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Our Master programme offers a stimulating environment in which students develop a critical vocabulary about the meaning and impact of new media and digital cultures in order to help them become the critical citizens, journalists, researchers, teachers, writers, and policy-makers of the future. read more

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Playing for the Future: play, games and urban (re)developments

@ Willem II fabriek, Den Bosch, NL
- 1 day
14-04-2014 new /
MintTwist

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Internship Report: Online Search and SEO

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From September 2013 to December 2014 I spent four months in London, United Kingdom, for my internship as part of the NMDC program. I entered the world of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) in the Marketing Department of MintTwist. MintTwist is a full-service digital agency based in Kentish Town, London, who are specialists in website design, development, and digital marketing. ...
03-04-2014

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Call for participation IMPAKT BLOG 2014

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Call for participation IMPAKT BLOG 2014 we are looking for media talents Are machines becoming more intelligent than people? Will they follow their heart or their hardware?
19-01-2014

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Mapping the Role of Women in Peace-Building

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Women are crucial in post-conflict reconstruction. They are needed in processes of peace building and peace keeping as research findings support. Often these findings are based on anecdotal and qualitative research. CoolPolitics and the Utrecht Data School received a grant by the Oxfam Novib's Women Peace and Security Program to explore ways of open data and big data research to map the specific r...
14-11-2013

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Internship Report: Accidental Innovation

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For three months I conducted ethnographic research in the Netherlands on work-, documentation-, and research-practices among artists, designers and institutions working on the cross-section of art, science, and technology. After finishing my research I was invited to visit Vienna and present the results at the Artistic Technology Research Lab.
26-10-2013

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Internship Report: Something with Social Media

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From April 22nd until Juli 12th, I did my internship at Amborio, a Nieuwegein-based small company that wants to help young entrepreneurs get through their first year(s) after startup. My internship research and my practical assignment for Amborio involved the way they could use social media to be better-known among new startups.
13-09-2013
SETUP Boogie Woogie

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Internship report: Elegant Algorithms and Mondrian at SETUP

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During the Elegant Algorithms contest organized at my internship at SETUP, I learned more about the importance of understanding computer code. Computer programmers are craftsmen and compromise the new wave of creative makers. This internship allowed me to celebrate programmers as such. For four months, I saw them recreate the most beautiful digital Victory Boogie Woogie paintings.
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CIID Summer School 2014 Workshop "A Free-to-Play World" June 30th-July 4th

@ Copenhagen Denmark
- 75 days
07-04-2014

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Power Diffusion in the Public Sphere workshop

@ Drift 21 0.05 / Sweelinckzaal
- 30 days
02-02-2014

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About technology and the human species or, are we afraid of the Future? Hawking versus Haraway

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Stephan Hawking and Donna Haraway are two scientists who have outspoken ideas about what the merge of technology and humans actually means to us. Hawking, who has recently joined a Cambridge University think tank that deals with issues of possible take-overs of the human species by apparatus (computers) with sufficient artificial intelligence, is concerned about the evolution of our species. For h...
16-01-2014

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Internship Report: Activision Blizzard Benelux

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I did my internship at video game publisher Activision Blizzard Benelux, based in Schiphol-Rijk. Being the worlds largest independent game publisher this provided me with 6 months of hard work, which paid off in various ways, learning to develop business and marketing skills personally as well as professionally. My research focused on the trade marketing positioning of new title Call of Duty: Ghos...
11-11-2013

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Scholarship for Students in Washington DC

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Summer 2014 Institutes in Washington, DC Full Scholarships Available for Citizens of the Netherlands Application Deadline – January 15, 2014 The Fund for American Studies has four full scholarships available for students from the Netherlands to attend one of the five summer institutes offered in Washington, DC. Washington, DC Programs Each of the five Institutes in Washington enable students to ...
30-09-2013

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Internship report: It is all about the Humanities

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During a three months internship at the Centre for the Humanities (CfH) at Utrecht University, I gained valuable insights into academic life and the cultural environment of Utrecht.
07-09-2013

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Internship report: A life changing decision

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The lesson I have learned from my life experience is: “Life is not linear”. Life can change at any time. Your decisions shape your life path. If you are brave enough to make life-changing decisions you will always get rewarded. My internship at Verhaert was one of those rewards.
03-04-2014

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Masterclass Mapping the Public Sphere with Deen Freelon

@ Drift 23, 206
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26-01-2014

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Great expectations: #NMDC extracurricular activities 2014

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After a busy term 2 of the ongoing academic year, it is about time to break the news about the forthcoming extra curricular program. We have lined up an exciting program of excursions, seminars, master classes, a hackathon and a conference.
08-12-2013

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Tutor application class September 2013 - Archive

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As the original post with tutor applications from the class of September 2013 had to be 404'd (it generated a Fatal Error because of too many comments -- yeah, we know...) here is its archive, rescued from the database.
28-10-2013

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Internship report: Playing Harry Potter in Mexico with Cinemagraph

by: remo
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From February to May 2013 I did my internship at the newspaper “Imagen de Veracruz”, located in the Gulf of Mexico. During these three months I designed and ran the CIG project, which consist of the production of graphic reports using a new type of image that I analysed previously in one of my papers for the Master in New Media and Digital Culture: The cinemagraph, the type of digital image th...
17-09-2013
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Skip_intro: The Promise and Perils of 3D Printing

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This edition of Underground University brings four speakers to the stage to confront what 3D printing is and could become in the very near future.
05-09-2013

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Internship report: Connecting theory and practice at Microsoft Netherlands

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In a time period of six months, starting February 1st 2013, I have conducted my research internship at Microsoft Netherlands. This research is deployed as a case study in my master thesis. With an anthropologist approach I have tried to grasp the invisible social and cultural factors that influence the complex adoption process of a new collaboration platform in an organization. Within this article...