Dream journeys with Avatars: Karl May as homo digitalis

Who is Karl May to you? What images does the most-read German writer, whose blood brother rides through the most-watched German film, conjure up in your mind? After decades of silence and misconception, literary scholars still cannot agree. Karl May, however, made brilliant use of many techniques known to the Generation Internet: AR, VR, Second Life, Social Media… He had followers, he twittered, he was an influencer, blogger, instagrammer… Living in the pre-Internet era, he was, unfortunately, not always online, and thus became the victim of many shitstorms and fake news.

Congress 2
Room: N242W

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM