Data Workshop
Linköping University
Linköping University logo.

Invited to give a talk and participate in a three-day data workshop entitled “The Crisis in Political Polling and the Rise of Data Mining”, organised by the Department of Thematic Studies, Technology and Social Change (TEMA T) at Linköping University.

◉ Linköping, SE · 16–18 August 2017
SMSociety‘17 Proceedings
ACM Publications
ACM Publications logo.

The short paper “The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships” has been published in the Proceedings of the 8th 2017 International Conference on Social Media 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (SMSociety’17) by ACM Publications.

◉ New York, NY, US · 28 July 2017
2017 #SMSociety: “Social Media …
Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers …
Event banner.

Accepted to present a paper at the 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society, an annual, three-day, international conference entitled “Social Media for Social Good or Evil”. It is organised by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University and is held in Toronto, Canada.

◉ Toronto, ON, CA · 28–30 July 2017
11th Digital Methods Summer …
Digital Methods Initiative
Digital Methods Initiative logo.

Co-organising the 2017 Digital Methods Summer School. This 11th summer school is themed “Get the Picture? Digital Methods for Visual Research” and is co-organised with the Research School for Media Studies (RMeS).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 26 June – 7 July 2017
Data Power 2017 Conference
Carleton University, School of …
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Accepted to present a paper at Data Power 2017 Conference, a two-day, international conference organized by Carleton University, School of Journalism and Communication and the University of Sheffield following the successful Data Power 2015 Conference held in the UK.

◉ Ottawa, ON, CA · 22–23 June 2017
AIHR Cutting Edge Research Fund
Amsterdam Institute for …
University of Amsterdam logo.

The project “App Studies Initiative: An International Network for Advancing Research Into Mobile Apps” has received a network grant from the AIHR Cutting Edge Research Fund of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research, University of Amsterdam, intended to support international networking activities.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · May 2017
Consolidation of Platform Power
LSE Media Policy Project
LSE logo.

Invited to give a talk on consolidation in the data sphere. This one-day workshop on the Consolidation of Platform Power is hosted by the LSE Media Policy Project at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

◉ London, UK · 15 May 2017
Platforms, burgerrechten en de …
Digitaal 66
Digitaal 66 logo.

Invited to give an expert talk on the topics of social media platforms, civil rights, and data markets. This public event is hosted by Digitaal 66, a platform of the Dutch liberal-democratic party Democrats 66 (D66), which aims to translate the fundamental principles of this party into digital topics and themes.

◉ Utrecht, NL · 11 May 2017
Data Publics 2017
Lancaster University
Event homepage.

Invited to convene a workshop and present a paper at Data Publics 2017, a conference investigating the formation and representation of crowds, groups and clusters in digital economies hosted at the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts (LICA) (Lancaster University).

◉ Lancaster, UK · 31 Mar. – 2 Apr. 2017
“Speculative data selfies”
Internet Policy Review (2017)
Internet Policy Review logo.

The piece “Speculative data selfies”, on raising awareness through the datafied self, has been published in the News & Comments section of Internet Policy Review, an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal on internet regulation in Europe published by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG).

◉ Berlin, DE · 1 Mar. 2017
Surveillance & Society 15.1 (2017)
Surveillance Studies Network
Surveillance & Society homepage.

The paper “Counter-Mapping Surveillance: A Critical Cartography of Mass Surveillance Technology After Snowden” has been published in the current issue of Surveillance & Society, an independent, open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Surveillance Studies Network (Queen's University).

◉ Kingston, ON, CA · 28 Feb. 2017
De politieke strijd online
nrc.nl / NRC
nrc.nl screenshot.

Conducted a real-time social media analysis of a Dutch national televised election debate (RTL Rode Hoed Debat, Sun 26 Feb.). A Dutch national news article is written in collaboration with a team of professional journalists (NRC) and is published on nrc.nl (Mon 27 Feb.), in NRC Next, and in NRC Handelsblad (Tue 28 Feb.).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 26–28 Feb. 2017
International Research Group
App Studies Initiative
App Studies Initiative logo.

