Daria Nazarenko, Justus Pfeifer – “Two tallbikes for courage – find your fear”
What are you afraid of? For most people this is a difficult question. Nevertheless, fear is one of our main motivations in life and a constant issue in politics and media. The big topics of our nowadays society: climate change, migration, work, terrorism, they all are directly connected to fear. But how does fear affect our daily life? What can we do about it?
Nhi Le – “The Offline Origins of Online Hate and What to Do About It”
When people encounter hateful comments online, there is often the tendency to ascribe this behavior to the nature of the Internet itself. This talk aims to explain why online hate is not “Internet-made” but rather a reflection of existing sentiments in society. It speaks to why it is our civic duty to not look away and offers advice on how to engage hateful content online.
Moritz Schauerhammer & Anne Kaden – “Tagging Places: How to Redesign Rural Areas”
Anne and Moritz founded studio peripher, where they are working on communicative tools and concepts to enhance the power of peripheral parts to strengthen the central aspects of life. They are talking about their project #deinelandmarke (in english: #yourlandmark) in which they tried to make rural areas more visible.
Natalie Sontopski – “When Computers were female”
Does the name Ada Lovelace mean anything to you? No? She is a mathematician and is regarded as the founder of modern computer science in the 19th century. Natalie talks about the history of coding, why it was once female and why it is not anymore.
Ole Hensel – “Brain Freeze: All About the Ice Cream Headache”
Ice cream headache is caused by the intake of cold food or liquids. It is one of the most common headaches. Half of young people have this headache, it is far more common than migraine. Ice cream headache is more common in migraine patients and then usually on the same side as migraine headache. Despite all this, ice cream headache has been little studied.
Patrick Steinmetz – “The lost art of stress self consolidation”
In today’s hectic and everchanging society, the stress we face every day is not only immense but, in many cases, overwhelming for our mind and body. We react to it with different responses and symptoms. In this keynote you will learn how our bodies react to stress and, more importantly, how to confront and deal with stress by creating a positive mindset that embraces our daily dose of stress.
Rafael Bienia – “The truth of lying – how larp helps you achieve your goals”
Imagine a difficult task, like a job interview. You are nervous. You are not sure how to prepare this time, what to say, what to do. You must be better than the other applicants, better than yourself. In this talk, Rafael presents a tool how to become someone different by role playing in order to achieve your goal - be it a job interview, a project or your next book.
Stefan Hante – “The flying spaghetti: Geometric simulation of beams and rods”
What do spaghetti, beams, rods and cables have in common? We can find them in every household, they are a lot longer than wide and they can all be simulated with the help of beam models. Simulation of such objects can be necessary to make sure they don’t break, even in critical circumstances. Another application is to make cables or hoses as short as possible.
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