On Day 3 Hossein Derakhshan, one of Iran’s leading bloggers, spoke at re:publica TEN’ Stage 1 about the slow death of the intellectual internet.
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.
In a video interview feminist Laurie Penny talked about the fascination with fan fiction, the role of women as heroines in new series and her yet-to-be-fulfilled dream.
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.
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.
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.
Since 2015, the Deutsche Bahn railway company has been releasing data on its railway network and traffic to developers. In the "Work" track, DB data analyst Jonas Westphal presents the latest developments. Following him, Stefan Kaufmann (Open Data Task force) reports on current Open Data projects.
Most internet platforms belong to a hand full of companies in Silicon Valley. Trebor Scholz sees this state of affairs as unacceptable. In his talk, part of our themed track "Work", he delivers an alternative: Platform Cooperativism.
In the "Demands on Politics and Policy-Makers" podium discussion, refugees Firas Alshater and Fatuma Musa called for more housing and quicker asylum procedures in Germany. They directed these demands at Florian Pronold (SPD), who participated in the talk as representative of the German government.
Generative design, digital fabrication and, finally, AI – On Stage 1, Jeff Kowalski, Chief Technology Officer of Autodesk, took the participants at the re:publica TEN on a trip into the (near) future.
Finding the balance between protection of sources and the obligation to inform is the main challenge for investigative journalism. The views on which side is more important varied considerably in the discussion on the "Panama Papers: Investigative Journalism and the 'Lügenpresse' in the age of Big Leaks".
Climate change, mining or land theft: Increasingly, more and more people's living spaces are either massively under threat or have already disappeared. But there are no rights for them to appeal to, nor are there laws which protect them. Sociologist Saskia Sassen gives them a voice on Stage 1.
We're standing on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution. But only a minority is actually profiting from it. Eva Susanna Kunze invalidates the promises of the Industry 4.0 in her talk "Colleague Robot – Industry 4.0 and its social effects on inequality and society" in the "Work" track.
Flood the web with love – that is blogger Kübra Gümüşay's appeal to her audience. In her emotional lecture "Organised Love", in the scope of the re:publica TEN #Hatespeech focus, she calls on everyone to celebrate positivity in the comments sections, forums and on Twitter.
Friedemann Karig sees the digitalisation of society as being as crucial a phase as puberty is for any individual human being. In his talk "The Pubescent Society and the Web" in the topic focus #Hatespeech, he spoke about the overload people feel with this shift.
YouTube comedian Firas Alshater, aka "Zukar", explains to Germans what it's like to be a refugee in Germany. Refugees find out from him what makes Germans tick. He made clear why the reactions to his clips give him hope for a happy and peaceful coexistence between Germans and their newly arrived neighbours in the "re:fugees" sub-conference.
In the "Crash course on personality rights" on Day 2 of the re:publica TEN, lawyers Roman Portack and Ansgar Koreng explained why review portals often erase critical comments. The reasoning behind this usually has to do with a blurry separation between opinion and fact – a distinction that everybody should be aware of.
It is often difficult to differentiate between information and propaganda, especially in war zones. Investigative journalist Aric Toler from Bellingcat offered tips on how to systematically verify data in "Open Secrets: Crowdsourcing Russia's Wars in Ukraine and Syria" on Day 2.
Cluelessness is a big problem of our time. On Day 2, Gunther Dueck took to the mainstage to explain so-called "Cargo Cults" and even had a solution at the ready.
The Commission for the Protection of Youth in the Media (Kommission für Jugendmedienschutz - KJM) found the publishing of a picture of a dead baby in the Bild newspaper to be a violation of human dignity. Bild Online editor Julian Reichelt and KJM Chairperson Andreas Fischer discussed the case together with academics in the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin panel.
Professor Bernhard Pörksen outlines six characteristics to explain what constitutes viral storytelling at the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin.
We've declared virtual reality as the focus this year at the re:publica TEN. The trainees from the Bayerischen Rundfunk take you along on a small video tour that will hopefully whet your appetite to experience the immersive VR technology yourselves.
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