Apple paid three billion euros for Beats Electronics in May 2014, making the headphones brand its most expensive takeover in ten years. If FIFA forbade footballers from wearing Beats headphones in the stadium at this year’s World Cup, only because official sponsor Sony had provided some of its own – which were hardly worn at all. Portable audio equipment, which is essentially high-end technology and lifestyle rolled into one, is increasingly a focus of attention for producers and consumers alike.read article
For three decades now, simulations of war have been playing out on screens, both in fighter cockpits, with their radar and automated laser eyes, and in video games. The technology is identical; the procedures and levels of precision are comparable; the various effects are drastic, murderous. In all this, there is a problematic tendency to link media euphoria and the euphoria of war, suggesting that the simulation of war takes the place of war itself, unfolding in its stead..read article
Krieg und Video.
Machines of the Imaginary
To a wide-eyed, inquisitive young child, every stone that lies along the way conceals a new story, the shadow that keeps pace and won’t be outmanoeuvred serves as a faithful companion, and each little creature that crawls across the grass or lands on the table arouses their curiosity and demands immediate and undivided attention.read article
Kinder-Apps. For Young Learners
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