I have been using the username silvertjeÂ 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
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
The Institute of Network Cultures, Eva van den Eijnde and myself would like to welcome you to the official book launch of Geert Lovinkâ€™s new book Networks Without a Cause. A Critique of Social Media. Thank you very much for being here. Today I would like to start with a brief introduction to Geertâ€™s new… Read more My Notes for Geert Lovink’s book launch of Networks Without a Cause: A critique of Social Media
Last year Erik Borra, Taina Bucher, Carolin Gerlitz, Esther Weltevrede and I worked on a project “One day on the internet is enough” which we have since referred to as “Pace Online.” The project aims to contribute to thinking about temporality or pace online by focusing on the notion of spheres and distinct media spaces.… Read more David Gelernter on the lifestream, time, pace and space.
After the introduction to APIs and API critiques Bernard Rieder talked about APIs from the perspective of Â “Variation and Change.” This transcript is compiledÂ from collaborative notes by the Digital Methods Initiative. API: a means and protocol for two systems to exchange data and functionality. APIs can be seen as data sources and as objects of… Read more Digital Methods Winterschool 2012: APIs – Variations and Change
From 25-27 January 2012 we held our fourth annual Winter School with the theme “Interfaces for the Cloud: Curating the Data.” The first day consisted of paper presentations and responses/feedback. The second day we collaboratively kicked off a workshop on API critique where I started with an introduction to APIs and API critiques, followed by… Read more Digital Methods Winterschool 2012: APIs as Interfaces to the Cloud