Politics & Society

Politics and society, in all their many facets, have rarely been as of crucial topics as they are now and re:publica 2017 will be looking at this thematic closer than ever.

While civic tech is a natural thematic overlap for us, we will also be examining the interplay of technology and society on the day-to-day basis. Some of the success stories include increased awareness and defence of digital civil rights and the ongoing support from our and many other communities for refugees.

However, with algorithms, a post-factual age where examination and evaluation are near impossible, filter bubbles, and the apparent inability to create dialogue we can't ignore that some of these causes stem from this interplay of tech and society.

The question, of how we interact (digitally) with each other, remains: does the platform society influence the way we spread and shape our own opinions?

Legitimised, yet still scandalous, mass surveillance, targeted selection of data, digital policy, and social media shutdowns as means of control prior to elections will all be discussed in 2017.

How are the international movements for digital democracy and open data developing? What social and legislative processes should be initiated to shadow ever accelerating automation? Where humans reasoning fails, can the “incorruptible” blockchain deliver on its promise of outsourcing essential processes?

We want to create a space where we can dissect and analyse – and develop approaches to mitigate problematic developments. Despite all set-backs there is still room for success stories!

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re:connecting Europe 2017

Contributions #rpEurope17

07/05/2017

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.

Sessions #rpEurope17

07/04/2017
Politics & Society
English
Talk
Everyone
06/25/2017
Politics & Society
English
Talk
Everyone
06/25/2017
Politics & Society
English
Talk
Everyone
06/22/2017
Politics & Society
English
Discussion
Everyone
06/15/2017
Politics & Society
English
Talk
Everyone
re:publica 2017

Contributions #rp17

05/10/2017

Blogger Katharina Nocun calls the AfD party programme their source code. She took a closer look at it – and took it apart.

05/10/2017

The global weapons industry continuously supplies those at war with further ammunition, with Germany playing a significant role. The Peng! - art collective demands regulation

 

05/10/2017

Snowden‘s revelations don’t surprise him at all: New Yorker Matt Mitchell researches the discrimination of Afro-Americans through surveillance.

05/09/2017

According to advertising expert Gerald Hensel, in times of fake news, brands must take a stand. He demands: no advertising on right-wing or anti-democratic websites. He initiated the hash tag #KeinGeldFürRechts (no money for the right).

 

05/09/2017

Cookies, Tracking, Big Data: when it comes to data protection the economy and politics are divided. The EU`s General Data Protection Regulation is supposed to ensure more equality.

05/09/2017

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?

 

05/09/2017

Is the darknet the dirty back alley of the internet or a life preserver against censorship and persecution? It’s definitely both!

05/08/2017

Freedom of the press is in a bad way in many countries and the internet has played a big part in this. Chess legend Garry Kasparov und hacker Claudio Guarnieri discussed how states use the internet for their own purposes.

Sessions #rp17

05/04/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 5
05/09/2017 - 14:15 to 14:45
English
Talk
Everyone
04/26/2017
Love Out Loud
Lightning Talks 2
05/08/2017 - 17:15 to 17:45
German
Lightning Talk
Everyone
04/21/2017
Politics & Society
Meet Up GREEN
05/09/2017 - 18:45 to 19:45
English
Meetup
Everyone
04/20/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 2
05/10/2017 - 12:30 to 13:30
German
Discussion
Everyone
04/20/2017
Politics & Society
Meet Up RED
05/09/2017 - 17:30 to 18:30
English
Meetup
Everyone
04/20/2017
Love Out Loud
Stage L2
05/08/2017 - 13:30 to 14:00
English
Talk
Everyone
04/20/2017
Politics & Society
Meet Up RED
05/09/2017 - 15:00 to 15:30
German
Meetup
Advanced
04/20/2017
Politics & Society
Lightning Talks 1
05/10/2017 - 12:30 to 13:00
German
Lightning Talk
Advanced
04/20/2017
Politics & Society
Stage T
05/10/2017 - 17:30 to 18:30
English
Workshop
Advanced
04/20/2017
Business & Work
Stage 2
05/10/2017 - 16:15 to 17:15
English
Talk
Advanced
04/19/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 3
05/10/2017 - 10:00 to 11:00
English
Discussion
Advanced
04/19/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 8
05/10/2017 - 17:30 to 18:30
English
Workshop
Advanced
04/19/2017
Global Innovation Gathering (GIG)
Stage 1
05/10/2017 - 10:00 to 11:00
English
Discussion
Everyone
04/18/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 2
05/08/2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
German
Discussion
Everyone
04/17/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 3
05/09/2017 - 10:30 to 11:00
German
Discussion
Everyone
04/13/2017
Politics & Society
Meet Up GREEN
05/08/2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
German
Meetup
Everyone
04/13/2017
Politics & Society
Stage L2
05/09/2017 - 12:30 to 13:30
German
Action
Everyone
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