The web is everywhere – and we shape it. It’s culture, baby! The Arts & Culture track at #rp17 was all about digital art, cultural policies, net activism and education. The most prominent topic: virtual reality (VR) and all the things it makes possible. A look back.
How do you actually navigate the darknet? And since when has the internet become a space for finished and predefined thoughts, instead of a platform for discussing? The “Politics & Society” track delivered all kinds of answers over the course of 150 sessions during re:publica 2017.
How can we sustainably make use of the oceans without endangering them? How can we protect the seas, coral reefs and their inhabitants? Researchers probed for answers to these questions in numerous talks within the framework of the sub:marine topic.
The future is smart and digital – everything will be connected to the internet. That includes our cities. The Mobility & City track featured artists, futurists, politicians and representatives from the industry discussing possible scenarios and e-mobility. Here’s a look back.
What challenges does the shift in media carry with it? For the fourth year in a row now, the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin took place in cooperation with re:publica and offered media makers a platform for exchanging ideas.
Industry 4.0, big data, digital leadership, Internet of Things, digital transformation – the stream of buzzwords is endless. The Business & Work track discussed to which extent new technologies really are changing the world of work, and what effects on daily life within the work context. A look back.
Laser your own speakers or make your necklace and its 3D-printed pendant glow? Get your own personal message on a bag, so that it can be carried out into the world? As crazy as some of these examples may sound, they all became a reality within the scope of the #FASHIONTECH LAB BERLIN at the #rp17 Makerspace.
The relationship between science and fiction, technology and utopia, was the subject of many sessions at the re:publica. Speakers and visitors put their heads together to come up with strategies on how to bring the visions of science and fiction closer to a broader audience.
For five years now, it’s been all about getting hands on at the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) makerspace: upcycling workshops and a mobile makerspace were just some of the GIG highlights at re:publica 2017.
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.
Her desperation about the state of the world brought Kübra Gümüşay to tears during her last talk at re:publica. She brought her own tissues this year and didn’t even need them. She’s moved beyond the quagmire and now stands above the hate.
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.
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.
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.
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