The impact of the printed word has changed significantly over the last fifteen years, yet the book still holds a preferred role as a conveyor of memory. I was always interested in the paradigm shift—the transitions and ruptures—when a new medium becomes old and a “new new” medium enters the stage. Looking at these transitory phases can help to better understand current developments. Early cinematography can hardly be compared to the beginnings of the Internet, yet the mistakes made and the way the medium was misunderstood are strikingly similar.

The papers focus on three topics:

  • Publishing in digital media and electronic books
  • The impact of old media on new media now and in the future
  • The concept of “memory” and the concept of “home”

I am always interested in a discourse and look forward to feedback and comments.

Selected Papers