Thank you for visiting me virtually. I appreciate you dropping by. This is my little online shelter. Who am I? I am Ralf Wunderlich, an original Berliner who ended up in Finland some time ago.
My life mainly evolves around football as I work as a football coach. But I have more sides to me than just this one. I am a studied philosopher and work(ed) several years in marketing. I also run my own record label quite successfully. In the past professionally, nowadays just as a hobby.
On this website I give you a little overview about the four main layers of my life.
Football plays an important role in my life since I played in the long jump sandpit of the Mommsenstadion in 1982 while my father watched the home games of Sport-Club Charlottenburg in the 2. Bundesliga. Until today I am one of the very few fans of their football team (nowadays they play in the 7th division).
I play football for fun, although I am quite a competitive player, even after all those years. All in all, I played more than 1.000 games in my life, mainly in lower amateur levels of Berlin, but also in Finland. The highest ranked team I played for was in Berlin's highest university league during the 1990s.
Since 1998, I have continously been involved in the organisational aspects of my clubs and have been part of the official sides, for example as a member of the board or coach.
I continually progressed my coaching skills and since 2013, I have a "Professional Football Management" license which (theoretically) allows me to work in e. g. Bundesliga-management as well as the UEFA B coaching license from the German Football Association.
In 2015, the finnish women's football club FC Hertta Joensuu hired me as their head coach. Ever since I live in Finland and try to find my luck there. Which is easier said than done...
2017-... • SC Riverball (Kolmonen) - Head Coach (Men)
2015-... • Jomoni Joensuu (Puulaaki) - Coach (Refugees team, small field)
2015-2016 • FC Hertta Joensuu (Naisten Kakkonen) - Head Coach (Women, D-girls)
2015-2016 • AFC Keltik Joensuu (Viitonen) - Head Coach (Men)
2014-2015 • SG Eichkamp-Rupenhorn (Kreisliga) - Coach (Men, 32+ Seniors)
2010-2014 • 1. FFV Spandau (Kreisliga) - Head Coach, Goalkeeper's coach (Men)
2000-2010 • BSG AOK Berlin (Companies League) - Secretary of the board, (playing) coach, caretaker (Men)
1998-2000 • AA Berlin / X-Men Soccer (University League) - Member of the board, referee, playing coach (Men)
Does a good philosopher need his own philosophy? Some say yes, some say no. If I would have my own philosophy, I would fit into a category. This is (a priori) impossible:
*This argument is logically apodictic. And if not, then my philosophy would definitely contain colourful balloons.*
If I act upon the following maxims, do they define me?
Silence is the highest art form.Gerhart Hauptmann
The deeper the knowledge, the humbler the knowing one.Reinhold Niebuhr
Ockham's razorA neat scientific theory which can also be applied in everyday life.
I had four biscuits, and I ate one. Then I only had three.Billy
Joking aside, yes, I am an actual philosopher with a diploma and whatnot. But I'm not just that. I am a complex person. Here is my CV:
2011 • Degree: Magister Artium (M.A.) in philosophy, psychology and media studies
2010 • Thesis “The Prudent Player and the Ethics of Computer Gaming”
2010 • “Philosophy of Computer Games”-Conference in Athens
2009 • “Philosophy of Computer Games”-Conference in Oslo
2008 • “Philosophy of Computer Games”-Conference in Potsdam
2008-2009 • Student assistant at the “Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation“
2006-2007 • Exchange year at the University of Joensuu (Finland)
2005 • Tutor for exchange students at the University of Potsdam
2004-2011 • Studies at the University of Potsdam
Philosophy • Media ethics, sports ethics, identity, Aristotle
Psychology • Identity, personality concepts, learning techniques
Media studies • Music television, media literacy, advertisement
2017-... • Football coach @ SC Riverball, Joensuu
2015-2016 • Football coach @ FC Hertta, Joensuu
2014-2015 • Vinyl record seller and customer support @ recordsale & musicberlin GmbH
2013 • Football coaching licenses up to UEFA B @ Berliner Fußball Verband
2012-2013 • Diploma in Professional Football Management @ IST Studieninstitut, Düsseldorf
2010-2012 • Strategic Planner for Private Customer Sales @ Health Insurance AOK Nordost, Teltow
2008-2009 • Student Assistant @ Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Potsam (CEIP), University of Potsdam
2007 • Internship @ Radio Oi fm, Joensuu
2004-2011 • Fulltime Student @ University of Potsdam (see "Academical Milestones" for details)
2002 • Continuing Education: The Portal Manager @ Management Circle, München
2001 • Continuing Education: Text Composition for Internet @ Management Circle, Berlin
2001-2004 • Internet Supervisor and Intranet Editor-in-charge @ Health Insurance AOK Berlin
2000 • Additional Education: Business English @ Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Berlin
1998-2001 • In-house Training to become a Management Assistant in Office Communication @ Health Insurance AOK Berlin
1996-1997 • Civilian Service @ Jugendfreizeitheim und Fortbildungszentrum Haus Uhlenbusch, Hanstedt in der Nordheide
1989-1996 • Secondary school education @ Herder-Oberschule (Gymnasium), Berlin-Charlottenburg
1983-1989 • Primary school education @ Wald-Grundschule, Berlin
Whenever I find the time, I write something. Writing is fun. So far, two books of mine have been published and I am currently working on finishing my novel about detective Larf Holtin, the guy whom the people didn't want (that pun only works in German language). Not sure whether this will ever be finished, but I'm on it like Holtin's assistant Persson on a case. Below are some examples of my writings.
