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1:03:07 re:publica English 2017

Transformational Confidence

  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
26:09 re:publica German 2017

#HRFestival: Let's change

Smarte Tools unterstützen das Management dabei, Mitarbeiterführung neu zu gestalten.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: German
1:04:12 re:publica English 2017

Yes, I said cyber. Digital security and rights in international development coop

Cyber. the word entails controversy: hype, misunderstandings, misappropriation, and above all many yet unanswered questions. Due to this and especially now this notion and topic are becoming increasingly important within international cooperation. Between network policy and security policy, between cyber arms race and cyber cynicism, one thing is often left out: What about the digital security of the poorest and most remote regions and populations? The more countries like Germany address the protection of their own digital infrastructures, the more it becomes apparent that we also have a global responsibility in this regard. However, an official "cyber development policy" does not...
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
1:00:43 re:publica English 2017

Why Democracies Need Transparency and Accountability

This panel will discuss the global consequences of empowering the Executive with unprecedented ability to spy and kill while prosecuting whistleblowers and granting immunity to officers acting on the Executive orders.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
57:25 re:publica English 2017

Copyright Untangled - Fixing copyright for the 21st Century

The internet has created new possibilities for online learning and universal access to the collections of museums, archives and libraries. Europe is discussing an update of its copyright laws that has the potential to remove some of the limitations to those activities. But unless we are able to change what is on the table, Europe will be stuck with inflexible rules. In this session we will discuss the opportunities to make copyright fit for education and culture in the 21st century.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
27:06 re:publica English 2017

Cannabis: The Next Disruption

More than a third of Americans live with fully legalized Cannabis, Canada will legalize Cannabis next year, and Germany just passed medical legalization in March. Still, cannabis is one of the most controversial plants on the planet. Cannabis regulation is on a global path, but why is it viewed so differently in different countries? What does the Green-rush actually mean? In this session, these and more questions around cannabis will be explored.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
1:01:38 re:publica English 2017

Nourishing Our Communities – Rural and Urban Platforms for Food Innovation

New forms of bottom-up agriculture networks based on ucd methods and ict tools bringing urban drivers in dialogue with rural practitioners in order to collaboratively develop more sustainable technological solutions to small-scale farming around the world. Get a bigger picture of diverse contexts by insiders and activists! In this one hour session we want to showcase four different initiatives by our partners. It's about indigenous culture and rural techies in Indonesia, community supported agriculture in Germany, the Yeesal Agrihub in Senegal and the Honey or Money initiative in Ethiopia.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
55:22 re:publica English 2017

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of "Netizens"

"Welcome to the 21st Century. You are a Netizen (a Net Citizen)," wrote Michael Hauben in 1993 when he discovered that along with the Internet there had emerged a new form of citizen and citizenship. He called this new form of citizen 'netizen'. The article Hauben wrote introducing his research and the concept of Netizen to the world soon became the first chapter of the book "Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet". Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of this book with us.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
57:09 re:publica English 2017

The Grammar of Money in Social Change

Money is a language of power. It translates between forms of value and transforms power into outcomes. The "grammar" of money determines how people can express their values and use their power. It can thus either enable or prevent change. This session explores the current "grammar" of money in social change, particularly where powerful interests currently prevent systemic change, and evolve new ways to "speak the language of money"- including leveraging innovation in digital society.
  • Published: 2017
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  • Language: English
57:11 re:publica English 2017

Stream of Consciousness

Streaming has become the most important way to distribute music in our age. Although the use of Spotify, Tidal, and other services has become mundane to the most of us - including musicians and labels - the key questions concerning streaming have not yet been explored: How does common streaming deal with data privacy and our music taste? Are there a business modell beyond the proceeds of the big publishing concerns? How does streaming and its economic conditions affect the music itself? Three protagonists of music in digital times are contributing to these questions in the panel presenting and discussing their own innovative approaches: Peter Harris, the founder of the alternative...
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
57:11 re:publica English 2017

Eat - Innovate - Love: How the world of work is transforming

Technology and digital disruption impact on products, business and society. Moreover, business operations is changing: the way we work, collaborate, learn, lead and innovate in the business context. This keynote dives into digital trends, work 4.0 and selected examples of how Deutsche Telekom tackles the challenge to become a culture of innovation.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
33:23 re:publica English 2017

Ex Oriente Make: The future of maker culture is made in China

How is it possible that in just three years, the industrial city of Shenzhen was transformed in the global tech imaginary from a place known for cheap copies and low-quality production to a laboratory of technological futures and a "Silicon Valley of Hardware"?
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
53:09 re:publica English 2017

