Ignite Berlin 2 is a wrap

Ignite Berlin 2 is over and what a night it was. We collected all the presentations so you can lean back and enjoy them.

Ignite Berlin 2 is a wrap, and we couldn’t be happier.

Below you’ll find the 8 talks in chronological order, so you can lean back and enjoy them.

Thomas Schindler: Unfuck the planet by redesigning our currencies

Louisa Heinrich: The inadvertent time machine

Matt Patterson: The strangeness of advertising in comics

Alice Mrongovius: Creating Collaborative Environments

Caroline Drucker: How to give great talks

Jeremy Tai Abbett: I make therefore I am

Joanna Bakas: Unlearning

Marcus Brown: Stories and digital personas

A big round of thank you! is in order! Thanks to our fantastic speakers for their delightful talks, the audience for the lovely conversations throughout the night, our drinks sponsor Weavrs in the person of former Ignite Berlin speaker David Bausola, and our incredibly helpful location hosts, Supermarkt Berlin. You all made this a truly memorable night.

All videos are available at a glance over on Igniteshow.com.

Original post on IgniteBerlin.com.

Event: Digitale Selbstvermessung – Leben nach Maß?

Am 11./12. Mai veranstalten wir gemeinsam mit der Hybrid Plattform ein Event rund um die Themen Quantified Self und Personal Analytics. Das Programm steht, die Anmeldung läuft.

Note: As this event will be held predominantly in Germany, we’ll keep the announcement in German, too. For a brief summary, see the end of the post.

Wie bereits angekündigt laden Third Wave und Hybrid Plattform ein zum Event Digitale Selbstvermessung:

Details

11.05.2012, 14:00–18:00 12.05.2012, 10:30–14:30

Beschreibung

Third Wave, Agentur für digitale Strategien, und die Hybrid Plattform, Ort für transdisziplinäre Projekte der UdK Berlin und TU Berlin, veranstalten am 11. und 12. Mai 2012 ein Symposium mit anschließenden Workshops zum Thema Mensch und Datensammlung in den EIT ICT Labs in Berlin.

Mit jedem verkauften Smartphone gewinnt die Thematik der Selbstvermessung und Selbsterfassung an Relevanz und an Brisanz. Es handelt sich dabei um die eigenständige Erhebung und den Vergleich von Zahlen um Körper-, Gesundheits- und Lebensdaten mit Hilfe von digitalen Geräten. Die Anhänger der Quantified Self-Bewegung sind davon überzeugt, dass die Analyse von humanen Daten wie Schlafzeiten, Blutdruck usw. jedem Einzelnen hilft, sein Leben zu verbessern. Die weit verbreitete Bewegung hat weitreichende Auswirkungen, und zwar nicht nur auf den Einzelnen.

Das Symposium am ersten sowie Workshops am zweiten Veranstaltungstag beleuchten die Thematik Mensch und Datensammlung aus den unterschiedlichsten Blickwinkeln: Welche Daten kann man sammeln und was ist daran ablesbar? Was passiert mit den Daten? Welche gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen hat das Sammeln der Daten? Welche Entwicklungen dieser Technologie zeichnen sich ab? Welche Wissenschaften werden in welcher Tiefe eingebunden?

Diese Fragen möchte die Veranstaltung gewohnt transdisziplinär und hybrid angehen, um durch die produktive Kollisionen neue Erkenntnisse für unsere Zukunft abzuleiten.

Programm

Das Programm wird aus heutiger Sicht wie folgt aussehen, Änderungen und Ergänzungen sind noch möglich:

Freitag, 11.05.2012, 14.00-18.00

  • 14:00-14.05 Begrüßung durch Christoph Gengnagel, UdK Berlin
  • 14.05-14.10 Begrüßung durch EIT ICT Labs
  • 14.15-14.35 Johannes Kleske, Third Wave, Einführung in QS und Feedback Loops
  • 14.50-15.10 Kora Kimpel, Professor UdK Berlin
  • 15.25-15.45 Florian Schuhmacher, Münchner QS-Gründer
  • 16.00-16.20 Yasmina Haryono, Fjord, Datenvisualisierung, Personal Analytics
  • 16.35-16.55 Prof. Sebastian Möller, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories und TU Berlin, Quantified Self in HCI: Models and Implications
  • 17.10-17.30 Daniela Kuka, WiMi UdK Berlin

Samstag, 12.5.2012, 10.30-14.30

  • 10.30-10.45 Begrüßung/Vorstellung der Workshops
  • 10.45-11.15 Awareness Talk von Ahmet Acar
  • 11.15-12.45 Workshops Runde 1
  • 12.45-13.00 Pause
  • 13.00-14.30 Workshops Runde 2
  • 14.30-15.00 kurze Präsentation der Ergebnisse/Abschlussrunde/Feedbackrunde

Workshops geben voraussichtlich: Daniela Kuka, Moritz Greiner-Petter, Wolfgang Spahn, detaillierte Beschreibungen der Workshops finden Sie im Anmeldeformular.

