Podcasts, blogs and vlogs: the alternatives to the classic media formats have long established themselves as serious competition for commercial and public broadcasting. The re:blog track discussed the possibilities and formats on offer and why they still haven’t realised their full potential. A review.
Where is digital education headed? The re:learn track was wholly focused on this question – at the intersection between digitalisation and education, teaching and learning. A look back.
So many people, talks and discussions at the re:publica in Berlin – all asking the question: How can the re:publica spirit be internationalised? A visit to the re:connecting EUROPE Space.
With the emergence of start-ups, accelerators were created at the same time and through development and innovation, they also face the same question: what does the future hold? However, a departure from the fundamental concept is not to be expected but rather it's about refining the working relationship.
he police, your friend and twitterer. These days it's not just officers in big cities that rely on Twitter and Instagram accounts. On Tuesday at #rp17, a criminologist, police officer and communication researcher discuss the opportunities and challenges for the online work of the police.
First there was a social two-tier society, then the digital, and now we are moving towards a neural class differentiation, Miriam Meckel stated. In her talk she explained how humans and machines are merging and why that isn’t an exclusively positive thing.
Designer and filmmaker Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to bring chaos and subversion into the tidy and hierarchical world of science and design. She offers a new form of hyperrealistic experience with her two doppelgangers Aglaé and Anaïs Zebrowski.
There's a battle waging across Turkey centred around power, freedom and information. Hundreds of journalists have been detained and around 150 media outlets have been shut down – access to Wikipedia, Twitter and Facebook is also slowly being controlled by the government. Quo vadis, Turkey?
Berlin is an international centre for club culture. It's where clubs, artists, and music tech start-ups influence and inspire each other. But for how much longer? The last remaining spaces are being fought over by music scene newcomers and start-ups from other industries.
Claudio Guarnieri is a hacker, and one politicians should listen to as he has a message: in order for this internet thing to be ok in the long-run, people need to become technically more competent and larger corporations more transparent.
An attack on freedom of the press is an attack on democracy. In their re:publica keynote, journalists and activists told us about their struggle for the right to report – they addressed the crowd as representatives for those colleagues who are in prison or whose publishing companies have been closed.
Writing love letters is yesterday’s news: these days we send illuminated postcards. DIY amateurs and pros were able to get paper glowing using copper strips, LEDs and button cell batteries in Saad Chinoy’s “Darling leave a light on for me: DIY interactive love letters” makerspace.
In 2015, around 900,000 refugees reached the German borders. Since then, hundreds of new projects and initiatives have been created to provide those seeking refuge with new perspectives. The start-uppers Maxie Lutze, Henriette Schmidt and Ferdinand Dürr found some answers during their "Love Out Loud for Refugees" talk.
“Love out Loud!” - the slogan seems to fit Carolin Emcke perfectly. In 2016, her book "Gegen den Hass" (Against Hate) was awarded the German Book Trade´s Peace Prize and whilst she shares the re:publica call for love, it is however not without its limitations.
In the panel talk on "Big Data and the Workforce: Between Self-Tracking and Corporate Panopticon" on Day 3, part of our focus topic "Work", Andrea Kocsis from ver.di and quantum physicist Andreas Dewes discussed data retention in the workplace.
Having proclaimed the creation of the Satire Caliphate, the “Datteltäter” collective have taken to YouTube with social critiques and received its share of digital hate. With their talk in the themed track #Hatespeech on Day 2 they again shook their audience and spared no one.
Kate Stone is an entrepreneur and a “creative scientist” who connects online with offline by using cardboard to generate music. Check out her video interview with volunteers from Bayerischer Rundfunk to see exactly how she does it.
What role does a smartphone play for refugees on their long journey to a foreign country? Noor Nazrobi surveyed Afghan refugees on their smartphone usage. In his Day 2 “re:fugees” track talk on smartphones as life savers for refugees, he presented ideas on how to improve the lives of refugees.
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