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Transmediale 2019 – Student Review

The festival started with a Student Forum where students along with their lecturers were invited to open-up discussions on a chosen subject revolving in the digital culture. Being able to attend the festival for the whole week allowed them to fully understand ...

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Transmediale 2019 – Student Forum

From 29 to 30 January 2019, Transmediale hosted the new Student Forum to expand and deepen the festival visit undertaken by student groups. With the participation of institutions from fields such as art, theory, and design, the two-day format taking place prior to the ...

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What the Internet is not for? – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

It may seem unfair to keep busting on the explosion of the Internet’s origin myths, but documenting what happens to the beliefs surrounding the beginning of a new technology may help foster more rational thinking next time. Today’s two cherished ...

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Misforgotten – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“It’s amazing. We’re all just sitting here having lunch like nothing’s happening, but…” This was on Tuesday, as the British Parliament was getting ready to vote down the Brexit deal. This is definitely a form of privilege, but it’s hard ...

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Can Robots Dance? – Exploring the future of work

Turing test for bi-pedal robots would be to get them to dance a samba, give us a twirl and bow after. Ok, on this test Theresa May would have failed, considering her “dancing”  performance in Africa, but for most of ...

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Prognostalgia – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

“What seems to you like the big technology story of 2018?” I asked a friend. “The lack of excitement,” she replied. New stuff – the future – used to be a lot more fun, a phenomenon that New York Times ...

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Behind you! – Net.Wars by Wendy Grossman

For one reason or another – increasing surveillance powers, increasing awareness of the extent to which online activities are tracked by myriad data hogs, Edward Snowden – crypto parties have come somewhat back into vogue over the last few years ...

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Information Attacks against Democracies

by Bruce Schneier CTO, IBM Resilient schneier@schneier.com https://www.schneier.com That’s the starting place of our new paper: “Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy.” In it, we look at democracy through the lens of information security, trying to understand the current waves of Internet ...

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Creative hubs promoting diversity and inclusion

Hivos, British Council and Nesta are working together on a new programme for creative hub leaders. Here, the team from Hivos share why they believe that supporting creative hubs and co-working spaces is important. Since 2012, Hivos has worked with ...

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Cybersalon Soundscapes – from London to Vienna

By Stefan Lutschinger and Eva Pascoe It is often enough to hear a few notes of much loved song for us to immediately be transported to the time when we heard it first. Memories of our favourite melodies stays with ...

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