Meme images as personalized action formats and user-generated tactics

At the first Issue Mapping workshop at Goldsmiths (see workshop report), University of London in May 2012 we focussed within our visual tactics group on the fairly recent phenomenon of adjusted photos and how do they deal with the concepts of issues and action formats. There are several things you can do to an issue: Personification… Read more Meme images as personalized action formats and user-generated tactics

The imagery of Project X Haren

On the 4th of October I participated in a hackathon with Project X Haren data organized by Tweetonderzoek (University of Utrecht) and SETUP Utrecht. After organizer Thomas Boeschoten welcomed us and talked us through the program I adressed some ethical concerns about working with this data. The ethics of working with big data The Project X Haren event… Read more The imagery of Project X Haren

Photos from underground: Building Amsterdam’s new subway line.

My work, the University of Amsterdam Mediastudies Department, is located next to the Rokin. The Rokin has been under construction for many years now, in order to build Amsterdam’s new subway line that connects Amsterdam North to Amsterdam South.The project is taking longer than expected, costs millions more than expected which may have led to… Read more Photos from underground: Building Amsterdam’s new subway line.

Where my username comes from

I have been using the username silvertje for several services and multiple social media platforms for years and people have been asking me where my username comes from. The answer is IRC. When I first came online, somewhere in 1995, I quickly discovered IRC and became an avid user :) In contrast to current social networking… Read more Where my username comes from

Trying out some new services: App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer

Over the past couple of weeks I have joined a variety of new services including App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer. App.net I recently backed my first kickstarter-ish project ever and decided to join App.net (AppDotNet or ADN). People keep asking me if I think it can ever compete with Twitter or will it ever… Read more Trying out some new services: App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer

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