Enter the Writers

Enter the Writers is an initiative of Cinekid, and was set up in collaboration with Domein voor Kunstkritiek. On this page you will find the blogs from our editors. The editorial staff is led by Anna van Leeuwen. The editors are: Marijn van der Jagt, Kaweh Modiri, Dirk Vis, Marloeke van der Vlugt and Marian Cousijn. Klik hier voor Nederlands.

In Enter the Writers bloggers will investigate our theme for the MediaLab 2016 from different angles and write about it.

Marijn van der Jagt: You notice just how much you rely on a device if the thing disappears and you’re left stumbling on without its support.

Marian Cousijn: You're not inside, but not really outside; you find yourself in a grey area between a public space and a private property.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: I want to use my last blog to further explore the idea of resuscitating objects or spaces.

Marian Cousijn: Smartphones in the museum; isn’t it better to store them in your backpack, in a locker?

Marijn van der Jagt:There’s a man on the stage with a cell phone in his hand, which he holds up to the public

Marloeke van der Vlugt:The next group of international students from the Interactive Architecture Lab adopted a

Dirk Vis: I'm visiting Siebe, Jonas and Lou; I can add up their collective age using my fingers.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: The students of the Interactive Architecture Lab have to present their research several times a year

Marijn van der Jagt: Give me your cell phone and I tell you who you are, is the motto of the TV programme De mobiel van…

Marian Cousijn: Has the digital revolution changed art? Electronic Superhighway presented an overview of fifty years of art

Dirk Vis: Karina Zavidova is working on her thesis in art school, in which she designs a virtual assistant.

Kaweh Modiri: Animals have stronger claws or jaws, but the humans have better brains.

Marijn van der Jagt: In thrillers, it's trouble when someone says, “I'm being followed.” Social Media works in opposite manner.

Kaweh Modiri: The odd, generic script of the experimental short film Sunspring reveals something interesting...

Marloeke van der Vlugt: We react emotionally when we recognise elements of ‘human behavior’ in an object or a space.

Marijn van der Jagt: Someone wearing VR glasses seems to be shunning reality. The thick black goggles cuts the wearer off...

Dirk Vis: Games, apps and interfaces in science fiction movies don’t have to do much, really; apart from look credible

Kaweh Modiri: Sunspring is a short sci-fi film written using artificial intelligence.

Marijn van der Jagt: The importance of weight and volume is underestimated in the rush for ever smaller devices.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: Ruari Glenn, artist and researcher, knows very well what he wants to learn from the world around us.

Dirk Vis: I could do what Oliver Laric did. The artist held a webchat with a prophet.

Kaweh Modiri: Movies from 2016 will of course look different than films from the last century. Also through the changing techniques.

Marian Cousijn: Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmachl talk about Osmo.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: In this blog I’m going to take a step back. The concept of interactivity has been given some form...

Marian Cousijn: During my research into the concept of ‘online / offline’, I came across the following interesting things last week:

Dirk Vis: Are there any apps that allow you to summon up spirits as well as the right train times?

Marijn van der Jagt : Finally we can bridge long distances. Finally we are “accessible” everywhere.

Marian Cousijn: A teenage girl stares into the webcam...

Kaweh Modiri : There is no fortress to defend. The surrender is complete.

Dirk Vis: This week, for the first time in years, I played computer games at home. One of my new favorites is The Stanley Parable.

Marijn van der Jagt: Some things have become more difficult since the advent of smartphones.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: Art that is interactive can resemble a half-finished product.

Dirk Vis: Technology that we don’t understand, or that is new, can appear magical to us. But it isn’t, actually.

Kaweh Modiri: Is it possible to think about a world where human interests are not...

Marloeke van der Vlugt: Are there gradations in the level of interactivity? It seems so.

Marian Cousijn: During thunderstorms, you are safe in the car, even when the lightning strikes. That's because a car is a Faraday cage

Marijn van der Jagt: It was a theatrical performance which showed me how dramatic the movement of a cursor can be.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: For Enter the Writers, I am going to immerse myself over the coming weeks in the concept of interactivity

Marian Cousijn: I don’t have a policy regarding my own online usage. Sometimes I'm happy about leaving my phone off the whole day.

Dirk Vis: These words were uttered by a voice. I sat in a planet of blood and organs.

Marijn van der Jagt: Can a computer make you burst into tears? It certainly can if you're sat behind your screen ready to buy tickets.

Kaweh Modiri: We like to think that we humans are perfect. Nicholas Carr shares this feeling.

Marijn van der Jagt: My children have benefitted from my work in theatre. And I'm not just talking about the practice of my profession outdoors.

Marian Cousijn: My first favorite animal was a car. When I walked down the street, I could name all the makes of car.

Kaweh Modiri: My films have always been 'interventions' in reality. In My Burglar and I, I followed my burglar around with my camera.

Dirk Vis: I usually write with pencil or with my laptop, but you can actually write with all kinds tools.

Marloeke van der Vlugt: Well, I can say that I am a multidisciplinary artist, I take on many roles.