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  • SXSW2015 day 4; tech as material

    17 March 2015

    Day 4 already. The Monday is always a bit different. Hard to pinpoint why, maybe because you feel you have passed half of the conference. Or because it seems a bit more quiet because some of the Americans have to go back to work after the weekend. I did not have to stand in line for the sessions I attended.

  • SXSW Day 3; a thin line between smart and smart-ass

    16 March 2015

    On day 3 the themes of wearables, mixing real and digital, AI and new interactions were present again.

  • Connected vehicles and automated cars

    SxSW2015 day 2; start with the thing

    15 March 2015

    Day 2 of this years South by started with a panel on advanced mobility. 9.30am, I made it on time after publishing the first wrap upof this SxSW…

  • SxSW2015 day 1; high-tech and high-touch

    14 March 2015

    This year I am again in Austin for SxSW (South by South West, or South by as locals say), I’m visiting the interactive conference, just like I did in 2011 and 2013. The conference is one of the biggest in the world (probable the biggest) with about 32.798 attendees. There are over a 1000 sessions in 5 days.

  • Stempel spel wins prize HollandCall

    30 January 2015

    Wednesday January 28 the project #Stampions have won a second prize at the HollandCall. #Stampions is an idea for a game of stamps that aims to attract more visitors to cultural touristic attractions in the province of Noord-Holland. The game is a cooperation of Somedialoog and

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    Wearables – interfaces as a second skin

    10 December 2014

    What are the latest developments in wearables? Who are the game changers? And where could that lead us? The following essay on wearables was published in the Crossover Works # 3 publication.

  • Ready for a new decade

    18 November 2014

    It is that time of year to look forward and backwards to the trends in online. With the 20th anniversary of I decided to add a more meta look at the trends, backwards and forward. I will divide the development of the past 20 years into two decades. In conclusion I will try to carefully look towards the next two decades.

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    Looking back at ThingsConAMS

    15 November 2014

    Last Friday, November 7, we hosted the first edition of ThingsCon Amsterdam at the, as part of our 20 year celebration activities. We look back on ThingsConAMS with great pleasure and heard good feedback by everyone that attended. We are very happy with that.

  • Things as hubs in the internet of daily life

    03 November 2014

    We are slowly entering an new phase in online, in our digital life. As internet started before the web, it was a communication medium. E-mail as the most solid representative. When we got the web about 20 years ago internet became a publication medium and information base. Hyperlinking lead to surfing from article to article. Google optimised the system with relatively evaluating links.

  • Beyond touch with the Apple Watch

    10 September 2014

    Today the Apple Watch was announced. It will not make it to the market until next January probably to give app developers chance to develop their apps and have a relevant watch experience from the start. And maybe also for other reasons we do not know.