Weekend Madness with Steve Bug

Weekend Berlin 02 The Weekend is one of the most famous clubs in Berlin. Situated in the 12th floor of a skyscraper, it has not only one of the most impressive locations but also one of the best bookings. Techhouse, Minimal, funky, bleepy, souly, from Jazzanova to Tiefschwarz, from Turntable Rockers to M.A.N.D.Y, Dirt Crew, Booka Shade.. they invite popular DJs with taste. To watch pictures and a movie Continue reading

Science: Masterthesis mindmap

Master thesis organizational identity mindmapIf you are interested in what my master-thesis in communication will be about, click the thumbnail and you’ll see a mindmap.

In the map, I tried to combine all the theories I would like to discuss in the thesis. From organizational theories (e.g. Max Weber, Mintzberg) to the discussion about formal and informal structures of organizations, psychoanlytical organization theory (starts with Freud, happ 150th, anyway!), organizational culture and to my core object: organizational identity. (Albert & Whetten wrote a lot about it)
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The perfect tool for laptop-artists

Monome40hIf you ever tried to control Ableton Live and maybe some synth and effects with a mouse, you will know that there’s much to improve in terms of usabilty. Laptop-musicians dream of some hardware-controller solution that gives them buttons to trigger the sounds from their laptop, like samples, arrangements, effects and so on.

Now here is one fascination toy: Monome40h. It consists of 8×8 touchpads that are programmable via an open-source controlling routine which turns them into keys, radio groupings, virtual sliders, etc., to communicate with ableton live, reason, cubase, logic and alike. To read more and watch a video Continue reading

Futureboogie Mixes back online

Hurry! Last month they cut the connection because they had too much traffic.
Futureboogie is an online platform by guys who are really fans of Jazzanova, Compost, Sonar Kollektiv and Ninja Tunes. Just like Stylewalker.

They host sets of people they like, as well their own ones, packed with the best British taste since Gilles Peterson, plus interviews with King Britt, Recloose, Bonobo and many more.
Now they are back and running, e.g. with a brilliant, smooth, a little psycho and housy Dixon mix, Rainer Trüby, or Trickski with a spacy reggae mix!

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The brand is your friend

Ross Levinsohn on NYTWhat might, on the first look, seem to be yet another marketing claim or even a nice way to describe the academic concept of brand personality, now gets a new red-hot quality. The recent strategies of Rupert Murdoch aim to turn the impressive success of MySpace, which is already the second-most visited site on the web (after Yahoo), into an even bigger revenue machine.

He put one of his most skilled multimedia managers to the task: Ross Levinson, boss of Murdoch’s News corporation’s overarching online unit: Fox Interactive Media.
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