SATURDAY, 04.12.2010 

Kinosaal, Alter Wiehrebahnhof, Urachstraße 40, Freiburg 

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 TEXT/PROCESSING

The opportunities opened up by the internet now allow for any text to be published, to be linked with others and to be commented on. A pronounced capability of the screening and the reception of texts therefore grows in significance and has affects on our perceptive and interpretive model, on our abilities to assess, to order and to interpret the world. How is our literary perception changing in this process and what consequences are to be expected on the reading behaviour of the next generation?
Nora Gomringer (author, Germany)
Jürgen Neffe (academic Journalist and author, Germany)
Rüdiger Wischenbart (author and journalist, Austria)
Chair: Friedrich-Freksa (journalist and editor, Germany)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break


The Brockhaus and the Encyclopedia Britannica, to name but two large publishers of encyclopedia, have for some time been making their knowledge available online, thereby departing from the centuries-old tradition of the bound volume. The classical sites of the archiving and storage of literature and knowledge, until now organised in libraries, face new challenges. Under these conditions how is the future of the archiving of knowledge to be conceptualised? In contrast to the literary field, online publications in Academia already carry a considerable significance. How is academic – but also literary – work in the future to be imagined? And what consequences on education and learning are to be expected from new forms of archiving and exchange of knowledge?

Dr. Uwe Jochum (University Library Konstanz, Germany)
Thorsten Fritsche (ZVAB, Germany)
Michael Ross (Encyclopedia Britannica, USA)
Chair: Uwe Dathe (Historian, Germany)

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner
20.00 – 21:30 DIGITAL GALAXIES  
Communicative processes today are increasingly tied to digital media; the dissemination and perception of texts takes place ever more regularly over the internet. However, this development has an excluding  dynamic: generations who cannot or do not wish to familiarise themselves with “digital galaxies”, along with populations in developing or emerging nations, for whom the access to and use of electronic media is often lacking, are reduced to “digital illiterates”, with consequences that cannot yet be properly predicted. Simultaneously though, the internet and its use retrieves potential for political action, which can open up spaces, build alliances and contribute to the development of democratic structures. According to which principles can participation take place and be influenced?

Mercedes Bunz (author and editor, Britain)
Kathrin Passig (Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur, Germany)
Chair: Claudia Dathe (translator, Germany)