Teilnahme & Anmeldung

Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, die Anzahl der Teilnehmer ist auf 100 begrenzt (Link zum Anmeldeformular).

Für einige der Workshops benötigen die Teilnehmer Laptops und/oder Verbrauchsmaterialien. Diese können mit vorbestellt werden; die Bestellung ist verbindlich und muss vor Ort bar bezahlt werden.

Presse & Medienvertreter

Für Journalisten haben wir begrenzt zusätzliche Plätze zu Verfügung. Auch hier erfolgt die Anmeldung über das Anmeldeformular – am Ende des Formulars finden sich die relevanten Formfelder. Für Interviewanfragen richten Sie sich gerne jederzeit an Peter Bihr, Geschäftsführer von Third Wave, oder Marguerite Joly, UdK-Projektkoordinatorin der Hybrid Plattform.

English summary: Together with Hybrid Plattform, we organize a two day event around the idea of the quantified self, self-tracking and personal analytics. It’s a two day event, held predominently in German, in Berlin on May 11/12 with one half day of talks and one half day of hands-on workshops.

Event: Digitale Selbstvermessung – Leben nach Maß?

Together with Hybrid Plattform, we organize an event around the idea of the Quantified Self: “Digitale Selbstvermessung – Leben nach Maß?” The event will be held 11/12 May 2012 in Berlin.

Gemeinsam mit der Hybrid Plattform, dem Ort für transdisziplinäre Projekte der TU Berlin und UdK Berlin, veranstalten wir am 11. und 12. Mai 2012 ein Symposium mit anschließenden Workshops zum Thema Mensch und Datensammlung in den EIT ICT Labs in Berlin.

Aus der Ankündigung der Hybrid Plattform:

Mit jedem verkauften Smartphone gewinnt die Thematik der Selbstvermessung und Selbsterfassung an Relevanz und an Brisanz. Es handelt sich dabei um die eigenständige Erhebung und den Vergleich von Zahlen um Körper-, Gesundheits- und Lebensdaten mit Hilfe von digitalen Geräten. Die Anhänger der Quantified Self-Bewegung sind davon überzeugt, dass die Analyse von humanen Daten wie Schlafzeiten, Blutdruck usw. jedem Einzelnen hilft, sein Leben zu verbessern. Die weit verbreitete Bewegung hat weitreichende Auswirkungen, und zwar nicht nur auf den Einzelnen.

Das Symposium am ersten sowie Workshops am zweiten Veranstaltungstag beleuchten die Thematik Mensch und Datensammlung aus den unterschiedlichsten Blickwinkeln: Welche Daten kann man sammeln und was ist daran ablesbar? Was passiert mit den Daten? Welche gesellschaftlichen und wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen hat das Sammeln der Daten? Welche Entwicklungen dieser Technologie zeichnen sich ab? Welche humanen Wissenschaften werden in welcher Tiefe eingebunden?

Diese Fragen möchte die Veranstaltung gewohnt transdisziplinär und hybrid angehen, um durch die produktive Kollisionen neue Erkenntnisse für unsere Zukunft abzuleiten.

Wenn wir Sie auf dem Laufenden halten sollen, können Sie sich hier eintragen. Wir behandeln alle Daten vertraulich und nutzen sie ausschließlich, um weitere Hinweise direkt zu dieser Veranstaltung zu senden.

Hybrid Symposium Digitale Selbstvermessung

  • Datum: 11.05.2012 14:00–18:00
    12.05.2012 10:30–14:30
  • Location: Co-location Center, EIT ICT Labs, Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin Die Teilnahme ist gratis.
  • Konferenzsprache: deutsch

Please note that the event will be held predominantly in German, thus the German-only announcement. If you don’t speak German but would like to attend, feel free to drop me a line and we’ll see what we can do.

Next Conference 2012: Post-Digital

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to work with SinnerSchrader on their Next Conference, where I curated and hosted the track The Social Layer. Today, the team announced Next12 with the overall theme “Post-Digital”, and we are glad that we can – again – contribute.

