New ASCA PhD Candidate: Introduction to my research

Short introduction to my research in the ASCA newsletter #119, October 2009. Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam Anne Helmond, Software‐Engine relations in the Social Web (Docent‐Promovendus, Promotor: Richard Rogers) The research contributes to the emerging field of software studies as a branch within media studies. Software is an understudied object within media… Read more New ASCA PhD Candidate: Introduction to my research

Lifetracing. The Traces of a Networked Life online at Networked: A Networked Book

My chapter for Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art), Lifetracing. The Traces of a Networked Life,  is now officially online and open to comments. Thanks to Turbulence.org and and the National Endowment for the Arts for supporting my research. Lifetracing. The Traces of a Networked Life Identity on the web has changed by the assemblage of… Read more Lifetracing. The Traces of a Networked Life online at Networked: A Networked Book

Goodbye Geocities: On Archiving Websites

In 1996 I created one of my first homepages, a tribute website to the Canadian band Eric’s Trip. I was able to claim a beautiful Geocities url: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/3500/ It’s one big piece of pure nostalgia and 1996 web aesthetics: Photoshop flares, optimized for Netscape and hand-coded with HTML Notepad. The Last Update JavaScript stamp reads… Read more Goodbye Geocities: On Archiving Websites

Twitter Interview “Ik begin de dag met mijn RSS Reader”

Ik werd vanmiddag door Sanne Brand en Mark Zaremba via Twitter geïnterviewd voor hun project Social Networkz aan de Fontys Hogeschool voor Journalistiek in Tilburg. Het “origineel” is te vinden op de blog van Sanne Brand. Wat ik met name interessant vind aan deze vorm van een interview is dat ik door de “restricties” van… Read more Twitter Interview “Ik begin de dag met mijn RSS Reader”

Software Takes Command by Lev Manovich

Lev Manovich published a .doc and .pdf of his upcoming book Software Takes Command online. You may download it, send in suggestions and remarks and design your own cover. Here’s my design for Software Takes Command by Lev Manovich using an image I took while visiting the Software Studies Workshop led by Manovich at UCSD.

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