Last Monday we started our DMI Summer School with the Digital Methods Training Certificate Program where we discussed the “Foundations for Online Research with Digital Methods.” Please head over to the Digital Methods Initiative blog if you want to keep up-to-date on our talks and projects: Pre-Foundations of Digital Methods When words are “keywords”: Query design… Read more Digital Methods Initiative Summer School 2010 coverage
On Tuesday we celebrated the book launch of Frank Meeuwsen’s Bloghelden, a history of the Dutch blogosphere from 1995 to 2005, at SETUP in Utrecht. I was asked to give a presentation on a project Esther Weltevrede and I are working on: Mapping the Dutch blogosphere over time. In his article ‘Links, Lives, Logs: Presentation… Read more Mapping the Dutch Blogosphere #Bloghelden
The Digital Methods Initiative, a collaboration of the New Media & Digital Culture program at the University of Amsterdam and the Govcom.org Foundation, is organizing its 4th annual Summer School for advanced B.A. and M.A. students, PhD candidates as well as designers, artists and programmers working in the area of online media research, broadly conceived.… Read more Announcing the Digital Methods Summer School 2010: Foundations for Online Research with Digital Methods
On Wednesday evening we (the Digital Methods Initiative) arrived in Vierhouten, the Netherlands to attend Hacking at Random 2009. It is my first visit to the event which is held every four years. There are 3000 geeks, lectures, lightning talks, workshops, installations and a lot of pinball machines! The event was sold out before it… Read more First impressions of Hacking at Random 2009
Internet researchers are confronted with an instable object of study, the ephemerality of the object. The question is how to make the medium permanent so we can study it with care? The shape of the archive informs what I can ask the archive. This perspective on archives is placed within Weltevrede’s research into National Webs.… Read more Archive 2020: Esther Weltevrede – Archiving Web Dynamics
Deleting your MySpace page is painful. You had friends, too few or too many. It had taken over your life, or you wish it had. Was your profile stale? Were you too active? The morning after International Delete Your Myspace Account Day elfriendo gives you a new look. elfriendo.com – “Taking the work out of… Read more International Delete Your Myspace Account Day: The Morning After is Elfriendo Day!