We hope you all had a great start into 2017! And we are already at it again: Our second deadline for the Call for Participation passed yesterday. More than 300 submissions have reached us! WOW!
We are issuing the Call for Participation: Digitizing the Greenery as part of our renewed cooperation with the International Garden Exhibition (IGA), and are already looking forward to your entries concerning the topic of urban life.
Clemantine Wamariya, speaker at re:publica 2017, has a very touching biography. Having fled civil war in Rwanda, she eventually arrived in the US after six years, where she won a high school essay competition that kick-started her career as a storyteller and journalist.
We wish you a peaceful end to the year, stress-free holidays and a fresh start into 2017!
Cognitive scientist Elisabeth Wehling dissects our online and offline discourses. We are very happy to be able to announce her as a speaker at the re:publica 2017!
Last year, we successfully worked together with a programme committee for the first time. We’d like to repeat that for #rp17 and expand it further. We’re thrilled about the commitment of these experts, who will be offering up their time to support the program team in an advisory capacity!
We are so happy to announce the first sessions! By now several of 2017’s sessions and speakers from our Call for Participation are up on our website and many more will certainly be added within the next few weeks.
The second stage of the Call for Participation is up and running and our deadline ends January 8th, 2017! These entries will make up the largest portion of the program for the re:publica 2017.
re:publica 2017 speaker Caroline Sinders doesn’t limit herself to digital ethnography. She has, among other things, spent time interacting with IBM´s Watson. Her focus is on communication and how we can curb online harassment through the use of machine learning systems.
The United States in crisis? At the re:publica 2017, programmer and essayist Maciej Ceglowski will analyze the first six months of the president’s term of office to help explain how things can be expected to proceed in the USA after Donald Trump’s election victory.
The first stage of our Call for Participation ended on December 4th with soon 200 submissions. Now on to the next, ending January 8th, 2017!
Since #rp16 we've been dividing and arranging many of our core themes and topics into manageable tracks. Today, we want to introduce two new ones and help to inspire the Call for Participation: re:blog and science:fiction.