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18. Mai 2012

Bargfeld

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Auf Arno Schmidts Spuren, Bargfeld, 13.05.2012

Auf Arno Schmidts Spuren, Bargfeld, 13.05.2012

Nach einem Nachmittag in der eigentümlichen, zauberhaften Landschaft der Lüneburger Heide, im “Heiligen Hain” bei Betzhorn, kehre ich nach Bargfeld zurück. Vor der Einkehr gehe ich noch einmal zum Haus von Arno Schmidt, werde von der Abendsonne hinaus gelockt in die Felder, auf die sie dramatische Schattenrisse zeichnet und mich unwillkürlich die Kamera zücken lässt.

(weiterlesen…)

16. September 2010

The Zone

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There I am watching Tarkovsky’s Stalker again, the first time in years. Next day arrives an e-mail from Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.ORG, announcing Plan C, a journey to Chernobyl by six artists who barely knew each other, but have in common an obsession for Tarkovsky’s 1979 movie. Feels like someone forgot to throw a nut, and now space and time are collapsing. “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more…”

19. Oktober 2009

Free Reading

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IMG_1224Free and/or gratis Culture can be found in many places in Brazil even where you wouldn’t even think of it, like in the subway. IMG_1225The Free Library gives commuters something to think about.

18. Oktober 2009

Welcome Dinner

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The day after my arrival in São Paulo my new working group, the Grupo de Pesquisa em Políticas Públicas para o Acesso à Informação (Gpopai) welcomed me with a dinner. Open Access in physics, vegetarianism, right wing tendencies in the animal rights movement and, of course, copyright were among the topics discussed.

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17. Oktober 2009

Tux on the fly

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IMG_1201Shortly before my KLM 747 landed in São Paulo yesterday the in-flight entertainment system crashed. And re-booted. And up comes not what you would have expected but a friendly Tux. No Flying-Bluescreen but free software above the skies.

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