Four steps to professionalising blogging within culture

On April 20, 2009 Annette Wolfsberger from Lab for Culture interviewed me via Skype chat about cultural blogging. We talked about blogging cultural events and conferences and how to professionalise this field. Steps to professionalising blogging within culture: Getting started with blogging; Building a profile; Live blog conferences in exchange for a ticket; Live blog… Read more Four steps to professionalising blogging within culture

MA students present projects ‘Visualizing our World of Data’

Students from the MA New Media (UvA), MA Information Science (UvA) and MA Editorial Design (MaHKU) presented their interactive visualization projects at Crea. The Visualizing our World of Data program contained eight presentations (not all of them are described here), many of which were based on Flickr. One of the requirements of the assignment was… Read more MA students present projects ‘Visualizing our World of Data’

Slidespace on “Blogs, blog art and the network”

Yesterday I gave a presentation on blogging and art for a group of artists at Flatstation: FLATSTATION presents Mostly It Happens At Night: public event 2 ——————————————————————– Sunday 11 January 2009, 16:00 – 19:00 hrs Presentations by: Sander Veenhof and Anne Helmond Moderator: Lucas Evers Music: Mark Meeuwenoord Language: English This Sunday, January 11th, Flatstation… Read more Slidespace on “Blogs, blog art and the network”

Presenting a new research blog: Lifetracing

I just launched a new blog called “Lifetracing” as part of a research proposal for Networked, a (networked_book) about (networked_art). The research proposal continues where my thesis left off and focuses more on the networked nature of blogs and in particular on lifestreams. An excerpt from the proposal: I am a networked individual, living my… Read more Presenting a new research blog: Lifetracing

Blogs are boring

When I saw Clay Shirky’s appearance on the Colbert Report of the 3rd of April 2008 I wrote down this quote: Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. Social effects are more important than just how the technology works. (Clay Shirky) It has stuck to me ever since and when I… Read more Blogs are boring

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