02 December 2002
The band that made the music for Drift won the Grand price of NL in the dance category. This is probably the most important pop price in the Netherlands. Whooo! Congratulations Artefact. No more complaining about them record deals now, hey? twee comments
14 November 2002
Seen my flash film Drift and want to know what was drifting us to make it? Here is a little interview I have done. We babble about interpassive cinema, pure presence and the definition of happyness. It's in Dutch. (update: an english version of the interview) tien comments
08 November 2002
Next Sunday in Paradiso, Sandberg One Minute Awards. An evening of short films all exactly one minute long. Huge amounts of short attention spans toward total world domination? Skiing is out, snowboarding is in, they say. You can also submit your own one minute films.
16 Oktober 2002
Robot Frank tried to read poetry. It resulted in a logical analysis of a famous poetry line by the Dutch painter/poet Lucebert. Frank feels quite emotional about the outcome.
Alles van waarde is weerloos translate = All of value is defenseless =
(of value) implies (defenseless) =
not (of value) or (defenseless) =
(valueless) or (defenseless) =
not(defenseless) implies (valueless) =
(defensible) implies (valueless) = All defensible is valueless translate =
Al het weerbare is waardeloos zeven comments
30 September 2002
Drift v. drift-ed, drift-ing, drifts
1: be in motion due to some air current. 2: wander from a direct course or at random. 3: wander about aimlessly. 4: be driven or carried along. 5: live irresponsibly or freely. 6: a flash film I have made for NPS short film online. twaalf comments
18 September 2002
In the park next to my home is a fountain. I can see it from my studio window. Day in day out it sprays its water in the same boring fashion, no information in there. I connected this fountain to the cell phone of my secret love. The fountain now sprays high when she's in neighborhood and low when she's far away. It sprays wild when she is receiving many phone calls. Not spraying at all when her phone is off. Other people in the neighborhood think it's just a randomly programmed fountain, but they are not into ambient information like I am. acht comments
09 September 2002
Don't confuse me with the facts. I will talk about machine illusions empathy and machines at Zaplab. The theme of the event is the famous and spectaculary misunderstood quote from Rene Descartes: I think therefore I am.
Descartes invented Cartesian geometry, proved God exists (sort of) and introduced the mind body gap. With much respect for a job well done I feel his philosophy is pretty much obsolete. I want to recommend this book. Rene Descartes won't make it to Zaplab, but NotNot, Oman and the dutch robot soccer team will be there.
23 Augustus 2002
Hello students, what are you doing after summer? I have internships for psychologists, computer scientists, math fairies and designers. You will make small steps in human-computer interaction at the Eindhoven University of Technology. If you possess special skills we will try to fold a project around them. So, drop me a line. zes comments
11 Augustus 2002
If evolution would naturally select the human race on desktop computer use, people would evolve towards one-eyed blobs with tiny ears, a small mouth, no nose and a large click finger tien comments
03 Augustus 2002
Fake blonde beauty and her extensive plastic surgery.
The bubblegum-and-lipgloss shades of Los Angeles celebrity.
Where the grass is always greener fitts this cheery pink color. Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic. Which if studied closely proves blinding to the naked eye. acht comments
26 Juli 2002
My short film AMATEURS is back on the big screen. It is part of the open air cinema program of the Festival Boulevard in the cosy capital of Brabant, 's Hertogenbosch.
04 Juli 2002
In my morningpaper, I can read the weather report as well as the stockquotes. But when I look outside my window I only get a weather report update and no stockexchange info? Could someone please fix this bug in my environmental system? Thanks. vijftien comments
29 Juni 2002
Constraints often work as creativity pumps. 5k turns this into a design manifesto. They invite artists to build good websites but no bigger than five kilobytes. I have compressed the POP-UP Breakout game into 5120 bytes and added it to their anything goes competition. It can be viewed and voted for on their site along with the other entries. acht comments
18 Juni 2002
Server blues. Last week my webhosting provider pulled the plug and went bankrupt. Yesterday I shot myself in the head, today I have moved to a new service provider. All email was bounced this week, so please resent if it was of importance. Sorry. twee comments
01 Juni 2002
I need a better donorbody for my mind to live in. But when I get it, will I still think like me? Please poll.
27 Mei 2002
Horror! Next thursday some renowned creators of interactive media will tell about their personal internet nightmares. Among them mediamatic, fabrique, lust, magic minds and koert of course. Bring popcorn.
12 Mei 2002
Blend a pop concert with a white board conference. shake, shake. The result is the Browserday. At this event young designers from all over the world get three minutes to present their alternative views on the wireless lightness information society to a stealing audience. Whereas I should be out there on stage dishing bold views, I cowardly excepted the invitation to take seat in the jury. (update: for NPS Flyer I have written down my personal comments on the event)
06 Mei 2002
Water tastes like water because anything as omnipresent as water will always taste like water even if it were Whiskey.
05 Mei 2002
The USA television show Twisted List broadcasted a program on video games as form of art. It featured some works of mine.
A quote from the review of FREEMAN: Take the consumerism and gluttony represented by Pac-Man to new, unfettered heights. Gone are all the limitations imposed on the populous in a capitalist economy. There are no borders blocking mobility to a higher socioeconomic class.
On POPUP they say:In Pop-Up Breakout we play the game of closing Web pop-up ads, and we try to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible. Of course, we play this same game every time we surf the Web, though Pop-Up Breakout thrusts that minute-by-minute practice of clearing our computer screens of advertising litter into the realm of fun.
26 April 2002 150.000 visitors counted. Who are you, where do you come from? Are you human or all search engine robots? Leave a message after the beep. beep. 45 comments