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Reading Stories

Originally posted on The Kellerdoscope:
“Oma-Ebersdorf ließt vor und Svend lauscht…” (Grandma Ebersdorf is reading to him and Svend is listening…) How much is in these three little dots… Rolf Keller’s mother was living in Ebersdorf, near Chemnitz (nowadays a part of the city). His other grandmother was living in Hamburg, so there was “Oma…

Childhood / Musings / Philosophy / Stories


You belong into a group by not questioning its unspoken assumptions. This is not something you do consciously or deliberately. The unspoken assumptions, the things that go without saying, are just the background that people often do not even perceive consciously. Philosophy could be defined as seeing, analyzing, and questioning that background, be it in … Continue reading

Aesthetic Theory / Aesthetics / Childhood / Cognitive Science / Creativity / Education / Incompleteness / Philosophy / Quality


Surprise can be viewed as a basic component of human existence[1]. Reality always has more properties than our knowledge about it predicts. Our knowledge can be viewed as consisting of limited sets of knowledge covering limited parts of reality (see Analytical Spaces). Each of these sets of knowledge is incomplete. Taken together they are always incomplete … Continue reading

Art / Childhood / History

The Swan’s Nest

Originally posted on The Kellerdoscope:
A pencil sketch by Rolf Keller, 21 x 29 cm (about 8.3” x 11.4”). The inscription reads: “Das Schwanennest Hbg. 10. Aprill 33 von Oma Dankers Balkonzimmer aus in der Lorzingstraße. Die Motorboote der Wasserschutzpolizei wurden von den brütenden Schwänen mit Elan angegriffen!” (The swan’s nest. Hbg. [Hamburg] 10th April…