Tamsweg: January 2046. The global media are focused on this small city. What was once a secret getaway spot for vacationers is now attracting scientists, investors, and CEOs from all over the world. Television teams are camping out here. For several months, they’ve been reporting live out of the region once known only for its nature preserves. The subject of their reports is the BSZ in Tamsweg. All of the alumni have either proved vital to the BSZ´s developement or have built up their own companies in the area. Even more than Dubai’s Media City or Cairo’s Smart Village, the BSZ has contributed to a development referred to by all of the observers of the New Economy as the "Tamsweg phenomenon."

An IT- historian has also made a pilgrimage to Tamsweg. His objective: to explore the history of the foremost elite institution of the New Economy. During the course of his research, he has encountered Eva Grubinger's now legendary allegories, which were created shorty after the turn of the century as part of an art project for the BSZ. If you look at the installation of images from the front, you see rather abstract, indistinct, fluid, two-dimensional ensembles of shapes. From an oblique perspective, however, you realize that they are figurative representations: a girl working out, a young man and an old one engaged in a generational wrestling match, etc.

The figures, created using a so-called anamorphic technique, are in four different areas of the institution. Even today, they invite the viewer to experiment with various perspectives. Considering the circumstances under which they were created – in a changing economy struggling for flexibility – they appear to the computer science historian to be the key to the present. So his research soon led him to former BSZ students who might have been the artist’s models. In his journal, the historian turned these encounters into written portraits.