Category Archives: Digital Culture

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

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

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

Marshall McLuhan

Strategies against information indigestion (1)

I’m currently collecting material for a piece about strategies to cope with the availability and abundance of information. In the course of the research, I came across this remarkable piece of advice from Marshall McLuhan, following a post and link

Marshall McLuhan

Strategies against information indigestion (1)

I’m currently collecting material for a piece about strategies to cope with the availability and abundance of information. In the course of the research, I came across this remarkable piece of advice from Marshall McLuhan, following a post and link

Mindstorming the Bastille?

In the context of my Web/Bureaucracy post, I found 2 interesting pieces. One is Malcom Gladwell’s “Small Change” article in the New Yorker about why “the revolution will not be tweeted”. The other is David Weinberger’s excellent dissemination of Gladwell’s

Mindstorming the Bastille?

In the context of my Web/Bureaucracy post, I found 2 interesting pieces. One is Malcom Gladwell’s “Small Change” article in the New Yorker about why “the revolution will not be tweeted”. The other is David Weinberger’s excellent dissemination of Gladwell’s

Capable Generous Men

Just watched this TED interview with Julian Assange, the founder and spokesperson of Wikileaks. It shows what a committed but also what an odd guy he is. Can he be trusted as frontman of a global transparency movement that many

Capable Generous Men

Just watched this TED interview with Julian Assange, the founder and spokesperson of Wikileaks. It shows what a committed but also what an odd guy he is. Can he be trusted as frontman of a global transparency movement that many