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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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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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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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>digital<: to finger sth.

[Original German Blog Post] Arno Schmidt: Zettel’s Traum. The detail shown above read: (dug from ‘dig’ & this from ‘digital’ : to finger sth. digital (not comparable) [1] Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger. [2] Property of representing values as discrete numbers rather than a continuous spectrum. – digital […]

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“Modernism is our Classical Antiquity”

[Original German Blog Post] (1) “A Vernacular is like a crumbled street version of a classic language. Like Italian is a vernacular language and Latin is a classic language. What does actual vernacular online video sound like, that’s native to the Internet and speaks vernacular Internet ease? I’ll just read you the categories of an […]

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Qohelet: Time and Happiness

[Original German Blog Post] Turn! Turn! Turn! To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a […]

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Slow Coding

by Regine Heidorn, Bit-Boutique®. [Read this post in German] The breathtaking speed with which some products arising from programming like software or websites seem to be developed may mislead over the fact that programming is not a fast kind of work. Code is poetry – the slogan absorbed by WordPress – stands for one of […]

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“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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Metaphysics, Speculation and Science

[Original German blog post] The scientist looks through the objective – does this render his research objective? The occasion for this post is a rather persistently held debate on Twitter, I would like to broaden my own points a bit. These touche only a part of this by and large amusing discussion that spun a […]

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Slow Media and borrowed time

When more than thirty years are told, As good as dead one is indeed Goethe, Faust II “Why Slow Media?” This is certainly one of the questions we get asked most frequently on events and in many conversations. “Why do you ask for more slowness in media?” For me, Hippocrates’ famous aphorism Ὁ μὲν βίος […]