On November 9, 2010 Olia Lialina presented her new book on Digital Folklore. The book describesÂ the aesthetics of the amateur web which has been Lialina’s object of study for the past ten years. The book reflects on amateur culture as the basis of the Web; the web that has been built by us, the amateurs.… Read more Digital Folklore and the return of praise for the User in Web 2.0
Being very meta: Visualizing Lev Manovich’ new article ‘What is Visualization?‘ in a tag cloud: Tag cloud exemplifies a broad method that can be called media visualization: creating new visual representations from the actual visual media objects, or their parts. […] In view of our discussion of data reduction principle, we can also call this… Read more Meta studies: Visualizing Lev Manovich’ article ‘What is Visualization?’
Within my research I am currently focussing on the notion of links as the currency of the Web (Walker 2002) and to what extend that still holds up in Web 2.0. Together with Carolin Gerlitz from Goldsmith, University of London we are investigation to what extent the Like, the Share and the (re)Tweet are new… Read more The Like, the Share and the (Re)Tweet as pre-configured links
This is the transcript of the Digital Methods Initiative Advanced Program Projects week 2 opening talk on Issuecrawler 1.0 and Social Media by Anne Helmond. The 2.0 denotes an â€˜improvedâ€™ or progressional version of the web that builds upon and develops Web 1.0. […] Implicitly rooted in this vision of the web is a sense… Read more How Web 1.0 is the Issuecrawler?
A few hours ago the following tweet by @librarycongress appeared in my timelineÂ “Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. ALL tweets. More info here http://go.usa.gov/ik4” All your tweets are belong to us This is big. The ENTIRE archive containing ALL tweets? But if we read the official announcement on the Library of Congress blog it states… Read more Twitter acknowledged as a small piece of the mosaic of humanity
I love widgets, those easy drag-and-drop plugins, copy-paste pieces of code that form customizable apps. But I think I’m just going to call them thingumabobs from now on. I just love these synonyms for widget.