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Smart skin

Everything in the future will be pretty smart. (Hopefully, we will still be too…) The latest trend, after smart watches, smart glasses, smart homes and smart cars, is smart tattoos. So far, they are designed to be a temporary solution. The big difference to all the other smart things that you step […]


media

Media ethics in a modern society

Imagine your daily routine: you grab a free newspaper at the underground station, click through Facebook in order to take a quick look at the news. Those are only two channels with which you can consume media  in a modern society… Nowadays we are surrounded by a pretty diverse media landscape – one incident is usually […]


human-beings

Are we suboptimal bots?
A conversation about technology and myth

Technology is developing at an incredible pace. When we think about how social media impacts our democratic elections, how our smart home devices are listening in on us or how wearables are measuring our every movement, we have to acknowledge that we have crossed the creepy line a long time […]


social media

Genetic media – about social media & DNA.LAND 1

Social media is generating information about tons of individuals on this planet. A plethora of data including birth date, place of residence, likes & dislikes and much more is floating through the net. When you think of the wealth of digital information, it raises the question: Can’t we use it for a good cause? The […]


What if the internet got smarter?

Every self-respecting tech guy was there: the annual Semantics conference in Vienna. If you don’t have a degree in engineering or information technology you won’t get the most out of this conference, but you’ll profit nonetheless. Because semantics is not just about a bunch of technical stuff, it is first and […]


human vs data

Data vs. Humans: Why the Why Matters in Big Data 2

In their famous book about Big Data, the authors Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier state the following: “the era of big data challenges the way we live and interact with the world. Most strikingly, society will need to shed some of its obsession for causality in exchange for simple correlations: […]