I will be attending the New Network Theory conference for the next three days as a photographer for the Institute of Network Cultures. We, the Masters of Media of the University of Amsterdam, will also be blogging live from the event. Join us in Amsterdam to attend the event or read all about it at… Read more New Network Theory Conference
I recently received an e-mail from a classmate who found me on Google Scholar when searching for “design for new media.” I often Google myself but I had not Googled myself on Scholar before. A search for “Anne Helmond” returned four results. All the results are papers I have written during my bachelor at the… Read more How to get listed in Google Scholar?
Why do I feel a need to blog daily? There seems to be some kind of consensus or norm in the blogosphere that blogs should be updated daily. Several blogs about blogging recommend posting daily and blog search engine Technorati’s rankings are correlated to a blog its freshness. There is both an internal and an… Read more Essay: The Perceived Freshness Fetish
I first came into contact with Justice when I saw their video for D.A.N.C.E. on MTV. The video clip with the dynamic t-shirts is cheerful and beautifully crafted and proves to me that Internet has not killed the videostar quite yet. Then I saw that friends were playing the record on their last.fm account and… Read more Music tip: Justice – †
I recently worked at a friend’s house and I was trying to connect to their wireless networked called “GORGONZOLA.” I thought that was a pretty funny name until I noticed the names some neighbors had given their networks. One was called PAKISTAN and another was called Jesus Christus is Heer (Jesus Christus is Lord) which… Read more What is your network called? Or: a religious wireless network war?
Yesterday I installed Safari Beta for Windows and gave it a try. I’ve been using Firefox for a while now and I’m very satisfied. I often use Safari on other people’s Mac and I like it because of its minimalistic interface and its fast startup and page loading. Unfortunately the Windows version is a very… Read more Thoughts on Safari beta for Windows and the Lucida Grande font