Future. Future! Future? Technology worldwide – between utopia and dystopia

In what kind of a world do we want to live in? How should our future look like in 10 or 15 years? Digital transformation is changing the way we live and work in Germany as well as in developing and emerging countries. Between Sci-Fi, 1984 and utopia everything seems possible. In our futuristic journey, we want to look at questions such as: What is the role of information and communication technologies and digital trends for people in our partner countries today and in the future? Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, highlights these questions together with exciting guests.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
1:00:38 re:publica English 2017

Digital Capitalism and Universal Basic Income

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is moving beyond its "leftist utopia" status: According to Deutsche Telekom CEO Florian Höttges, digitalization will make the middle class of knowledge workers unemployed and UBI seems to be the only 'show in town' capable to save us. In his international bestseller "Post- Capitalism" Paul Mason even suggests that basic income will be the social welfare system of the 21st century. But there is also reason for doubt: Isn't the UBI a neoliberal strategy to make us all poorer in the end?
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
57:22 re:publica English 2017

Let´s talk about tech, baby! Slam against the gender digital divide

The session looks at the inclusion of women in tech as a global challenge. Women’s employment in the digital economy is often marred by gendered barriers and stereotypes. The good news: Times are changing, there are plenty of inspiring women who are following their dreams despite the challenges they encounter along the way. The session brings together development professionals, policy-makers and women from tech from South Africa and Nigeria and explores what is needed to better reflect the diversity of women’s know-how and creativity in the digital economy. The session is convened by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
31:09 re:publica English 2017

Love, The Machine and The Ghost

A dystopian story of love, algorithms, and resistance - an epilog to Marcus John Henry Brown's Black Operative series.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
25:51 re:publica English 2017

New Dimensions: Virtual Reality from Africa

In this session award-winning film director Ng’endo Mukii will talk about her virtual reality film ‘Nairobi Berries’ and give us an insight into the filmmaking/VR scene in Africa. The session will be introduced by the European Film Market of the Berlinale, which hosts a platform for collaboration between the African and the international film industry.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
30:02 re:publica English 2017

Eratosthenes for the 21st Century: Inventing Cyber-Social Geography

Social media networks have meaningful and somewhat stable macro-structural topologies, which constitute a kind of terrain subject to mapping and dimensional analysis. Therefore one might view “sociocultural terrain” as organized in two intersecting planes: geographic and cyber-social. Throughout most of history, the geographical plane was where people associated, organized, traded, and struggled. In the 21st Century, the cyber-social plane is rapidly becoming equally if not more important as the dynamic locus of human relationships.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
24:37 re:publica English 2017

Ranking Digital Rights

Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) recently launched its second annual Corporate Accountability Index in March 2017, which evaluates 22 internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on commitments, policies and practices affecting users’ freedom of expression and privacy. We will take this opportunity to present the findings to the Re:publica community and discuss actions that companies, activists, researchers, investors, and end-users can take for improvement.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
25:37 re:publica English 2017

How to raise money for open source projects

Encrypted communications, online participation, anonymous browsing – there are many open source tools that help to maintain our freedom online. But despite the importance and relevance of such tools it can be hard to fund their development, make them sustainable and grow communities around them. Next to this Discussion, there will also be a Meetup with the Panelists.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
27:35 re:publica English 2017

Strategies for Critical Internet Cultures in the Age of Trump

I will give a brief overview of recent projects of the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, framed by strategic considerations where to take next concepts that I have been working, such as organized networks. How can we bring together the critique of platform capitalism with alternatives in social media? Is it enough to dream up subversive memes to beat the Trump regime, reverse Brexit and beat European right-wing populism?
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
30:11 re:publica English 2017

India of Things

Developing an Internet of Things ecosystem is what Sreowshi is working on in Bangalore. In this interview she will discuss the journey so far and future in building awareness around the penetration of the Internet to our homes, everyday objects and tool and the importance of having innovators and users work on solutions that will benefit the majority of the population and not just the producers or elite consumers.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
23:13 re:publica English 2017

DRONE, Inc.: Marketing the Illusion of Precision Warfare

Pratap Chatterjee will present his new report that exposes the contractors, technology and flaws behind the U.S. drone war in Afghanistan, Pakista, Syria and Yemen that has killed thousands of people.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
26:11 re:publica English 2017

The Ocean of Dreams: Science Fiction, History and Space Exploration

Humans have always been pioneers. Discovering, exploring and conquering new places and frontiers is an inherent part of the story we tell about ourselves. This narrative has fueled both personal aspirations and multi-national ones, often enlisting thousands of work-hours and billions of dollars in budget. Now, as we stand on the brink of exploring space (the elusive "final frontier") what can our past teach us about our future? How can history and science fiction work together to illustrate possible, believable and useful futures within the field of space exploration with the models of the pioneers who came before us as a template?
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
19:25 re:publica English 2017