Earlier this year we had the opportunity to work with SinnerSchrader on their Next Conference, where I curated and hosted the track “The Social Layer”. Today, the team announced Next12 with the overall theme “Post-Digital”, and we are glad that we can – again – contribute.

Experiments

This year we will be hosting not one, but two tracks. Without going into too much detail yet: We’ll come up with some fun & interesting things, some of which will be more on the experimental side. I’m glad to say the Next team trusts us on this one – we’ll make the best of it.

Berlin Web Week

In 2012, Next and republica will move closer together. Under the label Berlin Web Week, both events (and many more) will take place from 2-9 May 2012 and in the same location. Make sure to plan on some extra time in Berlin next year. We’ll definitively be around.

The official Twitter account of Next is @nextconf. We’ll keep you updated here and on Twitter about our ideas.

Disclosure: SinnerSchrader is a client of Third Wave, and we were hired as curators and moderators.

PICNIC Festival 2011

PICNIC Festival is an annual three-day event that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co- creation. And we got a 20%-off-code for you.

PICNIC Festival 2011

As we mentioned in our week notes, we’re going back to Amsterdam (after our CoCities Salon) to give a workshop at the great PICNIC Festival 2011. We’re getting really excited about this. Not only about the topic, but also about the festival in general. This is shaping up to be a great get-together of smart minds thinking about the future of cities and connected topics. Among the line-up are such people as:

  • Media artist Scott Snibbe, lead developer of Bjork’s ground-breaking app album Biophilia
  • Doc filmmaker Lucy Walker (“Wasteland”)
  • Leading authority on urbanization Saskia Sassen
  • Benoit Jacob, head of BMW-i Design, looking at emission-free mobility
  • Journalist and technologist Ben Hammersley
  • Robin Chase of BuzzCar, leading the car-sharing revolution
  • Lemz co-founder Mark Woerde, how brands can be a force for good

Here’s the skinny:

PICNIC Festival is an annual three-day event that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co- creation. This year’s theme is Urban Futures, with a focus on sustainability, infrastructure, society, design and media. PICNIC Festival 2011 takes place from 14 to 16 September at NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam.

We’ve joined forces with David Bausola (@zeroinfluencer) for our workshop on Quantified Cities, which will be held on Wednesday, the 14th at 1:30pm. We’re collecting material for our workshop on this tumblr. Here’s the official description:

There are two bodies of data in a city: the physicality and the people. Both are generating huge amounts of data that is being shared publicly. For example, buildings broadcast their energy efficiency much as a human records their sporting achievements.
But where these data dimensions overlap produces a space that could be a cause for concern or an opportunity to sculpt.
Who and what is an occupant of a city of data? Are we facing the creation of data ghosts in the city of data?
Using methodologies from the Quantified Self community and City Planning to examine this phenomena, we will blend the self and city together in a special hands-on workshop to produce a working model of this situation.
Three 10-minute introductions to the topics will be made by the team at the start of the session and then we dive into the workshop for an hour. We’ll be recording the process as a video – so come an be part of the exploration in the new frontier of urban living.

We would love you to join us in Amsterdam. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, use the coupon code 3rdWPIC20 at check out.

Disclosure: Igor is on the advisory board of PICNIC.

The Social Layer: Next11 Presentations

The videos of all Next Conference 2011 presentations are available online now. Here we collected the talks from the Social Layer track that we curated this year. Enjoy!

Check out all Next11 videos here.

Next Conference 2011

On May 17/18, SinnerSchrader’s Next Conference comes to Berlin, this year with the guiding theme Data Love. We curated the Social track, called The Social Layer, which I will also host on May 18. The premise we worked on was this: Social Media as a stand-alone complex is dead – everything from services to products to whole companies will have a social layer built right in, as a core that permeates everything.

On May 17/18, SinnerSchrader’s Next Conference comes to Berlin, this year with the guiding theme Data Love. We curated the Social track, called The Social Layer, which I will also host on May 18 (schedule). The premise we worked on was this: Social Media as a stand-alone complex is dead – everything from services to products to whole companies will have a social layer built right in, as a core that permeates everything.

Wo we started looking for speakers who could share insights about exactly this and were really happy to see a great line-up emerge, including Mike Arauz (Undercurrent), David Noël (Soundcloud), Cornelius Puschmann (University of Düsseldorf), Amanda Rose (Twestival), Will Sansom (Contagious Magazine), Matt Stinchcomb (Etsy), Bastian Unterberg (Jovoto), Birgit Gebhardt (Trendbüro), Matt Gierhart (Ogilvy Action), Jochen Adler (Deutsche Bank), Michael Trautmann (kempertrautmann) and Florian Steps (Vodafone).

