re:publica 2013

RP2013

Probably over 5000 geeks, nerds and wannabes attended this years re:publica event to discuss the emergent trends concerning the nets culture and ethics as well as politics and economics. There were lots of sessions and keynotes about the Open Data/Government/Invention/Whatsoever movements  but to me the two current hot spots were Intellectual Property Rights and the Net Neutrality discourse. Anyway, I’ve had a great time in Berlin (once again).

Off Book: The Evolution of Music Online

As the 90s came to a close, the business of music began to change profoundly. New technology allowed artists to record and produce their own music and music videos, and the internet became a free-for-all distribution platform for musicians to promote themselves to audiences across the world. The result was an influx of artists onto the cultural scene, and audiences were left wondering how to sort through them all. In this episode we discuss these massive changes, and reveal how music blogs and websites have arisen as the new arbiters of quality.

(via kraftfuttermischwerk)