Bad News – A Media Fiction

Is it possible that the exclamation of the end of the world is able to provoke the apocalypse?

We are inside an american printery for newspaper in the 1950s now. A freshly printed newspaper comes to the fore. The headline proclaims the end of the world and pushes us straight towards the reports of the financial crisis of nowadays at the same time. The illustration of a comet, which is running down to the earth, intensifies the impression of the approaching end.

The film asks the question which consequences could be caused by information and news.
With regard to the financial crisis, the metaphor is a kind of an exaggerated persiflage: only the message of the apocalypse causes the end of the world – a self-fulfilling prophecy caused by the media! (...)

11. February 2015 ·

Idea Garden – Fostering Creativity

The Muthesius University, represented by Prof. Tom Duscher (Interactive Media)  and Prof. Frank Jacob (Interface Design), is part of the EU project Idea garden. The consortium consists of eight partners, the FH OÖ Forschungs- & Entwicklungs GmbH (MIL)Aalborg UniversityChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielEidgenössische Technische Hochschule ZürichEOOS Design GmbHFoundation for Research and Technology Hellas and LEGO. Based on the motivation to better support creative practices and the goal to bridge the gap between traditional, often fuzzy, non linear work practices and the available ICT infrastructure, (...)

8. November 2014 ·

Scientific Poster exhibited at Berlin Museum for Communication

The award winning ‘Next Generation Scientific Poster‘ is exhibited in  the Berlin Museum for Communication until  18th January 2015.

“The award makes us very proud. We also see the interactive scientific poster as an outstanding example of the cooperation between communication designers and oceanographers,’’ says Tom Duscher, Professor for Interactive Media at the Muthesius Academy in Kiel. “With such expressive formats we want to find new ways of communicating complex research topics. The Red Dot Award is both a motivation and an incentive for us to visualize research in an unusual way.’’ (…)

8. November 2014 ·