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Hip Berlin is the perfect subject for Instagrammers, Youtubers and bloggers – but can they make any money with it? more

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With the Cambridge Analytica scandal, data privacy finally hit the mainstream. In Berlin there's a long tradition of fighting for data protection that reaches back to the pre-digital era. It's worth taking a look at that history. more

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Like the offspring of Edward Snowden and Banksy, Italian artist Paolo Cirio’s own “performative hacks” mine internet data to create critical works at the intersection of privacy, copyright, democracy and finance. This hack is on through Feb 17. more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! Disruption Network Lab is back with "Deep Cables" (Jun 17-18 at Kunstquartier Bethanien), an exploration of the internet's workings. On Sat, Jun 18, author Andrew Blum takes us through the tangibility of what's behind the world wide web. more

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The Berlin police department had a more eventful weekend than you, and they've got the Twitter feed to prove it. In English! more

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Germany's cabinet and federal court have just made decisions that could make it a lot easier to get online. more

Opinion

INTERVIEW! Copy, paste, voilà! Post-internet artist Petra Cortright makes "digital paintings" with Photoshop. She's gone from selling JPEGs to exhibitions at Frieze London. Catch the young artist's Berlin exhibition at Société before it ends May 27. more

Art & Exhibitions

Ecke Weserstraße

Ecke Weserstraße

When's the last time you saw yourself on Netflix? Berliners are better reflected on Youtube. And for free! Take Ecke Weserstraße, whose third episode premieres Mon, Apr 25. Catch up on it and check out four other Berlin-born web series right here. more

Film

If it hadn't been for the Verfassungschutz's treason charges, would anyone have even read Netzpolitik in the first place? more

Opinion

How do we "play" social media? Why is Facebook like a comic book? Graphic novelist Gabriel S. Moses explains it all at the Disruption Network Lab event A Game Of You, at Bethanien from Aug 8-9. more

Art & Exhibitions

One of the most exciting writers and critics of the digital age talks about whether our constant connectivity is a pathology. (Hint: it is, but not in the way you'd think.) more

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INTERVIEW. NY-based artist Cory Arcangel wants to preserve the disappearing artefacts of the early internet. He brings his nostalgic brand of net-influenced art to Galerie Max Hetzler for their group show Open Source, opening Mar 12. more

Art & Exhibitions

Theatertreffen finale: Three questions

In the wake of the Theatertreffen, stage editor Nathalie Frank was left with plenty of questions about the state of German theatre today. Here are three. more

May 20, 2014 11:40 AM The Theatertreffen Blog

Gris hit up the Transmediale on Sunday and the topic of NSA overreach and online privacy was topically prescient. Will groups like Chaos Computer Club, Digital Courage and the International League for Human be able to fight back? more

Opinion

More than 4.3 million people in Germany have gotten letters accusing them of piracy on the internet. Just last week a friend got an Abmahnung demanding lots of money. What should you do if you're accused of illegal file sharing? more

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Among the mountain of misfortune that is the year 2013, including one lingering and creepy internet meme, Jacinta Nandi, ever Exberliner's optimist, has found one reason why this year wasn't so bad. more

Opinion

INTERVIEW. Indie theatre collective Gob Squad delves into the wild waters of Youtube for their new production "Western Society" – but don't expect skateboarding dogs. Simon Will explains all. more

Theatre & Dance

Yes, we know, Merkel is a silly old internet granny. But probably not, actually, and her government definitely isn't. more

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Google's campaign against the German government's Leistungsschutzgesetz has begun. The what? And is Google really a victim in this case? And with people like Kim Dotcom reemerging, internet giants are looking less and less chivalrous. more

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INTERVIEW: The first couple of open source lay everything on the table from their part in the Pirate Party and "bedingungloses Grundeinkommen" (guaranteed basic income) to feminism and liquid democracy. more

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