79 bottles of Club-Mate, 30 hours of research and coding, 27 participants, six media institutions, three jurors, two outstanding AR concepts/prototypes, one outstanding DDJ tool, lots of great ideas, and one common goal: these are the key figures behind the hackathon we got to host in the scope of the DW Global Media Forum (GMF) earlier this month.
DateMonday, June 25th, 2018
Exciting times for Truly Media — in just two tweeks, we got to present DW’s and ATC’s verification platform at four high-profile events. And yes, that actually included demoing Truly to the German Chancellor.
DateThursday, June 21st, 2018
When: 11–13 June, 2018
Where: World Conference Center & Deutsche Welle HQ, Bonn, Germany
What is it?
To quote the official website: “The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) is the place Made for Minds, where decision-makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Connect and collaborate with over 2,000 inspiring representatives from the fields of journalism, digital media, politics, culture, business, development, academia and civil society to tackle problems and brainstorm solutions to the challenges facing global media development.”
DateThursday, June 7th, 2018
When: 20 June 2018
Where: London, UK
What is it?
HITS Europe Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Media and Entertainment Alliance Europe, focusing on current technical developments changing the way of creating, managing and distributing creative content. Participants are senior managers from the media and entertainment industry, including companies such as BBC, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment or 20th Century Fox. The Hollywood IT Society (HITS) focuses on the impact of Information Technology on the entertainment industry.
DateWednesday, June 6th, 2018
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).
DateTuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Tagsar, augmented reality, bbc, data driven journalism, data visualization, dataviz, GMF, hackathon, inequality
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.
DateMonday, May 7th, 2018
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!
DateMonday, April 16th, 2018
When: April 11-15, 2018
Where: Perugia, Italy
What is it? One of the biggest and most renowned journalism festivals in the world. An ideal place to meet for reporters, storytellers, media scholars, media project managers, digital innovators. Keynotes and workshops are free of charge.
Why are we there? Short answer: It’s one of those must-attend events (300+ speakers from 50 countries, 700+ sessions/talks/workshops). Longer answer: We’ll exchange ideas with colleagues from all over the world, and DW (Research & Cooperation projects and other departments) will extensively contribute to the festival’s program again:
DateWednesday, April 11th, 2018
Big data, i.e the concept of thoroughly analyzing large data sets to find patterns and gain novel insights, isn’t just for IT geeks and corporate consultants anymore. It has also become increasingly important in public service media (PSM). Which is why the EBU is giving the topic extra attention and launched a “Big Data Initiative”.
DateThursday, April 5th, 2018
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.
DateTuesday, April 3rd, 2018