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Egon Zippel Twitter: ezinnycEgon

1960 Born in Timisoara, Rumania 1964 Family moved to Germany 1981 – 83, 1986 - 88 University of Mannheim, Germany, communication design and advertising, diploma. 1984 – 85 Fulbright scholarship, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and University of Texas, Austin. 1985 Traveling scholarship to Mexico from the Institute of International Education. 1985 – 86 New York, New York Institute of Technology, computer graphics 1986 – 91 Moves back to Germany, starts to work and show as conceptual artist. 1991 – 93 Moves to Milan, Italy. 1993 – 94 Postgraduate studies at Staedel Frankfurt Art Academy / Institute for New Media with Peter Weibel. 1996 – present Lives and works in New York.
  • Back to the Future

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    An ancient recipe: Collect/Recycle/Use frugally. Apply to cities and rural areas. These simple guidelines could resolve a lot of water issues in developed and developing countries where water is still an abundant resource. Regions with water scarcity have for years had their own fine-tuned procedures for water management, but it […]

  • The Downside of the Digital Tide

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    According to the article “Africa’s Mobile Future,” the continent’s digital future is bright. New and innovative technologies will have the power to propel a large unemployed and undereducated demographic into accelerated growth. But within this new growth looms a tsunami of Africa’s own e-waste to exacerbate an already challenging issue: […]