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Privacy Issue on Social Network Sites

Privacy Issue on Social Network Sites

Nowadays the privacy issue on Social Network Sites (SNS) is often being discussed. We all seem very concerned about whether the information we share on sites like Facebook are being shared with others, without our permission. We now are...
Picnic Virtueel Platform Hot100 Day

Picnic Virtueel Platform Hot100 Day

I was pleasantly surprised when a few weeks ago I received an invitation for the Virtueel Platform Hot 100. Present at this event are 100 alumni from different media and art institutions with the goal to get in...
You Look so Much Cuter on my Computer

You Look so Much Cuter on my Computer

Social networking sites are giving their users the opportunity to influence the attraction they exert on others by creating an online profile and a virtual identity that may in some cases strongly differ from real life. Through the use...

Do You ‘Like’ Wikipedia? The Socialization of an Encyclopedia

It’s official: Wikipedia has jumped on the social media bandwagon. The online encyclopedia recently announced the introduction of an article feedback tool currently being tested on 400 articles pertaining to the WikiProject on United States Public Policy. (Melanson, 23...

The Chinese Room

Friday, 17 september, in Hague’s Korzo5HOOG theater, I, with companion, got immersed in the phantasies of dancer and choreographer Kenneth Flak. Inspired on the thinking experiment ‘The Chinese Room’ placed in the context of the notions of William Gibson’s...

The Privacy Paradox in a control society

Nowadays a lot of people are in some form represented on the internet. These virtual forms can include profiles on social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, but also as writings on a personal websites and blogs. They has...
Living In AppLand

Living In AppLand

Chris Anderson headlined his latest feature in Wired magazine: The Web is Dead, Long Live the Internet. He maintains that with the ubiquitous iPhone comes app addiction; so while most of us spend the whole day on the internet...
Book Review: “L’umanista digitale” by Teresa Numerico, Domenico Fiormonte and Francesca Tomasi

Book Review: “L’umanista digitale” by Teresa Numerico, Domenico Fiormonte and Francesca Tomasi

Starting from its very title (“The digital humanist”), all in this book is clearly rooted into a hybrid philosophy, a way of looking at things from an interdisciplinary point of view. The context is that of Digital Humanities or...
A PICNIC in Pictures // Day 1 Roundup

A PICNIC in Pictures // Day 1 Roundup

PICNIC is certifiably special and cool. There’s a lot of love for ideas there and I’m happy to share that yesterday I finally had the chance to experience this unique festival first hand for the first time. Immediate impressions?...

Book Review: “Nach Feierabend: Daten” [After work: Data]

Data have an incredible argumentative potential. Data can be produced, filed, saved, evaluated, spread, sold, aggregated, falsified, interpreted, transmitted, protected, processed and combined. Data show relations, support theses and disprove assumptions. Data can also change over the time and...

Dissemination of Social Network Sites

Social network sites are very popular within media studies. They are common research subjects. How often did you refer to Facebook or LinkedIn when writing an article? There is not one way to explore the universe of social media....
Book Review: “The World and Wikipedia, How We Are Editing Reality” by Andrew Dalby

Book Review: “The World and Wikipedia, How We Are Editing Reality” by Andrew Dalby

“Take any article on Wikipedia. Who wrote it? Where did it come from? Now take a closer look at those unconvincing, badly written sentences in the middle. Why did someone add them? How long will it be before someone...

The added value of Social Media through LinkedIn

Working towards a fully connected professional world Eugenie van Wiechen is the Dutch main director of LinkedIn, the largest professional networking site in the world with more than 55 million. Today on PICNIC10 she gave her vision on the...
Picnic10, Live

Picnic10, Live

So here we go, enjoying the amazing picnic experience! Below you can find some pictures from the activities you can access at the festival/ conference.. So far everything is amazing!
Everything you know about transmedia is wrong

Everything you know about transmedia is wrong

Several speakers in this session, Everything We Know about Transmedia is Wrong are sharing their thoughts about on transmedia and what is about.  What are the current views on transmedia and is it still a dominant tool in for...

#PICNIC10 – follow us on Twitter!

More PICNIC attendees present! You’re invited to follow us on Twitter, since that is where we post most of our thoughts, photos and videos. ‘Us’ is: http://twitter.com/k_yudin http://twitter.com/eliasvanhees http://twitter.com/_poppycock http://twitter.com/aleksrose Follow everything that’s happening at PICNIC through #picnic10
PICNIC ’10 The Next Generation Enterprise meets the Net Generation Consumer by David Roman

PICNIC ’10 The Next Generation Enterprise meets the Net Generation Consumer by David Roman

David Roman speaks about the emergence first globally consistent market called “the net generation”. The worldwide generation aging from 16 till approximately 35 grew up with internet and new technology. The Internet created a physical web of people located...
Live blogging @ Picnic10

Live blogging @ Picnic10

Today i'm present at Picnic'10 and i'm really excited to be here. I will be live blogging today via the 'Masters of Media' blog and also on...

Internet, Policy and Politics Conference in Oxford

Last week I attended a conference on Internet, Policy and Politics at the OII in Oxford. I was invited to present my paper based on my MA research conducted in Brazil, which I finished a couple of weeks ago.
Book review: Public Netbase: Non Stop Future/ New practices in Art and Media

Book review: Public Netbase: Non Stop Future/ New practices in Art and Media

“New information technologies have become ubiquitous and thoroughly established in our everyday life. This marks the end of a period of intense experimentations and speculations related to the introduction of global communication systems more than a decade ago. Artists...
Book Review: “BOM” by Rik Van de Walle

Book Review: “BOM” by Rik Van de Walle

Endless rows of audio recordings, video tapes and all kinds of other audio-visual information can be found in archives all over the world. According to UNESCO there is over 200 million hours of audio-visual material on our planet, the...
Book Review: Inherend Vice, bootleg history of videotape  and copyright. By Lucas Hilderbrand.

Book Review: Inherend Vice, bootleg history of videotape and copyright. By Lucas Hilderbrand.

Since I grew up in the eighties, the complete history of videotape which this book starts off with made me visit places I passed a long time ago. At moments the recognition was instantly. For instance I recollect a...

Review ‘Ideology of Design’ by Branka Ćurčić (Ed.)

Before reading any further… Being born in ex-Yugoslavia and understanding its culture, environment and heritage, I can not exclude them from my review of ‘Ideology of Design’. My analysis could therefore be seen as a different non-Western perspective on...
Book Review:  “Trickster City” by Various Authors

Book Review: “Trickster City” by Various Authors

India has long since been on my list of places I must visit before I die. I’m fascinated by the unknown and India is definitely a country that is completely...