Stephan M. Unter

Look Back - Step Forward!

Egyptology

Egypt.

Ancient home to powerful kings, infinite treasure, mythical secrets. People always have been fascinated by this "forgotten" culture - its long and continous history, its knowledge preserved in little pictograms, its lasting buildings like temples and pyramids, its influence reaching even for our time. Exhibitions all over the world show statues, papyri, stelae and a lot of other artifacts of ancient times, bringing us closer to our very own human past.

Some people, though, they are even more attracted to the secrets in between the hieroglyphs. They start to devote their lives to analyse, question and research the ancient culture. To learn to read words which haven't been spoken for millennia. Trying to reconstruct the beginnings of human civilisation. They study Egyptology - a very broad and immersive science including all aspects of Ancient Egypt. As an Egyptologist who studied this culture, I will try to share some of my fascination for this ancient people and their remains with you - and give you some insight into present-day science.

Photography

Computer Science

Computers are the winning technology of our time. While being a rather new technology, they easily changed our ways of thinking, interacting, working - and even started to influence whole societies. From gigantic servers within cooled basements they've developed to miniature devices supporting our daily lives. Ignoring computers would mean to ignore the future.

Even though my basic orientation tends towards the past, I've always had a strong fascination for technique. And thus, I studied both media informatics, which is a more application centred approach to computer science, and machine learning, the art of making algorithms learn patterns and recognise their environment. On my website, I'd love to share my experience, ideas and even some historic facts about this marvellous discipline.

Video Games

Politics

Politics are important.

Politics is the main process of a whole society trying to figure out how to shape their way of living together. Thus, we have to discuss and answer important questions: How much taxes do we need? What shall we use the money for? Which things need to be allowed, which things need to be prohibited? Where do we have to support, to encourage people? And where are the social problems we have to address, to minimise?

At the same time, politics is the permanent source of conflicts. Living in a democratic country, I know that democracy means the "battle of ideas", the permanent try to convince people for your own idea of how to solve the various problems. Thus, it is important to consider all perspectives and to take the available facts into account in order to make a good decision. I will try to cover topics which are interesting to me and discuss them as objective as possible - but without a universal promise. And maybe you - my readers - will shed even new light onto those topics?