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
This morning I received the following message from my mother: @silvertje: Congrats! Take part in the world wide party. Today at 14:28h the www has existed in the Netherlands for twenty years. I would like to celebrate this special occasion with a sneak preview into an assignment I did in high school on the internet.… Read more Happy 20th Birthday Dutch Internet!
At the Q&A of the Moving Movie Industrie conference someone from the audience asked me what the difference between a journal and a blog is. In my MA thesis I moved away from the genre approach of blogging that often sees blogging as a form of keeping a diary or as a form of journalism.… Read more Bruce Sterling: “The person who comes up with the new buzzword for ‘blog’ should win a Nobel Prize!”
Last Friday I gave a lecture on ‘The Perceived Freshness Fetish’ at the Stifo@Sandberg Moving Movie Industry Conference organized by Mieke Gerritzen and moderated by Koert van Mensvoort. In my lecture I focused on the changing notion of authorship in blogging as blogs are more and more becoming autonomous units within the network. This network… Read more Slides and notes from my presentation at Stifo@Sandberg Moving Movie Industry
Last week I gave a lecture on ‘Blogging, software standards and template culture’ at the Dutch Film Festival at the SuperPowerPointCinema mini-conference with Bruce Sterling and Eboman organized by Mieke Gerritzen and Koert van Mensvoort. Blogging, software standards and template culture View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: blogging software_studies) I do not have… Read more Slides and notes from my presentation on Blogging, Software Standards and Template Culture
In February I graduated cum laude with a thesis on blog software and search engines titled ‘Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations.’ It aims to add the study of software-engine relations to the emerging field of Software Studies, which may open up a new avenue in the field by accounting for… Read more Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations