Transparency is a value in itself and a necessary step along the path to Digital Enlightenment
Is copying really cheating? Or is it in fact a form of art?
posted on Dec. 12, 2014
The notion of privacy is less than 200 years old. The rest our history we lived in villages, where everything is known about everybody. So what else is new?
posted 1. Dec, 2014
Learning that we only need to store really important things in our biological memory is the most important lesson of all. Everything else we can find online.
posted Nov. 30, 2014
Where, when and how will we all work tomorrow?
posted Nov. 28, 2014
Maybe infantilization and instant gratification aren’t that bad after all.
posted Nov. 24, 2014
Like a jilted lover, Facebook can be really hard to shake off!
posted Nov. 15, 2014
There seems to be a correlation between the willingness of an individual to deal with things digital and one’s age (or better: one’s stage of development).
posted Nov. 10, 2014
Digitalization is surely the single biggest “megatrend” of the past decades. Everything that can be digitized will be digitized, sooner or later.
posted Nov. 6, 2014
In our book Ossi and I refute countless generations of cultural pessimists, from Socrates to Schirrmacher, and in the process contribute to a necessary discussion about what we think of as “Digital Enlightenment”
posted Nov.1, 2014
“You must come from a slow sort of country!“, the Red Queen said. „Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
posted Oct. 30, 2014
The Internet changes everything, so why not its users, too? This is this aspect of digital acceleration and change that cultural pessimists hate the most. Yet in fact it would be surprising if it were otherwise.
posted Oct. 27, 2014
Humans have always lived in symbiosis with their tools. By inventing more and more sophisticated and intelligent tools, mankind has change itself and become smarter.
posted Oct. 17, 2014
Multitasking is not a form of bodily injury, as Frank Schirrmacher wourld have us believe. The ability to multitask is inherent in all of us; it is in fact hardwired into our brains.
posted Oct. 7, 2014
Whether Uber is in fact out to get journalists, or maybe Emil Michael just had a few too many, we may never know for sure. But the resulting storm in a water glass (or wine glass, for that matter) should remind us all that bloggers are not always qualified journalists.
posted Oct. 2, 2014
The Internet can give us the ability to think simultaneously and synchronously, or at least it creates the necessary conditions.
posted Sept. 30, 014
The ability of the individual to adapt to a changing communications environment has more to do with how we experience and react to changes around us.
posted Sept. 27, 2014
Why the Web brings the workings of society closer to the workings of our minds.
posted Sept. 20, 2014