• Welcome to the Public Talks | Nov. 9th | 1:30 p.m.

    People who do not fit together, now come together: small and large, young and old – all are thrown into complicity. Here, the 13th annual Berliner Gazette conference senses new possibilities for collaboration. And it sets out to explore them, bringing together capitalists and pirates, hackers and journalists, amateurs and pros.

    Keynote: What is complicity? | Nov. 9th | 2:00 p.m.

    Occupy, commons and other social experiments show: New forms of collectivity are being invented and tested all over the world. In her key note Prof. Gesa Ziemer enriches the debate by exploring how older forms of collective action play a crucial role by being reinterpreted for current purposes in contexts such as art, science and business. more

    Reforming while informing the world? | Nov. 9th | 3:15 p.m.

    It is estimated that 20 to 30 trillion dollars are hidden in offshore localities which corresponds to the economies of the USA and Japan combined. The investigation project Offshore Leaks approached this problem and unmasked details of 130,000 offshore accounts in April 2013. Hackers & Journalists who are involved in the project share their insights and reflections. more

    Are creative users taking over? | Nov. 9th | 4:15 p.m.

    The cultural production of Amateurs & Pros gains a new dimension with Hatsune Miku – a trend that is spreading from all over Asia to Europe. This is about creating music (and video) based on vocal software. And it is about using the vocal software and its inherent character as an avatar for one’s own identity. Experts from Japan and Germany share their thoughts in this panel. more

    What about reinventing the economy? | Nov. 9th | 5:45 p.m.

    A world without banks is a utopia – but not impossible. In order to free ourselves from large financial institutions we need to empower new grass roots intiatives with the help of technologies like internet and encryption. In this panel Pirates & Capitalists discuss concrete projects and proposals to solve the problem. more

    Conclusion: Does complicity need rules? | Nov. 9th | 6:45 p.m.

    In socio-political struggles, actors from different fields can tap into different sources of power. But what are the trade-offs in cross-sectional coalition-building? What kind of responsibility do actors have? Does complicity rely on ethical and political values as well as practical standards? more

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