Speakers 2019

Patrick Steinmetz

Patrick Steinmetz

“The Lost Art of Stress Self Consolidation”

Patrick was born and raised in Stuttgart and is currently living in Leipzig. He studied Sinology in Tübingen, Beijing and Leipzig. Also, he worked as a manager for several restaurants in several cities. In his current job as a team leader in a call center in Leipzig, stress is a daily companion to Patrick. His work has shown him different ways to handle stressful situations. His focus topics are stress management and leadership development. Patrick is straightforward, honest and authentically unique in his performance style.

Nhi Le

Nhi Le

“The Offline Origins of Online Hate and
What to Do About It”

Nhi Le is a journalist, host, and speaker from Germany who focuses on the topics of feminism and sexism in contemporary media. Through her research as well as her personal experiences as a victim of online hate speech, the phenomenon of “online hate” has become an additional focus of her work. She has written for the daily newspaper taz and has worked as a speaker for Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty International, ZEIT Campus, Terre des Femmes, and more. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree from the University of Leipzig and Ohio University in Global Mass Communication and Journalism.

Ole Hensel

Ole Hensel

“Brain Freeze: All About the Ice Cream Headache”

Ole Hensel is a medical doctor at the University Hospital Halle (Saale), Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology. He studied both human medicine and computer science, and worked as development aid in Nepal and a freelance programmer. Since 2014, he is researching the so called ice cream headache. He is a founding member of the association “Junge Neurologen” and on the board of the NGO Nepalmed e.V.

Rafael Bienia

Rafael Bienia

“The Role Playing Trick”

Rafael Bienia (Ph.D., Maastricht University) is an independent researcher on role playing and network cooperation. He wrote Role Playing Materials (2016), chapters for the Role-Playing Game Studies handbook (2018) and is co-editor of the annual essay collection MittelPunkt from the German speaking larp studies collective.

Stefan Hante

Stefan Hante

“The Flying Spaghetti: Geometric Simulation of Beams and Rods”

Stefan Hante is a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. Having received his masters in mathematics with excellence, he is currently writing his dissertation on the geometric time integration of flexible structures. At age 29, Stefan Hante has abundant experience as researcher and instructor at the institute of mathematics. Parts of his upcoming dissertation have been presented at various scientific conferences. Among several, his most recent publication is on the SNiMoWrapper, forthcoming in July 2019. Stefan Hante is fluent in the programming languages Fortran, Matlab and Mathematica, as well as in French. In addition, he is currently learning Arabic. In his free time, he likes to sing, play the guitar and piano.

Anne Kaden
Moritz Schauerhammer

Anne Kaden, Moritz Schauerhammer

“Tagging Places: How to Redesign Rural Areas”

Anne Kaden attended the staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau to become a silversmith. She added a Master degree in industrial design at the Burg Giebichenstein, university of arts and design Halle. Her Work is a combination between craft and design. She is working self deployed on alloy 925, a growing jewelry collection consisting of silver experiments. She is cofounder of studio peripher where she designs relational goods. Supporting Tools and Concepts for unrecognized areas of life.

Moritz received a Master degree of industrial design at the Burg Giebichenstein university of arts and design Halle. As a scientific assistant at the Burg, in the subject area narrative and sensual design, his focus is on the communication and semantics of artifacts. Together with Anne Kaden, he founded studio peripher, where he is working on communicative tools and concepts to enhance the power of peripheral parts to strengthen the central aspects of life.

Natalie Sontopski

Natalie Sontopski

“When Computers Were Female”
Natalie came a long way from studying french philosophers in her sociology courses to now researching the mysteries and challenges of digital culture. She is currently working at Komplexlabor Digitale Kultur and her research focuses on digital literacy, AI, Gender and Women in Programming. In 2012 she founded Code Girls, a non-profit committed to organizing workshops and talks around coding and programming especially for women. Her first book „We Love Code. Das kleine 101 des Programmierens“ was released in 2016. And since she likes being busy, she is also the editor of „Marla & The Gang“, a bi-weekly newsletter about feminism, pop culture and French fries.

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Justus_Pfeifer

Daria Nazarenko, Justus Pfeifer

“Two Tallbikes for Courage – Find Your Fear”

Daria Nazarenko studies art at the art academy in Düsseldorf. Inspired by her migration background she works on the topics of lifelines and traveling. Therefore she hitchhiked from Germany to Mongolia and crossed the atlantic ocean on board of the german research vessel Meteor.

Justus Pfeifer finished his Bachelor in industrial design at the Burg Giebichenstein university of art and design Halle. He dedicated projects to fear and playful possibilities of exploring it. After meeting world record tallbike builder Felix Guirola in Cuba, Daria and Justus decided to team up for a new project.

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