Common Knowledge #8 travels to Heerlen in collaboration with Betawerk. You are invited to the Betahuis on 23 April for an evening that dives deep into the usefulness of the Internet for creative professionals.
Show, share and sell your work online. Easier said than done. Starting at 19:00 six speakers present different views and cases about the internet as a tool for professionals. The possibilities on the world wide web are diverse, but they have to be used effectively and in the right way. The evening talks touch upon these possibilities and present how ‘showing, sharing and selling’ are put into practice online.
Common Knowledge #8 is free of charge and open to all. Please note that some presentations will be in Dutch. The first presentation starts at 19h.
Monika Kanokova | Somewhere.com | this presentation is in English
Somewhere is the visual platform for sharing your work. The team behind it loves helping people show what they really do and how they work. It is the perfect place for people to explore, share and celebrate their work.
Jussi Megens | Social Media Manager | DaWanda.nl
DaWanda offers creative designers a platform where they can present their handmade products to a wide audience. In 2006 they started as an online marketplace for unique handmade design. You can find more than two million individual products on the website, which can be purchased directly from the designer and/or maker. In about 250.000 DaWanda ‘shops’, creatives offer their products ‘made with love’. On average, the website has about 18 million visitors per month.
Willem Wigman | Web developer | e-tailors.nl
Willem Wigman is working as a freelancer since 2006. Since January 2014 he is co-owner of E-tailors, a new company that specifically focuses on services related to e-commerce. Giving advice and supporting companies from beginning to end with setting up and maintaining online shops. Willem studied Communication and Multimedia Design in Maastricht. He worked as a freelance web developer and online marketing expert (for various advertisement-agencies and own clients). Two years ago he decided to focus entirely on e-commerce.
Jeroen van Loon | Digital Media Artist | Life Needs Internet
The projects of Jeroen van Loon are at the intersection of technology and contemporary culture. His fascination revolves around the (non-) impact of digital technology in our society. In his work he documents and visualizes digital culture, both online and offline. Van Loon received a Master in Design for Digital Cultures in 2010 at the School of Arts in Utrecht. His graduation project From Digital To Analogue was labeled as one of the most innovative projects of 2010 by Bright Magazine and in 2012 and 2014 he gave a short TEDx talk about his project Life Needs Internet.
Marc Bosch | Social Media Expert | Twitter.com/Marc2B | this presentation is in English
Marc Bosch has been crazy about the Internet and social media since the very start of it. In 1992 he started marketing consultancy M4B and has been working in the field ever since. Marc also gives workshops on how to use social media and writes columns. In 2000 he launched the Limburg Wide WEB award.
Egid van Houtem | Entrepreneur | Social Beta Event
Egid van Houtem is entrepreneur and founder of the Social Beta Event. This is the Euregional event for new technology and innovation that matters. Discover business opportunities and challenges in an inspiring, creative environment full of thinkers and makers. An event for today’s and tomorrow’s society. SBE takes place 14, 15 and 16 May in Heerlen.