Theme Day: Living in an Open Society
Open Data, Open Knowledge, Open Science, Open Software, Open Hardware, Open Architecture, Open Access and Open Media - there is hardly an area that is not affected by the developments towards "Open Everything". Over the course of the festival we will clarify terms, and explore the impacts of the new "Openness" on the organization of society, on politics, economy, science, education, technology, art and the media. This will be followed by a discussion of concrete examples.
An increasing number of citizens demands to be involved in the legislative process - but how do you organize a participatory democracy? What would it mean for the economy if evermore information and blueprints for virtually anything became freely available, and if everyone had access to the most important resources? How would it affect society, if all data was "open"? Would that even be desirable? Who should have access to which information, and who should be allowed to participate in which decision processes? What does it mean to be monitored around the clock? And what does it mean to be able to take part in all-inclusive decision-making? What kind of institutions would we need for all of this to work? Which rules do we need to set in place for the new forms of „open“ cooperation that become more and more established? How can we defend our right to privacy? And finally, how does all of this affect the societal power relations? Is freedom being sacrificed to satisfy a desire for total security?
Thursday, 24. Oct
discussion none none none none Is an open society a free society?
discussion none none none none Open Democracy
lecture none none none none Open Source Economy
discussion none none none none Open Everything?
film Q+A none none none Google and the World Brain (ES,UK/2013)