What we expect ...


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JavaScript S/MIME Message Creator

(currently under development)

  • Security and protection of citizen and institutions interacting with authorities and other communication partners
  • Available tool useful to a large population of issue-aware, but not technically sophisticated users
  • Runs in any major (HTML5-capable) browser on all major operating systems. No installation is required.
  • It runs locally within the browser on the user’s computer.
  • No contents or keys are transferred through the network. Not leaving any traces of what they use it for.
  • S/MIME provides state-of-the-art security. Asymmetric key-based cryptography provides much better resilience against brute-force attacks as compared to symmetric password-based cryptography.
  • S/MIME is an open standard with wide industry support. Open source software libraries are readily available for all major platforms.


An interactive web application for discovering Zurich’s (and later the World’s) fountains, promoting (with a showcase app) and supporting both Open Data and open source. It should allow for feedback loops to keep the public utility alive and possibly extend it and in the best case even foster the creation of a “community” around the topic. Generalized, it will be a system to aggregate heterogeneous data of public interest in an efficient and user-friendly way.



Press Clippings

from Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), 25.09.2015 - S. Betschon

"... erkennt Literaturwissenschafter Manfred Schneider einen <<Technofatalismus>>. Die <<Propheten der reinen Sichtbarkeit>> hätten jede Vorstellung von Recht und Normativität aufgeben und verlangen eine Unterwerfung unter die <<Tatsächlichkeit des Technischen>>. Zu beobachten sei die <<Umkehrung, dass wir heute Technologien nicht entwickeln, um damit etwas zu tun, sondern dass wir tun was uns eine entwickelte Technik aufdrängt>>."