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DW and BBC to host “Global Inequalities Hackathon” at Global Media Forum

DW Research and Cooperation Projects is teaming up with BBC News Labs to organize a hackathon in the scope of DW’s upcoming annual Global Media Forum (GMF).

Date

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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Fader consortium releases immersive stories “Copenhageners” and “remembrance is real”

To celebrate 15 months of fruitful collaboration and the refined features of 360/VR storytelling platform Fader/VRAppr, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, and Vragments released two new Fader stories in Berlin last week. The pieces called “Copenhageners” and “remembrance is real” premiered at VR Pop 18, an immersive storytelling workshop and meeting hosted by the consortium during re:publica. We are thrilled to present them on our blog now.

Date

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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#FaderStories Finale in Berlin — Save the Date!

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While Fader the VR/360 platform will (hopefully) be around for a long, long time, Fader the consortium (DW, Euronews, Vragments) is about to disband in a couple of weeks. That’s because the Fader/VRappr DNI project is running out. Of course, we’re going to have a grand finale!

Date

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Bloomen: Exploring How Blockchain Technology Can Make Life Easier for Creators and Media

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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts. If you haven’t been living under a rock the last couple of years, you have probably heard media and tech people mention these buzzwords all the time. A hype is not a meaningful application, though. Here is our take: Blockchain technologies are by and large a new approach to databases or ledgers. Their most important aspect: The entries can be trusted, as they are virtually unalterable and everyone can check them. Hopefully.

Date

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Project news.bridge is good to go

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Making audiovisual/broadcasting content available in virtually any language – this is the goal of news.bridge, yet another human language technology (HLT) undertaking of ours that was kicked off in late January.

Date

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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Fader: What the consortium has been up to (IV)

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Hello and welcome to the latest update on Project Fader Enterprise.

Date

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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DW Research & Cooperation Projects 2017: Our Year in Journo Tech

Another year in the world of digital media research and news innovation is coming to an end — and those of us still at the office decided to look back on personal highlights. Here’s what seemed important in 2017.

Date

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

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YourDataStories Project Update

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Numbers speak their own language – we help you translate it 
The last months have been an exciting time. We, the YourDataStories consortium, did not only enjoy the autumn colors but also brought our data-based platform out to shine.

Date

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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DW Research and Cooperation Projects team wins prize for “Best Editorial Tool” at BBC SUMMA newsHACK

summa_newshack_2017The latest installment of the BBC newsHACK, held in London on November 22nd and 23rd, saw DW innovation team members Hina Imran and Olga Kisselmann win a prize in the category “Best Editorial Tool”. They had developed a very useful Slackbot for SUMMA data.

Date

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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Dreaming of a VR Christmas: Fader project and network of media enthusiasts launch immersive advent calendar

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Update 13/12: To make sure #VRcalendar still runs on standard mobile devices and with slower internet connections, we decided to split it. There are now two parts (= two different links) with 12 windows each:
Part 1 covers December 1st – 12th (original link).
Part 2 covers December 13th – 24th (new link).

In the scope of the DNI project “Fader”, partners Vragments, DW Innovation, Euronews, and numerous members of the international VR community, most notably VR/AR expo organizers DIGILITY, launch their first VR/360 advent calendar today. The experimental Xmas experience will eventually feature 24 immersive stories/scenes and can be viewed on a wide range of devices.

Date

Friday, December 1st, 2017

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