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Posted by Mitsuhiro Takemura




Digital Backyards
Sapporo / Japan

"Digital Backyards", Public Talks


Saturday | Jan. 12th | 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
at PORTO (Sapporo) http://goo.gl/maps/xfHmB
Admission Free
On January 12th a curated program of „Public Talks“ (1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) sheds light on best practice cases of alternative network cultures: multilingual aggregator platforms, mesh networks and other seminal forms of decentralized networking. What is their potential for reforms in the sphere of digital society and the public sphere in general? This is one of the major issues of panels.
The conference consists of four successive panels which present the results of the workshop groups to a bigger, open public. Each speaker has up to 10 minutes time to give input about his/her project. Each panel lasts not longer than one hour.
An English⇔Japanese simultaneous interpreter is prepared.

Opening Address: Fumio Ueda, Mayor of Sapporo City
Introduction: Mitsuhiro Takemura, Krystian Woznicki
1:30 p.m. “Social Impact” (English)
Input: Sean Bonner, media activist, LA/Tokyo, http://safecast.org
Input: Andreas Schneider, researcher, Tokyo, http://iidj.net/map
Chair: Krystian Woznicki, founder, Berlin, http://berlinergazette.de
2:35 p.m. “Collaborative & Open: Publishing Reloaded” (Japanese/English)
Input: Chris Piallat, net policy advisor, Berlin, http://www.gruene.de
Input: Taketo Oguchi, founder, Sapporo, http://www.shift.jp.org/
Input: Keiko Tanaka, online-editor, Tokyo, http://jp.globalvoicesonline.org
Chair: Magdalena Taube, researcher, Berlin, http://www.hu-berlin.de
3:40 ~ 4:25 p.m. coffee break
4:30 p.m. “The Art of Tomorrow” (Japanese)
Input: Kyoko Tachibana, program director, Sapporo, http://www.s-air.org
Input: Satoshi Hata, fringe director, SIAF (Sapporo International Art Festival)
Input: Junichi Oguro, sound artist, Sapporo, http://junichioguro.com
Input:  Mami Odai, art project manager, SIAF (Sapporo International Art Festival)
Input: Tomofumi Okada, director, Tokyo, http://creativecluster.jp/
Input: Keiko Miura, researcher, Iwamizawa, http://www.hokkyodai.ac.jp/english/
Chair: Mitsuhiro Takemura, director, SMAL, Tokyo/Sapporo, http://www.smal.jp
5:35 p.m. “WE-DO: Trends in user generated content” (Japanese)
Input: Motohiro Sunouchi, media architect, http://labs.43d.jp
Input: Hiroyuki Ito, CEO, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypton_Future_Media
Input: Yuka Fukuura, author, Otaku Magazine, http://otakumag.com/en
Input: Kazushi Mukaiyama, associate professor, Hakodate, http://www.kazushi.info
Input: Takumi Yoshimura, Manager, Sapporo, http://www.h-food.or.jp/
Chair: David Lindsey Wright, researcher, Brisbane/Sapporo, http://www.thecube.qut.edu.au/
Beyond the conference:  Krystian Woznicki
Closing Address: Masako Aiuchi, President of Hokusho University

Special Thanks:
Thanks for support to Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Bündnis 90/Grüne.
Sponsorship: City of Sapporo
Cooperation: MIT Media Lab, Hokusho University, Prism Inc., Crypton Future Media Inc., SHIFT Production, T.C.P Inc. Sapporo Park Hotel, Sapporo6h.

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