On channel ASAP 2, we switch to those who advocate change. We will talk to representatives of civil society and our community about digital phenomena such as memes and conspiracy theories and how media consumption affects our coexistence and political decisions. We will speak with Luca Hammer, the
Clusterduck collective, Kathrin Passig, Leonhard Dobusch and many more.
We show contributions from the maker scene and pay tribute to the courageous activists in Hong Kong as well as people who work for equal treatment in the crisis. The topic of tracing apps to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and the role of data protection will be addressed here, as will freedom of expression on platforms and the digitalisation of administration.
As global communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing emphasis on public health strategies, like social distancing measures, to slow the rate of transmission. With this in mind, Google is publishing COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports to provide insights into how shelter in place, and other policies aimed at flattening the curve are translating into population mobility maps as well as where people gather. These reports have been developed to be helpful while adhering to cutting edge privacy protocols and policies—for example differential privacy.
Janina Voigt (Google Safety Engineering Center) shares an overview of the techniques used in the Report and then dives deep with Prof. Dr. Björn Scheuermann and moderator Julia Kloiber about societal pros and cons of technologies and policies.
Corona confronts the world with unprecedented challenges—and shows how important a digitally functioning state is. More than ever, it is important for citizens and companies to be able to interact with the administration quickly, contactless and from home. But how well does that work in Germany, the "digital developing country"? We will debate how far we have already come in terms of digitising administration, what impact the crisis has had on the federal, state and local governments, and how we can profit sustainably from the current digitisation push. Participating in the discussions are Tobias Goldschmidt, State Secretary in the Ministry of Digital Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein, PD Dr. Ariane Berger, eGovernment Officer at the German County Council, and Ernst Bürger, Head of the Administrative Digitisation Sub-Department in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.
Prof. Dr. Alice McHardy from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian J. Theis from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, speak about "Data, data, data: which data help in the fight against the virus".
The federal administration portal currently serves primarily to digitise the services of the federal government. It is planned that citizens will be able to obtain their respective administrative services from all portals, regardless of whether it is the federal portal, a state portal or a municipal portal. Individual services can already be accessed via the federal portal. The two project directors Michel Jacobs from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Mathias Bieneke from the Bundesdruckerei GmbH (“Federal Printer”) will talk about this exciting project in a session on creative collaboration in a modern, agile project setup.
Friedemann Karig and Anke Domscheidt-Berg talk to us about open source knowledge sharing in times of crises, solidarity initiatives and masks. A great moment of decentralized making from an international perspective is discussed by Distributeddesign.eu with perspectives from Brazil and Amsterdam. Katharina Nocun and Pia Lamberty show us which conspiracy theories are currently circulating and why they evoke such fascination. Jillian York discusses net-political issues with David Kaye, the United Nations special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Patricia Cammarata (@dasnuf) and Marcus Richter give tips on how media consumption can be shaped for children.
Channel ASAP 2 is moderated by channel host Max Spallek.