Here, Kafka precisely describes the activity of the (male only) flaneur, who emerged in the second half of the 19th century. Much later, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the concept of the flaneur was taken up and modified … Weiterlesen
Both in everyday life and in allegedly scientific or scholarly papers definitions play an essential role because they are believed to lend clarity and security to each form of analysis or other expression. What utter humbug! From its Latin origin … Weiterlesen
Precisely this freedom to consider so-called reality as a world of possibilities promotes vitality and contradicts any form of defeatism. Possibilities, indeed meaningful and exciting possibilities, present themselves constantly. One only has to recognise and use them. Not least to … Weiterlesen
Unfortunately, very little is known about the author. He has published a few texts and is said to live in San Francisco.
The above quote plausibly explains that, sometimes, deliberate thinking hinders insight because thinking often persists in the logical … Weiterlesen
People are enthusiastically talking about information and the information society. If there is an argument at all, then it’s about whether or not a piece of information is true or false and about how information is processed.
However, using the … Weiterlesen
Many years ago, in his book Das bedingte Leben (The Conditioned Life), the theoretician Friedrich Wolfram Heubach quite rightly pointed out that the word ‘communication’ was constantly completely misunderstood. As is generally known, the word is commonly used in order … Weiterlesen
With its particular consideration of the fact that all aspects of everyday life are designed, design research reveals an astounding ability to discuss current economic, social, environmental and media-related processes. This kind of design research, when intelligently implemented, also provides … Weiterlesen
Interview about digital transformation and the impact on employment and work, TÜV Rheinland, 2017 (german only)… Weiterlesen
Luca Éva Toth’s video was part of a project at the Köln International School of Design (KISD). She reversed the principle of beautiy reality shows „before and after“: She re-branded of Uta Brandes from a flashy and colorful appearance to … Weiterlesen
an event series organized by Uta Brandes and Michael Erlhoff. It took place at the Cologne restaurant “riphahn” in 2014 and 2016. Each time one person from different fields (such as literature, politics, art, design, fashion, movies, music …) was … Weiterlesen