I decided I need to learn more about banking, bought an expensive 500 pages textbook… – and as a result I came up with the plot for a novel that might not be really flattering for that business.
It’s still secret… 😉
Part of it has to deal with speculative business on land, food, agriculture and nature. – What I meant to be a science fiction story, is by far an unpleasant truth already.
Another part of the plot is a not so secret network of bloggers and other independent media producers who work to create the missing links, to rise awareness, to tell stories and thoughts that have not been thought yet. There are many attempts to deliver that, too. But I’m not yet satisfied, I want to see the Informavores, thats how I called this network, in place and in reality.

Of course there are blog-floods, news-streams, and of course there is too much information. But is it ours? – How can it be, that rating agencies tell storys and influence major parts of the civilised world, without having a clue about what’s important for the people they are judging? About whose lives they are deciding?
We need more countervoices who do not counter, who just tell their story, who just let us participate in ordinary, yet so different lives and cultures.
Life in a Day is a nice step in that direction.
I would like to create more. I want the Informavores.
I’m looking for bloggers and other independent media producers with the ambitious target to start with a loose network and maybe build and independent lifestyle-everydayculture-business media brand. Informavores are creatures that live by information, and that have the natural attitude to always go for more. We’re currently setting up the basics for this network – stay alert….

Michael Hafner

Michael Hafner


The Digital Media Ethics Textbook

Charles Ess‘ „Digital Media Ethics“ is unique and amazing in several ways: It’s a genuinely philosophical book investigating ethical traditions in the light of potential

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Doctorows Crashkurs in Kapitalmarktlogik

Ich habe gerade Cory Doctorows „For the Win“ gelesen und kann das Buch nur wĂ€rmstens empfehlen. Doctorow zeichnet nicht nur beeindruckende Bilder aus Indien, Kalifornien

Sonst noch neu


Das Krone-Magazin von Dossier erzĂ€hlt fĂŒr Ă€ltere Menschen wenig Neues. Die fehlende SchĂ€rfe ist aber auch zugleich die beste Illustration des Watte-Sumpfs um das große Wiener Medienimperium.


„Wenn ich eure Hefte sehe, dann gehts mir besser.“

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Das dÀmliche Kind bringt auch nichts

Der Philosoph Alfred Pfabigan nimmt das MĂ€rchen von des Kaisers neuen Kleidern auseinander – vor allem die naive Vorstellung von dem hellsichtigen Kind, das entgegen aller Wunschvorstellungen ganz sicher keine Einsicht bewirkt.