Digital Change

    © Sheng Jie
    © Sheng Jie

    From 2015 to 2016, the Goethe-Institute China is organizing a discussion series on "Digital Change". Through several events the mutual understanding of the fundamental changes, similarities, as well as differences of digitalisation between China, Europe, the US and the neighbouring East Asian countries are described an discussed.

    The event series is curated by the Goethe-Institute China and Philipp Otto, founder of the ThinkTank iRights.Lab and the publisher iRights Media.

    Creativity is no longer just a question of brushing, drawing and writing on paper. Over the last few years, digitalisation has created completely new forms of creativity. Billions of people around the world are part or fans of this new digital creativity.

    Remix, Memes are examples of innovative tools, which are received very different worldwide. What artistic and stylistic trends are developing here, which business models are emerging? What is original and what copy? Does it make any difference?

    On March 12, 2016, the Goethe-Institute China is organizing the second round of discussions in the "Perspectives of Digital Change" series, focusing on the topic of "Digital Innovation and its Impact on our Everyday Life". Top-class speakers from China, Germany, the US and Korea approach the themes artistically, philosophically, journalistically and legally. In addition, creatives from the Chinese Internet industry, such as designers of interactive digital products, content producers with the focus on geeks, or operators of public WeChat channels, will share their personal experiences and observations in the field of Internet innovation. In a panel discussion the different assessments and experiences are compared and the question is clarified how our society changes with new digital creativity, whether there is a need for state or legal action, and where we will be in a few years.

    The event is concluded with an audio-visual "remixed" performance. Three Beijing artists create a space in which a fusion of sound and visual technique and sensory impressions are combined.


    Goethe Institut Peking
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    798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road
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    Eduardo Navas
    Artist curator, author of "Remix-Theorie", lecturer at the Institute of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Dr. Till Kreutzer
    Lawyer, journalist, legal scientist, founding member and editor of, partner of the think tank iRights.Lab and the law firm iRights.Law, member of the German Commission for UNESCO, Germany

    Hu Yong
    Professor at the Institute of Journalism and Communication at Peking University, media critic and Internet pioneer, China

    Jongsoo (Jay) Yoon
    Head of Creative Commons Korea

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