• Is a "smart" city efficient and sustainable, or does it allow for a chaos of anonymity and personal freedom? Do these goals preclude each other or are both possible?

  • The internet is omnipresent—particularly in the arts and culture. Literary, performative and creative means of expression have been multiplied by bits and bytes.

  • Knowledge-to-go, digital brain pacemakers, agile learning computers and soldering robots: How are technologies changing the way we learn, teach, research and share knowledge? How can open educational opportunities be designed using digital methods?

  • At its best, journalism helps create order in a chaotic world and transforms the great course of events into digestible bites. While currently facing an almost unprecedented challenge via digitisation and the platform economy: the crisis of the public and objectivity.

  • Hype or hygge? Dogs, cats, honey badgers? Globetrotter or local history researcher? Anything that uplifts the soul or makes the heart beat faster – anything that makes us and life more beautiful are part of what we'll discuss in the “Lifestyles” track.

  • How does consensus work in the internet era? How do citizen’s movements develop, ones that are committed to internet freedom, environmental protection and open data? What will we be going out onto the streets to demonstrate for next and why?

  • Tik Tok! Who’s there?

  • Time-tracking apps, co-working, digital nomads, gig economy, platform cooperatives, workplace surveillance: new technologies are visibly changing our everday work life—and have been for some time.