GongPong.SAT: Developing Realtime Android Apps

The application underlying this case study is at the core of an award-winning concept of a distributed multi-player performance called Music for Gongs and Satellites. In short, the vision aims at turning commercially available mobile phones into devices for coordinating a group of performers who are acting as a distributed mass. […]

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Editorial for the autumn issue 2020

Dear SI members, Dear SIDM readers, The spotlight of this issue of Swiss Digital Magazine features two articles on hot topics, albeit seemingly independent of each other. The first of the two spotlight articles explores the question of why computer science should become an obligatory subject in compulsory schooling, i.e. […]

More Classic Problems

The History Of Lateral Thinking Historically, the term „Lateral Thinking“ was first used in 1967 by Edward de Bono. According to Wikipedia, de Bono was using the anecdote where King Solomon resolves a dispute over the parentage of a child by calling for the child to be cut in half, […]

The Mystery

Lateral thinking is a powerful tool for solving seemingly unsolvable problems or mysteries. The kernel idea behind is consciously letting loose of any unconscious prejudice and bias, and considering all logically possible scenarios and options when analyzing the problem, notably including even the highly improbable ones. Please  consider the following […]

Von der Titanic und dem Digitalen Paralleluniversum

Hoch über uns schreitet sie in grossen Schritten einher: die „Digitalisierung“. Ein unscheinbares Wort, ein geradezu verharmlosender Begriff, der in aller Munde und Händen ist, ohne das sich jedoch die meisten der Tiefe seiner Auswirkungen auf unsere Gesellschaft bewusst sind. Wohl deshalb, weil der Begriff nicht bis zu ihren Köpfen […]

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Editorial Newsletter Winter 2017

Dear SI Member You are holding a revived version of our newsletter in your hand. This publication is one of three components of the online presence of the SI 2.0. The other two are the (static) homepage and the online magazine respectively. Owing to WordPress technology, the new magazine invites […]

SI in 2017!

End of Year Message 2016

Dear Members of the SI! Year end „Viele sind hartnäckig in Bezug auf den einmal eingeschlagenen Weg, wenige in Bezug auf das Ziel.“ Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900 Liebe SI Mitglieder Im Bewusstsein, dass unsere Gesellschaft ganz wesentlich von Eurer Mitarbeit in den einzelnen Fachgruppen getragen wird, nehme ich im Namen des […]

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Editorial Fall 2016

Dear Members of the SI the „society“ is an important stakeholder to every professional association and in particular to SI, for a variety of reasons: In our information era, the image of something has become a decisive factor of how this something is perceived. Therefore, cultivating the image of Informatics across […]

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Information – The Oil of the 21. Century

“Information is the oil of the 21Sst century“ is the metaphoric way the Gartner Group uses to explain the fact that in the modern digital society, Information owns an inherent value. Indeed, the metaphor mediates a second, even hotter message, namely „and analytics is the combustion engine“. We are, in this […]