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Tools to understand cyborgs

In this video the notion of what it means to be a human and what it means to be a cyborg is explored through the analysis of video art. Charlotte Moorman performs with Paik’s TV Cello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9lnbIGHzUM My thumb is fatter than my finger but just as agile by Miguel Ángel Cárdenas: https://www.li-ma.nl/lima/catalogue/art/miguel-ngel-crdenas/my-thumb-is-fatter-than-my-finger-but-just-as/10082# Deus Ex Machina by Arno Coenen & René Bosma:…

Order desk: digital shop in shop

By: Marcel Beentjes My last podcast for this course is about order desks that are used in GAMMA shops since a few years and that can be used in other shops too. Such an order desk is not only used for promoting online sells because it’s a source of videos and ideas and a platform where you can find help, tips and…

AI and my future career

While I was wondering what I should write about in my last blog, I realized how much I actually enjoyed writing. As I am considering doing a minor in journalism – and even masters -, I searched online for future expectations if I were to become a journalist. Regrets. I should not have done that. I stumbled on an article by the…

Decentralized social media: Yay or Nay?

As the anti-big tech sentiment pivoted in recent years, ensues efforts to curb their reigning influence and power. In late October this year, on top of minor and major investigations for the past year, EU lawmakers were reported to have been drafting a new legislative package. Expert has split views on this, yet they could guarantee this move will for better or…

Pandemic Albums

What’s up with them, anyway? It is often said that from suffering and hardship, amazing art arises. It’s an argument that can lead to the flawed conclusion that any form of suffering is somehow less bad because of that, but if we got anything from the pandemic, it’s some amazing albums. Taylor Swift with Folklore and Evermore, two amazingly evocative albums that…

Digital Art: Expression Beyond Capability

“Digital design is like painting, except the paint never dries…” – Neville Brody Last weekend I had the amazing opportunity to visit NXT Museum in Amsterdam, a first of its kind concept museum dedicated entirely to digital media art. What I walked away with was a broadening of my artistic horizons like I’ve never experienced before.  Digital Art is a very fluid…