Technopolitics Working Group
Tracing Information Society - A Timeline

A 11-meter-long textual work sheds new light on the information society viewed across a timeframe of more than 100 years. Here, the genesis and influence of the information society can be studied not by scrolling on a screen, but by walking along the printed timeline. This multidimensional mapping of political events, technological inventions, and cultural developments shows how the information society has seized and transformed every sphere. The entries may be understood in more depth on the timetable, which presents analog and digital media arranged by categories. A network visualization reveals salient associations between the timeline entries on the basis of Wikipedia.

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