Fake Me Hard

Fake Me Hard

Fake Me Hard, an inspiring exhibition and experience in Rotterdam-West about data, algorithms and AI. The artists have a slight dystopian inclination, but they succeed in making you think. Halfway, AI generates a deepfake of you. If you allow the AI to do so.... The...

CLI Microlab Summerfestival

CLI Microlab Summerfestival

Early July, we celebrated summer at CLI. Our festival kicked off with a live talk-show. Innovators Dr. Mijke Slot from Media & Communication and Dr. Sam Riedijk from the Medical School discussed their projects under the guidance of Matt Hrusc who turned out to be...

Our Persuasive Gaming book

Our Persuasive Gaming book

It's there: in print and in Open Access online. Completing and editing the volume was a lengthy process, but now the book concludes our 'Persuasive Gaming in Context' project. Earlier, in 2017, Ruud Jacobs defended his PhD at Erasmus University. Now, the volume shows...

Lela Mosemghvdlishvili’s online defense

Lela Mosemghvdlishvili’s online defense

Lela was my third PhD researcher defending the thesis during the COVID19 pandemic. The campus was in lock down in February, so the ceremony took place in online-only format. It was quite an experience for me. It felt 'distant', although I knew that Lela had a lot of...

Dr Pieter’s hybrid defense

Dr Pieter’s hybrid defense

Dr Pieter van den Heede presents his diploma in front of the chosen few who were allowed to join the defense on the EUR campus. Many others listened online how he argued how digital gaming engages (young) players with the Second World War. Pieter's research stems from...

CLI face mask

CLI face mask

The official mask that is supposed to be worn in the CLI Innovation Lab. And outside the Lab to emphasize innovative education even more.

Dr Roel Lutkenhaus

Dr Roel Lutkenhaus

My PhD student Roel defended his excellent thesis in the 'hybrid format' Erasmus University developed in response to the pandemic. It meant an empty room, with many others present online. Roel gave Prof Martine Bouman and me reason to be very proud as his thesis was...

A farewell to prof Susanne

A farewell to prof Susanne

In the fall of 2020, the Corona related measures were relaxed a bit. The Department of Media & Communication hosted a proper >1.5m reception to thank our boss Prof Susanne Janssen for her years as head of department. I am particularly grateful as Susanne hired...