Providing Access to Skills and Knowledge in the form of a multi-functional Open Tech Emergency Case gives rural and urban innovators a new point of entrance for understanding the basics in a range of vocational skills from soldering, building simple devices to the handling of important yet often specialised tools that in these regions are normally hard to come by.
How can technologies and digital media be strategically used to achieve conflict-resolution and peacebuilding objectives? To answer this question, peacetech is a growing field that allows peace advocates and local communities to develop new forms of engagement. The term peacetech thereby refers to two different approaches:
1) Utilizing existing online/social and traditional media tools for networking, communication and awareness-raising; and
2) Creating hardware and software systems that allow people
As part of the Misinformation Ecosystems Conference Series 2018 and in partnership with r0g_agency a.o. Disruption Network Lab presents:
Manipulators, Trolls and Influencers
Investigating online opinion manipulation, strategic hate speech and misinformation – and their impact on civil rights.
What is the relation between deliberate spread of hate online and political manipulation?
This event looks into the online and offline consequences of spreading hate and false facts in the context of social media and the press, and analyses technological and social responses to these phenomena.
an initiative by r0g_agency and icebauhaus supporting the implementation of a community-based media training centre in Juba, South Sudan. The idea to create a media lab has its roots in the Kapital Movie Industry Corporation (KMIC) collective, an independent group of young designers, film makers, IT professionals and artists who came together to help solve the acute post-independence social, political, educational and environmental challenges which arose through the long-lasting conflicts in South Sudan.
The “Step-Up Juba Media Lab” project is a collaboration between icebauhaus, Kapital Movie Industry Corporation (Juba) and r0g_agency for open culture and critical transformation gGmbH (Berlin), funded by the German Federal Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through it’s programme “Support for Media, Access to Information and Freedom of Expression”.
Three years after independence, South Sudan is facing a crisis that threatens to tear the young nation apart. Political clashes, ethnic violence and widespread humanitarian crises are exacerbated by the growing role of social media. What solutions can be found to re-boot the peace process and #DefyHateNow?
On July 8th 2014, the eve of South Sudan’s third anniversary of independence, the Germany Africa Foundation in collaboration with r0g_agency and Talk of Juba will be hosting South Sudan Inside-Out: Rebooting the Peace – #DefyHateNow in Berlin. This event explores the role of social media in aggravating the conflict, yet perhaps providing a path to peace and reconciliation. Continue reading South Sudan Inside-Out: Rebooting the Peace→
Art, Culture and open Technology in the changing Arctic
CIRCUM/POLARITY was a r0g_media event in 2012 in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada, hosted by the Marshall McLuhan Salon in conjunction with the ‘German-Canadian Arctic Science and Research Conference’.
The evening introduced the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API) a non-profit, international group of individuals and organizations working to promote the creation of open authoring, communications and dissemination infrastructures for the circumpolar region. Selected art and technology projects that highlight the poetic and cultural complexity of the Earth’s polar regions including C_plexus Solaris a spectral research project by leading German media artist Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, and plans for a Circumpolar Cultures and Technologies Summit aimed at examining the crucial roles played by art and global culture along with open, collaborative and public domain technologies in creating sustainable and independent Arctic societies was also be presented.