Video and slides from the Hacking Journalism event at SETUP Utrecht (in Dutch)

I was invited to present tools from the Digital Methods Initiative at the Hacking Journalism event organized by SETUP Utrecht. In 12 minutes I presented our approach, tools, possible user case scenarios and an example of the operationalization of a research question. Here are the slides and video registration from my – very dense –… Read more Video and slides from the Hacking Journalism event at SETUP Utrecht (in Dutch)

Video Vortex: Florian Cramer “Bokeh is a form of visual fetishism, it is not avant-garde but porn”

Florian Cramer reflects on the new online movie genre of bokeh porn referring to the shallow depth of field cinema aesthetic now seen in “amateur” movies created with DSLR cameras. It comes from “the Japanese word boke (暈け or ボケ), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji (ボケ味), the “blur quality”.” (Wikipedia) The bokeh is no… Read more Video Vortex: Florian Cramer “Bokeh is a form of visual fetishism, it is not avant-garde but porn”

Transmediale: The Right to Exit or The Right to Escape?

Focus Discussion (Track 2) Participants: Les liens invisible (it), Alessandro Ludovico (it), Paolo Cirio (it), Nathaniel Stern(us), Scott Kildall (us), Jens Best (de). This blogpost focusses on two of the projects presented: Seppukkoo and Face to Facebook and on the overall theme The Right to Exit. Introduction Moderator Daphne Dragona (gr) introduced the focus discussion on The Right to Exit by… Read more Transmediale: The Right to Exit or The Right to Escape?