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Impulse Panel: Do we need a manifest for smart places in culture?

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 09.50 am


Martin Adam

Martin Adam has been programming since he was 15. As a qualified property manager, he developed controlling and portfolio management software for municipal and cooperative housing for many years.

He has been developing applications for mobile end devices since 2003, initially to do with real estate, using augmented reality technology since 2009, where he is among the most experienced developers worldwide today. He has been developing mobile applications for location-based services since 2014, in particular for cities, museums, churches and libraries.


Justus Herrmann

The author, designer and producer, born in 1967, is working with his company »xident labs« in a broad range of media and art criticism, art production and mediation. After his studies in design theory and history in Cologne, he developed innovative formats for digital media as a »radio-socialized« author and producer. Beside over a hundred radio features for various broadcasters on media, art and culture, he created the column »netzvisite« for Deutschlandfunk public broadcasting radio station which ran for several years. As a consultant, he creates strategies for intercultural and inclusive art mediation formats, most recently for the research project »Pilot Inklusion«. To mediate content, he uses interactive media stations, sound spaces and soundscapes.

His own long-term project is the migration-audio-archiv.de, where he engages with »narrated migration stories« in collaboration with various institutions. He also experiments on mediachairs.de with AV presentation formats for literature and sound art. His research and teaching work are located in the areas of media design, sound art, oral history and media ethnography.


Daniel Neugebauer

Daniel Neugebauer (born 1977) Degree in literary studies, art education and English studies in Bielefeld. Further training in marketing, museum management and cultural learning for the elderly. Currently working full-time at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL, as the head of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising. Also works on a freelance basis for Berenberg Art Consult and on a voluntary basis for RIB Art Space, Rotterdam. Used to freelance for Marta Herford and the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg. Focal points include learning for the elderly/inclusion, working with young adults and the combination of education with communication aspects in a transnational context. 


Oliver Rack

Oliver Rack is an open innovation, system design and governance specialist. In Germany, he is a central pioneer in the area of »open government« for the consolidation of innovative capability and the resilience of state and community – especially in the course of digital change. He is therefore active in the research and implementation in »GovLabs« at all administrative levels, from the EU Commission to municipal administration, primarily in the subsections of smart city development, strategic and political orientation, open infrastructures and resources as well as in the areas of organization development and competence development.

For this, he works for the working group »Open Government Partnership Germany«, of the city of Heidelberg, »nextlearning e.V.« and the network »Politics for Tomorrow«. Oliver Rack teaches at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim in the degree course of New Public Management and E-Government and at the Design Department at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences.


Dominika Szope 

Dominika Szope studied esthetics, philosophy / media theory and architecture at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). Following three years as a researcher at ZKM from 2003 to 2006, she took up a teaching position in Media Studies / Media History at the University of Siegen in 2006. In 2010, she then founded the communications agency relationales in Karlsruhe. From 2011 to 2012, she held a teaching post on the new »KulturMediaTechnologie« (KMT) [Culture, Media and Technology] course at Karlsruhe University of Music.

Dominika Szope has managed the Press, Public Relations and Marketing Department at ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe since 2011. She and her team are responsible for ZKM communication at a national and international level. Working through the think tank »smARTplaces« since 2014, she has explored in depth the challenges of digital transformation for cultural institutions in terms of both visitors and the structures of the institutions themselves.


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