Until today I didn’t have a Twitter account. I just don’t see why random people are interested in my travels, my thoughts, my work, my private life. I’m also very surprised to realize that a lot of people do think that their very personal business is worthwhile spreading around the world.
But things have changed. No, I didn’t come to the conclusion that I have to spit out my thoughts and actions. But Twitter made it possible that people still could report on what happened in Teheran, while the ‘elected’ government had kicked out journalist.
Twitter got a boost. Communication professionals can’t neglect it’s power anymore.
The power to spread news
The power to spread buzz
The power to spread fake news
The power to let believe
The power to fake
The power to speak
The power to advertise
The power to communicate
The power …
The Dutch city Rotterdam is the first to centralize computerized geo information. All civil servants have access to the data by using Geoweb 2.0. It’s fascinating. All kinds of data, like normal road maps, but also electricity cables and social economical information will be easy available.
GSDI 11 World Conference
I didn’t know anything about geo information until Madbull Media hired me to co-write and co-direct a script of an instruction movie to be shown at the official opening of the GSDI 11 World Conference.
Promo for civil servants
For the civil servants of Rotterdam we made a small promo to have them understand the importance of Geoweb 2.0 and why they should use it.
Summer 1996 was the first time, that I had to write articles for a website. I noticed, that composing a text for the web had to be done different than for the traditional media. Not only because reading on screen works different, but also because of the ability of using links. Still today, I discuss with clients that using the copy of their printed brochures won’t be effective for their websites. I could write here an article about why that is not useful, but there is an easier way.
Just take 4 minutes of your precious time, relax, sit back and watch this explanation by Michael Welsh, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology of Kansas State University. Besides hearing and seeing why digital text is different, you also will get clarification of what web 2.0 is and how it really works.
Jury Chairman of the Dutch awards for entertaining events, Norbert Cappetti, explains why ‘Einstein teaches!’ is nominated. ‘Einstein teaches!’ has been produced by aRTi Productions. I was responsible for the concept.
Since 2001, the non-profit art gallery, Galerie De Meerse, has been organizing the Art in â€¦-events. These events are about finding art in modern subcultures. This year we will â€˜huntâ€™ for art in mobile phones – art that is specially made for or with a cell phone.
The event will contain an exhibition, workshops, a tutorial program and a website. We have just activated www.artinmobile.com and have started to submit content. Anybody who knows of interesting art in relationship to mobile phones, please sent me an email at email@example.com.
â€˜Einstein teaches!â€™ (â€™Einstein geeft les!â€™) is nominated for the best Dutch entertainment event in 2007 by The Golden Giraffe Award of High Profile. aRTi Productions and I were responsible for the idea, the
concept, communication, production and execution. Of course, my focuses were on the idea, the concept and
The winner will be announced March 11th at the World Forum Convention Center in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Within a couple of days the nominees of the best Dutch Event of 2007 will be announced on www.gouden-giraffe.nl. aRTi Productions and I are competing with ‘Einstein geeft les!’ (= Einstein teaches!) in the ‘entertainment’ catagory. More information about this event coming soon.