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MyCreativity – Opening Night Screenings

Some visitors of MyCreativity’s opening night might have been a bit surprised when they found out where it took place. The contrast between the friendly squat named Chequepoint at Damrak 16 and the overly capitalist surroundings could hardly have...

Mark Poster- “Digitally Local Communications: technologies and space”

Mark Poster is a professor of history at the History department of the University of California. His special academic interests are: European Intellectual and Cultural History; Critical Theory; Media Studies. Last year we have read one of his articles...
MyCreativity, Second Session Part Two

MyCreativity, Second Session Part Two

In the second part of the second session Economy of Design Rogerio Lira, graphic designer and former student of the Sandberg Institute presented his project “Love-work: autonomous research in progress.” His work is about the dynamics and interaction between...
MyCreativity, Second Session Part One

MyCreativity, Second Session Part One

The title of the second session is Economy of Design. In this context Mieke Gerritzen & Teun Castelein presented the Artvertising project of the Sandberg Institute. The project is based on the Million Dollar Homepage which is an idea...
MyCreativity Conference Photos

MyCreativity Conference Photos

The Masters of Media are blogging (semi) live from the MyCreativity conference:
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...
Anti-aggression CCTVs: Minority Report in Groningen

Anti-aggression CCTVs: Minority Report in Groningen

The city of Groningen has installed CCTVs with sound sensors that respond to aggressive voice raising. The police can thus anticipate fights, physical abuse, riots and other threats to public order and intervene before anything serious will have happened....
Classic Philosophers and New Media

Classic Philosophers and New Media

I want to post a discussion question here about the use of the classic philosophers (ie Aristotle, Plato, etc.) and the link with New Media studies. And also a call for links on this subject, if anyone knows any....

Session Thursday November 16

On Thursday November 16th Julian Kücklich will present his lecture ‘Beyond Narratology or Taking Computer Games Seriously’. Julian Kücklich is co-editor of the latest issue of Fibreculture on ‘Gaming Networks.’ The lecture starts at 4 p.m. In order to...

Fibreculture Journal issue 8: gaming networks

Fibreculture Journal Issue 8: Gaming Networks, edited by Chris Chesher, Alice Crawford and Julian Kücklich In this issue an article by David Nieborg, ‘Mods, Nay! Tournaments, Yay: The Appropriation of Contemporary Game Culture by the U.S. Military.’

Some additional literature on locative media

TCM reader ‘Locative’ Leonardo, Vol. 39, no. 4, 2006: ‘Urbanity and Locative Media’ Fibreculture Journal 2005 Issue 6: ‘Mobility, New Social Intensities and the Coordinates of Digital Networks’ Drew Hemment. ‘Locative Arts’, in Leonardo Vol. 39, No. 4, pp....

Taking Computer Games Seriously

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT Julian Kücklich University of Ulster: Beyond Narratology OR Taking Computer Games Seriously Chair: René Glas Thursday, November 16, 2006 16:00 – 18:00 P.C. Hoofthuis, room...
Mailing Lists for New Media Research

Mailing Lists for New Media Research

In a time when everything is about blogging, vlogging and glogging it is necessary to highlight an old school tool used by researchers years before anyone had ever heard of blogs, the mailing list. There are thousands of mailing...

Participatory Culture – literature

We’ve talked about Participatory Culture in class with Richard Rogers. To get some idea of what this is, here’s some recommended reading:

Warriors of the Net

In addition to Alexander R. Galloway – Protocol, chapter I: Physical Media, here’s a nice animation: Warriors of the Net

Second Life: musicians, business, politicians, John de Mol and the essence of life

Second Life is a virtual world that exists on the servers of Linden Lab, nothing is real except the value of real money. Players can open an account and chat with other avatars. The avatars start out naked after...

Users let their guard down on social network websites, such as MySpace

When I was at the netcraft website, I was redirected to another interesting article (from the washington post). The WP reports that internet users are very suspicious when they receive spam e-mails, but they let their guard down when...

More than a 100 million registered domain names, according to Netcraft

According to Netcraft the internet has more than a 100 million websites. This news was brought to my attention by the newsbar in my gmail account, which let me to the Tweakers net website where google apparently found the...

Ask the masters: Top down = control & bottom-up = action?

Anthony Townsend argues in his essay ‘Locative-Media Artists in the Contested-Aware City‘ that the technology of context-aware computing (of which locative media is a part): will be characterized by an interplay between top-down systems for command and control and...
Daily Show: Social Networking

Daily Show: Social Networking

Reply: Serbia Telecom; An interview with Dr. Darko Djukic

In response to the article published below concerning the current telecom situation in Serbia, I let Dr. Djukic read the article. He was quite critical about its content. I recorded his response here. Dr. Djukic created the smallest electronic...

Serbia Telecom: Privatization, mismanagement and cable-war.

A few days ago I was having a conversation that is worth noting. The talk was with Marco, who was visiting The Netherlands as a tourist. Marco works for Telecom, the state owned telecom provider in Belgrade, Serbia. Marco...

Ask-the-Masters: Going Locative?

Locative media is about as vague a term as web 2.0. Essentially, locative seems to be about connecting ‘third nature’ information to real world places and/or objects. But there are a number of ways this can happen. Below I...