Why print out the Internet?


Why print the Internet? Whether Cory Achangel’s “Working on my Novel”, Paul Soulellis’ “Library of the Printed Web”, “Networked Optimization” by Sebastian Schmieg and the Kindle project by Silvio Lorusso “56 Broken Kindle Screens”, Wikipedia as a seven-thousand-volume book edition or hundreds of thousands of pages of JSTOR articles – there are many examples. Prorector Maren Schmohl talks to Olia Lialina, Professor of New Media at the Merz Akademie, about the hot love between paper and the Internet, its fatal roots in the early days of the personal computer, and the hope that one day they’ll get away from each other.


Workshop week in summer semester 2023 – Impressions

The exhibition and presentation at the end of the workshop week in the summer semester 2023 was once again super! Two courses presented themselves in our library, then we went...


Prof. Mario Doulis visits Japanese universities

During his stay in Japan our New Media Professor Mario Doulis visited Prof. Dr. Yoshifumi Kitamura at his Interactive Content Design Lab at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC)...


The Max Planck Institute visits the Merz Akademie

On May 4, 2022, a delegation from the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour and the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior visited the Merz Akademie for the...