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Foam Lab is Watching You!

Foam Lab is Watching You!

Tijdens: Private Parts Vrijdagavond 29 juni Na het succesvolle evenement Deleted / Seen organiseert Foam Lab vandaag haar tweede evenement: Private Parts. Naast dat hier een bijzondere kans wordt geboden om het fotografische talent in jezelf te ontdekken, is...
The Next Web conference review

The Next Web conference review

In these 26 and 27 April Amsterdam received The Next Web conference in the Westegasfabriek. The conference is focused in business and populated by many startup and investors. The projects presented in the conference were new technological products. The...
FOAM LAB 2012: DELETED / SEEN

FOAM LAB 2012: DELETED / SEEN

Foto van Leontien Prenger Vrijdag 27 april vond het eerste evenement van Foam Lab 2012 plaats: ‘Deleted / Seen’. Een avond die de bezoekers een blik laat werpen op beeld dat vandaag de dag wordt ondergewaardeerd door de aanwezigheid...
Bioart, Ethics And Artworks

Bioart, Ethics And Artworks

This lengthy post is part of a Critical Media Art Course. The theme of the week was "Life", and the readings provided focused on Bioart, and the concerns around it. Following an introduction to the term of Bioart,...

PECHAKUCHA Amsterdam #21 At TROUW

Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Golfstromen invited 12 great presenters, so expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x...
Generation Next: six promising data visualization applications introduced in Show Me the Data 2012

Generation Next: six promising data visualization applications introduced in Show Me the Data 2012

Experience and youth are combined every year in Show Me the Data, an event organized by the University of Amsterdam and the Utrecht Graduate School of the Arts in which different groups of master students introduce data visualization projects...
Transparency, data visualization & Obama

Transparency, data visualization & Obama

It has been well documented that Obama’s fast and steady rise to the steps of the White House was partly due to an uncanny mixture of classical grassroots politics and the embrace of new technology (read social media). The visual...
Techniques of power in branded data visualizations

Techniques of power in branded data visualizations

Applying Foucault's idea of panoptic modality of power to branded data visualizations.
Cultural Bias in Data Visualization

Cultural Bias in Data Visualization

Data visualizations have to deal with the hard task of presenting data in such a way that the intention of the visualization becomes clear to the audience. Using literature dealing with the translation of data into design and the...
Visualizing Food Systems

Visualizing Food Systems

What did you have for breakfast? It’s an easy enough question. But how about, where did your breakfast come from? Using innovative data visualization tools, a growing number of developers and activists have created dynamic ways in which human...
Data visualizations: a global matter

Data visualizations: a global matter

Two levels of information processing Our world is saturated with information. Images, objects, texts, numbers, audio, moving visuals, and everything in between. There’s a reason some call the present the Information Age and invent terms like informatization. All...
Show Me the Data 2012

Show Me the Data 2012

Show me the data is an annual conference about data visualizations, developed by multidisciplinary students of the master New Media and Computer Science at the UvA and Editorial Design at the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design...
Open data? We need to speed up!

Open data? We need to speed up!

Europe is ‘sitting’ on a supply that has a potential market value of billions of Euro, that could encourage new innovations, and that could increase the transparency and governance of public life. That resource is the data held by...
Using map projections in data visualizations

Using map projections in data visualizations

In an era of internet users actively creating their own content, easily accessible tools are available for the public to create their own data visualizations. Applications like Many Eyes or Tableau Public give statistic enthusiasts the appropriate possibilities to...
Smaller Charities, Bigger Visualizations

Smaller Charities, Bigger Visualizations

When you walk over the Dam square in Amsterdam, volunteers for various charity organization are scanning the crowd for potential contributors. Using appealing stories to convince the person into making a donation. It’s hard to keep track of the...
Show, Give and Hack: A Call for Open Data

Show, Give and Hack: A Call for Open Data

I’ve got a confession to make. When I’m watching the news and the newscaster starts talking about the national and global economy, I find it hard to maintain interest. Of course, this is due to the fact that it...
Google’s Newrosis: How the issue language pre-determines the content of Google search results

Google’s Newrosis: How the issue language pre-determines the content of Google search results

Newroz is a traditional Iranian new year holiday celebrated by Kurdish people between March 18 and 21. During this year's celebrations, unnecessary police violence resulted in the death of a politician in Turkey. However, since Turkey lifted the ban...
Data Journalism in the Netherlands

Data Journalism in the Netherlands

Tuesday the 6th of December 2011. Trending topic on Twitter is #nederlandvanboven. Non-Dutch users are confused, what is this hashtag so many people are tweeting about? It is the television documentary Nederland van Boven (the Netherlands from above), inspired...

When objects talk with each other – the new turn in locative media

This article is a co-creation by Laura Burlacu and Daan Fliervoet In 2003 a workshop hosted by the Latvian RIXC electronic media center first introduced the locative media, a term which has since been used to describe a new...

Visualizations of space, social data and a bit of history at the 2012 InfographICs conference

Secrets of the far-distant corners of the Universe, paths of human activities seen from above, the history of infographics and even some shots of time travels on board of a DeLorean: the fifth edition of the InfographICs conference, held...

David Berry Thinks Software

David Berry, the second speaker of the Software Matters session at the Unlike Us #2 conference, took the audience on an informative journey into the ever-increasing scale and importance of...
Plan (Your) Obsolescence – Archive (as) Art

Plan (Your) Obsolescence – Archive (as) Art

This article is a co-creation by Autumn Hand, Juliana Paiva, Kendall Grady and Mario Gesteira. Archive (An Informal Introduction) Let’s blow the dust and grime off the archive. Let’s get to the art of this matter too. Whether archive...
Night of the Living Dead: Future Museum

Night of the Living Dead: Future Museum

An Evening with Facing Forward: Theorizing the Future This article is a co-creation by Autumn Hand, Juliana Paiva, Kendall Grady and Mario Gesteira. The five hundred forward-thinking individuals gathered for an inquiry into Future Museum were eager to pick...

Ganaele Langlois Speaks about Language and Meaning in Software

Software Matters, the first session of the second day of Unlike Us #2, was introduced and chaired by Korinna Patelis, who underlined that software can be read and interpreted as a text, which has...