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.
There there she goes ... re:publica TEN was the largest and most content rich re:publica ever. Over the next weeks and months you'll have all the time in the world to revisit our anniversary conference through videos, images and written articles.
Lost & found. A full 8,000 participants came together at the STATION venue this year – and a couple of hundred participants at “Performersion” – and with so much going on it's almost inevitable that things can go missing. Please check our lost & found list (with pictures).
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.
As in every year, we're still looking on how to improve and are keen to hear your feedback. All you have to do is answer a few questions in our survey. Plus we're giving away five tickets to re:publica in Dublin.
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.