Coding-In-Situ

13.06.2022

In April, earlier this year, Kirsten and I went on a trip to Topolo, a village on the Italian-Slovenian border. It's a remote and beautiful place, not only because of its geography but also because of its inhabitants. We were there to make a website for Robida , a collective exploring what …

Time passes by

01.05.2022

I'm sitting in my apartment in the dark listening to Tangerine Dream's Optical Race (1988). It feels good even if the laptops screen is slightly too bright and bringing on a bit of a headache. Turn brightness down tap tap tap ~*... I've been camping this weekend with W and her family. The bird song …

Good for Nothing, Nothing for Good

11.03.2022

I became a real teacher in November 2021. Real is in italics because I'm not sure if I feel like whatever a real teacher is and I certainly don't feel certified to be one. I guess there is a difference somehow because my experience with being the educator rather than the educatee was mostly formed …

Windows and Webcams

01.03.2022

Yesterday I read Lukas W's contribution to the Are.na Annual 2022 (the theme of which is Portals). It was great to be welcomed into the book by two things that I pay a lot of attention to, waves and webcams. It was also somehow reassuring to know that someone else also collects screenshots from …

My Dinner Table

17.02.2022

In my apartment there is a dinner table. It's where I'm sitting right now as I type this out. I only have two chairs for it at the moment, but soon it will be four. I call it the dinner table but actually there is a lot more that goes on here. At the moment on the table is a stack of books …

Light Video

18.01.2022

Last week Emma and I hosted a workshop at the Critical Inquiry Lab MA at Design Academy Eindhoven. It was the second time we had done this particular workshop. We call it 'Once Upon a Time in Desktoppywood'. The idea of the workshop is to show how video doesn't have to be this big bloated medium …

A letter to 2022

09.01.2022

I decided that I would not write a newsletter this year because and instead I would start a blog. A place where I can write down my thoughts and ideas. I actually started writing a newsletter so what you find below will be a version of that letter: This evening, a Tuesday evening at 8:30, I’m …

Christmas Rain

30.12.2021

It rained a lot on Christmas day this year. I think it rained from the moment I was awake to the moment I went to sleep. Unfortunately this meant that we couldn't go for our normal Christmas walk so easily. We went for a small one around the fields and got drenched. It made me realise I need …

Coding in front of the fire

20.12.2021

I'm sitting in on the big sofa in my parents living room. There are 3 pillows, a soft blanket and a patchwork blanket on here with me. I'm facing the fireplace where there are some glowing embers and whispy flames giving off an ambient warmth. I'm listening to a show on NTS by Adam Oko with Cool …