Science & Technology
Technology anthropologists, psychologists, cybersecurity researchers, historians, neurobiologists, sociologists (and, and, and) ... this track is dedicated to you and your research. Here we examine the synergies between science and technology. We ask how technological developments and innovations influence culture and society, how culture and society in turn drive digital development and innovation. We are interested in infrastructures and hardware as well as insights into logbooks from laboratories, think tanks and universities. Finally, we are looking forward to learning more about visions, new designs and innovative materials - about making and hacking.
- Science & Technology-We will be creating our own bubble soap and making different sized bubble blowing tools from straws to large wands. We will be testing to see how big we can make our bubbles before they pop and using our craft skills to see if we can make geometric shapes for bubbles. In this activity we will be observing light refraction, learning about shapes and testing different materials for best results.
For our take home craft, you can make your own bubble painting.
- Science & TechnologyCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)-The use of data and information communication technologies (ICTs) by civil society organizations, governments, and private sector entities is now a mainstream, day-to-day part of how humanitarian and development projects happen. However, there are few real world examples of how to responsibly use these tools in ethical and effective ways that protect and respect human rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. What are greatest threats, harms and risks associated with using ICTs in humanitarian environments, and how might humanitarian actors mitigate these? Consequently, it is also often unclear how ICTs stand to benefit humanitarian action. The panelists will share their recent experiences trying to create best practices and design new technology for using data in extremely complex environments such as Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, and Lebanon.
- Science & Technology-Half of the world’s population does not have access to the internet. Limitations in providing affordable services in low-income areas and innovations in low-cost communication technology have resulted in new possibilities for the development of affordable, locally owned and managed networks. These networks not only provide access, but also have broader development implications. In this workshop we will show how they work and delve into the opportunities they offer and the challenges they face in the global South
- Science & Technology-Blockchain technology will reduce transaction costs in the energy sector, enable active participation of a larger number of market participants (consumers and devices) and, as a consequence, accelerate the transition towards a cleaner, more resilient, and more cost effective system.
The EWF, through its Energy Web Platform, is developing a public standard platform that ensures interoperability, reduces costs and complexity and aligns currently dispersed blockchain initiatives.
- Science & TechnologyCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)-Zur re:publica 2018 feiert Netzbasteln Jubiläum: 99 Ausgaben zählt die Selbermach-Radiosendung (jeden 2. So im Deutschlandfunk Nova) Anfang Mai - Zeit für ein multimediales Resumée der lehrreichsten Lifehacks der besten Bastelprojekte und fiestesten Fails.
- Science & Technology-History has observed a series of revolutions — scientific, industrial, and technological — each building on the social and economic changes of the last. Simultaneously, the cultures of science and the humanities have drifted further apart, steadily eroding tech’s understanding of — and awareness of — its “disruption”. This talk examines computer science and philosophy to express the pressing need for those in tech to appreciate humanities, and to incorporate them in their work and culture.
- Science & TechnologyCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)-How can technology acceleration be harnessed to tackle wicked problems, such as climate change, rapid urbanization, or feeding 10 billion people while regenerating natural ecosystems? This question is at the foundation of Good Tech Lab, which explores the frontiers of technology, entrepreneurship and finance, where pioneers tackle the world's biggest problems. In this talk, we will share some insights of our research on "impact tech" entrepreneurship, as well as the opportunities and challenges this movement is facing.
- Science & TechnologyCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)-The rise of biometrics has led to a new kind of ubiquitous surveillance capacity. Countries and corporations have paired human-identifying biometric technologies with automated decision making. Because many of these technologies are secretive and proprietary, we have very few ways to keep these systems accountable. In this session, Adam Harvey and Matthew Stender will demonstrate the ways that humans are being deconstructed into a sum of their personally identifiable parts. Their examination will focus on the cutting-edge technical means by which our bodies are quantified by biometric capture systems. This assessment will critique the ways these system erode human agency and create a new paradigm for technically mediated ethics.
- Science & TechnologyCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)-“So what if you could type with your brain?" - Tech companies such as Facebook invest millions in the development of neurotechnology for consumers. At the same time, big data and advanced machine learning enable better decoding of brain data. This development evokes worrying scenarios: What are the ethical, legal and social challenges if brain data from consumer neurotechnology is collected on a large scale? Are brain data a special kind of biomedical data requiring special protection?
- Science & Technology-Girls in tech, raise your hands and join us in this workshop!
Let's exchange our experiences and opinions about our role in the digital world, asking ourselves: What is your status in this field now? Where do you want to take it in the near future? And from this exchange, we will fabricate light patches that glow in the dark to wear our own manifest, expressing your visions and encouraging more girls and women to join us in this important fight for diversity and inclusion in the tech world.
- Science & TechnologyCreative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)-"I see you." That's the message Jessica received after her ex-husband planted spyware on her smartphone, giving up her location, messages, and much more. Our 'When Spies Come Home' investigative series into consumer malware, based on gigabytes of hacked data obtained from four spyware companies, reveals the scale of this industry: hundreds of thousands of ordinary people across the world have bought malware that can intercept emails, switch on microphones, steal WhatsApp messages, and more.