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AR CV OTW!?

AR CV OTW!?

The Augmented Reality Curriculum Vitae, in short AR CV, has been developed in a business collaboration between CWJobs.co.uk and Symbian co-founder David Wood.

Some first thoughts on the Mom-blog redesign

It’s been a couple of weeks now since some of the Masters of Media students started thinking about redesigning the MoM-blog and luckily more and more of you have joined in on this project. Lots of good ideas have...

Follow up: Dutch Wikipedia strangely crueler than English Wikipedia

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of two Wikipedia articles. These were articles I introduced with parental pride a couple of weeks ago. On beforehand we were told that the English Wikipedia would be the...

E-books: que sera, sera. (but that’s ok, as long as we’re still reading)

One of the main challenges that the emergence of e-books has brought upon us is linked to the idea of ownership, be it the ownership of copyright or the actual feeling one gets when purchasing a book. Some argue...
Digital Distribution + Music = Global Divide

Digital Distribution + Music = Global Divide

A couple of months ago I was sitting at my desk with a friend, going through my iTunes collection and trying to put together a...

The Invention of the Century: Privacy

Privacy is considered to be an important issue for it is not just a social structure within a community, which can be regulated by social control anymore. It has developed to a dialectic notion of widespread surveillance activities within...
Chatroulette, no longer The Ultimate Online Experience?

Chatroulette, no longer The Ultimate Online Experience?

In a previous post called; NEXT!Chatroulette; a shuffle through genital exposure and musicality I went a head and proclaimed Chatroulette to be  an ultimate online experience, allowing visitors utter anonymity and random shuffles between users. Yet  recently I returned to...
Qwiki will be launched soon, what should we expect?

Qwiki will be launched soon, what should we expect?

Qwiki is the award winning start up in the TechCrunch Disrupt, San Francisco. It is founded by Doug Imbruce and Luis Monier and promises to offer a new information exprerience and to solve the problem of the information overload....
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mysterious LED

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mysterious LED

Wandering around some Mac-aficionado forums in search of good repairing tips for my powerbook maybe-a-bit-old’n’dusty-thus-winding-way-too-slow-and-definitely-too-noisy internal fan, I found this amazing asynchronous, multi-user dispersed chat: user A: I keep my powerbook on my desk when I work. When it goes to...
Facebook cares about our heartbreak?

Facebook cares about our heartbreak?

Facebook has declared that they will stop showing your ex’s in the Photo Memories box (occasionally on the top right box, where the adds usually are). In practice this means that they’ve created an algorithm which won’t show tagged...
Event review: Music & Bits – day 1 of ADE Conference

Event review: Music & Bits – day 1 of ADE Conference

The funniest line in the opening speech for Music & Bits was “now for a practical matter – does anyone have an iPad charger?” I loved to hear that, in a room of music geeks, developers and techies, and...
The Shelfless Bookstore

The Shelfless Bookstore

What is the difference between a traditional bookstore and an online bookstore? You could say it’s in the opening hours, the delivery time and number of employees, but let’s focus on one of the main differences. A traditional bookstore...

Is it really all that bad?

A recent Vancouver Sun article about the documentary Catfish, brings up an arguable and in vogue topic. One that commonly seems to be brought up quiet often about the rising popularity of social media platforms: What are the (psychological) dynamics between the...
Games are not about playing anymore

Games are not about playing anymore

The days of Pong and Pac-man are over. Videogames are no longer identified with this strange yellow dot eating other dots or a two-dimensional  simulation of table tennis, they  seem to have lost all their innocence and have entered...

I heart Illustrator

My first experience with Inkscape Ever since I started Art Academy in 2000 I use Adobe’s vector graphics software program Illustrator to create logo’s, cards, brochures, posters and other kinds of hard-copy. But although I find it a great...
MMORP-FPS

MMORP-FPS

Introduction In Money for Nothing, Steven Shaviro claimed that the virtual life is getting more and more intertwined with the real life, focusing a lot on its economic aspect (Shaviro, 2007). He discusses the book “Play Money” by Julian...

Digital Publishing in Education

In this new era of digital publishing, we should not only be concerned with the things we can can do in our leisure time, moreover, we should try to find the boundaries of what digital publishing can mean to...

Why the iPad will change the e-reader

E-readers are on the market for a while but the digital version of the book never got really popular. Readers were slow, dull, and not sexy at all. The image of the e-reader changed a couple of months ago...

The Future of Magazine Publishing in the digital age

In fact, magazines were pioneers in niche content before cable TV and the Internet came along and usurped them with the flashy video of the former and the interactive communities of the latter. (Glaser, 2005) It is no longer...

The Holy Grail of Digital Publishing

Digital reading is becoming more and more popular. In 2010, more then 12 million E-readers have been sold and still, this is only the beginning (see for yourself, how many people do you know that own a Kindle or...

The human race towards immortality or stupidity.

The idea of immortality plays a significant role in the human life. Within every generation, and within every culture this is an issue. The Chinese incorporate this with Ba Xian, the eight immortals. Within he Indian Mythology there is...

And the nominees are…

The Nobel Peace Prize is handed out every year to a person or an organization that has acted according to the standards written by Alfred Nobel in his final will; “The whole of my remaining realisable estate shall be...

The Threefold Digital Divide

The Digital Divide The common gap in internet accessibility is mainly based on socioeconomic status, determined by skills and resources. The digital divide has often emerged along the familiar fault lines of social inequality: class, ethnicity, gender, age, and...
Alice in iPad, the New Wonderland.

Alice in iPad, the New Wonderland.

Will fairy tales live happily ever after in the digital publishing era? Once upon a time, electronic signatures didn’t designate us as individuals, passwords didn’t determine if we would be denied or not the access in data and emoticons...