Publications

Books and edited volumes

Stefan Bertschi (2010), Im Dazwischen von Individuum und Gesellschaft: Topologie eines blinden Flecks der Soziologie, Bielefeld: transcript [In Between the Individual and Society: A Topology of Sociology's Blind Spot]. ISBN 978-3-8376-1473-2. Contents and introduction: German (PDF), Publisher website.

Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.) (2006), Daumenkultur: Das Mobiltelefon in der Gesellschaft, Bielefeld: transcript (German translation of Thumb Culture). ISBN 3-89942-473-5. Brochure: German (PDF), Book website.

Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.) (2005), Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society, Bielefeld: transcript. ISBN 3-89942-403-4. Brochure (PDF), Book website.

Selected chapters of Thumb Culture were reprinted in two special issues of Knowledge, Technology, and Policy 19, 2006 (Guest editors: Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke). Publisher website (Issue 1), Publisher website (Issue 2).

Stefan Bertschi and Ingo Starz (eds.) (2005), Anna Blume trifft Zuckmayer: 60 legendäre Dichter in Originalaufnahmen 1901–2004, Munich: Der Hörverlag. ISBN: 3-89940-732-6 (commented 2-CD-edition as exhibition catalogue of ‘Anna Blume trifft Zuckmayer. Dichterstimmen in Tondokumenten 1901–2004’ [Anna Blume Meets Zuckmayer. The Voices of Poets], Museum Strauhof Zurich, 14 December 2005–26 February 2006, and Poesiefestival Berlin, 28 May–25 June 2006). Exhibition guide: German (PDF).

Book chapters

Stefan Bertschi (2016), ‘From Metropolis with Love: Tönnies, Simmel and Urban Social Architecture’, in Christopher Adair-Toteff (ed.), The Anthem Companion to Ferdinand Tönnies, London: Anthem Press, pp. 99–118 (invited chapter). Book website, Book on JSTOR.

Stefan Bertschi, Sabrina Bresciani, Tom Crawford, Randy Goebel, Wolfgang Kienreich, Martin Lindner, Vedran Sabol and Andrew Vande Moere (2013), ‘What Is Knowledge Visualization? Eight Reflections on an Evolving Discipline’, in Francis T. Marchese and Ebad Banissi (eds.), Knowledge Visualization Currents: From Text to Art to Culture, London: Springer, pp. 13–32 (invited chapter). Publisher website, the introduction is available via Google Books.

Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (2006), ‘Einleitung’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.), Daumenkultur: Das Mobiltelefon in der Gesellschaft, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 11–21. Full text: German (PDF).

Peter Gross and Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘Die mobile Multioptionsgesellschaft: Eine Frage der Aufladungstechnik?’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.), Daumenkultur: Das Mobiltelefon in der Gesellschaft, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 221–231.

Peter Glotz and Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘Menschen, Mobiltelefone und Gesellschaft: Abschließende Erkenntnisse aus einer internationalen Expertenbefragung’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.), Daumenkultur: Das Mobiltelefon in der Gesellschaft, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 311–342.

Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘The Meaning of a Mobile Age: Is It Just Cultural Noise?’, in Kristóf Nyíri (ed.), Mobile Understanding: The Epistemology of Ubiquitous Communication, Vienna: Passagen Verlag, pp. 239–252 (selected paper). Book website.

Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (2005), ‘Introduction’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.), Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 11–19. Full text (PDF).

Peter Gross and Stefan Bertschi (2005), ‘Loading Mobile Phones in a Multi-option Society’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.), Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 189–198.

Peter Glotz and Stefan Bertschi (2005), ‘People, Mobiles and Society: Concluding Insights from an International Expert Survey’, in Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (eds.), Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 261–287.

Stefan Bertschi (2005), ‘Soziale Auswirkungen des Mobilfunks: Gedanken zu Idee und Praxisbezug’ [Social Implications of Mobile Telephony: Concept and Practice], in Markus Giordano and Johannes Hummel (eds.), Mobile Business. Vom Geschäftsmodell zum Geschäftserfolg – Mit Fallbeispielen zu Mobile Marketing, mobilen Portalen und Content-Anbietern, Wiesbaden: Gabler, pp. 429–449 (invited chapter). Full text: German (PDF).

