Safiya Noble [ 53:59 Machine Learning ] speaks at re:publica — a 3-day conference in Europe that deals with the Web 2.0, especially blogs, social media and information society that takes place annually in Berlin. All talks and discussions are streamed directly to the internet.

Re:publica stems from the Latin res publica — from which we get our word Republic – meaning “public matter”.

The conference is organized by the operators of the German blogs Spreeblick and and is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.

The first re:publica with the slogan “Leben im Netz” – Life in the internet – took place from 11 to 13 April 2007 and attracted about 700 visitors. Over the years the event has grown continually, with 5,000 international visitors and about 350 speakers in 2013. Each year, different main focusses were set, for example data protection in 2008 and intellectual property rights and political aspects of internet usage in 2009.

In 2011, Daniel Domscheit-Berg introduced the project OpenLeaks as a planned politically neutral alternative to WikiLeaks durcing the conference.

A highlight in 2012 was a talk with the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes who demanded to stop ACTA and SOPA.



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    Pretty FuGly, yes indeed.

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