Keynote: Smart City Arena, Frankfurt am Main

Am 18. September war ich eingeladen auf dem 12. Bundeskongress für nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik zum Thema “Datenschutz und Smart Cities” zu sprechen. Die Möglichkeit, mich in diesen Aspekt von Digitalisierung — insbesondere aus dem Blickwinkel von “Luxury To Disconnect” — einzuarbeiten, war höchst interessant, weshalb ich den Beitrag auch veröffentliche.

Die Verschriftlichung meines Vortrages ist hier zu lesen.

Talk: The web needs a voice – literally, technically, politically

The future of the Web is built on voice: voice recognition tools, speech directed commands, as well as civic movements. If we want to work towards a more inclusive, people enabled, and empowered future for the Internet as a global public resource, we need to act now. The challenge is complex, it starts with the training data used for speech algorithms, is connected to technical challenges for compatible code and systems, and finds its expression in continuously changing political contexts.

Talk with Michael Henretty and Ola Gasidlo at re:publica 2018, Berlin.

Interview: Mozilla Berlin

Berlin is a mad city. Germany’s capital is pockmarked with tattoos, scars, and statues to its paradoxical past. A city notorious for its history, where invasive surveillance and the urge for freedom clasped hands during a shift change at the border control between East and West. Today the world pulls up a chair to relish the scenes of its daunting past. Berlin is both memorial and haven.

Berlin is also a feeling, and a unique one for those whose roots lie here. Cathleen Berger, Lead, Engagement with Global Internet Fora at Mozilla, is one of them. The world is her well-traveled home, but Berlin has never lost its gravity for her. “If you grow up in a divided city, it doesn’t take much to realize how important privacy is. If you know what permanent surveillance does to people and how it changes their behavior.”

Interview by Anja Fordon. Read the full piece here [EN on Mozilla Berlin].

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