Journal papers

Stefan Bertschi and Gandin Hornemann (2015), ‘Politics Kills the Project Star’, DIGITAL LEADERS 2015, London: British Computer Society, pp. 90–91. Full edition (PDF), Full text published and promoted in two member newsletters by the BCS, and re-used in Pcubed Insight #78: Staying on Track.

Stefan Bertschi (2014), ‘The Strong PMO’, ITNOW. The Magazine for the IT Professional 56(2), Summer, Special edition project management, pp. 12–14. Journal website, Full text published by the British Computer Society, and re-used in Pcubed Insight #64: Best Practices for Managers.

Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (2006), ‘Introduction: Mobile Phones and Mass Communications’, Knowledge, Technology, and Policy 19(2), pp. 3–6. Journal website.

Peter Glotz and Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘People, Mobiles and Society: Concluding Insights from an International Expert Survey’, Knowledge, Technology, and Policy 19(2), pp. 69–92. Journal website.

Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘Tönnies und Gated Communities: “Romantik” oder neoliberale Gegenwart?’ [Tönnies and Gated Communities: ‘Romanticism’ or Neoliberal Present?], Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie [Swiss Journal of Sociology] 32(1), pp. 75–90. Abstract: German, English and French (PDF).

Peter Glotz, Stefan Bertschi and Chris Locke (2006), ‘Introduction: Mobile Phones and the Social Order’, Knowledge, Technology, and Policy 19(1), pp. 3–7. Journal website.

Peter Gross and Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘Loading Mobile Phones in a Multi-Option Society’, Knowledge, Technology, and Policy 19(1), pp. 72–79. Journal website.

Conference papers

Stefan Bertschi, Sabrina Bresciani, Tom Crawford, Randy Goebel, Wolfgang Kienreich, Martin Lindner, Vedran Sabol and Andrew Vande Moere (2011), ‘What is Knowledge Visualization? Perspectives on an Emerging Discipline’, in Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, 13–15 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 329–336. Full text (PDF), Publisher website.

Stefan Bertschi (2009), ‘Knowledge Visualization and Business Analysis: Meaning as Media’, in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Visualisation, Barcelona, 15–17 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 480–485. Full text (PDF), Publisher website.

Stefan Bertschi (2008), ‘Before and After 1968: The Paradox of Post-Structuralist Sociology’, Paper presented at the BSA Theory Study Group conference ‘1968: Impact and Implications’, Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London, 3–4 July. Abstract (PDF), Conference website.

Stefan Bertschi (2008), ‘Beyond “Sociological Naturalism”: Nothing New After Simmel and Weber?’, Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference ‘Social Worlds, Natural Worlds’, University of Warwick, 28–30 March. Abstract (PDF).

Stefan Bertschi (2007), ‘Convergence as Religion: Is There Morale in Telecommunications?’, Paper presented at the conference ‘Towards a Philosophy of Telecommunications Convergence’, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 27–29 September. Abstract (PDF), Conference website.

Stefan Bertschi (2007), ‘Without Knowledge Visualization? Proposing a Deconstructivist Approach to Metaphor, Meaning and Perception’, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Visualisation, Zurich, 4–6 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 342–347. Full text (PDF), Publisher website.

Stefan Bertschi (2007), ‘From Mobile Phones to Nanotechnology: Is There a Need for Pattern Recognition?’, Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference ‘Social Connections: Identities, Technologies, Relationships’, University of East London, 12–14 April. Abstract (PDF).

Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘Being Inside or Being Left Out: Neoliberal Communities Behind Gates’, Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference ‘Sociology, Social Order(s) and Disorder(s)’, Harrogate, 21–23 April. Abstract (PDF).

Stefan Bertschi (2006), ‘Civilization as an Aesthetic Conception of Society: Learning from Elias?’, Paper presented at the ‘Elias in the 21st Century’ conference, University of Leicester, 10–12 April. Abstract (PDF).

