Conquer the Information Jungle!

1st Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hendrik Speck (University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern)

2nd Supervisor: Prof. Peter Stephan (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

Information is the cornerstone of modern society. The radical evolution of computational methods and the advent of the Internet have com! pletely changed the way we deal with information today. This thesis analyses the progress of information from di"erent perspectives and ex! amines critical issues. Though evolved for centuries the recent develop! ments of information have emphasized new qualities and strategies of handling. Sophisticated methods of processing information allow to combine new technologies of mathematical and visual description. The conclusions derived in this research are transformed into suggestions for improved methods to conquer the information jungle.