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October 10th: Computers, Wars, and Computergames

The Department Of Media Studies is proud to present Dr. Patrick Crogan
An example of online collaboration

An example of online collaboration

The marketplace at the social network Hyves is an example of online collaboration. Theorist C. Shipley makes a distinction between cooperation and collaboration: “Collaboration is a much less involved affair in which sole, independent participants advance separately.”...

CafePress

CafePress is an online retailer that produces and dispatches a large variety of user-customized products on demand. Opening and operating a basic CafePress shop is free. After creating a shop, you can proceed to select products and upload files,...

Amazon affiliate-program

One way of commersializing your blog is signing up to Amazon affiliate-program. You can have a virtual bookstore on your website by linking to pages at Amazon. If links from your site result in sales, you get a commission...

Optimizing your blog

I found two nice articles about optimizing your blog: 31 Days to a Building a Better Blog Project on Problogger (almost an overload of tips) 5 ways to building a better blog by Neil Patel on Pronetadvertising (especially the...

Bruce Sterling on blogs – podcast

Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk science fiction writer, asks what new media does for writers. He talks about the creative process of writing, the restrictions and politics, the uselessness of Microsoft Word and.. blogs! Apparently, comic book writers and stand-up comedians...
Hassan Bahara’s wiki

Hassan Bahara’s wiki

I wikied the writer Hassan Bahara, whose book Een verhaal uit de stad Damsko I used for writing my thesis. As I promised, I added a few internal and external links. It’s my first wiki ever, but I think...

Who’s responsible for Volkskrant-blogs?

Thom Meens, “ombudsman” (some kind of public relations person any… Any suggestions for translation?) for the Volkskrant is not satisfied with the current structure of the Volkskrant (a newspaper) blogservice. A member of a pro-pedophaelia political party had a...

Pro-Ana sites on NoVa (movie)

‘Pro ana sites’ heten ze: internet sites waarop bezoekers elkaar aansporen om door te gaan met afvallen, hoe ongezond dat ook is. Uit recent Amerikaans onderzoek blijkt nu dat die sites een gevaarlijk effect hebben. Regelmatige bezoekers van pro...

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Roy Ascott has been wikified

Pioneering the place of cybernetics and telematics in art, Roy Ascott has been working with issues of art, technology and consciousness since the 1960s. He was born in Bath, England on 26 October 1934, and educated at the City...
Utopia on the Dutch wikipedia!

Utopia on the Dutch wikipedia!

I wanted to make a substantial wikipedia contribution and found out that there is no Dutch description about the online webgame Utopia. So I wrote one here –> http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_%28online_spel%29 and subsequently fucked up the URL. Oh well.

Wikipedia entry: Ketelhuis

I love Wikipedia, I use it on a regular basis, but I never thought about contributing anything. Why not? I’ve never searched for something that wasn’t there and I’ve never encountered something that I thought was incomplete or incorrect...

Cut-Up Method at Work

A friend was inspired after a conversation about the cut-up method and the article William S. Burroghs wrote. The result is below the fold, enjoy.

Hui Chen on Wikipedia.nl

I put Hui Chen, the eight year old boy who is staying in jail in Zeist because his mother hasn’t got a valid visa, on Wikipedia.nl http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hui_Chen Let’s hope he doesn’t get deported so he will see the entry...

Wikipedia: editing McLuhan

At Wikipedia I have added a quote from Marshall McLuhan. I found this quote last year when I was writing my bachelor thesis. However, I could not find the book or article where this quote came from. So I...

Wikipedia: Bands, VR and Cyberspace

Wikipedia as band promotion? Maybe, it sure makes your band better searchable on the internet. I added an entry to the Dutch Wikipedia about the band I play in, check out the entry at Wikipedia NL. Of course Wikipedia...

Ethnic Stereotypes in Video Games

I managed to update an english wiki on the subject of my BA thesis. It’s been annoying me for years that racial stereotypes are widely studies in all media except for video games. Considering the’re very influential and played...
Masters of Media at PICNIC06

Masters of Media at PICNIC06

We raised our voices at the crossmedia conference PICNIC06 We raised questions at the conference such as: Gestural interfaces sound swell, but what if you are disabled? (John Underkoffer about G-speak) Aren’t brainwaves more practical and less tiring for...
Final T-shirt design

Final T-shirt design

Print templates: T-shirt front (Set printer to landscape! Acrobat: File – Printsetup. Choose landscape/liggend) T-shirt back : good for 2 t-shirts (Set printer to landscape! Acrobat: File – Printsetup. Choose landscape/liggend) And of course we need some business cards:...

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...

Peekko Chat review

Sneakko Peekko Peekko Chat was launched in January 2006 and put on the notorious Web 2.0 Products and Services list on Listible.com 1 month later. The start was promising and a new Web 2.0 succes seemed to be born,...
Web 2.0 review: Webjay

Web 2.0 review: Webjay

What’s it for? On Listible I found the website Webjay which is a so called ‘playlist community’ from Yahoo. The site introduces itself as ‘a tool that helps you listen to and publish web playlists.’ People can upload songs...