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Speakers | Digital Bauhaus Summit 2017 | Being Modern

Philipp Albers

Philipp Albers, co-founder of Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur, is a freelance journalist and writer. Together with Holm Friebe he co-authored Was Sie schon immer über 6 wissen wollten (2011), a popular non-fiction book about number psychology, and MIMIKRY – Das Spiel des Lesens (2016), a literary-salon-game-cum-book, containing a collection of fake ...
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Jörg-Uwe Albig

Jörg-Uwe Albig is a Berlin-based writer. His previous novels include Velo (1999), Land voller Liebe (2006), Berlin Palace (2010) and Ueberdog (2013). He also writes for various magazines. Photo by Christina Zück
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Philipp Blom

Best-selling fiction and historic nonfiction writer Philipp Blom was born in Hamburg and grew up in Detmold, Germany. After university studies in Vienna and Oxford, he obtained a D.Phil in Modern History from Oxford. He worked in London as an editor, translator, writer and freelance journalist, contributing to newspapers, magazines ...
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Melanie Bühler

Melanie Bühler lives and works in Amsterdam and New York as an independent curator. She is the founder and curator of Lunch Bytes  – a project on digital art and culture including talks, discussions and an online platform for which she collaborated with institutions such as the Goethe-Institut; Art Basel; ...
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Claudia Brückner

Claudia Brückner is an Event Experience Designer, Innovation Consultant, Independent Strategist and Coach for Personal and Professional Development. She develops event formats and concepts (from big conferences to intimate workshops) that focus on user-centered experiences and human interactions. She has supported conferences like re:publica, DMY Berlin, Service Experience Camp, Synchronicity Berlin with her ...
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Timo Daum

Timo Daum studied Physics and has worked over two decades in the IT industry. He is a lecturer for online development and digital economy. He writes and gives talks on topics around digital capitalism. His article series Understanding Digital Capitalism was published with the online magazine DAS FILTER. In autumn ...
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Jutta Ditfurth

Jutta Ditfurth (Frankfurt/Main) is a public intellectual, political activist, member of the city parliament of Frankfurt, sociologist and author of 16 books (topics range from the biography of Ulrike Meinhof to aristocratic antisemitism, ecofascism and New Age, the Paris Commune, and others), some of them bestsellers and several translated into ...
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Holm Friebe

Holm Friebe, co-founder of Zentrale Intelligenz Agentur, is a teaching professor for design theory at liberal arts colleges. He has co-authored and written several non-fiction books, among them Wir nennen es Arbeit (2006, with Sascha Lobo), Marke Eigenbau (with Thomas Ramge, 2008), and Die Stein-Strategie (2013). Together with Philipp Albers ...
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Rafael Horzon

Rafael Horzon was born in 1970 in Hamburg and studied philosophy, Latin, and nuclear physics in Paris, Munich, and Berlin, before he began working as a delivery man for the German Post Office in 1996. Since 1997, he has founded numerous enterprises such as the furniture store Moebel Horzon, the partner-separation ...
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Louis Klein

Dr. Louis Klein is an economist and entrepreneurial social scientist. He currently serves as Dean of the European School of Governance. He is the founder of the Systemic Excellence Group, a global change management cooperative. Louis Klein is co-editor of the German philosophical business magazine agora42 and editor of the ...
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Katja Kullmann

Katja Kullmann is a writer, newspaper journalist and freelance sociologist. In her work, she puts the focus on the mechanics of distinction – especially on "lifestyle" as a political feature, always intertwined with matters of social class and identity. Her latest book Rasende Ruinen. Wie Detroit sich neu erfindet (2012) ...
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Katharina Meyer

Katharina Meyer is trained as historian of technology and in arts+media administration and curates knowledge and objects. At STATE Festival and re:publica, she coordinates all activities in the fields of science & culture. At Polynocular Tech lab, she trains students in transdisciplinary computer science.
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Eckhart Nickel

Dr. Eckhart Nickel studied German Literature and Art History in Heidelberg and New York and graduated with a study on Thomas Bernhard and Dandyism. He publishes fiction and travel writing, and works as a Journalist for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Neue Zürcher Zeitung.
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Maik Novotny

Maik Novotny was born in Stuttgart in 1972 and has been living in Vienna since 2000. He studied architecture and urban planning in Stuttgart and Delft and has been working in architecture practices in and near Vienna. He is the architecture critic for daily newspaper Der Standard and Vienna weekly ...
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Stephan Porombka

Stephan Porombka initially was a literary scholar at the Free University and the Humboldt University in Berlin, focusing on New Media; he was an early expert on hypertext as well as a slam poet and a journalist. In 2003, he became professor at the University of Hildesheim, where he initiated ...
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Eva Rapp-Frick

Eva Rapp-Frick is an art historian and lecturer at the University of Dortmund. She is chairperson of the art association Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Bund in Hagen and on the board of the Circle of Friends of the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Münster. She has published books and essays on various art-historical ...
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Benedikt Sarreiter

Benedikt Sarreiter is a writer for Nansen & Piccard. He is the author (with Paul-Philipp Hanske) of Neues von der anderen Seite – die Wiederentdeckung des Psychedelischen (2015). Sarreiter lives in Munich.
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Geza Schön

Geza Schön (born 1969 in Kassel) is a perfumer and creator of various brands like Escentric Molecules and The Beautiful Mind Series. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Emily Segal

Emily Segal (b. 1988, New York, NY) is an artist and trend forecaster based in Berlin. She founded the art collective and trend forecasting group K-HOLE, which produced free PDF reports exploring the limits of consumer experience. As a consultant, Emily has worked on projects for Comme des Garçons, Prada, ...
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Timotheus Vermeulen

Timotheus Vermeulen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, where he co-directs the media aesthetics research group. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles on post-postmodern culture as well as on contemporary aesthetics, in particular film and TV. His ...
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Barbara Vinken

Prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken, Ph.D., is Professor for French and Comparative Literature at LMU Munich (Germany). Among her latest publications are Flaubert Postsecular (2015), Angezogen (2014) and Die Blumen der Mode (2016). Photo by Claudio di Lucia
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Anne Waak

Anne Waak is a freelance journalist and writer interested in all things culture, arts and society. She has published the books Der Freie Tod – Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte des Suizids (2016), a highly subjective cultural history of suicide, Hartz IV und wir – Protokolle (2014), that deals with the creative ...
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Raul Zelik

Raul Zelik is a writer and political scientist. He was an associate professor for Political Science at National University of Colombia until 2013, and lives now as a freelancer in Berlin.
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