This series will reconstruct and explain the shifting balances, the complementarity and contradictions, between the potentials of improved intercultural and transcultural visual communication and its strategic exploitation through visual hegemonies. We will also enhance the cooperation of the computer sciences, humanities, and social sciences and the development of software for modeling key visuals from various genres, media, and cultural zones. Volume 1 exemplifies this international research endeavor in a general trans-disciplinary outline as well as case studies from the perspectives of musicology, psychology, and the social sciences.
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.
Otthein Herzog holds the position of a chaired professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen, where he directs the TZI - Center for Computing Technologies, the Collaborative Research Center "Autonomous Logistic Processes" (SFB 637), which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), and the Mobile Technology Research Center, which currently brings together fourteen research groups in the fast growing research area of Mobile and Wearable Computing. Since he was appointed to his current position in 1993, Dr. Herzog built up the Artificial Intelligence Research Group.