The Hmm @ Tolhuistuin on non-visual internet culture

When: April 19, 2023 20:00 - 22:00

Where: Toolhuistuin and Online IJpromenade 2 Amsterdam


Date(s) - April 19, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Toolhuistuin and Online


“Memes, GIFs, and endless streams of TikTok videos. Our digital lives are often saturated with visual culture, but there is so much more that makes up our internet ecosystem. In 2022, around 650 million new tweets were posted on a daily basis and it’s estimated that each day 100 billion messages are sent via WhatsApp. Podcast listeners make up almost 465 million people around the world, and we haven’t even started to talk about music streaming services and online radio. During tonight’s event we’ll be joined by eight researchers, artists, designers, and makers who will take us through the world of non-visual internet culture. We’ll have eight speakers joining us to explore alt-text as poetry, radio gardens, generative podcasts, and much more on Wednesday April 19 at Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam.

Lieven Heeremans has helped us put together a very special program as our guest curator for the evening. Lieven is a creative producer and editor specialised in audio, and the co-founder of the Podcastnetwerk.

Can’t join us in person in Amsterdam? Or just want to watch from the comfort of your own laptop? All of our events are hybrid so you can also buy a ticket to join The Hmm @ Tolhuistuin online via our livestream website.”

The Hmm is one of the partners in Going Hybrid and, together with Hackers & Designers, are using their events to experiment with hybridity and participatory livecasting, testing possibilities to connect virtual and physical audiences.