Stefan Bertschi and Noah Bubenhofer (2005), ‘Linguistic Learning: A New Conceptual Focus in Knowledge Visualization’, in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, 6–8 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 383–389. Full text (PDF), Publisher website.

Stefan Bertschi (2005), ‘The Meaning of a Mobile Age: Is It Just Cultural Noise?’, Paper presented at the conference ‘Seeing, Understanding, Learning in the Mobile Age’, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 28–30 April. Lecture script (PDF).

Peter Glotz and Stefan Bertschi (2004), ‘Workshop on Mobile Phones: Mobile Communications and a Culture of Thumbs: Trends and Concerns’, Science Museum London, 19–20 July (organiser and co-moderator of an international expert workshop as part of the research project ‘Thumb Culture’). Workshop agenda (PDF).

Stefan Bertschi (2003), ‘Neoliberaler Kommunitarismus? Das Phänomen der Gated Communities’ [Neoliberal Communitarianism? Gated Communities as a Phenomenon], Paper presented at the Swiss Sociological Association conference ‘Triumph und Elend des Neoliberalismus’, University of Zurich, 1–3 October. Abstract (PDF).

Conference proceedings

Ebad Banissi, Stefan Bertschi et al. (eds.) (2013), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, 16–18 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-0-7695-5049-7. Publisher website.

Ebad Banissi, Stefan Bertschi et al. (eds.) (2012), Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Visualisation, Montpellier, 11–13 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-0-7695-4771-8. Publisher website.

Ebad Banissi, Stefan Bertschi et al. (eds.) (2011), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, 13–15 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-1-4577-0868-8. Publisher website.

Ebad Banissi, Stefan Bertschi et al. (eds.) (2010), Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Visualisation, London, 26–29 July, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 978-0-7695-4165-5. Publisher website.

Book reviews

Stefan Bertschi (2007), ‘Günter Burkart: Handymania. Wie das Mobiltelefon unser Leben verändert hat. Frankfurt am Main, New York: Campus Verlag 2007’ [Handymania. How the Mobile Phone Has Changed Our Lives], Publizistik: Vierteljahreshefte für Kommunikationsforschung 52(4), pp. 547–548 (invited book review). Journal website.

Research reports

Stefan Bertschi and Adrian Wisner (2012), European Marketing & Sales: Retail Future State, Ford Motor Company Confidential. Proprietary process report, 38 pages.

Peter Glotz and Stefan Bertschi (2005), Delphi Survey on Social Trends and Mobile Phone Use: Standard Report, University of St. Gallen: Institute for Media and Communications Management. Full text (PDF).

Beat Schmid et al. (2004/05), Die Verselbständigung des Computers [The Emancipation of the Computer], Research project for TA-Swiss, Centre for Technology Assessment, University of St. Gallen: Institute for Media and Communications Management (co-author on the social implications of current and future computer usage). Project outline (PDF).

Peer reviewer

i-KNOW. International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business, Member of the programme committee, 2012–2013 (included advisory role for ‘TAVA 2012. Special Track on Theory and Applications of Visual Analytics’). Conference website.

Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments, 2005–2006. Journal website.

Marginalia (German)

  • Abfall Postmoderne, postmoderner Abfall (2006). PDF
  • Vorüberlegungen zu einer sozio-ökonomischen Kultur der Verantwortung (2005). PDF
  • Drei Fragen zur Trendforschung und der Versuch einer Antwort (2003). PDF
  • Die Zukunft der Handies. Ein Mobilfunk-Ausblick aus dem Jahr 2001 (2001). PDF
  • Vitamin ‘e’. Der Körper in virtueller Welt – oder: Sind wir nur Text? (2000). PDF
  • ‘Nomadenleben liegt nicht allen’. Gedanken zur neuen Arbeit (2000). PDF
  • Hoffnung oder Gefahr? Umwelt und Wissen im Zeitalter des Internet (2000). PDF