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AdriaanOdendaalSouth AfricaBA Humanities (Visual Studies, English Studies, Sociology), University of StellenboschHet Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NetherlandsUnveiling Interfaces: A Software Studies Board Game for Algorithmic Literacy
I am a recent MA graduate with a keen interest in digital culture, critical design, coding, and creative fields.
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Adriaan
Odendaal
adriaanodendaal
Male
South Africa
Netherlands
Afrikaans, English
MediaAC 2 2016-2018
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Academic career

Throughout my academic and professional careers, I have developed a seemingly divergent range of experiences, skills, and knowledge. Though these make it difficult to pinpoint my career trajectory - it also allows me to always offer conceptually unique perspectives.

During my MA in Media Arts I was primarily concerned with the subjects of algorithmic culture, digital preservation, game studies and design, and critical and speculative design.

Before this MA program I studied an Honors degree in Film and Television Studies, with an undergrad in Visual Studies and Sociology. 

Artist Assistant - Ralph Borland (Sept 2018 > Present)

I am currently working part-time for South African media artist Ralph Borland on his African Robots project, as well as his new large-scale multi-media installation to be  exhibited in the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art.

Front-end Web Developer - Volume Media (February 2019 > Present)

Currently I am working part-time for Volume, a South African social enterprise that technologically empower community radio stations to source and produce better local news.

Intern - Het Nieuwe Instituut. Research & Design Department (Jul 2017 > Aug 2017)

I did a 2-month internship at one of Rotterdam's foremost cultural institutions. I worked in
the Research & Design department, primarily on a project related to algorithmic culture.
In addition to research, writing, and misc. tasks, I designed and coded the animated
landing page of one of their web-magazines.

Content Writer and Multi-media Strategist - Oxbridge Academy (Sept 2014 > Aug 2016)

Starting out as a digital copy writer in the Marketing Dept. of this distance and e-learning
college my duties quickly branched out to content strategizing and multimedia
production. During my extended employment I developed educational and marketing
blog posts, Instagram posts, videos, graphics, Slideshares, interactive content, and
long-form copy for digital and print marketing. Additionally, I took over management of
the college's Youtube channel and grew its following and reach exponentially.

 

BA Humanities (Visual Studies, English Studies, Sociology), University of Stellenbosch
Hon. Film and Television Studies, University of Cape Town
Unveiling Interfaces: A Software Studies Board Game for Algorithmic Literacy
remain in EU on job-search visa
Media Arts Cultures related activities
II Conference on Historical Game Studies, Madrid, 2018
Black Boxes out of Cardboard: Algorithmic Literacy through Critical Board Game Design, Analog Game Studies journal, 2018
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, 2017 / New Interfaces for Musical Experiences, Copenhagen, 2016
Guest Lecture: Problem-based Learning and Practice Lead Research, Department of Visual Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2019
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