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Kim de Groot is a design researcher with an MA in new media. She is part of the lectoraat Communication in a digital age and teaches new media at the Willem de Kooning academy Kim's research deals with the inverted relation between image and reality. Moving from representation to the performative, from the visual to the infrastructural, images are no longer created to represent a reality but to manage it. Kim examines images as informational objects and traces the relations between image, event and media.

current work

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Imaginary Property

jvejveFrom september 2008 until august 2009 I will be working on a project called Imaginary Property at the Jan van Eyck academy Maastricht, initiated by Florian Schneider.

For me, as a new media researcher and designer, Imaginary Property incites to reconsider intellectual property, ownership and the status of the digital networked image as concepts of web culture(s). It is a challenge to act upon those concepts by deconstructing them and materialize their virtual values. Think about interfacing the property relations or knowledge a digital networked image contains. Is it a transparent image or a module of a map?


Project Grey

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A short update on Project Grey, a research project on de Vergrijzing of MV and me, Kim de Groot.

After a meeting today our goal is getting more clear. We are looking for ways to deal with and work with knowledge of elder people in general. More specifically we want to offer elder people the advantages of digital communication structures without bringing them to a screen per se. Instead of assuming elder people would benefit from using a computer we have decided to turn this around and think of ways in which other people could benefit from elder people, as great archives of stories and knowledge. Why search for information on Google, search for stories and find out who could tell you more!


Project Grey

Project Grey is een onderzoeksproject naar de vergrijzing. Wij (ontwerpduo MV en Kim de Groot) willen graag onze visuele en strategische kwaliteiten als ontwerpers inzetten voor het vergrijzingsvraagstuk. In 2030 is ongeveer 24% van onze bevolking, 70 jaar of ouder. Deze groep heeft zorg en aandacht nodig. Het ziet er naar uit dat hier straks een tekort aan is. Wat is hierin de rol van de ontwerper? Hoe kunnen ontwerpers oplossingen bieden voor het tekort in zorg en aandacht?

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