The colour Red

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There are people who can see a color that is invisible to the vast majority of people. Let’s call this color red for simplicity’s sake. For a person who can see this color, this color and everything that has this color is unmissable. But when this person tries to talk to other people about what he or she sees, the other people don’t see anything. Red and everything that is red is simply not there for most people, it is transparent, invisible.

A child who can see the color red quickly learns to prefer not to talk about it, so as not to be considered an outcast, as someone who sees things that are not there. It takes persistence and courage to talk again and again with unknown people about something that nobody else sees. If one is lucky, one will eventually find someone who can see red and has not gotten into the habit of ignoring red.

One must first find common words to be able to talk about what one sees. Then and only then can one can begin to trust that red exists; can you become sure that you is not just making up red and everything that is red.

 

Die Farbe Rot

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Es gibt Menschen, die eine Farbe sehen können, die für die allermeisten Menschen unsichtbar ist. Nennen wir diese Farbe der Einfachheit halber Rot. Für einen Mensch, der diese Farbe sehen kann, ist diese Farbe und alles was diese Farbe hat, unübersehbar. Doch wenn dieser Mensch versucht mit anderen Menschen über das zu sprechen, was er oder sie sieht, sehen die anderen Menschen nichts. Rot und alles was rot ist, ist für die meisten Menschen einfach nicht da, durchsichtig, unsichtbar.

Ein Kind, das die Farbe Rot sehen kann lernt schnell lieber nicht darüber zu sprechen, um nicht als Außenseiter zu gelten, als jemand, der Dinge sieht, die gar nicht da sind. Es braucht Beharrlichkeit und Mut um immer wieder aufs neue mit unbekannten Menschen über etwas zu sprechen, was niemand sonst sieht. Wenn man Glück hat, findet man irgendwann jemanden, der Rot sehen kann und sich nicht angewöhnt hat, Rot zu ignorieren.

Man muss erst gemeinsame Worte finden, um über das sprechen zu können, was man sieht. Dann und erst dann kann man beginnen darauf zu vertrauen, dass es Rot gibt; kann man sich sicher werden, dass man sich Rot und alles was rot ist nicht nur einbildet.

Wie das Digitale die Welt verändert

What are digital Cultures? The DCRL-interview-series “Questions”
The term “digital cultures” is all-encompassing and at the same time vague. The purpose of the interview-series QUESTIONS of the DCRL (Digital Cultures Research Lab) is to start specifying the broadness of the term by asking researchers as well as practitioners in various fields to further define the notion and its implications. In a five-minute time slot, the interviewees answer four standard questions:

What are digital cultures?
What are the potentials of digital cultures?
What are the dangers of digital cultures?
What lies beyond digital cultures?

Team DCRL: Martina Leeker with: Dominik Baumgarten, Irina Kaldrack, Jonas Keller, Sophie Köster, Tobias Schulze, Daniel Sonntag
Video DCRL: Jonas Keller, Daniel Sonntag
Date of interview: 21-August-2018

LATK#4 – Miss Understanding (VIDEO)

Why one group of people does not get what an other group of people says

LIFE ACCORDING TO KORSAKOW #4
Miss Understanding

This episode is in English.

We live in a divided time. There seem to be two groups of people that have very different perception of reality. Most likely you are yourself member of one of these groups. Most likely you never consciously decided to be in one or the other group, it just happened. And most of your friends happen to be in the same group.

Your family: not so much. Like most people, you have family members, that are in the other group, you know, whom I am talking about: it is that uncle/sister/nephew that you avoid talking about politics/religion/life, because he/she never gets it. And you never get, what he/she says.

This podcast explains why.

And as a bonus it will let you see how humankind will develop.

Enjoy!

Music by Jim Avignon / Neoangin and Ilja Pollach, Cologne.

 

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LATK#4 – Miss Understanding (ENG)

Why one group of people does not get what an other group of people says

LIFE ACCORDING TO KORSAKOW #4
Miss Understanding

This episode is in English.

We live in a divided time. There seem to be two groups of people that have very different perception of reality. Most likely you are yourself member of one of these groups. Most likely you never consciously decided to be in one or the other group, it just happened. And most of your friends happen to be in the same group.

Your family: not so much. Like most people, you have family members, that are in the other group, you know, whom I am talking about: it is that uncle/sister/nephew that you avoid talking about politics/religion/life, because he/she never gets it. And you never get, what he/she says.

This podcast explains why.

And as a bonus it will let you see how humankind will develop.

Enjoy!

There is also a video of this podcast available. It includes the slides from the original talk.

Music by Jim Avignon / Neoangin and Ilja Pollach, Cologne.

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