Discount on PICNIC Tickets

As we are huge fans and visiting PICNIC on a regular basis, we’re pleased to announce that we are a partner of PICNIC Festival 2011. Thanks to that, we would like to offer you a 20% discount on both festival Passe-partouts and Day Tickets.

To purchase your ticket, go to: and the registration section to fill in the promotional code repubPIC20 before you complete your payment.

PICNIC Festival is an annual three-day event “that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co- creation.” This year’s theme is Urban Futures, with a focus on sustainability, infrastructure, society, design and media. PICNIC Festival 2011 takes place from 14 to 16 September at NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam. See you @Picnic #picnic11.


#rp11 Videos: Zukünfte: Inception Revisited – Internet, Social Media und die Rückkehr des Politischen in China – Wenn Linke Linke verlinken

Visions of the future, a chinese civil society that develops online, and the on-going debate about privacy issues on the web – these are the topics of this video post and as usual we hope you enjoy recalling re:publica 2011:

Zukünfte – Inception Revisited (in German), with Matthias Böttger, Ludwig Engel

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#rp11 Videos: Icons: Eine ikonografische Profilbildanalyse der deutschen Digital-Szene – Can You Play The News? – Blogs in Deutschland

Kixka analyzes remarkable profil picture of Germany’s scene of digital celebrities – excluding Sascha Lobo though – Markus Bösch tells us more about the buzz word and the likely future hype of gamification, and Stine Eckert checks the status (quo) of German blogs in a study she did recently. Let’s get started, right after you clicked on “play”!

// ICONS // – Eine ikonografische Profilbildanalyse der deutschen Digital-Szene (in German), with Kixka Nebraska

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#rp11 Videos: Die Illusion vom öffentlichen Raum – Die Datenfresser – Der Widerstand gegen S21 im Netz

Two panels of today’s video post are focussing on the right to informational self-determination and how to deal with privacy issues in the public context of the web, whereas the third panel gives insight into how the resistance movement against Stuttgart21 formed through means such as social media.

Die Illusion vom öffentlichen Raum – Public Authority vs. Open Environments (in German), with Jens Best, Anja Junghans, Jörg Blumtritt, Benedikt Köhler, Hanno Rauterberg

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#rp11 Videos: Design Thinking – IMMI as an interface between the Internet and the State – Die Digitale Gesellschaft erklären

Philipp Schäfer of IDEO thinks that design is too important to leave it up to designers only which is why he gave a talk on the humanistic approach of Design Thinking and how this method helps to solve problems and create new innovations by a non-linear process. Smári McCarthy explained what IMMI, the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative, stands for and by which means it wants to protect the freedom of speech. The digital society also campaigns for civil rights in the digital context and Markus Beckedahl amplified its idea in a talk as well – all of this happened at this year’s re:publica and all of this has been recorded for you so you can watch it now:

Design Thinking – Design ist zu wichtig, um es den Designern zu überlassen (in German), with Philipp Schäfer

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#rp11 Videos: Von LOLcats bis Eisner-Award: wie das Internet die Wahrnehmung des Comics beeinflusst – Interagitation: Zur aufklärerischen Wirkung von Datenvisualisierungen – Übermorgen TV

What is the web’s influence on comics and its artists? Which role does data visualization play nowadays and what’s the purpose of it? And what should TV be like in the future? Well, you can find out about this right now if you watch the following rp11 videos:

Von LOLcats bis Eisner-Award – wie das Internet die Wahrnehmung des Comics beeinflusst (in German), with Johannes Kretzschmar

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#rp11 Videos: The Internet of Elsewhere – Global Voices: The world is talking. Are you listening? – Facebook Revolution

“The Internet of Elsewhere” is what Cyrus Farivar talked about at re:publica 2011 taking a closer look at the role of the internet as a catalyst, transforming communications, politics, and economics in four different states (Iran, Estonia, South Korea, and Senegal). Also this year Solana Larsen of Global Voices gave an insight into this dynamic online community of more than 300 bloggers and translators around the world that curates and highlights the most fascinating conversations of countries where freedom of expression is limited and people are being oppressed. Furthermore the Arabian journalist and blog expert Zahi Alawi looked into the origins of the Arab Spring also getting to the bottom of the internet’s status for democratic systems in the Middle East.

These three exciting talks are part of today’s edition of our video posts, we hope you enjoy them!

The Internet of Elsewhere – The Emergent Effects of a Wired World, with Cyrus Farivar

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#rp 11 Videos: Royal Revue II – 10 Jahre Blogs in Deutschland – DAS ENDE DER WELT !!!!EINS!ELF!!!!!

Fun is a must and if you attended rp11 this year you know perfectly well that we definitely had some. However, in case you couldn’t make it to the conference or maybe if you just want to have a laugh again, here are three wonderful opportunities to do so:

Royal Revue II – Rumble in the Magengegend (in German), with the Guten Tag Team

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