On the Next website you can find a full list of all speakers as well as all fellow curators.

If you happen to be at Next, make sure to say hi. I’ll be on the stage for all of the second day (May 18), and available all of the first day (May 17). Igor and Johannes are also going to be around for most of the time.

How does Science Fiction influence our cities?

How do you imagine the future of our cities? Flying cars like in 5th Element or maybe fully automatic car systems like in Minority Report? A lot of green spaces like on the Star Trek version of future Earth or maybe more like the dark, wet streets in Blade Runner? Currently, there is almost no topic discussed as intensely as the future of urban environments.

The headline of this blogpost is also the title of Igor’s talk at SXSW Interactive this year. But Igor isn’t just going to present by themselves – two fantastic co-panelists will be joining him: Adam Greenfield of Urbanscale fame (and one of our speakers at Cognitive Cities Conference) and Jo Guldi, a professor specializing in the history of infrastructure at U Chicago and Harvard.

So what are they going to be talking about exactly? This is the description that won the hearts & minds of the SXSW voting crowd:

How do you imagine the future of our cities? Flying cars like in 5th Element or maybe fully automatic car systems like in Minority Report? A lot of green spaces like on the Star Trek version of future Earth or maybe more like the dark, wet streets in Blade Runner? Will we live on a planet that resembles Star Wars’ Coruscant city-planet idea or will it be something stick to our mix of urban and rural environments? Is something like Cisco’s New Songdo in South Korea more fiction or reality? How would most people perceive IBM’s Smart Cities plans? Currently, there is almost no topic discussed as intensely as the future of urban environments. No wonder, since studies show the projection that by 2050 almost 75 percent of the then 9 billion people on this planet will live in megacities. We want to compare the current developments with the ones we know from fiction, because we’re highly influenced by those science fiction images that swirl in our heads.”

Urban futures haven’t just been on our minds since we decided to host Cognitive Cities Conference. In fact, over the last year or so we’ve given a number of talks and interviews about various aspects of the topic, including at re:publica, Sigint, Ignite Berlin and Convention Camp.

And that’s surely not the last we’ll be hearing and thinking about the future of cities. Now where are our jetpacks?

Cognitive Cities Conference

We like to describe our work as “pattern recognition”. What we mean by that is that we look for emerging trends and changes in user behavior, and how this impacts our lives or your field of business. One of the major emerging trends, and one to change our lives for the next decade or two, is the way cities change through technology.

We like to describe our work as “pattern recognition”. What we mean by that is that we look for emerging trends and changes in user behavior, and how this impacts our lives or your field of business. One of the major emerging trends, and one to change our lives for the next decade or two, is the way cities change through technology – think open data, mobile phones, sensors – and how that impacts our lives.

That’s why he decided to host Cognitive Cities Conference (CoCities).

The Cognitive Cities Conference (#CoCities) aims to bring the vibrant global conversation about the future of cities to Germany. We believe that collaboration and diversity lead to the best results. By inviting bright minds with different perspectives, it is our ambition to enable not only an in-depth exchange about the current state of affairs, but also to foster new projects and contribute to the ongoing global discussion. We see CoCities as a platform for exchange and mutual inspiration. We invite urban planners, designers, technology geeks, environmental experts, public officials, urban gardening enthusiasts and cultural influencers to be part of the conversation. We can only make our cities more livable if we work together to improve them

Day 1 – 26. Feb, 2011 – Heimathafen Neukölln (ticket required)

We’re going to meet in a great space in the middle of Berlin Neukölln for a full day of inspiration and conversation. We are curating a program that mixes keynote-ish, visionary talks about more general topics with practical project presentations to make sure that everybody has some take-aways from this day, no matter how deeply involved or still fresh to the topic you are. We will leave enough room in the program to digest the information and converse over the inspiration.

Day 2 – 27. Feb, 2011 – Distributed across the city (free & open for everyone)

After a whole day of listening and receiving, we will leave our safe haven in Neukölln and go into the city. There will be art exhibitions, walk-/workshops, film screenings, startup crawls and much more throughout Kreuzberg and beyond. We as the organizers also know that most of you have something to add to the conversation about our cities and we want to provide a space for that. We love barcamps so we will provide some venues where you can meet and follow up on topics from day 1 or give a presentation or plan a project etc.