Patent Liberation Front

THE PATENT LIBERATION FRONT reverse engineering patent archives The word patent originates from the Latin patere, which means “to lay open” (i.e., to make available for public inspection. This form of Intellectual Property originates from the perceived need to protect ideas so that the people who thought of them have first dibs on developing them. Fair …

Augmenting Masterpieces nominated for Museums & the Web award

Augmenting Masterpieces nominated for Museums & the Web award

The research project ‘Augmenting Masterpieces’ was nominated for a ‘Best of the Web’ award, in the categories ‘Museum professional’ and ‘Innovative/Experimental’. The awards are presented each year for new web projects focused on museums. University of Amsterdam (UvA) researcher Johanna Barnbeck analysed the visitor’s experience in the Rijksmuseum for ‘Augmenting Masterpieces’. She also looked at …

Deleuze: towards a cinematic phenomenology

Deleuze: towards a cinematic phenomenology

Rather than figuring film as a text that is interpreted or an object structurally dissected, Deleuze suggests that film is best understood in terms of those elements unique to the medium: movement and temporality. Central to his approach are affects, percepts, and concepts: a fluid play of intensities, sensations and thought that disintegrates the distinction …