Co-founded the App Studies Initiative (ASI), an international research group (Universities of Amsterdam, Siegen, and Toronto) for advancing critical research into mobile apps. Focus areas include addressing methodological challenges, app development and distribution, app–platform relations, and the political economy of apps.

◉ Jan. 2017
9th Digital Methods Winter School
Digital Methods Initiative
Digital Methods Initiative logo.

Co-organised the 2017 Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference. This ninth winter school is themed “Data Infrastructures: Database Stories, Dumps and Query Driven Narratives”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 9–13 Jan. 2017
1st Annual Conference 2016
SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation
Event flyer.

Presented a conference poster on app ecologies at the 1st Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center 1187 “Media of Cooperation” hosted at the University of Siegen. It addresses cooperative media practices from the perspectives of infrastructures and their publics, and publics and their infrastructures.

◉ Siegen, DE · 8–10 Dec. 2016
Mobile Interface Methods I
SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation
Event poster by Hendrik Bender.

Co-organised a two-day workshop entitled “Mobile Interface Methods I: Towards an App Analysis” hosted at the University of Siegen. Part of a workshop series, it explores the specific challenges that mobile and dynamic digital media environments pose to “interface methods” (Marres and Gerlitz, 2015).

◉ Siegen, DE · 10–11 Nov. 2016
AoIR 2016: Berlin
Association of Internet Research…
AoIR 2016: Berlin event logo.

Participated in convening a one-day workshop, panel, and presented a paper at AoIR 2016: Berlin, themed “Internet Rules!”. It is hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research and will take place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

◉ Berlin, DE · 5–8 Oct. 2016
IPP2016: “The Platform Society”
Internet, Politics, and Policy
Oxford Internet Institute logo.

Presented a paper at IPP2016: “The Platform Society” (Internet, Politics, and Policy), a conference examining the politics and policy of online platforms convened by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford) and OII-edited academic journal Policy & Internet (Wiley).

◉ Oxford, UK · 22–23 Sept. 2016
Lecturer
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Accepted a position as lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture with the Dept. of Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Aug. 2016
Research Associate
Digital Methods Initiative
Digital Methods Initiative logo.

Joined the Digital Methods Initiative (DMI), one of Europe's leading Internet Studies research groups based at the Dept. of Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. The project is directed by Prof. Dr. Richard Rogers (PI).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 14 July 2016
Doctoral Research Project
University of Siegen
University of Siegen logo.

Started an independent doctoral research project entitled “Calculative Cultures”, supervised by Prof. Dr. Carolin Gerlitz, and with the University of Siegen as the host institution. It aims to advance in situ software studies and explores the social, cultural, and political significance of calculation in digital media.

◉ Siegen, DE · 1 July 2016
Research Associate
SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation
“Media of Cooperation” logo.

Accepted a position as research associate with “Media of Cooperation” (DFG Collab. Res. Centre 1187) [German: „Medien der Kooperation“] (Universities of Siegen, Amsterdam, and Cologne), coordinated by Prof. Dr. Erhard Schüttpelz, and with the University of Siegen as the host institution.

◉ Siegen, DE · 1 July 2016
10th Digital Methods Summer …
Digital Methods Initiative

Facilitated projects entitled “Issue Mapping for Diasporic Crossings”, “Mapping (Secure) Messaging App Ecologies”, and assisted in organising the 2016 Digital Methods Summer School. This tenth annual summer school is themed “Only Connect? A Critical Appraisal of Connecting Practices in the Age of Social Media”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 27 June – 8 July 2016
Invitation midterm presentation
“ART and RESEARCH”
Event flyer spread.

Invited to attend and provide feedback on midterm presentations by students of the honours programme “ART and RESEARCH”, a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie hosted at SMBA (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 18 Mar. 2016
Research Assistant
ERC CONNECTINGEUROPE
Utrecht University logo.

