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Automatism + Automaticity – Let’s do this right!

In the previous episode, I raised some concerns about how automatism and automaticity affect us, our technologies and therefore also the world in general. I quoted a line from Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book, “Talking to strangers” – but I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Automatism + Automaticity – 20th Century

If you thought my previous introduction was dark, then if you use your imagination a little to color in the details of what comes next, then you may actually begin to lose your faith in humanity – but I choose … Continue reading Continue reading

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Some Reflections on the Revolution in Propaganda

More or less exactly ten generations after Edmund Burke’s treatise concerning the French Revolution and roughly about twenty generations after the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press, I would like to give you a small update on the state of news, … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Rationality of Uncertainty

When I was learning science in high school, I was mesmerized by the notion that scientific facts were true, myths were false, and there were still things that needed to be „figured out“. I was very impressed by the way … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Rationality of Intimacy

I can imagine many people might think the title of this post means it will be all about love, sex and such. Well, not exactly. It’s about relationships – but not merely limited to the exclusive kind of relationship two … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Ubiquity of the Text Box (excursus)

One of my favorite authors in the field of „search“ is John Battelle. Although he was not trained in the field of information science or information retrieval, his experience in the fields of journalism and publishing at the cusp of … Continue reading Continue reading

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First Essay on Rational Media

I recently mentioned my new and improved „rational media“ concept… – now I want to begin to try to unpack that idea. Of course, it’s complicated. Let me start off with something simple: media (in general). What makes something „media“ … Continue reading Continue reading

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Intermission

I feel I need to tie up some loose ends from the previous post. There are two phenomena that I seem to have kind of mashed up (at least that’s what I think). Both of these are from my very … Continue reading Continue reading

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Computers, Humans, Economics, Marketing, Logic and Psychology

Computers are machines that apply algorithms according to some sort of logic… — and in this way they function in a way quite analagous to economic theory. Humans are beings that use their brains according to psychological quirks they have … Continue reading
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Transcending Textual Materialism

Of course my writing is linked — there are relationships between my ideas, whether I am aware of them or not, whether or not I explicate such relations as I write down my thoughts. Hence, it is not at all … Continue reading
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