Isabel Seiffert (isabel_seiffert)
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Wed, 09. Apr 1986
Editorial Design, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, 2012-2013
Visual Communication, Merz Akademie , 2007-2011
Master of Arts in Design, 2013
Diplom (FH), 2011
Isabel Seiffert / Independet Designer, 2012-2014
Spild af Tid, 2009-2009
Buero Db / Daniela Burger, 2010-2010
Governance. Democracy. Delete.
Kurt Eckert, Sereina Rothenberger, Matthias Michel
year of making
For my Master thesis I have taken a rather social & political conscious approach which resolved in a 600 page volume Twitter Compendium that attempts to contextualize the flurry of one-liner political debate about the new digital future. I investigated the hierarchies, mechanisms and power distribution of the world wide web. Twitter became my main research tool and formed the base for my final publication. Therefore, Hashtags were crucial for this investigation. Through looking at current ,net activism‘, collecting, editing and contextualizing tweets and it’s linked materials, I compacted and archived the voices of people and organizations concerned with this political matter.
As a statement for the ‚open source movement‘, the entire publication was set with free fonts. The book is a prototype of a monthly print on demand produced edition that contextualizes and records tweets that broach the issue of the political, economical and social dimension of the internet.