Fan fiction is not only transforming popular culture, as Laurie Penny explained in her session, “Change The Story, Change The World”, on Day 3 on the main stage. For the author and activist, it even has the hidden potential to overthrow the powers that be.
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The cycles of the fashion industry sometimes seem somewhat rehearsed: We are supposed to buy clothes, wear them, and eventually throw them away and buy new ones. But does it have to be that way? As part of the #FASHIONTECH BERLIN sub-conference, these two talks, "How to close the loop. A discussion about the circular fashion industry", and "Digital Fashion Transformation", address the matter.
Tickets up for grabs: we're giving away four tickets to the Digital Bauhaus Summit 2016 in Weimar. Featuring “luxury communism” as its motto, the annual “Summit for the Creative Economy” will take place 2 – 3 June 2016.
Prashanth Halady from Bosch talks about tomorrow’s car in his speech “Beyond driving - how a car of the near future could look like” during our re:think Mobility track. With a concept vehicle serving as an example, he explains its new possibilities to us.
There were many highlights at re:publica TEN. The trainees of the Bayerischer Rundfunk conducted a video survey and asked participants to tell about their best of re:publica. Be surprised!
Bui Thanh Hieu is one of the best known bloggers in Vietnam. On Day 2 of the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin, in his talk on "#freeLy: Blogging, and the restriction of freedoms of religion and information in Vietnam" he spoke about the persecution of dissent in his country. The DJS journalism students met him for an interview at re:publica TEN.
On Day 3 of the re:publica TEN, in his talk “Strafrecht, Wahrheit und Kommunikation” (Criminal Justice, Truth and Communication) federal judge, Thomas Fischer, accused judicial reporters of placing emphasis on hysteria and scandal.
Why do lies work so well? This was the topic of journalist Ingrid Brodnig’s speech on Day 3. In our theme track #Hatespeech, she recommends three steps to fight the dissemination of false information.
On Day 3, Stage 7 was reserved exclusively for the re:health track: 40 speakers, 24 sessions, 15 hours of content. Never before did the re:publica host so many events on the subject of health as this year! A review of the opening keynote and the period tracker app.
CCTV, wearables and learning machines are recognizing our faces and voices, tracking our movements and predicting our actions. In her talk “Know your terrorist credit score!” on Day 1 Kate Crawford wants to take our fears away by introducing a legal framework.
Around 500 visitors took part at Performersion on 5 and 6 May, engaged in workshops and listened to the talks.