Digitaler Salon. Forever Punk!
No more real rebels today – just money-hungry dorks? TV is long gone, but are teen stars on YouTube really more popular than rock idols live on stage? We want to give the floor to the youth of the internet and ask where are the punks between Bibi, LeFloid and Datteltätern. Discuss with us on 29 June at HIIG.
From Alma Mater to Algo Mater
Data-based education offers individualized learning opportunities to schools and higher education institutions, allowing for more effective learning and wider access to high quality education. But how to protect highly sensitive educational data? For our fourth event in the series ‘Big data: big power shifts?’ we discuss with Jessica White and Yoni Har Carmel.
Startup Clinics Talk: The App Economy in Europe
The Progressive Policy Institute’s chief economic strategist Michael Mandel will present their study ‘The App Economy in Europe’, in which they found that the EU has a surprising 1.64 million App Economy jobs. Join the discussion on 9 June on how innovation can create jobs globally, but also locally in Berlin.
Long Night of the Sciences at HIIG
We are participating for the first time at the Long Night of the Sciences on 11 June and prepared an exciting programme for you: Learn about copycats, memes, digital disobedience and cyber security. Come by to discover how 3D-printing works and test your knowledge about what you can and what you can’t do in the internet.
ICANN and the Jurisdiction Issue
Jurisdictional issues pertaining main Internet actors have always been hotly debated. One of the most recent debates which is going to start again soon relates to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN is in charge of policymaking for administering the domain names. It has a multistakeholder governance structure, which is open to anyone interested to contribute to the policies of ICANN....
The U.S. meets Germany meets Brazil – Differences in startup investment cultures
When you are in the Silicon Valley as a startup researcher from Berlin, you cannot help but compare those innovative hubs. Lately, however, I increasingly exchanged with founders and lawyers from Brazil about their economy as well as their startup growth. I could not help but wonder what the U.S., Germany, and Brazil might be able to learn from each...
Live-streaming on the web and its implications for the media landscape
Live streaming was a unique selling point for linear television for a long time. In the mean time more and more providers enable users to stream their videos online with their smartphone globally and live. These developments are forcing change in the media landscape. Mid May this year a new record on Facebook has been set when Candace Payne reached...
Into the hacktivism dark field
In a third study on the phenomenon «hacktivism» the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) was mainly concerned with potential threats posed by «shitstorms» and information campaigns – and thus with generally legitimate expressions of opinion. On May 21, 2016, our doctoral researcher Theres Züger was interviewed by Deutschlrandradio Kultur on her views on the dark field study conducted by the BKA. The entire...