Better conditions for producing music, more selection for listeners and more possibilities to connect and exchange. Four Start-Up projects presented their ideas on innovative music making and listening during the Musicday.
Nazi photos, Football star Benatia's pay slip and goat comments caused quite a stir last year – on social media and law offices. In MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin's review of the last year, Thorsten Feldmann and Henning Krieg examined the most topical misunderstandings with humour and the Bullshit-Bingo.
British activist Ruth Daniel explained why it's important to not just think about people's basic needs in a time of crisis, but also about the role of arts and creativity, in her session "Art: What is it good for?".
At beginning of the conference, Markus Beckedahl, founder of netzpolitik.org and the re:publica, warned the audience not to leave the digital development of the economy and society solely up to politics and industry.
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.