Armin Walpen, Peter Bazalgette und wir
Vorgestern Armin Walpens "Die digitale Zukunft ist multimedial"
und heute in der NZZ am Sonntag Peter "Baz" Bazalgettes "Das Mobiltelefon wurde viel zu lange nur zum Telefonieren benutzt." Baz sagt auch noch, man müsse die neuen Unterhaltungsformate an die Generationen anpassen, die mit iPod und Computerspielen aufgewachsen sind. "Interaktivität ist der Schlüssel". Internet, Handy, Fernsehen, alles verschmelze, alles werden eins.
Wir lieferten dafür die Bilder an der Dreikönigstagung:
Japanische Plakate zurzeit in München, später auch in Zürich
Japanische Plakate heute
bis 23.04.2006 in der PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE (Design), München. Zur gleichen Zeit und am gleichen Ort gibts auch noch Bilder
aus Araki's Frühwerk: Nobuyoshi Araki, Tokyo 1969-1972, 1973
Die aus 28 Diptychen bestehende Arbeit »Tokyo Sexteen« bildete die Originalvorlage für das in kleiner Auflage erschienene, seit langem vergriffene Buch »Tokyo« aus dem Jahr 1973. In dieser frühen, noch konzeptuell ausgerichteten Arbeit stellt Araki jeweils in einem Bildpaar Straßenszenen aus dem Alltagsleben in Tokyo und inszenierte erotische Fantasien einander gegenüber.
Und noch was:
Das Buch Urban Sign Design. Tokyo
zeigt hunderte von Bildern aus Tokios Strassen mit Schildern aller Art. In dieser Hinsicht ist sicher auch der IHT Artikel Tokyo vs. Shanghai: A style standoff
Ölsucht - Oiloholism
Heute gelesen in der NZZ (Syriana Filmbesprechung von Michael Bodmer
Gemäss Presseheft ging Gaghan bei seinem Projekt von den Parallelen zwischen Drogen- und Ölhandel aus, wenn er sagt: «Mir kam die Erleuchtung, dass die grösste Sucht, unter der wir in unserem Land leiden, die Abhängigkeit vom billigen Öl aus dem Ausland ist.»
Das tönte beim Economist letzten August ganz ähnlich
America and China, in their different ways, are drunk on oil consumption. The longer they put off taking the steps needed to curb their habit, the worse the headache will be. George Bush once learned that lesson about alcohol. It is time for him to wean America off oiloholism too.
NASA and Climate Change - the James E. Hansen case
When I started the category Global Warning
, one of the first posts was about James E. Hansen
. Now it looks like they tried to silence him:
Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him (29.1.2006)
The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
The scientist, James E. Hansen, longtime director of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said in an interview that officials at NASA headquarters had ordered the public affairs staff to review his coming lectures, papers, postings on the Goddard Web site and requests for interviews from journalists.
Dr. Hansen said he would ignore the restrictions. "They feel their job is to be this censor of information going out to the public," he said.
In February, NASA seem to draft new rules. Let's wish that James E. Hansen continues to speak without loosing his job due to political reasons.
NASA to Draft New Rules for Media Office (16.2.2006)
Although Boehlert and other House members mentioned NASA's public information difficulties in opening statements, they asked Griffin no questions about the accusations that arose in January when scientist James E. Hansen charged that the agency's press office was restricting his efforts to publicly discuss climate change.
Dr. Hansen's Recent Lectures and Papers
The time for procrastination and delays and excuses is over
Bruno Giussani discusses Al Gore's speech about Global Warming in TED2006: Al Gore on why climate change is not debatable
Global warming remains a controversial issue: for some (including the current US administration) it's still a theory rather than a fact. Gore acknowledges that, but then (turning more political towards the end of his speech) he quotes Churchill: "The time for procrastination and delays and excuses is over, we are into a period of consequences - think Katrina - and we must act now". He adds: "We have no more than 10 years within which we can make a difference; otherwise it's too late. It's a question of political will, but in a democracy political will is a renewable resource, and we need to renew it".
we all have eyes, not everyone sees
I am a strong proponent for visual education. I also think that complex things can be better explained by visual scribbles, graphics, images. It's (scribbles, images) something I try to use a lot during talks and meetings.
Mihai Nadin On Anticipatory Systems
UBIQUITY: How would begin to think about the design of a perfect program for undergraduates?
NADIN: I tend to like a renaissance program in which the liberal component and the science component are completely integrated. I'm still dreaming and hoping that I will find a university some place, even if it's on the moon, where people will notice that although we all have eyes, not everyone sees, and therefore it is time to provide for "visual education." Everyone in such a university who wants to become a doctor, or engineer, or even an accountant, would learn what it means to really see and what it means to express oneself visually. This will add a fundamental dimension to language and music education. The visual has been woefully neglected in our approach to education. That needs to be corrected, especially in the new age of visual acquisition of knowledge aided by computation. Some of our more interesting anticipations are definitely related to the visual.