Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation

6th international Vilém Flusser symposium
& event series

march 15-19 1997 budapest hungary

Zoltán Galántai

Professor at the Budapest Technical University
Head of the Cybermedia Research Group

Scientific publications
Marsh canals, angels, strange worlds... a history of researching extra-terrestrial civilisations (Marscsatornák, angyalok, idegen világok... a földönkívüli civilizációk kutatásának története)
Be Happy on the Internet (Légy boldog az Interneten, co-author)
Be Happy on the Web (Légy boldog a Weben, co-author, to be published)
In silico: studies from the history of culture of computer technology (In silico: tanulmányok a számítástechnika kulturtörténetéből, to be published)

Fiction: Late Summer (Nyárutó, novel under pseudonym)
The Champion of the Chrystal (A kristálykő bajnoka, novel)
Autumn Empire (Őszbirodalom, short stories)
Abyss (novel under pseudonym)

"The new media metaphor, the WEB"
lecture for the Symposium - abstract

By the web’s appearance and rapid diffusion, the previous, basically sequential "information registration" -- mass-writing has been transformed into a non-sequential process, and not only hypertext, but hypermedia, has come into being. Here it would be misleading to use the classical metaphor, according to which, the web is a single giant book (or rather, an encyclopaedia). Therefore, we need not merely a single new metaphor, but a completely new metaphor-system.

Intersubjectivity: media metaphors, play & provocation
Advisory Committee:
László Beke, director, Műcsarnok;
Wolfgang Meissner, director, Goethe-Institut Budapest;
Matthias Müller-Wieferig, Goethe-Institut Budapest;
Miklós Peternák, chair of the board, C3;
Zoltán Sebôk, theoretician; J.A.Tillmann, theoretician;
Organizers:Suzanne Mészöly, program director C3
Ágnes Veronika Kovács , program coordinator C3
Adele Eisenstein, program coordinátor C3

See the Goethe-Institut Budapest website on theFlusser Symposium:

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