Publications and Papers

My work has shifted over the years but always maintained a focus around memory and publishing as well as digital and analog media.

 

Publications


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THE MEDIUM IS THE MEMORY

Books have been on the way out for most of the twentieth century. Our dreams are no longer located between their covers; first movies, then television, and now the computer have offered more involving fantasies. For those in search of narrative rapture, technological media are indeed seductive: Why take the trouble to dream when you can so easily consume that which has already been visualized? While the relation between the story and the apparatus has been much discussed in relation to film and television, we are only now at a point where we can develop a theoretical discourse that ties the consumption of narrative to the media that have spawned in the computer’s wake. And yet, I contend that digital media – unlike film and video – have the potential to emerge as a new type of book.

The Medium is the Memory.  In: The Digital Dialectic. New Essays on New Media / edited by Peter Lunenfeld. (MIT Press, 1999). ISBN 0-262-12213-8

 
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BOOKS THE NEXT GENERATION

Today reading has successfully made the transition from paper to the dynamic medium of the computer screen and is becoming a common experience in the world of electronic media.

This paper looks into the quality of private memory and its impact on our dealing with electronic media.

Books the Next Generation— Reading on the Electronic Frontier. in: The Information Superhighway and Private Households:Case Studies of Business Impacts / W. Brenner, L. Kolbe, (Eds.). (Heidelberg: Physica, a branch of Springer,1996). X, 427 pp. 110 figs. ISBN 3-7908-0907-1

 
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Die Philosophen Kommen

Philosophie legt die Steine in den Weg, die es interessant machen, den Weg zu gehen. Die Suche nach letzten Antworten ist etwa auch eine der treibenden Kräfte für den schriftlichen Text in allen Formen. Allen gedruckten Texten gemeinsam ist ihre Endgu?ltigkeit, ihre Linearität und ihre – auf Hinweise und Nachweise begrenzte – Fähigkeit zur Verknüpfung. „Was man schwarz auf weiß besitzt kann man getrost nach Hause tragen“, lässt Goethe schon seinen Faust sagen (Faust I, Vers 1966 f). Die Philosophen Kommen

 
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WAS KOMMT NACH WEB 2.0

Today every start-up, every company involved in Web 2.0 is necessarily also a media company and organizations who do not consider the  changes in content and sociological impact risk to become obsolete. Innovation in the Silicon Valley can be tracked effectively due to the speed and the concen-tration of developments. Many observations apply equally well to European start-ups. The conceptual and economical road blocks of 1999 no longer apply to media start-ups as companies are launched with minimal funding.

Was kommt nach Web2.0? (Und was kam vorher?) – Digitale Medien-Start-Ups im Silicon Valley.  In: Michael A. Herzog (Hrsg.)
Prozessgestaltung in der Medienproduktion; Neue Geschäftsmodelle und Technologien für Mobile Portale und HD Broadcast. – Berlin: Gito, 2009. S. 9 – 38.