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economy politics

Seven Ways of IoWT

Do you feel this gender divide as I do? I don’t lack for help from the capable male “Jasmini” but I need women to come to live with me, to talk with me.

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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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economy philosophy slow theory

Slow Startups

Remember that time is money. Benjamin Franklin If there are two concepts that seem exactly contrary, it’s “Slow” and “Startup”. On the one hand an emphasis on quality, good living, carefully crafted products and relaxation on the other hand a focus on growth, traction and speed. But as we will argue in this post, the […]

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economy history philosophy slow theory

Memetic Turn

[Original German Blog Post] > “The Hanged” from the Tarot Deck of Charles VI., Paris, early 15th century. The symbolism of Tarot – similar to that of alchemy – forms a pre-modern memetic system. Tightly knit into other more or less esoteric programs of meaning, like Qabbalah or astrology, its images are at first illustrative […]

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economy web service

The Illusion of the Free Internet

[Original German Blog Post] Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — PayPal Inc., the payment processor owned by EBay Inc., cut access today to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.org for violating its acceptable use policy. (www.businessweek.com) Earlier this year, I wanted to order a book at an Indian publisher. When trying to pay via the PayPal-link on the publisher’s […]

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economy everyday life web service

Cenorship?!
My third day without Google.

[Original German Blog Post] Leave aside the fact that Google was happy to censor results for China until its servers were hacked. The fact is, Google still censors search results in other countries at the request of their governments. […] Censoring results for years, shifting course for entirely unrelated reasons, and then vilifying competitors who […]

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art economy history literature philosophy slow theory

“So literature collapses before our eyes” –
Non-Commodity Production

Enhancesprivate authorship, the competitive goal-oriented individual Retrievestribal elitism, charmed circle, cf. the “neck verse” Medium:Print ReversesWith flip from manuscript into mass production via print comes the corporate reading public and the historical sense Obsolescesslang, dialects and group identity, separates composition and performance, divorces eye and ear McLuhan’s tetrad-model: four aspects of the effect of media […]

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books economy magazine slow theory

Paper and Sustainability

[Original German Blog-Post] “Sustainability” says the man in the video on the screen, “means to do the same things all day. The opposite of flexible” – For me this marks one of the most impressive moments of the Mediamundo Congress for sustainable media production that took place in Berlin these days. For some this term […]

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economy magazine philosophy

The Brand Eins

[See german post and comments] „To me“, that is what my friend Anna said, „to me slow media is brand eins.“ Everytime she is at home at her friend Peter’s house – who subscribes to the magazine brand eins for years – and everytime she has time and quiet to do so, she reads a […]