Called a “Web Guru” by the German SPIEGEL magazine, the American speaker, author and philosopher David Weinberger deals with questions of how the internet is changing relationships, communication and society in general. He co-authored The Cluetrain Manifesto in 1999 as well as several other books, including Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder and Small Pieces Loosely Joined. He is a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
OUBEY was always keenly interested in technical and technological innovations, experimenting at an early age with super 8 film and video and buying the new Amiga 500 when it first came out to exploit its technical functionalities for his art. He was active in the online social Web – as far as he could be given the restricted nature of the Web in the early years of this century. And so the idea of traveling to Boston with one of OUBEY’s pictures for an encounter with an internet wizard like David Weinberger was too tempting to resist.