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I’m really delighted to announce that I’ve embarked on a new venture: I’m now a PhD researcher at the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering) and Madeira Interactive Institute on the subject area of innovation in extreme scenarios. In particular, my research will investigate the instrumentalization of the digital media industries as a state tool for economic growth as articulated within current European Union innovation policies. Insights into how innovation happens in practice (obtained from field study and literature review) will be compared and contrasted with the actual implementation of evolving EU policy. Highlighted in my research will be the particular role that digital media and high tech creative companies play in the emergence of social innovation and the impact that extreme scenarios play in generation of genuinely innovative concepts and products.

Photo: The library at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto

 

In my first post on this subject, I explain the allure of the quirky fashions available at the Dappermarkt, an eclectic market in Amsterdam Oost.
I just keep finding more gems. Enjoy, and follow me on Instagram if you want to see more photos like this.

Yes. RELAX. #dappermarkt #dappermarktfashion #fashion #blackandwhite #monochrome

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Amen to that! #dappermarkt #dappermarktfashion #fashion #streetstyle #dress #pink #Amsterdam #weekend #tgif

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#dappermarkt #dappermarktfashion #fashion #littleblackdress #lbd #streetstyle

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All the emojis. #dappermarktfashion #dappermarkt #fashion #emojis #streetstyle

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No Limit
I’m pleased to announce that an exhibition of new work by UBERMORGEN that I’ve curated opens this week at Kasseler Kunstverein.
The exhibition deals with psychopathy and narcissism, and links these conditions to our technological culture and capitalism.
For much more information, please visit http://no-limit.org/

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I’ve always been interested in publishing — from the zines I made as a teenager, to the articles I’ve written for magazines over the years, to the blog I kept as a Master’s student (back when it was a hot thing to blog), and now for the past three years at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, initiating and leading the e-publishing programme as part of my Blowup series of events.

Over this past three years, there have been many lessons learned in terms of both producing and distributing content in eBook form. In May this year I was invited to give a talk entitled The eBook as a Vehicle for Re-dissemination and Creation, as part of Off The Press: Electronic Publishing in the Arts, a conference convened by the Institute for Network Cultures and hosted by the Boijmans Museum. The talk sums up some of my thoughts on the eBook as a form — in particular as a unique platform to give new life to old content, to repackage and remix, and to inspire groups to rapidly generate content which responds to current events (“booksprinting”).

As 2014 draws to a close, I looked back over the year and thought it timely to share the link to my talk on e-publishing alongside links to download the eBooks that I produced at V2_ this year (which all relate to themes of innovation, materiality, and extreme scenarios). They are free to download, so enjoy, and happy holidays!

Responsible Technological Innovation (in collaboration with the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan)
Blowup: New Materials, New Methods
Outer Space as Extreme Scenario

 

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