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art

Culture Post Internet

Sessions on post-digital life and art with Addie Wagenknecht and Joerg Blumtritt The Hague, Thursday July 7th 2016 “You have to make network culture classy on its own terms. You have to ennoble the vernacular – not by teaching people Latin, but by writing Dante’s Inferno!” Bruce Sterling “It lacks even the appeal of the […]

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architecture art

House Guests

In Turin I have seen the future of art.

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computer science economy

Hardware need not be hard: Our BAYDUINO

This is how the story of our BAYDUINO project went.

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architecture art computer science politics

Casa Jasmina

[Den Post auf Deutsch lesen] “We must put human values into things, we must beware of the clashes among things. A smart house can clash with a happy house. The thoughtless convenience of seamless design can clash with the need for control and dignity. The users clash with the people. Our geek hood clashes with […]

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everyday life slow theory

Slow – the open alternative to platform capitalism

Uber is the new Google (which was already the new Microsoft, that was maybe the new United Fruits, or the new Standard Oil). And while we hear that “Software eats the world”, we learn with how little control we are left with. Like shopping malls, the walled gardens of the Facebook’s and Google’s Internet exclude […]

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philosophy religion

Ages of Life

[Original German blog post] When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall […]

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everyday life twitter

Short Messages – 20 Years of SMS

At instant speeds all reaction and adjustment are inevitable but too late to be relevant. McLuhan ἔρρει τὰ κᾶλα. Μίνδαρος ἀπεσσύα. πεινῶντι τὤνδρες. ἀπορίομες τί χρὴ δρᾶν. Xenophon, Helenika Twenty years ago today the first SMS was sent. And with the SMS begins the age of short messages, of asynchronous real time communication, and the […]

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computer science slow theory

Collapsing Moments. Failure-driven Debugging of Intuition

by Regine Heidorn, Bit-Boutique®. [Original German Post] In our consciousness of the everyday grind we are mostly aware of thoughts, feelings and actions for a moment or a longer timespan like days or weeks. We try to do the Right Thing™ at the Right Time™ to keep us in a flow to reach our goals. […]

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politics

Another divide.

[Original German Blog Post] A chasm runs through our society (if we would stay with this 19th century term anyway). The Digital Divide is usually attributed to the problems of “digital illiteracy”, the fact that a portion of the world’s population is kept outside the Internet by poverty or stubbornness. In truth, however, and I […]

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politics

Disrupt Politics!

[Original German Blog Post] “You will never be happy with strangers,They would not understand you as we,So remember the Jarama ValleyAnd the old men who wait patiently.”Alex McDade “Er sagte, es krache im Oberbau, und es krache im Unterbau. Da müsse sich sogleich alles verändern.” (“He said, it cracked in the superstructure, and it cracked […]