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studies technology

Electronic Workshop Weekend: Arduino

After an inspiring lecture on circuit bending and electronics held by Edinburgh based digital artist Yann Seznec last week I decided to try something new. In this lecture we looked at some interesting possibility in using electronics separately and in combination with computers. This seemed like an interesting domain to check out, so I ordered […]

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Programming studies

Non-linear Narratives and Agents in Processing

The last weeks my Digital Media Studio Project group and I have been spinning around ideas on how to make a non-linear narrative based on a computer model using agents. This is an interesting way of taking advantage of Object Oriented Modelling, since the agents have attributes and methods relevant to humans. The model is […]

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politics society studies

Habermas and the Public Sphere

The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas is maybe the most acknowledged philosopher living today. He is considered to be the heir of the Frankfurt Institute of Social Research where he worked early in his academic career. His first book, which was also his habilitationsschrift (A post-doctoral work done to be recognized as a professor in Germany): […]

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studies technology

The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproduction

In the book the Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction from 1936 critical theorist and member of the Frankfurt school Walter Benjamin discusses the work of art in modern time. He uses photography and film as examples of how the mechanical reproduction breaks with the traditional aspect of artworks, and with religious […]

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politics studies technology TV

2011 – What will happen?

Soon 2010 will be history, and a new year will begin. 2010 was a long year in which many interesting things happened (as every year). I will now look into my light ball, able to foresee the future, and come with some anticipations about what the new year will bring. As always is it impossible […]

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studies

Your organisation and digital media

Many governmental and corporate offices choose to be present in social media, and to share and gather information here. Internet services such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Youtube have enabled organisational bodies to participate on an arena where also individuals are contributing, commenting and sharing content. Are you working within an organisation being present in […]

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studies

Please help me understand more about Social Media Usage

As a student of digital media it is important for me to stay up to date with the recent developments in the online community. Much have happened the last five years and statistics on usage is not always up to date. As a result I created this survey using the web service surveymonkey, which I […]

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studies

Reserach proposal: The Digital Age

The perception of our own time in history is always a topic beckoning many opinions and explanations. What is typical for the people living now? How will our culture and ways of living be described in a 25th century school book, and how does this fit with how we picture ourselves in our time? Many […]

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meta studies

Master studies

After one and a half week with nervousness and uncertainty I finally got an answer to my masters application yesterday. For the next year I am going to live in Scotland, more precise Edinburgh, where I will be studying Digital Media and Culture at the University of Edinburgh. Earlier this summer I got my conditional […]

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society studies

Media events

Doing a semester in one and a half month sure is exhausting, but its also interesting. I´ve allready delivered my exam in popular medias and now its time for the other course media-usage, power and society. This course count 20 ECTS and has a lot of litterature, including much sosiology and jounalism. (So far.) A […]