history minus location
A significant minority of places becomes economically exchangable
- both at the top and at the bottom of a global scale. Cultural
diversity appears as a phenomenon of the evanescent middle-class.
Within politics cultural peaks attract far-reaching decisions
to be taken at, but the major corporations seem to exist
outside a cultural sphere.
The federal united study 'history
minus location' focuses on the relevance of 'real'
places in opposite to hyperreality.
the www and the unforseen
The public space is a societies most direct readable status
People can hardly avoid to use it. This forces the society
to make or keep the public space accessable for as many
citizens as possible.
Both internet and public space contain restrictions, survaillance
and possibilities for self-expressions, however the public
space is far more open for things to happen by accident.
The federal united study 'the www
and the unforseen' points out stategies to embad
unforseen, social events in online-applications.
pull effect of a global
Identity relevant data migrates into portable and local
containers, such as credit cards, cell phones and servers.
Both corporate enterprises as individuals maintain digital
entities to a greater or lesser extend. No doubt, the importance
of participation in the digital world is growing and the
system remains hungry.
The federal united study 'pull effect
of a global mirror' enquires about the psychological
effects of the branding of the competitive individual on
a global scale.
boundaries of mobility
Who wants mobile cemetries?
The basis of contemporary nomadism is access
to the global communication system. The exponential growth
of data transfer involves a startingly growing demand for
energy to keep the system running. Each environmental problem
has an ethical dimension.
The federal united study 'boundaries
of mobility' is a research project, which focuses
on the ethical features of upcoming world societies and
takes a look at the future substitution for a place formerly
known as 'home'.