Author Archives: Sjef

A packing list for 6 weeks away.

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For the last 6 weeks (ish) I was travelling around in South East Asia. I brought hand luggage only, along the way I got a lot of comments on how lightly I was packed (mostly from jealous people with Very Big Backpacks). I’m not a particularly […]

Hello 2015

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Well kept street-side gardens. Communities maintained outside the corporate machine, hidden in tiny spaces any number of floors from the ground. Emergency services slowing down and politely requesting that traffic give way as they attempt to rush to their destination. Bamboo forests. Black-out drunk salarymen […]

Camotalk – Amsterdam Hackers & Designers Meetup

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Sources for the talk I’ll give today for the Amsterdam Hackers & Designers Meetup. Camouflage: Histories & Identities, Systems & Magic In rough order of the talk most things I’ll reference & that are shown on the slides. There aren’t sources for every single image, […]

Escaping the Cities of Drowned Ghosts

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I’ve had this bit on the shelf for over a year now, just a thought that occurred to me while watching VICE on HBO’s Chinese Ghost Cities episode… You’ve heard about the so-called Chinese Ghost Cities. Puffy-faced finance consultants on CNN call them ‘a disaster […]

Constructing Lunacopia

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Yeah I should have been doing a bunch of other stuff, but due to a long run of boring work combined with more interesting projects getting postponed for months on end, I had to make something visual that actually got finished for sanity retainment purposes. […]

The Blind Robot

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Something else I saw last weekend at the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, ‘The Blind Robot’ by Louis-Philippe Demers. “Do you want to try the robot?” says the attendant standing before me as I enter the Main Exhibition hall. “Sure, why not?” I take a seat in […]

Not All Drones

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Friday the 23rd was Drones Day at the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, and I missed almost all of it. Wandered in just in time to catch the tail end of Daan Krijnen demonstrating his AR Drone Face Tracking, in which a Parrot Drone tracks your […]

Echoes of Resonate14

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Back at the start of April I was in Belgrade for Resonate 2014, lodging with the good people of The Artificial. Having had my fill of Kinect hacks, projection maps & assorted visualisations, here are three things that have stuck with me now, a month down the […]

An afternoon with the Dutch Future Society.

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Updates on travels to Burgundy, Manchester & Belgrade in the past weeks at a later point, popping this one off the stack first… “The World in 50 Years & How Do We Get There” was the promising title of the recent afternoon-long mini conference put […]