Datenschutz

Die Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) oder eben GDPR auf English hat alle, die Webseiten betreiben etwas in Atem gehalten (Neuer Hinweis zum Datenschutz dieser Webseite hier). Natürlich waren die Regelungen längst bekannt, aber die gesamte Branche hat bis zum letzten Moment gewartet und fleißig weiter Daten gesammelt. Vielleicht waren doch viele das Internet nutzende Personen überrascht über das Ausmaß der Sammelei. Falls Sie lange nicht mehr Ihren Klout-Score geprüft haben, “Klout ist seit dem 25.5.18 kaputt”, nur in der EU. Wir werden also weiterhin ohne Zustimmung geratet und mit den Scores Geld gemacht.

Traurig über das Verschwinden sind wir wohl nicht, da wir von der zweifelhaften und jetzt wohl illegalen Praxis bisher eh nichts wussten. Für politisch und gesellschaftlich Aktive bleibt es wichtig zu wissen, wo und wie sie “gerated” werden. Professoren und Lehrende im allgemeinen kennen die Ratingpraxis und haben sich daran gewöhnt. Im Privatleben ist das Rating aber wohl unter Persönlichkeitsschutz ein anderes Thema. THANK YOU – EU.

Social Networks

In publishing a student paper on Facebook use of students I realized that a surge in SPAM on a comments page reached unmanageable levels. The only way out was to stop the comment function of the webpage. In a recent paper on digital technology and social movements I found that most trade unions already did no longer trust Facebook as a networking tool and many had developed their own trustworthy digital networks.  Free paper download here.

If you consider evolving in this direction I shall be pleased to assist you in such efforts. Just get in touch through
klaus@schoemann.org

Fukushima, Nuclear Waste and Fusion

7 years on from the Fukushima disaster promising research from a team including Physics Professor Thomas Heine reports that Cu(I)-MFU-4l is a material that “could significantly enhance our ability to treat radioactive waste”. The original paper appeared recently in Nature Communications LINK .

3He and tritium which are used as fuel in fusion reactor technology are produced at the same time. The battle about the energy provision of the future is still on. My teaching and research on “Society and Technology” takes on such challenges. The “Open Society” needs “open science and technology” to advance on major challenges. Open access is also part of this process. This is surely a nice additional topic for the University Study Course “Society and Technology” Thomas Heine and myself taught when we were both at Jacobs Universtiy Bremen.

 

Dieselgate made in Germany

Aus der Pressemitteilung des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts Nr. 9/2018 vom 27.02.2018 ist zu entnehmen: “Unionsrecht und Bundesrecht verpflichten dazu, durch in Luftreinhalteplänen enthaltene geeignete Maßnahmen den Zeitraum einer Überschreitung der seit 1. Januar 2010 geltenden Grenzwerte für NO so kurz wie möglich zu halten.” Das grenzt an Realsatire. Sind Sie schon einmal beim Parken im Halteverbot höflich aufgefordert worden, die Überschreitung der Grenzwerte so kurz wie möglich zu halten?

Das erstinstanzliche Urteil in Düsseldorf datiert bereits vom 13. 9. 2016 (VG Düsseldorf, 3 K 7695/15). Politik darf sich eben Zeit lassen und frustriert die nur gelegentlich zur Wahl gebetenen Abstimmenden (Bürgerinnen und Bürger) durch Unterlassung von Sanktionen für politisch verantwortliche Institutionen.

Die resultierende Ungleichheit: Personen die sich nur alle Jahrzehnte ein neues Mobilitätsvehikel leisten können, oder ökologisch angehaucht, nur leisten wollen, werden gezwungen, die rasche Verschrottungswelle mitzugehen. In 2009 nannten wir das Abwrackprämie und heute ist es eingebaute technische Redundanz mit juristischem Vollzug.

Selbstgebaute Lastenräder im Land der Tüftler, Dichter und Denker bei Sperrung der NOX-Hotspots in Innenstädten für Stinker und Gefährder scheint mir ein machbarer Traum zu sein. Es stinkt aber alle gehen hin?

Job Announcements

Various cooperation projects linked to lifelong learning and skill development are offering jobs. One job is based in Stuttgart with Agentur Q and another one in Bonn at the Leibniz Institute for lifelong learning. Both require a good knowledge of German to be operational. A broad multi-disciplinary interest is an essential asset. Quantitative research skills are a must. Don’t be afraid just get in touch to inquire for more details about these jobs with the contact persons mentioned, both former/current Ph.D-students I had been happy to accompany in their scientific development .
Both announcements as pdf-files below.

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Book Creation 2017

Writing and creating books has been ongoing for more than 2000 years. The history facilitated by Gutenberg’s invention of multiplication through the printing press has helped along the reformist movement of Martin Luther as well. Single pieces of book art are more rare. The Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels has a rich collection and changing exhibitions. The photo below was taken there in July 2017.

As I attended a workshop on book binding held by Mina Aboudarr I went through all steps of book production myself to get a hands-on impression of this centuries old profession and art work in special cases. With much fun I walked through the process of writing, months before, and self-production of my very own monograph. Self-publishing is likely to be the next step. Currently the book is “in pressing” but not in press.
… and all beginings have some magic … or in original voice from Hermann Hesse: … und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne, …

Start-up anniversary

The first start-up anniversary is a kind of a test. Yes, I am sure I did the right decision to go independent, pursuing 100% my own research interests and teaching preferences. That’s a comfortable and exciting opportunity. Lot’s of work in all sorts of domains. Webediting, accounting, project management, publishing, teaching committments in Bremen, Berlin and Brussels.

Most interesting progress has been made on the drafting of a new monograph. Should be out this summer! Yeah, great fun, even if stressful at times. I’ll keep you updated.

Welcome to Schoemann.org

Growing-up in a family business has taught me the ups and downs of being self-employed. Not only managing your own affairs, but also responsibility for employees, both play an important role in this function. It is even more delicate if more persons from the family are involved in decision-making.

In this start-up-webpage it is all easy. Doing it all by myself limits the risks as well as the speed of evolution. The “birth of a nation” image taken in Brussels near the European Commission building sums it all up.   Webdesign is an interesting skill and despite templates a creative activity. Of course, webpages are accessed more through mobile devices than traditional desktop computers. Accordingly, we adapted the basic outlay of www.schoemann.org to this use.

It seems that a whole family of businesses is in the process of development. We keep you updated here. Completed is my teaching at Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH. Undergradute and postgraduate courses and Ph.D. supervision have been continuous challenges to reflect on established knowledge and to dwell into new areas.  My latest teaching on consumer, culture and society covered for example prosumption and the platform economy.

Fascination with the extension of 3D-vison to 4D imagination as the moving of the cube  (see below) brings me back to the origins of my research in life course developments. Hence the creation of a logo under own copyright protection. An animated cube as photo gallery is presented under this link.

Publications will be listed here soon and made available largely free of charge. Some publications based on consulting projects will be available through the online-shop. Or refer to the research page on this webpage already for a glimpse.