Digital Transformations

Digitale-transformationen

»Digital Transformations« deals with the fundamental transformations in business, culture and science and their potential of innovations caused by digital technologies. Theoreticians, artists and scientists express their view along with producers, sponsors and intermediators. »Digital Transformations« (idea and concept by Ulrike Reinhard) is positioned between technology, economy, science and culture. The aim is to reach those readers who are willing to appreciate and support this potential as an important key factor for new thinking and innovation.

You can order the book simply by sending an email
ulrike (at) ulrikereinhard (dot) com

The PDF file is here.

About me / Imprint



Ulrike Reinhard
I just love the idea of the internet with all its opportunities. If I am at home or in the office I am more or less online (24/7). The most fascinating thing about it is, that it became so easy to »connect« people. As my former website whoiswho.de was a »connector« between companies, my blog has been launched to become a »connector« between people. My goal is to introduce as many people and ideas as possible to translate the 2.0 thinking into real action.

Background
I hold a masters degree and PHD in business administration specializing marketing and human resources. I have worked for ARD and ZDF in my final university projects and I am currently managing director and owner of the whois publishing house.

Publications
During the last 10 years I published more than 30 books about the new media and internet industry in the German speaking countries. Among them were annuals like who is who in mobile solution, who is who in interactive broadband, who is who in e-health, who is who in music & internet, who is who in games, who is who in e-learning … 2002 at MILIA in Cannes I had the honor to interview all the international key note speakers for MIILIA Internet TV. You still can find some of them on this blog and on the website www.whoiswho.de in the interview section. This inspired me to continue interviewing important entrepreneurs and scientists. Since then, almost every month an interview has been published. Some great names have been amongst them, like Marvin Minsky, Hasso Plattner, Peter Gabriel, Tim Renner, Peter Weibel, Bazon Brock, Eran Davidson, Karlheinz Brandenburg, Takeshi Natsuno, Michael Ballhaus

2004, due to the 10th anniversary of whois I published my most important book so far: »Digital Transformations«. It deals with the fundamental transformations in business, culture and science and their potential of innovations caused by digital technologies. Theoreticians, artists and scientists express their view along with producers, sponsors and intermediators. »Digital Transformations« (idea and concept by Ulrike Reinhard) is positioned between technology, economy, science and culture. The aim is to reach those readers who are willing to appreciate and support this potential as an important key factor for new thinking and innovation.

Imprint
Ulrike Reinhard
cell: +49 151 58748588
mail: ulrike@ulrikereinhard.com

Studie für alle Podcast-Interessierten

Der podcastclub – Deutscher Podcast Kulturverband e.V. hat die Studie beim unabhängigen Medienforschungsinstitut House of Research in Auftrag gegeben, um allen Podcast-Interessierten endlich verlässliche Zahlen an die Hand zu geben.

Der Fragebogen steht hier bereit. Er kann in weniger als 10 Minuten ausgefüllt werden kann. Unter allen Teilnehmern werden ein Video iPod mit 30 GB Speicherplatz und brillantem 2,5 Zoll Farbdisplay sowie zwei iPod-Shuffle verlost.

Die Ergebnisse der Studie werden bereits auf dem am 26. Januar 2007 in Köln auf dem 2. Podcast-Kongress präsentiert.

It could have been great ….

Weizenbaum
At the 1. Adlershof Business Talk, far away from the public, Joseph Weizenbaum (83, on top) and Marvin Minsky (79) met again after more than 20 years. One cannot exactly say that they are close friends, however, what they do have in common, both went to MIT in its really »golden times«.

So, what happened?

Marvin-MinskyA denouncement or should I better say a lamentation of Joseph Weizenbaum? In never ending monologues he was attacking Minsky. He didn´t want to discuss! He wasn`t looking for topics which might have been worth discussing! A bitter old complaining man …

What lasts? Weizenbaum was struggling for his acceptance in the scientific world – and he lost! His attempt for reconciliation failed because of his bitterness.

Weizenbaum was only topped by the incapacity of the attending journalist Stefan Krempl who – in this case – wasn`t able to break new ground! He really missed a great chance!

It-could-have-been-great-

More about Joseph Weizenbaum
More about Marvin Minsky

Better ways to think

»Better ways to think« is the motto of my new blog. I dedicate this blog to Marvin Minsky. He was one of my »heroes« when I first started computing. And he still is.

Marvin-Minsky_02 In fall 2006 I finally got the chance to meet him at MIT, preparing a conference in Berlin, subtitled »media meets technology«. Marvin was invited to give the keynote speech (listen to the attached podcast). With this short video, published on the conference blog, we were gathering questions for Marvin Minsky. It worked pretty well … (see details on http://blog.adlershof.de). Furthermore we`ve published this interview (pdf, 308 KB).

By the time I was in Boston, Marvin just finished his new book »The Emotion Machine«, which is all about commonsense thinking, artificial intelligence, and the future of the human mind. He is attempting one of the holy grails of psychology: an explanation of human emotions, how they work and why we have them. This book gives his work a new direction … he will present his new book – fresh from the press – to a public audience for the very fisrt time early in November at die HSM Forum in New York: Competing through Science.