We've declared virtual reality as the focus this year at the re:publica TEN. The trainees from the Bayerischen Rundfunk take you along on a small video tour that will hopefully whet your appetite to experience the immersive VR technology yourselves.
The party doesn't stop when the sessions finish! We've tricked out the back area behind the STATION – our Networking Area – to keep the party going!
Multiple African states block social networks or undesirable content for political reasons. Things that are seen as self-evident in Europe are considered a privilege in Africa. On Day 1, three experts reported on the state of affairs in the "African Elections and Social Media Shutdowns" talk.
Technology at the price of total control – sociologist Richard Sennett sees modern cities as intentionally closed systems that have come about as a result of their architecture. He demanded their opening in his "The City as an Open System" talk on Day 1 of the re:publica TEN.
Print is dying out, right? Kate Stone took to Stage 1 on the first day of the re:publica TEN to prove the exact opposite: With a little digital help and some music, she can literally make a piece of paper sing.
Digital education hasn't only just become a challenge for schools, universities and other educational institutions in 2016. The educationalist – and curator of our re:learn track – Jöran Muuß-Merholz calls for more courage in moving towards digital technologies.
Three post-modern dance moves, two Snapchat jokes and a large serving of contrarianism – that's the balance sheet for Sascha Lobo's talk on Day 1 of the re:publica 2016. A minute-by-minute protocol.
Men still dominate the music industry. The Berlin singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion wants to change that. She spoke about how the decentralisation of the music industry could be the key to that change in the labore:tory at the Musicday.
Collect data and process it so that it benefits everyone: Civic tech expert Sarah Williams showed us how in "Big Data for a Public Good – Design our Urban Future with Civic Tech" on the mainstage. She presented different big data projects from the Civic Data Design Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the re:publica.
"What does a ... do?" There might be a few people out there wondering what the many participants of the re:publica actually do for a living. The trainees from the BR network asked to see specialist's business cards. Get ready for their answers in this video post.
Is the internet a tool for colonialism? The four participants of the “Digital Colonialism: a global overview” panel argue that digital developments can also be an instrument for control and domination.
TTIP, net neutrality, regulation of social media: Topics where Günther Oettinger seemingly has a lot of questions to answer. But the EU Commissioner would rather think about some lighter-weight topics, like network expansion, without having to state any specifics.