: Alternative Business and Organisation Models

The topic of discussion at MyCreativity was to propose a new system of copyright that withstands the 21st century, respects the domains of knowledge and creativity, and provides artist with a worthy financial compensation. Joost Smiers has clearly thought...

Mobile Learning Game Kit

Together with the HvA Medialab and Waag Society, Mediastudies is developing a Mobile Learning Game Kit, an educational tool that works with mobile and wireless devices. The Game Kit, developed with funding from SURF, was presented at the SURF...
MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part II: Dispatches from the City

MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part II: Dispatches from the City

The closing session of MyCreativity continued the previous session on dispatches from the city: Examples of the Creative Industry -or insert preffered term here- from around Europe. The first session covered Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona and Basel. In this second...
Open-search kick-off workshop

Open-search kick-off workshop

Google is still maintaining it’s strong number one position in the search engine landscape. Microsoft is trying to get back by launching it’s new Live Search service, but are they strong enough to overthrow the almighty Google? This is...

Ask the Masters: Which Dutch party has the best agenda for New Media developments?

Wednesday the 22nd of November is Election Day in The Netherlands. Which party has the most promising program for New Media scientists, New Media creators/designers, and New Media consumers? Which party will invest in New Media developers and theorists,...
MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part I: Dispatches from the City

MyCreativity: Made in Europe Part I: Dispatches from the City

This two-hour lecture covered the cities of Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona and Basel (Switzerland). Monika Mokre and Elisabeth Mayerhofer covered Vienna, Aphra Kerr covered Dublin, Barbara Strebel covered Basel, and Matteo Pasquinelli covered Barcelona. The lecture started with Vienna, which...

MyCreativity, Fifth Session (Creative Labour and Precarious Creativity) Part Two

Creative labour as the basis for a critique of creative industries policy- David Hesmondhalgh At this presentation Hesmondhalgh would to like think about how an analysis of creative labour might contribute to critique. Therefore he suggests three critical approaches...