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Berlin Colloquium for Internet and Society 2012

Within the trandisciplinary event “Berlin Colloquium for Internet and Society” early stage researchers came together in order to exchange thoughts and ideas in the fields of Internet and society, especially Patterns of Participation, Global Rules and Regulation, Transformation of the Public Sphere, Open Science, Network-Architecture and Political Communication. It took place from 25 until 26 October 2012 at the HomeBase Berlin in cooperation with Newthinking.

The Berlin Colloquium on Internet and Society was the first event in the context of the Doctoral Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. The 2-day programme included workshops and paper presentations as well as a public Barcamp. While the first day of the event aimed to academic discussions in workshops and presentation sessions with the Directors of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, the second day provided the possibility to discuss topics in a Barcamp with a broader range of internet users and interested parties.

Thank you to all participants for some very inspiring days driven by the idea of innovative and interdisciplinary research within the field of Internet and society!

The workshops
All six workshops of the “Berlin Colloquium for Internet and Society” were covered by doctoral candidates from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Catch up on which research ideas were discussed and how the postgraduates evaluated topics like “States as Battle Trolls” or “Open Science and Alternative Measures of Scientific Impact” on our blog:

Global Rules and Regulation | Network Architecture and Political Communication | Open Science | Open Software and Open Design | Patterns of Participation | Transformation of the Public Sphere

The programme

25.10.2012 – Workshops
(Invitation only, Call for Papers already due. In cooperation with Newthinking.)

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:30 Welcome, Keynote „A transdisciplinary Approach to Participation“
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Workshops:

Patterns of Participation
Speaker: Julia Hauck, Sabine Thürmel
Supervising director: Thomas Schildhauer
Presenter: Anny Gartz / Ayca Nina Zuch

Network-Architecture and Political Communiciation
Speaker: Holger Greve, Felix Francke, Yana Breindl
Supervising director: Jeanette Hofmann
Presenter: Christian Katzenbach

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Workshops:

Transformation of the Public Sphere
Speaker: Jan-Felix Schrape, Jingwei Wu, Evgeniya Boklage
Supervising director: Wolfgang Schulz

Open Science
Speaker: Constanze Engelbrecht, Pasko Bilic, Christoph Lutz
Supervising director: Thomas Schildhauer
Presenter: Cornelius Puschmann

15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00 Parallel Workshops:

Global Rules and Regulation
Speaker: Matthias C. Kettemann, Ben Kamis und Thorsten Thiel, Ge Chen
Supervising director: Ingolf Pernice
Presenter: Osvaldo Saldias

Open Software and Open Design
Speaker: Begoña Gonzalez Otero, Christoph Schneider
Superviser: Jörg Müller
Presenter: Jörg Müller

17:00 – 17:30 Break
17:30 – 18:30 Final discussion with all directors of the Institute for Internet and Society
18:30 – 19:00 Poster awards

26.10.2012 – Barcamp ‘science2discuss’
(RSVP with registration. Transdisciplinary. Conducted by Newthinking.)

09:00 – 09:30 Registration, coffee
09:30 – 10:00 Review of the previous day und topic search
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 1st Barcamp-Session (2h)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 2nd Barcamp-Session (1h)
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:45 Conclusions // End of the main event

Individual program // leisure

18:00 – 21:00: Radio @ HIIG – Live radio-talk “Digitaler Salon” in cooperation with Deutschland Radio Wissen

Event date

25.10.2012 - 26.10.2012 ical | gcal


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