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.
At the moment Virtual Reality still feels like a game with imaginary parallel worlds. But technology journalist, Luca Caracciolo predicts that it will become ever more integrated into our daily lives – and reminds us that humans have been living with imaginary worlds for centuries.
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.
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.
“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.
A short re:publica interview with digital economist, political scientist and #rp17 speaker Steven Hill.
The obsessive collection of data is endemic in today’s world, but how are we using this accumulated knowledge? #rp17 speaker Lisa Charlotte Rost and her talk on “Data Visualisation” will help us shine a light into the dense thicket of data.
New York security expert, hacker and independent consultant Matt Mitchell will be speaking about digital security, data protection and surveillance at the re:publica.
French director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun is the latest addition to our mainstage programme. She’s on a mission to bring chaos and subversion into the worlds of science and design.
Silvia Lindtner, assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Information, will be holding a talk on how the Chinese industrial city of Shenzhen became the “Silicon Valley of Hardware”. Her research and teaching focuses on the interaction between humans and computers, technological innovation, maker and DIY culture, as well as China.
In the scope of his research as a Professor of Law, Frank Pasquale focuses on the power of algorithms and the ways in which to rein them in. His keynote at the #MCB17 will address the changes in the public sphere as affected by automated algorithmic decisions.
What do you do when you aren’t able to fully distinguish satire from political reality anymore? The Austrian cabaret group maschek looks for answers at the #rp17. Cabaret artists Peter Hörmanseder and Robert Stachel have been commenting on current events for almost 20 years now.
We present you Julian Oliver as the next #rp17 speaker: artist, critical engineer, archer and Berlin resident. You, the audience, will be in demand during his talk at the re:publica, which will incorporate radio components and infrastructure – this won’t be a straightforward lecture by any means!
We welcome Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles to this year’s re:publica. In her session she will be focusing on the digitalisation of the workplace.
We would like to present you Orit Halpern as our next #rp17 speaker: her work combines the history of science, computer science, design and cybernetics to engage global challenges with creative ideas. In the process, she critically evaluates the current fixation on ‘big data’.
We welcome the London-based artist and architect Usman Haque as our newest speaker! At #rp17, he will be discussing the evolution of smart cities and the influence of the Internet of Things.
Astrophysicist Christine Corbett Moran will by flying in from California. The co-lead developer of Signal recently spent a winter at a research station in the Antarctic to prepare herself for outer space. She’ll be telling us all about it at the #rp17!
Perceiving shifts, being empathetic –Zygmunt Bauman, sociologist, thinker and rp speaker has passed away at the age of 91. An obituary.
Clemantine Wamariya, speaker at re:publica 2017, has a very touching biography. Having fled civil war in Rwanda, she eventually arrived in the US after six years, where she won a high school essay competition that kick-started her career as a storyteller and journalist.
re:publica 2017 speaker Caroline Sinders doesn’t limit herself to digital ethnography. She has, among other things, spent time interacting with IBM´s Watson. Her focus is on communication and how we can curb online harassment through the use of machine learning systems.
The United States in crisis? At the re:publica 2017, programmer and essayist Maciej Ceglowski will analyze the first six months of the president’s term of office to help explain how things can be expected to proceed in the USA after Donald Trump’s election victory.
Another highlight at re:publica Dublin this Thursday, hosted in cooperation with our partner, Goethe-Institut Ireland, and the NGO Digital Rights Ireland: “Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age” addresses the role of digital technologies in undermining human rights.
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