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BRAND LANGUAGE: Of Brands, Zombies, And Ventriloquists

Ventriloquists have a funny job. They give inanimate objects a voice like they were human beings. The art of the ventriloquist is to speak without letting it show, keeping their lips tight. As a consequence, hand puppets usually have these

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BRAND LANGUAGE: Of Brands, Zombies, And Ventriloquists

Ventriloquists have a funny job. They give inanimate objects a voice like they were human beings. The art of the ventriloquist is to speak without letting it show, keeping their lips tight. As a consequence, hand puppets usually have these

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Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen

Die Verschwörung der Ratingagenturen

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen. Einblicke in die Kapitalmacht der Gegenwart, 190 S., transcript xtexte, Bielefeld, 2012 Über Ratingagenturen wollte ich schon lange mehr wissen. Wie sie arbeiten, wonach sie bewerten, wie seriös ihre Arbeit ist und von welchen Interessen geleitet? Nun

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen

Die Verschwörung der Ratingagenturen

Werner Rügemer, Ratingagenturen. Einblicke in die Kapitalmacht der Gegenwart, 190 S., transcript xtexte, Bielefeld, 2012 Über Ratingagenturen wollte ich schon lange mehr wissen. Wie sie arbeiten, wonach sie bewerten, wie seriös ihre Arbeit ist und von welchen Interessen geleitet? Nun

Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, documenta (13)

DOCUMENTA (13): We Know Art Can Be Therapy. But May Therapy Be Turned Into Art?

After our recent visit to the much hailed documenta (13) art exhibition in Kassel, Hassia, Germany, we had an interesting discussion on the bus while driving home. It was about an exhibit by the artist Pedro Reyes called Sanatorium. In

Pedro Reyes, Sanatorium, documenta (13)

DOCUMENTA (13): We Know Art Can Be Therapy. But May Therapy Be Turned Into Art?

After our recent visit to the much hailed documenta (13) art exhibition in Kassel, Hassia, Germany, we had an interesting discussion on the bus while driving home. It was about an exhibit by the artist Pedro Reyes called Sanatorium. In

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KULTURKRITIK: Böses PowerPoint

“Brühwürfel des Denkens” Unter diesem Titel schrieb Thomas Steinfeld am 30.11.2009 in der Süddeutschen Zeitung einen kritischen Bericht über die “PowerPoint”-Kultur und ihre zerstörerische Wirkung auf die Redekunst. Dieser Bericht ist nur einer von vielen zu diesem Thema. Es gibt

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KULTURKRITIK: Böses PowerPoint

“Brühwürfel des Denkens” Unter diesem Titel schrieb Thomas Steinfeld am 30.11.2009 in der Süddeutschen Zeitung einen kritischen Bericht über die “PowerPoint”-Kultur und ihre zerstörerische Wirkung auf die Redekunst. Dieser Bericht ist nur einer von vielen zu diesem Thema. Es gibt

Apple: Make history or just money?

APPLE VS SAMSUNG TRIAL: Why Apple Can Only Lose

While the jury is pondering over its verdict in the Apple Samsung trial, I can’t help but think that Apple has maneuvered itself into a Catch 22 situation with this legal battle. If they win, they lose. And if they

Apple: Make history or just money?

APPLE VS SAMSUNG TRIAL: Why Apple Can Only Lose

While the jury is pondering over its verdict in the Apple Samsung trial, I can’t help but think that Apple has maneuvered itself into a Catch 22 situation with this legal battle. If they win, they lose. And if they

Our Gutenberg

STEVE JOBS: He Was Our Gutenberg (or Alexander…?)

With Steve Jobs, we’ve lost the Gutenberg of our age. He has shaped the surfaces and interfaces that in turn shape our expectations and habits vis a vis the medium that McLuhan just called the electric one: the networked computer

Our Gutenberg

STEVE JOBS: He Was Our Gutenberg (or Alexander…?)

With Steve Jobs, we’ve lost the Gutenberg of our age. He has shaped the surfaces and interfaces that in turn shape our expectations and habits vis a vis the medium that McLuhan just called the electric one: the networked computer

MARKETING AND RELIGION: Catholic Consumption and Sin Management

I a recent conversation with a client we stumbled over an interesting insight. His business is still quite weak across Europe – with the exception of a few markets which seem to have nothing else in common than being predominantly

MARKETING AND RELIGION: Catholic Consumption and Sin Management

I a recent conversation with a client we stumbled over an interesting insight. His business is still quite weak across Europe – with the exception of a few markets which seem to have nothing else in common than being predominantly

Media Literacy?

What is Media Literacy?

I’ve recently decided to volunteer on a media literacy work group in my daughters school. My daughter is eight, so we’re talking elementary level obviously. My main reason to join the group is to force myself to think about what

Media Literacy?

What is Media Literacy?

I’ve recently decided to volunteer on a media literacy work group in my daughters school. My daughter is eight, so we’re talking elementary level obviously. My main reason to join the group is to force myself to think about what

Anyone out there debugging PowerPoint?

This thing is so obvious that I didn’t even bother to report it to Microsoft. The more surprised I am seeing that this error just survived another major 300+ MB update. All readers who have ever right-aligned a text box

Anyone out there debugging PowerPoint?

This thing is so obvious that I didn’t even bother to report it to Microsoft. The more surprised I am seeing that this error just survived another major 300+ MB update. All readers who have ever right-aligned a text box