science:fiction

Science and fiction, technology and utopia – reality and the imagined are often closer together than one might think. It seems that the time frames of vision to realisation to monetisation have become smaller and shorter.

The science:fiction track seeks to cover all areas where science and technology intervene in our daily lives: where development and innovation meet culture and society and where culture and society fuel development and innovation.

We're also interested in looking to the future. What drives our imagination and what makes us dream up new paths in technology and science? The “Internet of Things” was first mentioned in 1999, today we're closer to “embedded intelligence”. Can devices keep up with this global technological adaptation?

In 1969, future visions prophesied a data network. In 2000, Arthur C. Clark said: “We could be in instant contact with each other, wherever we may be.” And: “It will be possible in that age … for a man to conduct his business from Tahiti or Bali just as well as he could from London.”

It is common for technological developments to have their origins in pop-culture. “Star Trek” had the holodeck and universal translators, “2001: A Space Odyssey” previewed tablets and digital media, while the stories of Frankenstein and Golem are the moulds for scientists' quest for artificial intelligence.

This track examines the visions and potentials of science, technology, and research. A glance at the tech industry already shows us that today's significant development can be tomorrow's serious concern. Finally, we are interested in dreams, puzzles, design, new materials, making, and hacking. At re:publica, technology is our vehicle for an optimistic future: robots are our friends!

Photo credit: re:publica/Sara Dacci (CC BY-SA 2.0)

re:publica 2017

Sessions #rp17

04/20/2017
Science Fiction
Stage 1
05/10/2017 -
13:00 to 13:30
English
Discussion
Everyone
04/20/2017
Business & Work
Stage 2
05/10/2017 -
16:15 to 17:15
English
Talk
Advanced
04/13/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/10/2017 -
15:00 to 15:30
English
Talk
Everyone
04/11/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/09/2017 -
10:30 to 11:00
English
Talk
Everyone
04/07/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/10/2017 -
10:00 to 11:00
German
Talk
Advanced
04/03/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/08/2017 -
12:15 to 13:15
English
Discussion
Everyone
03/31/2017
Science Fiction
Maker Space
05/09/2017 -
16:15 to 17:15
English
Workshop
Beginner
03/18/2017
sub:marine
Stage 3
05/08/2017 -
15:15 to 15:45
German
Talk
Everyone
01/31/2017
Science Fiction
Stage 8
05/08/2017 -
19:00 to 19:30
German
Talk
Everyone
01/31/2017
Science Fiction
Meet Up GREEN
05/09/2017 -
13:45 to 14:45
English
Meetup
Everyone
01/31/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/10/2017 -
17:30 to 18:00
English
Talk
Everyone
01/31/2017
Science Fiction
Meet Up RED
05/08/2017 -
16:00 to 17:00
German
Meetup
Everyone
01/30/2017
Science Fiction
Lightning Talks 1
05/08/2017 -
16:30 to 17:00
English
Lightning Talk
Everyone
01/30/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L2
05/08/2017 -
18:30 to 19:00
English
Talk
Beginner
01/08/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/10/2017 -
13:45 to 14:15
German
Talk
Everyone
01/08/2017
Science Fiction
Stage T
05/10/2017 -
16:15 to 17:15
English
Workshop
Everyone
01/05/2017
Politics & Society
Stage 5
05/08/2017 -
12:15 to 12:45
English
Talk
Advanced
01/05/2017
Science Fiction
Stage L1
05/10/2017 -
14:15 to 14:45
German
Talk
Advanced
12/21/2016
Science Fiction
Stage J
05/10/2017 -
13:45 to 14:45
German
Workshop
Everyone
12/05/2016
sub:marine
Stage L1
05/10/2017 -
11:45 to 12:15
English
Talk
Everyone

News #rp17

12/05/2016

The first stage of our Call for Participation ended on December 4th with soon 200 submissions. Now on to the next, ending January 8th, 2017!

11/30/2016

Since #rp16 we've been dividing and arranging many of our core themes and topics into manageable tracks. Today, we want to introduce two new ones and help to inspire the Call for Participation: re:blog and science:fiction.

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