Category Archives: Medien

Sturmgewehr in der Bibliothek: Wer hat Angst vor Rotkäppchen?

Weltweit erregt MDA seit Ende März Aufmerksamkeit – mit einer Kinderfoto-Kampagne, die unter anderem über Facebook verbreitet wird. Thema ist der Irrwitz des Status quo: Die Kampagne zeigt, was in den USA so alles verboten ist oder an Schulen nicht zugelassen wird – und fragt dann, warum das mit Waffen nicht geschieht.

Frank Patalog: US-Kampagne gegen Waffen: Ü-Ei versus Sturmgewehr, in: spiegel online, 2013-04-28.

“Choose one – Little Red Riding Hood or an Assault Weapon?”


Back to the 17th Century…

A 30-strong flashmob turn up at a shopping centre in Holland, arriving on horses and abseiling from ropes to reconstruct a Rembrandt painting. Unsuspecting shoppers in Breda were treated to the scene as actors in seventeenth century outfits reconstructed the painting, The Night Watch. The stunt took place to promote the re-opening of the famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which has undergone an extensive restoration program since 2003. Report by Sophie Foster.

ITN 2013-04-05

Libraries as repositories for the digital universe

From this point forward, the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, the Bodleian Libraries, Cambridge University Library and Trinity College Library Dublin will have the right to receive a copy of every UK electronic publication, on the same basis as they have received print publications such as books, magazines and newspapers for several centuries. (…)
The regulations, known as legal deposit, will ensure that ephemeral materials like websites can be collected, preserved forever and made available to future generations of researchers, providing the fullest possible record of life and society in the UK in the 21st century for people 50, 100, even 200 or more years in the future.

See also: British Library: The Curators’ 100

Wie der Teppich von Bayeux auch heute noch die Geschichte von Wilhelm dem Eroberer erzählt

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley’s Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. Marc Sylvan redid the soundtrack to include orignal music and sound effects (2009-09-21).

Animation by David Newton; Music and sound design by Marc Sylvan; (2013-02-09).

BBC News: Bayeux tapestry panel nears completion. Members of a small community in Alderney are completing the final panels of the Bayeux Tapestry  (2013-02-09).

E-Books und interaktives Lesen

“Reading by its very nature is interactive – whether you do it on an iPad or with a printed book, you participate,” he said. “The novelist creates a world and the reader brings something to it. Reading is not a passive process. Literary interactivity means more than computer games. Or should do.” (Blake Morrison)

Vanessa Thorpe: Top novelists look to ebooks to challenge the rules of fiction, in:, 2013-03-10.

Selbst-Beobachtung 2

But what about everything else that happens in between? That’s the content that Memoto, a Swedish start-up, wants to capture with a small, wearable camera that automatically takes photos of the wearer’s surroundings. The square-shaped device can be clipped onto a collar, a jacket or worn around the neck on a string. It snaps photos at 30-second intervals, and switches off only when it is dark, face-down or placed into a pocket.

Jenna Wortham: Meet Memoto, the Lifelogging Camera, in:, 2013-03-08.