Digital Backyards

Are there any alternatives to an increasingly centralized internet landscape as cultivated by Google and Facebook? It is hard to imagine, but there are. The resources for such alternatives lie dormant in Europe’s diversity itself: tinker garages, corporate hotbeds, grassroots hubs, institutional labs, hacker bedrooms, editorial outposts etc. In those digital backyards innovators have been silently pursuing their work. Now they come together from all over Europe to explore synergies and common interests.

 

Digital Backyards (18.-20.10.), organized by the Berliner Gazette, is partitioned into a semi-open „Networking Lounge“ (with registration) and „Public Talks“ that are accessible to a broad audience. At the three day conference  journalists, activists, bloggers, researchers, entrepreneurs, cultural workers, programmers from all over Europe come together and explore future scenarios of networking.

The curator of reSource transmedial culture berlin, Tatiana Bazzichelli, will be presenting the reSource project (in the thread 'The Art of Tomorrow') by running a workshop entitled: Building Communities as a Distributed Curatorial Practice (read more here).

 

“Scaling up Through Cooperation”

Thursday | Oct. 18th | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kunstquartier Bethanien | Studio 1 | Mariannenplatz 2

 

“Community, Social Network and Beyond”

Friday | Oct. 19th | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kunstquartier Bethanien | Studio 1 | Mariannenplatz 2

 

„Public Talks“

Saturay | October 20th | 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. | free admission

Kunstquartier Bethanien | Studio 1 | Mariannenplatz 2

 

For further information on programme and participants click: http://berlinergazette.de/symposium/digital-backyards/

 
Photo Credit: Guillaume Loraine (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)