Accepted a position as research assistant with the ERC-funded research project “Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging” (CONNECTINGEUROPE) directed by Prof. Dr. Sandra Ponzanesi (PI) at Utrecht University. It investigates the relation between migration and the digital.

◉ Utrecht, NL · 15 Feb. 2016
Big Data & Society 3.1 (2016)
SAGE Publications
BD&S cover by DensityDesign.

The paper “Accounting for the social: Commensuration and Big Data practices at Facebook” has been published ahead of print and will appear in the next issue of Big Data & Society, an open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by SAGE Publications.

◉ London, UK · 10 Feb. 2016
Lecturer
Utrecht Data School
Utrecht Data School logo.

Accepted a position as lecturer in Digital Methods at Utrecht Data School, a teaching and research platform based at the Dept. of Media and Culture Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University. The project is directed by Dr. Mirko Tobias Schäfer (PI) and Thomas Boeschoten.

◉ Utrecht, NL · 1 Jan. 2016
8th Digital Methods Winter School
Digital Methods Initiative

Guided a project on “Digital Methods for Number Critique” with Dr. Carolin Gerlitz and Dr. Anne Helmond, and assisted in organising the 2016 Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference. This eighth winter school was themed “Otherwise Engaged: Critical Analytics and the New Meanings of Engagement Online”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 11–15 Jan. 2016
“Colossal Data × The Present: …
Impakt Festival 2015
Event banner by HOAX.

Invited to present at Impakt Festival 2015: The Future of the Past (in a World Well Documented) in a panel entitled “Colossal Data × The Present: Dealing With Data” with Dr. Anne Helmond and Dr. Kristoffer Gansing, moderated by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer. The 3-day festival was held at Theater Kikker.

◉ Utrecht, NL · 31 Oct. 2015, 13:00–14:30
Lecturer
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Accepted a position as lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture with the Dept. of Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Sept. 2015
Master of Arts (MA)
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Awarded the degree of Master of Arts (MA) after passing a two-year full-time Research Master's study programme in Media Studies from the Graduate School of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 31 July 2015
Scripties Online
Digital Academic Repository
University of Amsterdam logo.

The Making of Predictions: Social Media-Based Prediction and Its Resources, Techniques, and Applications” has been uploaded to Scripties Online, a separate part of the Digital Academic Repository (DARE) at the University of Amsterdam that contains accepted Master's theses.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · July 2015
9th Digital Methods Summer …
Digital Methods Initiative
Photo by Emilio Fernández Peña.

Participated and assisted in the organisation of the 2015 Digital Methods Summer School. This ninth annual summer school was entitled “Post-Snowden Media Empiricism and Secondary Social Media: Data Studies Beyond Facebook and Twitter”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 29 June – 10 July 2015
“Dealing With Data”
2nd Thesis Conference Research …
University of Amsterdam logo.

Co-organised and participated in the 2nd Thesis Conference Research Master Media Studies: Human | Non-Human | Post-Human at the University of Amsterdam in a panel entitled “Dealing With Data” with Cristel Kolopaking, Norbert Bakker, and moderated by Rose Rowson.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 May 2015
7th Digital Methods Winter School
Digital Methods Initiative

Participated and assisted in the organisation of the 2015 Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference. This seventh annual winter school was entitled “Show Me Your Dashboard: New Media Monitoring and Data Analytics as Critical Practice”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 12–16 Jan. 2015
Climaps.eu
EMAPS
Climaps.eu by EMAPS.

The three-year EU-funded project EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science) has produced and launched an electronic atlas called “Climaps: A Global Issue Atlas of Adaptation to Climate Change”.

