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    Melting Pots: Berlin Digital meets Berlin Culture

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2016)

    London, UK, 12 - 14 July 2016


    Andreas Bienert & Eva Emenlauer-Blömers



    Forming, storming, norming and performing [1] - a well-known phase-modulation model of team building is probably reliable to describe the changeful relationship of Berlin Cultural and Berlin Digital in the Melting Pot of the metropolis. The pretty, shy bride awkwardly meets a nerdy, hyperactive groom when after the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9th, 1989, the wedding looms on the horizon: digital economy, the bullish beacon of hope of a city, which almost lost its subsistence from industrial production, and the reunified cultural institutions with their wonderful and much admired dowry of collections scattered and dispersed for so many decades over the Eastern and the Western parts of the town. Sometimes it comes to bitchy approaches in this restless partnership, sometimes afflicted with distrust and reticence, with bolder hope and economic calculus from both sides. There are only single, in retrospect amazingly ambitious projects, in which one comes closer to each other and gauges what a same household in the future time may look alike.


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