Computers are considered to be the allegory of the 21st century: Fancy, flexible, key to the immaterial world of global cyberspace. But a glance behind the stage reveals a very different picture. Single parts of the computer are produced around the globe. In many cases social and ecological consequences for workers and residents are grave.

This CD produced by PC global, a project of WEED in cooperation with Germanwatch, illustrates the way of a computer from the primary production to its manufacturing and use up to the computer’s disposal. The CD “The Journey of a Computer” particularly addresses adolescents and young adults at the age of fifteen. They can either use it on their own or it might be applied by lecturers, schoolteachers and instructors in education.

The CD contains manifold materials and suggestions which can be combined in many different ways. Single applications on this CD last between ten minutes and two hours.The CD`s contents are in German language.

The CD entails the following materials:

Animated Graphic Arts, Movies, Interviews and Collections of Pictures, Quiz, Map Exercise and more Suggestions for Education, Background Information and List with Links

CD runs with Windows, Mac und Linux. Nominal charge: EUR 10,00 (WEED-Members EUR 7,00) plus mailing expenses. Order via Email to [email protected]or online at .

Weltwirtschaft, Ökologie & Entwicklung e.V. (WEED)
Eldenaer Str. 60 10247 Berlin
Tel: +49-(0)30-275 82 163 Zentrale
Fax: +49-(0)30-275 96 928