When the digital world is out of order

The age of digitisation has long been upon us. Companies therefore face major challenges in terms of security and IT-quality. The human factor plays a key role here. A typing error in the programming for “Amazon Web Services” (AWS) paralysed large parts of the Internet for several hours in 2017 causing 150 million dollars cost. Thus, one addressed subsystem accidentally took two other subsystems out of the network. This incident clearly demonstrates how dependent we are on just a few service providers. Only through jointly defined standards the reliability and stability of the entire Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry can be ensured.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
23:22 re:publica English 2017

Less Fear, More Optimism

How do we speed up the machine that makes our dreams come true? Much has been written about the power of focusing our enormous energy to affect a specific outcome. I have experienced this repeatedly in my life. And believe it's available to all of us. Join me as I share how I painted my wife, children and successful art career into existence. And take action to make YOUR desires real.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
28:17 re:publica English 2017

The human story behind the last big scoop in tech news: Ahmed Mansoor

You all might have heard about the Case of Ahmed Mansoor, or rather: his IPhone, on which Security Researchers discovered a very unusual spyware. Since then, Ahmed Mansoors life was impacted in many different - negative- ways.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
20:37 re:publica English 2017

Man versus machine: Who controls the game?

2016 will be remembered for painful disillusions, featuring technology as an important agent, but for once not a positive one. Critical approach to what can be achieved with it – speaking of political and social changes – exploded and moved mainstream debate to the other extreme. Media around the globe did not hesitate twice before blaming ‘algorithms’ and ‘data’ for major political failures. As if it was technology driving us, not the other way round… So who is responsible – human or artificial intelligence? Can humans regain control in this game? Let’s talk!
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
23:37 re:publica English 2017

Antarctica Unplugged

Climate scientists see complicated code and algorithms on their screens – but through the huge amounts of data they can also see the past and future evolution of our oceans, forests or the polar ice caps. With one of the best computer models of Antarctica you can explore the ice-covered continent, but why should you care? Because burning all of the world’s available fossil-fuel resources would result in the complete melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet, whose ice masses store water equivalent to more than 50 meters of sea-level rise.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
26:17 re:publica English 2017

Dignity: The Maker Movement and Refugees

In 2016 there were 65.3 million people globally living displaced. Makers are in a unique position to contribute design and innovation to solving humanitarian crises. How can the Maker Movement merge with conflict and disaster response to address the refugee crisis in a scalable way, while maintaining the dignity and autonomy of both individuals and communities?
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
53:31 re:publica English 2017

Pull Request: Restructuring the Global Power Paradigm through Open Source

The key knowledge needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals is locked in proprietary systems. Governments and civil society around the world need to push for a shift to Open Source systems and technologies if we want to overcome the global division of rich and poor, of south and north and those who have power, and those who don’t.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
45:57 re:publica English 2017

Safer (Digital) Sex: Pleasure is just a click away

The digital era has changed how we seek and receive love. Technology has facilitated our relationships. However, the digital revolution is presenting huge risks in our love lives – usually without our knowledge or consent. Are you aware of all of the risks and implications of digital love?
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
55:41 re:publica English 2017

Opening up International Organisations: Open Access at ESA, WIPO

Owners of a wealth of data and content, International Organisations ESA, WIPO, WHO and UNESCO have recently started implementing Open Access. Their respective OA strategies and policies in practice will be presented, followed by a hopefully lively discussion with you, the tax payers who fund these organisations.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
56:35 re:publica English 2017

Digital Democracy: E-Voting for everyone?

The challenges, chances and conditions. In short, democracy has been present on the Internet for a while. People read the latest headlines, sign petitions and feverishly discuss politics in forums and social media. Despite this, elections are still done with pen and paper. Because of traditional methods of voting, many people simply don't vote. On Election Day, many are kept from the polling stations by more pressing issues. Through the digitalization of elections, much can be simplified. The parameters and conditions for secure and safe, legally valid online elections are the topics of this panel discussion.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
28:39 re:publica English 2017

Digital Commons, Urban Struggles and the Right to the City?

Today, the struggles for open and democratic access is highly relevant – both for the the urban as well as the digital: we can see globally networked and yet diverse struggles towards the strengthening of digital and urban commons, which are contrasted and challenged by accelerating processes of privatization, control and profit-oriented development. This talk will elaborate on the interdependencies of the „right to the city“ and the “right to the internet” and show how we explore the space in-between DIY networking and critical urban practice in a current EU-research project.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
45:56 re:publica English 2017

The Internet of Shit Goes to Court - When Smart Devices Betray Their Owners

Can smart devices solve crimes - or is IoT the new CCTV? An all-female introduction to IoT privacy, security and the use of smart devices as evidence in criminal investigations.
  • Published: 2017
  • Publisher: re:publica
  • Language: English
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