Art in an Ethnographic Turn ? The researching encounter with the other in art Octagon: The Schinkel Pavilion Berlin

The Ethnographic Turn in the visual arts describes a practice in which artists approach other cultures or realities through their research and documentation activities.... more more

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You are the wings! You are the tree! You are Germany!

Monday 3 October, 2005

Just when the old gags about the Germans were really starting to wear thin, the German media go and launch a full-scale positive-thinking campaign to try to get the people to pull their weight. Harald Jähner unwittingly witnessed the "Du bist Deutschland!" (you are Germany!) advert on TV, and had to pinch himself to check he wasn't dreaming.
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Google Print, or knowledge is power

Monday 23 May, 2005

With Google Print, Google aims to realise the age-old dream of making all knowledge available at any time to anyone. But the notion that a single machine, company or algorithm is able to organise all freely available knowledge in a position of overwhelming dominance is hard to reconcile with the principles of cultural diversity. By Rüdiger Wischenbart
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