Before you were here

An essay by Menso Heus. Menso scoured the archives of wwwtext. org and textfiles.com to show that many of today’s most divisive topics were already being actively debated decades before.

About Menso: Menso left school for a career as a technologist. After working with, among others, XS4ALL and Free Press Unlimited, he is currently head of technology at Keezel, a privacy focussed organisation that builds the Keezel VPN router. Menso has been writing about hacking, security, human rights and mass surveillance since 1998, for publications such as Net Magazine, Parool and the Volkskrant. Find Menso on Twitter.

? The Hmm 2018 ? ? <3 ❤️ | Support & sign up!

We’re super happy to announce Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie are supporting The Hmm in 2018! We have loads of new ideas and things we’d like to try out. If you’d like us to ping you when our events start up again, the easiest way is to sign up for our

The Hmm @ VondelCS | Wed 3 May at 20:00

VondelCS (yes, the old film museum in Vondelpark) is hosting The Hmm on Wednesday March 3rd. Expect the visual language of contemporary feminism, how to become an influencer in 30 days, and an encyclopedia of reality shows. Vlogger and rapper Abelmanbroer is helping us out this month, so bookmark this page and come back to

The Hmm @ FC Hyena | Wed 5 April at 19:00

We’re kicking off the 2017-season with lots of fashion, technology and alternative realities. We’re honored to have Martijn van Boven, a clever artist and teacher, as our first guest curator. We’re looking forward to introducing you to his work and welcoming you to one of the nicest cinema’s in the Netherlands, new(ish) kid on the

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Spectacles verslaggever gezocht!

Spectacles is Snapchats veel hippere versie van de Google Glass: een vrolijk gekleurde zonnebril die kan filmen. Net zoals snaps duurt een Spectacles-filmpje niet langer dan 10 seconden. Voor live-events over beeldcultuur zoekt The Hmm een Spectacles-verslaggever. Ben jij de razende reporter die wij zoeken?

The Hmm # 6 | Sat 5 November 2016 | Foam Amsterdam

The Hmm en Bits of Freedom presenteren surveillance dichtbij huis. In 5 x 5 minuten leer je over Google als natiestaat, dat door rood lopen in een algoritmische wereld écht niet meer veilig is, waarom Ai Weiwei in onze toekomst leeft en meer.