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  • Blockchain is a comparatively young technology, a “new kid on the block”: Since 2009, the development of Blockchain-related applications (“Smart Contracts”) have made decentralised transactions possible through the use of cryptographic functions such as Trusted Computing. Say what?

  • Diversity and inclusion are fundamental elements of our value set. We’ve already achieved a lot, but there’s still so much more to do. We asked female techmakers, digital pioneers and coders out there: Is it time for us to enlarge the “Fe:male Digital Footprint”?

  • The internet began with the decentralisation of communication – we gained more power over the kind of information we had at our disposal and wanted to consume. Are we currently experiencing a new freedom through decentralised financial flows?

  • Publishing on the web can unfortunately mean stumbling onto thin ice, legally speaking. Copyright law, cease and desist, surreptitious advertising – those are just some of the keywords and stumbling blocks.

  • Music and the digital sphere are closely interconnected. But our #rp18 Music topic isn’t just about a national and international exchange, the promotion of new formats or the continued development of the scene at the intersection of sound and technology.

  • POP is our uber-motto this year. Our new website design in green-screen-green already alludes to the direction we’re headed – even despite the inherent blank space: Squeaky clean, Seventeen cut-out popstar culture might come to mind.

  • Health in times of interconnectedness in a fascinatingly wide spectrum: “re:health” deals with the various aspects of how digitisation leaves its marks on the realms of (quantified) health and health services, and the opportunities and risks that these developments have for people and their bodie

  • Back to the blogs! Save the open education web! In 2018, the call for “digitised and digital education” is a widespread consensus in almost all professional areas.

  • Smart cities promise great things through urban digitisation: real-time responses to logistical challenges that stem from ever-expanding urban areas; benefits for the education and health system; boosts in political participation; advances for the sharing economy.

  • Despite the rapid pace of digital and technological progress the world is still facing major challenges at the beginning of the 21th century.

  • “The working worlds of the future” is the topic for the Science Year 2018.