Author / Ben Sahlmueller
Benerkenswert February 2023
The February 2023 issue of Benerkenswert
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.
Benerkenswert November 2022
The November issue of Benerkenswert
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.
Benerkenswert September 2022
The September issue of Benerkenswert
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.
Benerkenswert July 2022
The July 2022 issue of Benerkenswert
Book: Egon Friedell, Kulturgeschichte der Neuzeit
The Kulturgeschichte der Neuzeit is Friedell’s main work, capturing him for the better part of his last 15-or-so years. It is a wild ride through European history from the Black Death in 1348 until World War I, playing homage to many of the geniuses, kings, and lost souls of what he calls the Neuzeit, the pre-modern and early modern age.