re:publica touched down in Dublin from 8-9 September and then journeyed across the continent to dock in Thessaloniki from 11-13 September. For a total of 5 amazing days, we got together with decision-makers, activists, organisations and the local communities to debate, discuss solutions and connect Europe.
How can you use WhatsApp to get news to younger audiences? Hannah Schwär and Dorothea Schmitz explained how at the re:publica in Thessaloniki.
It's time to present another speakers to you! Tanya Lokot will be speaking at both #rpDUB and #rpTHE. She is a Lecturer in Journalism at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. Read more about her in this Interview.
May we present our speakers to you? Next up is the Irish entrepreneur Eoin Kennedy who will hold a talk on what technology can or cannot do for rural societies.
May we present our speakers to you? The next speakers we’d like to introduce are Antonella Napolitano and Marina Petrillo – journalists whose work focuses on migration and the refugee crisis. They will be speaking at #rpTHE.
May we present our speakers to you? Let’s start with the Irish journalist Caelainn Hogan, who researched the current Irish housing crisis. She took the time to answer some questions for us.
By the first deadline, we had already received more than 40 of your submissions, and so we just wanted to say: Thank You!
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.
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.
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.
“Love out Loud!” - the slogan seems to fit Carolin Emcke perfectly. In 2016, her book "Gegen den Hass" (Against Hate) was awarded the German Book Trade´s Peace Prize and whilst she shares the re:publica call for love, it is however not without its limitations.
A short re:publica interview with digital economist, political scientist and #rp17 speaker Steven Hill.
The obsessive collection of data is endemic in today’s world, but how are we using this accumulated knowledge? #rp17 speaker Lisa Charlotte Rost and her talk on “Data Visualisation” will help us shine a light into the dense thicket of data.
New York security expert, hacker and independent consultant Matt Mitchell will be speaking about digital security, data protection and surveillance at the re:publica.
French director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun is the latest addition to our mainstage programme. She’s on a mission to bring chaos and subversion into the worlds of science and design.
Silvia Lindtner, assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Information, will be holding a talk on how the Chinese industrial city of Shenzhen became the “Silicon Valley of Hardware”. Her research and teaching focuses on the interaction between humans and computers, technological innovation, maker and DIY culture, as well as China.
In the scope of his research as a Professor of Law, Frank Pasquale focuses on the power of algorithms and the ways in which to rein them in. His keynote at the #MCB17 will address the changes in the public sphere as affected by automated algorithmic decisions.
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