◉ Paris, FR · 21 Nov. 2014
1st Citizen Data Sprint: Week 1
Citizen Data Lab

Participated in a data sprint on mapping “bottom-up” or “grassroots” tools for citizen empowerment in the Amsterdam area with digital methods. It was organised by the Citizen Data Lab, a new research lab of CREATE-IT applied research at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences that is part of the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 20–25 Oct. 2014
Teaching and Research Assistant
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Accepted a position as teaching and research assistant to Dr. Bernhard Rieder, associate professor of New Media and Digital Culture and director of the Research Master's in Media Studies, with the Dept. of Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Sept. 2014
8th Digital Methods Summer …
Digital Methods Initiative

Participated and assisted in the organisation of the 2014 Digital Methods Summer School. This eighth annual summer school was entitled “On Geolocation: Remote Event Analysis (Mapping Conflicts, Disasters, Elections and Other Events With Online and Social Media Data)”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 23 June – 4 July 2014
Social Media and the …
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Assisted in the organisation of Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space, a 3-day international conference on how social media are transforming concepts of public space or publicness organised by Dr. Thomas Poell and Prof. Dr. José van Dijck, with the University of Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 18–20 June 2014
4th RMeS Summer School
Research School for Media Studies
Research School for Media Studies logo.

Participated in the 2014 RMeS Summer School entitled “News and the Changing Culture of Public Information”. This fourth edition was jointly organised by The Huizinga Instituut (Research Institute and Graduate School for Cultural History) and Research School for Media Studies (RMeS).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 16–18 June 2014
Scriptiepitch UvA–UU–RUG
We Play Culture
Event flyer by Katalin Fikkert.

Invited to present at this year's national Scriptiepitch UvA–UU–RUG, an event organised by We Play Culture in co-operation with Studievereniging Off-Screen (University of Amsterdam), Studievereniging AKT (Utrecht University), and Studievereniging IK (University of Groningen), and hosted at Het Huis Utrecht.

◉ Utrecht, NL · 20 May 2014, 19:30
2nd EMAPS Amsterdam Sprint
EMAPS

Participated in the 2nd EMAPS (Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science) data sprint. This second of four sprints dedicated to mapping climate change controversies was entitled “Coping with Vulnerability to Climate Change: Adaptation, its Limits and Post-Adaptation Mechanisms”, and took place in Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 24–28 Mar. 2014
MA Media Studies (Research …
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Transferred to a two-year (full-time) international Research Master's study programme in Media Studies (specialisation area New Media and Digital Culture), directed by Dr. Bernhard Rieder, and offered by the Graduate School of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Feb. 2014
Teaching Assistant
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Accepted a position as teaching assistant with the Dept. of Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam and to W. (Willem) Pool, assistant professor of Media and Culture and coordinator of the Bachelor's in Media and Culture (propædeutical phase).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Feb. 2014
6th Digital Methods Winter School
Digital Methods Initiative
Photo by Alexandros Valarakis.

Participated in the 2014 Digital Methods Winter School, Data Sprint and Mini-Conference. This sixth annual winter school was entitled “My Sentiments Exactly: On Methods of Early Warning, Detection and Monitoring through Online and Social Media”.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 13–17 Jan. 2014
GRKK ’14
Trichis Publishing
GRKK ’14 front cover.

Included in De grote Rotterdamse kunstkalender 2014 (GRKK ’14). The art calendar is an annual initiative of Kantoor Kraaij, printed by Trichis Publishing. The collection contains work by 365 Rotterdam-based participating artists, designers, photographers and architects.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · 15 Nov. 2013
Studio @ NN DE Café
NN DE Café, Rotterdam

Official opening of the exhibition Studio @ NN DE Café: De upcoming professional op locatie, of which van der Vlist is both the designer and one of the participants. The exhibition can be visited freely during visiting hours until March 2014 at the Nationale-Nederlanden Douwe Egberts Café (NN DE Café) in Rotterdam.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · 6 Oct. 2013, 13:00
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam logo.

Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) after passing a three-year full-time Bachelor's study programme in Media and Culture: New Media and Digital Culture from the College of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam in one year, with distinction (cum laude).

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 31 July 2013
Distributed Narratives
Creating 010
Creating 010 logo.

