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Design your own reality with Stiktu

Design your own reality with Stiktu

Recently, Dutch software-firm Layar introduced Stiktu, an application that lets users be creative with augmented reality. The app runs on iPhone and Android platforms and aims to be the next best thing in social media, blurring the boundaries between...
The Medium with the message

The Medium with the message

Medium is a newly announced publishing platform initiated by the Obvious Corporation. With Medium, the founders of Twitter and Blogger are “rethinking publishing … from the scratch”.
Review: Location-based app Placeling makes everyone a tour guide

Review: Location-based app Placeling makes everyone a tour guide

By: Larissa Hildebrandt and Vincentiu Dinga Placeling is a free iPhone app and  WordPress plugin. It is a location-based social network where you can share your favourite places. Users are encouraged to “be the guide” in their city by bookmarking locations...
Helping Neighborhoods Get Social Again. Or not?

Helping Neighborhoods Get Social Again. Or not?

Every good idea is a solution to a problem. In the case of San Francisco based start-up Nextdoor the problem is that neighbors no longer get to know each other and truly communicate. The small-scale social network is trying...
David Kraftsow, Justin Bieber, and the Evolution of Curatorial Practice

David Kraftsow, Justin Bieber, and the Evolution of Curatorial Practice

By: Maya Livio & Audrika Rakshit Brooklyn-based artist/programmer David Kraftsow creates works that re-contextualize and reinterpret popular culture. He is best known for his YooouuuTuuube project, an online platform that allows users to create psychedelic collages by breaking down YouTube videos into frame-by-frame grids....
Help! I need a doctor!

Help! I need a doctor!

Healthcare apps are on the rise. According to Research2Guidance, 500 million smartphone users worldwide will be using a healthcare app by 2015. It will change the way healthcare is delivered in the future, but also increases the risk of...
Giglocker – Diary your Events.

Giglocker – Diary your Events.

To be where the party is does not longer mean you might not like the music. The times of the silent disco are over! We can all again listen to music together in real life with people who appreciate...
PICNIC 2012: new ownership?

PICNIC 2012: new ownership?

by Serena Westra and Katía Truijen The 17th and 18th of September PICNIC 2012 was held in EYE Filminstitute in Amsterdam. At the international gathering, about 3000 professionals were present from different fields like  business, technology, government, NGO’s, education...
App Review: The Fancy

App Review: The Fancy

“Fancy is part store, blog, magazine and wishlist. It’s a place to discover great stuff, to curate a collection of things you love, to get updates on your favorite brands and stores and to share your discoveries. We built...
Forgotten Realms: Revisiting the Classics

Forgotten Realms: Revisiting the Classics

The revisiting of favourite films and novels is a common practice, in fact for many, the notion of ‘re-reading the classics’ can be even more enjoyable and enlightening than their initial interpretation. Yet for gaming, which has always and...
POWER OF THE PEDAL: Pirates bring the interactive screening experience to the public

POWER OF THE PEDAL: Pirates bring the interactive screening experience to the public

On Saturday 29th of September, Pirate Cinema attended Polderweg Damoclash festival, (located in Amsterdam-Oost), with their five-wheeled bicycle installation. Pirate Cinema’s essence lies in the synthesis of the mobile media and in its inclusion of the socially engaged message of...
‘Share and Share Alike’ The Democratic Future of the Music Industry

‘Share and Share Alike’ The Democratic Future of the Music Industry

As early as 1997, WELL member Michael H. Goldhaber predicted the paradigmatic shift that would be brought about in the global economy as widespread use of the internet began to take place. He realized that in these coming times of unavoidable...
Postagram – Reality is Awesome!

Postagram – Reality is Awesome!

When was the last time you’ve sent someone a postcard? And not just over the e-mail e-cards that go directly to people’s spam folders, but the good old days genuine postcards brought home by the postman. In the age...
A Visual Interpretation of “Towards a Philosophy of Photography”

A Visual Interpretation of “Towards a Philosophy of Photography”

Published in 1983, “Towards a Philosophy of Photography” presents Vilem Flusser’s (historical) reasoning for the establishment of a philosophy of photography in a peculiar style which refuses references to other authors and introduces his own specific lexicon. The following...
From Web to Print: Little Printer, Cardagram and Instaprint

From Web to Print: Little Printer, Cardagram and Instaprint

The emulation of older forms of media has, as Bolter and Grusin (2000) have famously argued, always been a central part of digital media. Nostalgic callbacks to older media abound. To offer just a few examples, Instagram revives the...

GasBuddy – The App of Our Future

At September 4th 2012 the public broadcast station NOS announced that Dutch gas prices are higher than ever. For people who don’t own a car, like most of the students, this news is negligible and there is no need to...

(IM)POSSIBLE WORLDS – FIBER exhibits up-and-coming audiovisual artists

Reviewers: Evangelia Anagnostaki, Paola Gulian & Despoina Mountanea. Info:     24/08-28/09 FIBER exhibits up-and-coming audiovisual artists at NIMK with works by: Nicolas Andreas Fischer,Leon Lubberdink & Robin Koek, Matthias Oostri, Gabey Tjon A Tham,Lieven van Velthoven Just a day before...
Book Review: Media Life by Mark Deuze

Book Review: Media Life by Mark Deuze

    “media are to us as water is to fish.”     By Seah KIM and Mihaela Naftanaila   This is the way Mark Deuze starts his new book Media Life, which he presented last Thursday evening at...

Review: Pinterest caught our interest

“A picture says more than thousand words.” This is the strength behind social network site Pinterest, a virtual pinboard where people can collect and share pictures and photos of interest they find on the web. The founders of Pinterest...
Ptch: Infinitely mashable with limited possibilities

Ptch: Infinitely mashable with limited possibilities

Second author Daan Smith The application Ptch can be used as an application for your smartphone (at this time only available for iPhone) and it is integrated with a lot of remix-capabilities. The application gives you the chance to...
App Review: Pulse. Re-imagining the news

App Review: Pulse. Re-imagining the news

By: Juliana Marques and Sonia Kolasinska Tired of checking many news websites every morning to get the full overview of what’s going on? Pulse is the solution. With the help of this app it’s a piece of cake to gather posts...
Art up your desktop

Art up your desktop

The way people viewed artworks throughout history has been very different and has evolved over time. Walter Benjamin’s essay on the work of art in the age of its technological reproducibility has become a classic text about arts in...
Fabbing in Brussels!

Fabbing in Brussels!

The official opening of Fablab.iMAL that took place on Friday 14th in the well-known Brussels-based Media Lab iMAL (Center for Digital Cultures and Technology) gave us the chance to look closer at personal fabrication and to observe curious artifacts....
Peas and carrots, Bonnie and Clyde, database and narrative

Peas and carrots, Bonnie and Clyde, database and narrative

Okay, first of all sorry for the title. If you are hoping to get some randy Bonnie and Clyde details or some smashing peas and carrots recipes, I am afraid I will have to disappoint you. But, if you...