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.


Prof. Mario Doulis research stay in Japan

February 21-22 2024, I stayed at RIEC to test the shared VR application MeetSpace (working title), that was partially carried out under the RIEC International Cooperative Research Project (ITL) “Physical...


ADC Talent Award 2023 in Gold und Silber

Herzliche Glückwünsche an unsere Absolventin Felina Russ und unsere Studentin Christina Rollny zu einem ADC Award in Gold und Silber! Felina erhielt für ihr Semesterprojekt “Internet, here is a musical...


Students Abroad: Excursion to Basel

In summersemester 2023, New Media professor and net artist Olia Lialina was on a excursion with students from her project course “Dress Code: Fashion an AI” to the HEK (Haus...


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...