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)
Florian Cramer reflects on the new online movie genre ofÂ 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 (æšˆã‘ or ãƒœã‚±), which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji (ãƒœã‚±å‘³), 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”
Photos made for the Institute of Network Cultures for the Video Vortex event. View the whole Video Vortex photo set on Flickr.
I went to the gym and I could hardly park my bike which made me wonder if there was a special event going on. As I entered the gym it was incredibly busy and the first thing that came to mind was “Oh no, not Groupon” which was immediately confirmed with a sign at the… Read more How Groupon hurts loyal customers
At Transmediale I attended the Facebook Resistance Artist Presentation which presented the outcomes of the Facebook Resistance Workshop from the day before. Tobias Leingruber describes how Facebook is just like an Ikea Billy; many people own one but they all look the same and must be compiled in a similar way. In the early web… Read more Transmediale: Results from the Facebook Resistance Workshop
Focus Discussion (Track 2) Participants:Â Les liens invisible (it),Â Alessandro Ludovico (it),Â Paolo Cirio (it),Â Nathaniel Stern(us),Â Scott Kildall (us),Â 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?