‘Funsmith’ Bernie DeKoven wrote a post on his site Deepfun about the differences between game communities and play communities. The post consists of the usual […]
A recent ethnographic study done in France says young people have a different relation with their phone than most adults. Or rather, through their mobile […]
This BBC article “The power of play on the internet” is interesting in the light of our overarching “Playful Identities” research question: How do new […]
I got this pic a little while ago from a colleague (thanks Tina!). I think it’s very funny. (source appears to be PersianHub.org).
Yesterday I went to Urbanfest ’07 in “Dreampark” Ancol, north Jakarta. This festival, organized for the first time, had lots of contemporary culture such as […]
Today, 17 August 2007, Indonesia celebrated the 62th year of independence from Dutch colonial rule. Although my 3rd time in Indonesia, it’s the first time […]
“Take fun seriously” – great motto for our ‘playful identities’ project ! Taken at transit busway Dukuh Atas, Jakarta, August 15 2007.
One of the most interesting and dynamic discussions in Indonesia is how to combine Islam with modernity. It is a complicated debate, which would merit […]
Another outdoors advertisement, shot already a few months ago in Amsterdam. The ad says “Who do I want to be today?”. Options are: kroegtijger (don’t […]
A week or two ago (just before the migration of this blog the a new server) I walked past an outdoors advertisement in Amsterdam, near […]
Source – via Textually.org. A study by Nielsen Media Research suggests that the type of phone you wear says something about your personality: What your […]
Anybody can upload a short mobile phone clip to the website 15×15.org which is then displayed on the homepage for 15 seconds as one of […]
Xen Mendelsohn from Xellular Identity has a very interesting interview with Nick Wright from Mobile Youth Trends. Nick is co-author of the mobileYouth 2006 report. […]
Last Friday, October 27, I did a talk for the Transito Festival 2006 at the Melkweg in Amsterdam. It was an evening about identity and […]
(Via the email@example.com mailinglist) The SFGate has an article dated February 27, 2006 about the impact of the mobile phone. The somewhat over the top […]
Textuality.org reports that many of the English(?) office workers have an infatuation for hightech mini-gadgetry such as mobile phones, Blackberry’s, iPods. They are dubbed G.O.S.S.I.P.S […]
On new years day, I traditionally go to see a movie to recover from my hangover. Yesterday it was Grizzly Man by Werner Herzog. What […]
Vibrating jacket can transmit sensations of being touched via the internet.
Saturday, November 19, the 27th Dutch/Flemish Philosophy-day took place. The motto was “Thinking without Borders: challenges for philosophy in the 21st century” (Grenzeloos denken: uitdagingen […]
What: opening exhibition “Alter Ego” – photo’s of gamers and their online avatars Who: British artist Robbie Cooper Where: Home Gallery, Prinsengracht 548, Amsterdam When: […]