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China Internet Experiences

China Internet Experiences

Finally, after a 24 hour delay due to an annual trade fair in Guangzhou I am on my way to Shanghai. While listening to the snoring of my opposite bunk bed neighbor, smelling the noodles of the next door...
e-fashion salon @ Mediamatic

e-fashion salon @ Mediamatic

efashion-day @ mediamatic. 17th of april, 2008. After an introduction on Elfriendo, Leah Buechley gave a presentation on computational textiles or e-textiles. Buechley defines these as handcrafted, personal computers. She starts with showing the work of Nikki S Lee...
ICT4E Zambia

ICT4E Zambia

For my Master Thesis I travelled to Kitwe, a town in the Copperbelt area in Zambia to study the use of ICT’s in Zambian Secondary school education. After a horrible first week of research in which my two laptops...
“De onwankelbare”, a report from an opera

“De onwankelbare”, a report from an opera

Today I went and saw a new opera from the hands of Lars Boom (who also writes for Endemol), Marcel Sijm and Caroline Ansink, conducted by Jussi Jaatinen. Now, I don’t consider myself an opera person, but I was...

Cultuur 3.0 report: “het internet is nog niet af”

opening session Verslag van Cultuur 3.0 conferentie, 8 april, Club 11, amsterdam. Virtueel Platvorm.

Barack Obama: social media vs. institutional endorsement

A youtube clip:

New Media Festival “Victorian Circus”

Victorian Circus, one of the most prominent new media festivals, thinks it is high time to explore THE FUTURE. Besides interesting lectures, brainstorms and debates you will be surprised by futuristic installations and films. As the cherry on the...
On Spheres and Media Theory

On Spheres and Media Theory

In a tutorial by Geert Lovink on German Media Theory we read German uncontemporary media theorists. Klaus Theweleit’s Male Fantasies Volume I and Male Fantasies Volume II, Elias Canetti’s Crowds and Power and Friedrich Kittler’s Gramophone, Film, Typewriter was...
Chinese Internet companies expanding overseas

Chinese Internet companies expanding overseas

This Friday it is finally happening; I will head off to China for my research! After months of stalking people with interview requests and reading everything I could about Internet in China, I am going to visit some of...
Lecture: The Widgetized Self and the MacBook Reading Club

Lecture: The Widgetized Self and the MacBook Reading Club

This Thursday Anne Helmond will be giving a lecture on ‘The Widgetized Self‘ a term coined by Nancy Baym. Blogs are increasingly connected to search engines such as Google and Technorati through the blog software. This leads to practices...

Everything you want to know about Geert Wilders Fitna… except the ending!

READ: ARTICLE AT CUT-UP.MEDIA.MAGAZINE When Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries announced he solved the Holloway-case and put together his findings, facts, and answers in a two hour film, he did so three days before airing the actual...

The Mobile City Conference

On February 28th 2008, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) organized The Mobile City conference, in collaboration with the research programs ‘Mew Media, Public Sphere and Urban Culture’ (University of Groningen) and ‘Playful Identities’ (Erasmus University Rotterdam). The conference concerned...
Notes on Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema

Notes on Paul Virilio’s War and Cinema

This is a summary of Virilio's book, War and Cinema: The Logistics of Perception. I read this for a class on German Media Theory - alongside Elias Canetti's Crowds and Power, Klaus Theweleit's Male...

URLs registered for the U.S. Elections

For those of us who thought domain name grabbing went out of style in the 1990s.. The Caucus blog at New York Times reports that the Republican National Committee has been parking domain names in preparation for the...

Wolfgang Ernst on Archives

Excerpt from presentation made for the tutorial German Media Theory under supervision by Geert Lovink Humboldt University (Berlin) professor Wolfgang Ernst is one of the pioneering scholars of media archeology, a branch of inquiry that he defines as “an...

Mobile City Conference: Tim Creswell on Politics of Movement (… Standing Still)

Tim Creswell talks from within a framework of ‘twenty years of thinking about place and mobility.’ His talk at the The Mobile City 2008 conference therefore is less about new technology, but more about political issues and the role...
Mobile City Conference: Autopsy on Locative Media with Christian Nold

Mobile City Conference: Autopsy on Locative Media with Christian Nold

Christian Nold’s talk on Locative Media Autopsy at the 2008 The Mobile City conference dealt primarily with the question what Locative Media really is. Is it just a techno-fetishistic vision of gadget lovers, or should we perhaps take it...
Chinese low-wage workers disloyal for a reason

Chinese low-wage workers disloyal for a reason

I am currently reading a lot for my research and an interesting book I finished a few days ago is Fast Boat to China from Andrew Ross. In Fast Boat to China Andrew approaches the global outsourcing trend in a different way...

Mobile city conference – Panel discussion

An interesting panel discussion was held during the mobile city conference “Designing for Mobile Media & Urban Spaces: between Theory and Practice”. The goal is to pose different perspectives on locative media – from practical to theory. Get some...

Mobile city conference – Stephen Graham on the politics of urban space

Introduction by Ole Bouman: At the NAI, values of architecture are defended that we are fond of to defend. Most architects and policy makers do belief that architecture is about shelter and enclosure, occupation and representation. Archiving architecture used...
A New Discourse? – The Position of Data Art within InfoVis

A New Discourse? – The Position of Data Art within InfoVis

For our literature presentation on ‘Information Visualization and Data Art’ we (Erik Borra, Paulien Dresscher and Minke Kampman) read articles of Pousman, Vande Moere and Kosara. They look at data art from a scientific perspective and discuss how it...

404void.iq

Within the project ‘Diagnosing the Condition of Iraq: The web view’, DMI tried to diagnose the social conditions of Iraq via a web analysis. The Iraqi websphere consists largely out of news, blogs and commercial and governmental sites. In...

The Defeat of Time at Sonic Acts: Pitch Police says “Respect the Hertz!”

The drone. An unmanned aircraft, flying over enemy territory by itself. Secretly photographing enemy targets. Session moderator Mike Harding vividly explains to the audience at De Balie, during Sonic Acts XII, the properties of the drone, which is, in...

The Diorama Revisited: Erkki Huhtamo at Sonic Acts

Erkki Huhtamo’s recent work deals with media archeology, an emerging approach he, according to his website, ‘has pioneered (together with others, like Siegfried Zielinski) since the early 1990’s’. At this edition of Sonic Acts, Huhtamo, together with the audience,...