WE magazine

Just this Sunday the first issue of the WE-magazine, a German DIY project inspired by founder Ulrike Reinhard appeared. It’s a magazine about the internet, how it changed the collaboration of communities and how it changed the overall understanding of “we”.

The articles cover a wide range of topics and all of them are worth reading ( – haven’t yet but I’m sure – there’s so many good reviews ;), but I want to introduce two of them which are closer related to ICT4D.

The first one is an interview with Ethan Zuckerman about his projects Global Voices Online and Digital Democracy. He elaborates on the unique possibility in our times to be part of many communities and experience different views on the world. Furthermore he talks about the aim of Global Voices Online and personal and governmental responsibilities to broaden perspectives on the globalized world

The link to the article (with a video) is here.

The second one is from Jeff Cobb about computer games in general and in raising awareness about development assistance. He claims that games can create a wholly different feeling of understanding and concern than just presentation of facts – which of course has to do with the human learning scheme of interaction and experimentation. He points to the game 3rd World Farmer which simulates the living conditions in lesser developed countries.

The link to the article is here.

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was published on 26.08.2008 by Florian Sturm. It files under global
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