Category Archives: Renaissance

Dialektische Reflexion des Büchleins “Neue Bedeutung”

In der hektischen Vorweihnachtszeit trudelt ein besonderer Umschlag in mein Büro. Markus Turber und Hause Behrendt haben das zweite Büchlein der Intuity Weihnachtserie herausgegeben – eine “Weihnachtskarte” die es in sich hat:   Kaum nehme ich das Büchlein in die … Continue reading

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The first 2nd renaissance twins: “Digital Natives” and “Born digital”

Digital Natives In the past I found the discussion of “Digital Natives” or “Generation Y” quite boring as it was mostly scratching on stereotyping surfaces. This opinion is supported by statistical scientific evidence [Helsper, Ellen Johanna, and Rebecca Eynon. “Digital … Continue reading

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2nd Renaissance or War of the Worlds

This was the title of a presentation I gave at the Co-Summit of ITEA and ARTEMIS on 4 December 2013. Below is a summary of the presentation. More material, also on ITEA project SCALARE can be downloaded from here. 2nd Renaissance … Continue reading

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Protected: Wiedergeburt der Renaissance

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The First Renaissance — 4: Initial Summary of Drivers Identified

The previous three post about the Renaissance gave some examplary evidence about epochal changes. In this first wrap-up about the First Renaissance in the following table we offer a condensed look at some of the technological and social drivers of … Continue reading

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The First Renaissance — 3: Changes in Communications

The previous post dealt with changes in society and arts. Hence, the impact of these artistic — and the consequential scientific — achievements would not have had such a rapid influence across different domains of human endeavor without the development … Continue reading

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The First Renaissance — 2: Changes in Society and Arts

The drivers mentioned in the last post as causing turmoil also influenced each other. The established — “God given” — order took particular offense with the new humanist thinking, which threatened the very foundation of church power. Two world views collided. … Continue reading

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The First Renaissance — 1

The Renaissance – translated to English “rebirth” – is the progressive, intellectual, and cultural epoch in the 14th-17th century starting in North Italy and spreading out to countries in central Europe. As early as 1550 Giorgio Vasari [Vasari 1550] coined the term … Continue reading

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