How can we re-conceptualize culture specific and trans-cultural networks for recent phases of globalization? Which role play visual symbolic networks in historic perspective and in their recent, most prominent example, namely the Olympic Summer Games of Beijing in 2008? Scholars from Brazil, China, India, Israel, Japan, Germany, and the United States, from the humanities and social sciences, have worked together to answer these questions: Networks of Culture, re-loaded, supplement and frame the economic, technological, ecological, and political networks. The accompanying website www.keyvisuals.org offers numerous examples for Key Visuals and their networks.
Volume 1 of this book series was translated into Portuguese and Chinese.
Peter Ludes, Professor of Mass Communication/Integrated Social Sciences at the Jacobs University Bremen. Member of the core group of the European Science Foundation's Program "Changing Media - Changing Europe" (2001 - 2004) and Speaker (since 2003) of a research initiative on the intercultural comparison of key visuals, including members from Brazil, China, Germany, the UK and the United States.