Newsroom

re:publica 2016

Newsroom #rpTEN

05/02/2016

Artist and entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz develops instruments that react to brain waves and minimal movements. In his talk "Music is the Instrument – Innovation for Impact" he explained how this type of technology can help paralyzed people make music.

05/02/2016

African comedians from Zimbabwe and Botswana spoke about the spread of satire through social media channels in the "LOL – Laugh Out Loud!" panel at the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin. 

05/02/2016

Violence, pornography, agitation – everything is uploaded to the web. But who ensures that it disappears as quickly as possible? That's what Commercial Content Moderators are for. Sarah T. Roberts and Director Moritz Riesewieck report on stories from their work. 

05/02/2016

Controllers are part of every gaming console but only very few people know how they are build. Samer Shawar, founder of the first Palestinian hackerspace, was at the GIG Makerspace to show us how.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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?".

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.
 

05/02/2016

"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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

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.

05/02/2016

Teenager Joshua Arntzen attempted to explain Snapchat for adults at the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin via a video presentation. It would seem that journalism is still having a bit of a tough time with the app.

05/02/2016

You think gamers are nerds? You can't be bothered with computer games? Maybe radio broadcaster Marcus Richter's tips at the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin can change that.

05/02/2016

How can refugees in Germany be assisted to help them master their everyday life and stay up-to-date with news from their area and their home countries? The re:fugees@ARD session in the themed track "re:fugees" presented what's on offer.

05/02/2016

No wireless network, but overhead projectors and teachers who desperately struggle with video projectors. In the re:learn session "What do kids think about #digitaleducation", we saw the example of a student project that made it quite clear: There is a lot that's in a sorry state in German schools – and digital education needs the initiative of the students.

05/02/2016

Where does the hate on the internet come from? And how should we react to right-wing agitation? A discussion with Frank Richter, Caroline Mohr, Fabian Wichmann and Falk Richter.

05/02/2016

"Once you discover the person behind the hate, the war is over." That was the message from Heather Armstrong, single Mum, Mummy blogger and constant target for hate comments.

05/02/2016

The participants are the lifeblood of the re:publica. But just how spontaneous is the digital elite? The volunteers from the Bayerischen Rundfunk scouted the location to try and find out.

05/02/2016

In the opening keynote of the re:publica, speakers Mishi Choudhary and Eben Moglen from Software Freedom Law Center asserted the revolution of the "encrypted internet".

05/02/2016

Greenpeace Netherlands has gotten hold of over 248 pages from the TTIP documents. The organisation announced the leak on Monday morning at the re:publica. The documents contain claims and demands from the EU and the USA.

05/02/2016

The founders of the re:publica inaugurated the anniversary edition of the conference to thunderous applause in the STATION Berlin, with old collaborators and colleagues onstage who have been there since day one: Kathrin Passig, Nicole Ebber, Tim Pritlove and Thomas Knüwer.

News #rpTEN

04/25/2016

Something new once more! re:publica TEN will be covered by DJS students, who will be providing a stream of news and video reports throughout the event. 

Subscribe to RSS - Newsroom