[Available only in German] Blurb: "Der kluge Spieler und die Ethik des Computerspielens" widmet sich den Vorwürfen, dass das Spielen sogenannter Killerspiele zu moralischem Verfall führt und zudem die Gefahr besteht, dass Spieler durch unreflektierten Konsum die Spielszenarien in der Wirklichkeit (nach)spielen. Ausgehend von der Diskussion nach dem Amoklauf von Winnenden werden die Argumente der Computerspielgegner und -befürworter moralphilosophisch analysiert. Während die Vorwürfe gegen Computerspiele einer narratologischen Perspektive entsprechen, präsentieren sich die Argumente der Verteidiger von Computerspielen als ludologischer Ansatz, für den die Inhalte und die grafische Darstellung in den Hintergrund treten. Stattdessen rücken Regelwerk und Zusammenwirken von Spiel und Spieler als Aktivität des Spielens in den Vordergrund. Diese Betrachtungsweise ermöglicht eine Neubewertung der ethischen Auseinandersetzung um Computerspiele und skizziert den Typus des klugen Spielers, der nicht nur im Austausch mit dem Spiel, sondern auch mit der Sozialwelt steht. Es entwickelt sich somit eine Ethik des Computerspielens.Find out more on the official website
[English book-on-demand-version of the original german published edition.] Blurb: "Finland Illustrated. An Illustrated Book About Finland." One country, three photographers, four seasons. "Finland Illustrated" presents a year in Finland from the most northern Lapland plains to the southern shores of the Archipelago Sea. Whether white vastness of snow, blue lakes, green forests, purple northern lights or red autumn colours: Finland shines in a magical mix of tints, taking your breath away. Let yourself fall under Finland's spell!Find out more on the official website
This book is currently in the make and it combines a couple of the previously unpublished Larf Holtin episodes, but also new things and an exciting and ridiculously funny new storyline around the "Dim Reaper". The book will be full of puns and unbelievable plays of words and it will make look Dadaism like an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century. Basically, Larf Holtin is the guy whom the people didn't want (that pun only works in German language though). He is a private detective, but not a very good one. He has luck on his side though, most of the time. Without spoiling anything, I can already tell you that things are gonna happen in this book!Scheduled roughly for 2019.
[Currently available only in German language, because it is absolutely impossible to translate the total madness in the used language even slightly funny to english.] This is how it all started. The first Larf Holtin adventure. Originally published in the newspaper of my high school back in the days. 3 episodes were written which could be read during short recessions. The third episode got too big though (I was surprised about the success of the story amongst my fellow schoolmates and therefore wrote the last part a bit more extensively), so it was split in two (or you had to read it during the long recession). I carefully re-wrote the story a few years ago when I started working on the novel. No actual content was changed, just a bit of more quality in the writing style and some correction of mistakes.Download the PDF version
The first Holtin-adventure in English language. I tried to translate the German language craziness I used for my stories to English. Not that easy, but other ridiculous things can be added in English which don't work in German. Mind you, every "mistake", every wrong word etc. is there for a reason. I carefully constructed (or de-constructed?) that mess. Follow Larf Holtin on his way to Chinatown to act politically incorrect (even for 1996's measures) and solve the mystery of the Chinese Liddre. You won't regret it (except if you do).Download the PDF version
[Only in German language so far.] The task was to write a short essay about myself. Well, I could only do that by setting myself into perspective to life, universe and everything. From the park to the big bang and back - on 1.5 pages.Download the PDF version
One of several articles I wrote for various music magazines. This one here is a feature about the finnish soundsystem collective Intergalaktik Sound which was published in an edition of the Irie Up Magazine in 2010.Download the PDF version
My musical journey since 1998. From 2003 to 2010 as a professional label, distribution and shop, ever since still going strong, albeit only as a hobby.
Visit the Dub Flash website or check out a couple of my releases right here:
My radio show since 2007. I play Dub (and related) music from the outer space and all around the world.
Visit Dub Mash's Show Archive or listen to one example of my show right here:
My Soundsystem collective as part of the Boba Fat Crew. (Disbanded in 2016.)
Video of a MoonBass Hi+Fi Soundcheck
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