20 episodes

In 2006 we founded NEXT to spread the gospel about the digital revolution, a revolution that transforms marketing by shifting power to the consumer at an ever-increasing speed. Together with 1,500 hand-picked digital minds, international forethinkers, global brands and innovative startups, NEXT Conference examines some of the biggest challenges ahead: How can we rethink the digital world? In various talks, workshops and masterclasses the NEXT crowd shares constructive views and possible solutions.

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In 2006 we founded NEXT to spread the gospel about the digital revolution, a revolution that transforms marketing by shifting power to the consumer at an ever-increasing speed. Together with 1,500 hand-picked digital minds, international forethinkers, global brands and innovative startups, NEXT Conference examines some of the biggest challenges ahead: How can we rethink the digital world? In various talks, workshops and masterclasses the NEXT crowd shares constructive views and possible solutions.

    From comfort … to danger zone: How to create impact with VR stories - Christiane Wittenbecher

    From comfort … to danger zone: How to create impact with VR stories - Christiane Wittenbecher

    Virtual Reality and 360° technology empower journalists to teleport viewers to places where they would never go themselves. It´s this telepresence that makes the difference. Now users are part of the story: Storytelling becomes story-living.

    But how can VR stories from conflict zones really create an impact? How do they change the reception and level of understanding of how hatred and injustice are effecting our world? What should VR journalists take care of and what should they avoid doing?

    This episode was recorded live at the NEXT Conference 2018

    • 27 min
    Playful machine learning - Andreas Refsgaard

    Playful machine learning - Andreas Refsgaard

    In his talk interaction designer and digital artist Andreas Refsgaard describes how machine learning has become an integrated part of the practise.

    By enabling people to decide upon and train their own unique controls for a system, the creative power shifts from the designer of the system to the person interacting with it.

    Using machine learning to make unconventional connections between inputs and outputs Andreas has made projects where games are controlled by making silly sounds, music is composed by drawing instruments on paper and algorithms are trained to decide what is funny, funky or boring.

    This episode was recorded live at the NEXT Conference 2018

    • 16 min
    The artificially intelligent designer: The influence of algorithms on what is seen - Agnieszka Walorska

    The artificially intelligent designer: The influence of algorithms on what is seen - Agnieszka Walorska

    As early as 2017, google created an artificial intelligence called Creatism, which can independently edit photos at the level of photo professionals. AI is on the advance, but what concrete effects does it have on the creative industry, how does it change work processes? (Agnieszka Walorska is the author of specialist publications and keynote speaker on agile management, digital innovation and customer experience. She led several successful projects in the area of innovation and customer experience for energy companies, banks and media houses, among others.)

    This episode was recorded live at the NEXT Conference 2018

    • 28 min
    The future of trust - Brennan Jacoby

    The future of trust - Brennan Jacoby

    Loss of privacy, fake news, and leaders behaving badly. What is the future of trust? More specifically, what can digital companies do to make that future positive? From the nature of trustworthiness to the workings of betrayal, Brennan will unpack trust, explain precisely what goes on when it is broken, and identify steps digital companies can take to care well for trust into an uncertain future.

    This episode was recorded live at the NEXT Conference 2018

    • 50 min
    The language of Pop Music: what popular music can teach us about society at large - Alain Sylvain & Zach Pentel

    The language of Pop Music: what popular music can teach us about society at large - Alain Sylvain & Zach Pentel

    Popular music provides the ultimate gauge of contemporary attitudes about culture, politics and society at large. It’s the language we use to subconsciously discuss and deliberate the issues of the day. Whether it’s about the rise and fall of disco, the role of boy bands or contagion of K-Pop, there is no greater measure of social sentiment than popular music. It creates an understanding of a society’s collective attitude. And with that, one could say that the music industry has the answers to some pretty compelling cultural questions.

    This episode was recorded live at the NEXT Conference 2018

    • 38 min
    Out of love for democracy – contexts and systematics of the politics of digitization - Wolf Dieter Enkelmann

    Out of love for democracy – contexts and systematics of the politics of digitization - Wolf Dieter Enkelmann

    No matter what, “we can fix it”, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech pioneers, some of them downright fanatical, are certain. But solving all problems by technology is impossible. And that’s a good thing. Freedom, for example, is based on a completely different way of thinking and more on dramatic than technoid production processes. What would we have to expect if, in the future, however, a technocracy was to replace democracy? Let’s talk politics and technology.

    This episode was recorded live at the NEXT Conference 2018

    • 38 min

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