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Benerkenswert February 2023

The February 2023 issue of Benerkenswert

Benerkenswert November 2022

The November issue of Benerkenswert


My thoughts on life, the universe, and everything. One small essay at a time.

On AI, v1 (March 2023)

There is a lot happening in the AI-world. Fun stuff, crazy stuff, scary stuff – and I am already a bit tired of the hype, even though it just gets started.

This article is the first in a loose series of playful approaches to make sense of this topic.

2022: Best books and films

The books, movies, and TV series I enjoyed most in 2022.

Remembering 228 in Chiayi (嘉義市), A Study Tour

The 28th of February 1947 is one of the most important dates in Taiwan’s history, marking the day of an uprising that later lead to the “White Terror” period and leaving marks in any bigger city in Taiwan.

This post summarizes the memory of this event in the city of Chiayi (嘉義市).

Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei

The Oslo Freedom Forum, founded 2009 in Oslo, is an event series produced by the Human Rights Foundation once or twice a year. This year, it took place in Taipei, setting up a firework of new ideas and questions.

Film: Alison Klayman, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

A remarkable portrait of the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (艾未未) by American director Alison Klayman, documenting his main creative period between 2008 and 2011.
Rating: ★★★★★