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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...

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....