Collaborated on the (unpublished) project Distributed Narratives: Extracting Design Methods from Nonlinear Narrative Formations with Creating 010, a research centre for applied research on new developments and forms of collaboration in the creative industry at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · Sept. 2012 – Mar. 2013
The Best Dutch Book Designs 2012
The Best Dutch Book Designs
Photo by The Best Dutch Book Designs.

The book Hyperbody – First Decade of Interactive Architecture, designed by Mind Design – Gedankendesign, has been selected by Stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken as one of The Best Dutch Book Designs 2012. An overview of the entire selection is available online at bestverzorgdeboeken.nl.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 22 Feb. 2013
“Dutch Design Graduates 2012”
Items #4–5 2012
Items #4–5 2012 front cover.

Included in “Dutch Design Graduates 2012”, the double issue of design magazine Items showcasing “between 50 and 70 graduation projects … of the best and brightest young Dutch design talents of the year”. View the entire selection of graduates at dutchdesigngraduates.nl.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · Oct. 2012
Dutch Design Week 2012
De Machinekamer, Eindhoven
Photo by Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk.

Included in the “ITEMS Dutch Design Graduates 2012” exhibition initiated by Stichting Design Items as part of the Dutch Design Week 2012 (DDW ’12) in De Machinekamer at Strijp-S, Eindhoven. View the entire selection of graduates at dutchdesigngraduates.nl.

◉ Eindhoven, NL · 20–28 Oct. 2012
HOT100 2012
Virtueel Platform
Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg.

Invited to attend Virtueel Platform HOT100 2012, which is an annual meeting of “the most talented and promising graduates from Dutch academies and universities in the field of media, art and digital culture.” The HOT100 Club met and presented their work at PICNIC Festival 2012 in the new EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 17 Sept. 2012
WdKA Graduation Festival 2012
Fenixloodsen I and II, Rotterdam

Participated and assisted in the organisation of the WdKA Graduation Festival 2012 in Fenixloodsen I and II at Katendrecht, Rotterdam.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · 29 June – 6 July 2012
Bachelor of Design (BDes)
Willem de Kooning Academy
Willem de Kooning Academy logo.

Awarded the degree of Bachelor of Design (BDes) after passing a four-year full-time Bachelor's study programme in Graphic Design (Visual Communication) from the School of Media & Design, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · 28 June 2012
Drempelprijs Vormgeving 2012
City of Rotterdam
City of Rotterdam logo.

Nominated for the Drempelprijs Vormgeving 2012, an annual prize on behalf of the City of Rotterdam for the most promising design graduates of the year.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · 22 June 2012
Assistant Designer
Mind Design / Gedankendesign

Started a full-time internship as assistant designer to Niels Schrader, founding director of Mind Design / Gedankendesign in Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Nov. 2011
Assistant Designer
The World as Flatland

Started a full-time internship as assistant designer to Gerlinde Schuller, founding director of The World as Flatland (formerly Information Design Studio) in Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 1 Aug. 2011
“Te Gast”
REX #4
REX #4 cover spread.

Published an article in REX alumnimagazine in collaboration with Alex Starr and Eric de Waal. In it, we portrey product designer Bas van Beek, a WdKA alumnus who is known for his agitating against the present Dutch designscene. The article is in two parts, and reflects on his teaching as well as his personal work.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · June 2011
CrossLab break-out
What Design Can Do 2011
Photo by Bruno Setola.

Participated in the CrossLab break-out “Visualising Data – What Design Can Do for Information Overload” during the two-day conference What Design Can Do 2011 (WDCD ’11) at the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.

◉ Amsterdam, NL · 26–27 May 2011
Rotterdam 2057
BLAAK10 Gallery & Store
Photo by Tessa Meeus.

Co-organised and participated in the exhibition Rotterdam 2057 at BLAAK10 Gallery & Store in Rotterdam.

◉ Rotterdam, NL · 12–15 May 2011
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