G.A.M.E. I - German American Media Exchange
1998, German American Research Project

Virtual high school camp with German and American high school students to learn, create a common website and flirt 24 hours a day. First Broadband Internt experiment to collaborate between German and American High Schools to create a long lasting learning community .
20 German students were send for a week to an isolated learning institute of the German Ministry of Affairs. The free Broadband Connection went from this place to the Highschool of Flint Michigan. The students worked and slept in this learning institute and could go online anytime. First the students had to learn the different media softwares and technologies to create web sites and real video shows, then they worked in collaboration with the American students to create one common internet portal. Once they became familiar with each other, they spent most time flirting with each other in their own c reated chat rooms and video conferencing sessions. They played music for each other and filmed their daily life. Back at the German High School they used this Internet Portal to communicate and learn further with the students of Flint High School. A fruitful example of German American Student Exchange.
Supported by by German American Culturebridge e.V., PROKODA AG, German Telekom, German Ministry of Interior Affairs, Schools on the Net e.V., Highschool Flint, Michigan, Gymnasium Erich Kästner, Cologne, Germany.

G.A.M.E. II - German American Media Exchange II
1998 - 1999, German American Research Project

Development of a Net Collaboration Centre for American and German Students with multi stream video conferencing and web authoring tools to create web itv shows. Black student from center Detroit created with German high school drop outs interactive streaming multimedia shows with Real Video. Development of online courses for the students to learn SMIL, the programming language for real video.
The German students were supported by the German Federal Employment Office. This group of young people were considered to be problem kids, because they dropped out of school and didn't want to learn anything. G.A.M.E. II was a great success, because these kids were so interested to communicate with the American black kids, that they forgot their resistance about learning and mastered even difficult programming courses.
Supported by German American Culturebridge e.V., PROKODA AG, German Telekom, German Ministry of Interior Affairs, Federal Employment Office and University of Michigan.