What I Learned at the… re:publica #rpTEN!

Republica One of the many wonderfully designed stage ‘mirror’ walls! Pic by Franzi.

“Make the health of the internet a social issue. Everyone needs to be aware of it.”
Mark Surman (Mozilla)

Wow, the last week was over in a sec! Three days re:publica #rpTEN – filled with hundreds of talks and incredible 8,000 visitors! Here are my ten take-home messages I would like to share with you :).

I:
“Governments are building social graphs everywhere. This is for the purpose of perfect social control. {…} When we go cashless, we make the free market obsolete in every sense. … Then everything has become a transaction at the will of a third-party who can withhold at any time.”
Eben Moglan in his opening Keynote ‘The last kilometer, the last chance’ with Mishi Choudhary.

II:
“If you were from Mars, you wouldn’t talk to humans but to machines. They are where the information is to be found”
Luciano de Floridi in his talk ‘The fourth revolution’.

III:
“All our other rights derive from this one, our right of privacy. {…} If you say you don’t need privacy because you have nothing to hide, you can also say you don’t need the right of speech because you’ve nothing to say.”
Edward Snowden in the discussion about Luciano de Floridi’s talk ‘The fourth revolution’.

IV:
“That’s what an open system does – it creates noise and tension, not comfort. And that opens people up.”
Richard Sennett’s view on the effect of refugees in his talk ‘The open city as a system’.

V:
“Notice that most people in this room have a terrorist credit score but there is no way to finding out what it is.”
Kate Crawford (Microsoft Research New York).

VI:
“By leaking information and fleeing to another country, they are not trying to changing their own political system but political systems in general. {…} What would it mean to belong to democracy despite to a state?”
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie in his talk ‘The art of revolt. Snowden, Assange, Manning’.

VII:
“The internet of things is the nervous system for the things we create. {…} In less than one human lifetime computers have gone from simple child’s games to the master of game of any kind. {…} Computers have always been like captain Spock, now they become more and more captain Kirk. {…} The shape of things to come looks a lot like us.”
Jeff Kowalski (Autodesk) in his talk ‘The shape of things to come’.

VIII:
“During women’s menstrual cycle we have three phases where they react to medication very differently. {…} If you wanna challenge your doctor, ask if you have to take your medication differently during the different phases of your cycle.”
Sarah Hiltner in her talk ‘Gender Medicine: What has sex got to do with it?’ #sexgendermed #rehealth.

IX:
“Social Media was for me not familiarity but work. {…} If stress for people with depression is the same as cigarettes for people with a heart disease, then social media is toxic for people with depression (because it causes stress). And if social media for a certain group of people is evil, then it needs a certain health warning.”
Kati Krause in her talk about social media and depression #rehealth.

X:
“I am not afraid. {…} The goal of the terrorists isn’t to hit the people at a certain place but to create the angst in the head of the other people. That’s why we upload videos – to creat a counterbalance.”
Nemi El-Hassan (Datteltäter), who uploads funny-satirical videos about IS terrorists.

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Stay curious!

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re:publica #rpTEN: Day III in Pictures!

rp1The good-by session! All pics by Franzi.

Wednesday was the last day of the #rpTEN. Everything was more relaxed than the two days before. I attended a binge-creating workshop and some re:health sessions – with a focus on health and health apps. At the end, the closing ceremony made me laugh, sing and a bit sad that everything was over again for this year.

Have a wonderful weekend! Have an inspiring one!

rp3My first try in binge-creating: A chick on stilts meets a Star Wars character – that should be Darth Vader :).

rp2Another side of the story: Kati Krause talked about social media and depression. Brave and eye-opening!

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re:publica #rpTEN: Day II in Pictures!

rp2Welcome balloons! All pics by Franzi.

Tuesday was more relaxed than Monday at the #rpTEN. I met a few new people and some I already knew. I learned a great deal about Big Data, Generative Design, Instagram and many other things (more about it next Monday). Afterwards I was happy but  – surprise –  also exhausted. Here are some photo impressions.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

rp4I finally met Richard Gutjahr and he gave me these pretty & practical camera lids by soomz.io!

rp5The so-called ‘ape mountain’ for relaxing and – most important – charging electronic devices!

rp1A monstrous disco ball! In the evening, someone inside actually played an electronic guitar :)!

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re:publica #rpTEN: Day I in Pictures!

rp1The ‘mirror wall’ of stage one. All pics by Franzi.

From Monday till Wednesday this week I am busy at the re:publica. Thus, today and the following two days I will only present you some picture impressions of this gigantic media/net conference in the heart of Berlin. Next Monday I will finally share my experiences with you in more detail.

Have a wonderful day :)!

rp5The opining ceremony!

rp4Edward Snowden speaks to us … in a very crowded room ;).

rp3Sunset in Berlin at the end of a long, inspiring day.

Happy Birthday H. You’re already one year old today :)!!

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Back in Berlin for the re:publica #rpTEN!

we3My daily way of transportation until Wednesday: The S-Bahn. All pics by Franzi.

Yesterday I was back on the road. After a relaxed weekend in Hamburg I am now in Berlin. The reason is easy to guess: It’s re:publica time! I am looking forward to lots of inspiring talks and people and hope that all those ‘cool kids’ won’t make me too shy ;).

I wish you a wonderful start into the fresh week. Stay relaxed and be inspired!

we1A sunny Saturday morning in Hamburg!

we2On the bus station.

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