Joshua Klein

Former student (European Media Studies, University of Potsdam), now an intern at Solothurner Literaturtage, soon to be a student again (European History, University of Basel).

How to be modern today?

Although the places and techniques certainly have shifted, Bob Dylan still has a solid answer to the question on what it is like to be modern today: "In the dime stores and bus stations / People talk of situations / Read books, repeat quotations / Draw conclusions on the wall." 
The ever-changing state of "being modern" is not to explain without taking the use of media (Mediengebrauch) and its principles of actualization (Aktualisieren) and circulation (Verbreiten) into consideration.

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