Grie­ving tog­e­ther in 3D

VYVYT offers vir­tu­al memo­ry rooms There’s always going to be peo­p­le dying - even in the tech world. Ava­tars that live on in place of us or chat­bots with the voices of the decea­sed - such offe­rings are the way that Sili­con Val­ley has been respon­ding to the human need to cope with death and finality. […]

Song­Push revo­lu­tio­ni­s­ing music marketing

Crea­ti­ve, auto­ma­ted social media cam­paigns ins­tead of cum­ber­so­me nego­tia­ti­ons Lip sync batt­les, remi­xes of favou­ri­te songs or dance per­for­man­ces - the suc­cess of Tik­Tok has had a major impact on the use and mar­ke­ting of music on social media. Music plays the deter­mi­ning fac­tor in con­tent pro­duc­tion. But it’s no lon­ger that easy in the TikTok […]

Digi­tal time tra­vel with ZAUBAR

The AI-sup­­por­t­ed Aug­men­ted Rea­li­ty crea­tor plat­form making immersi­ve tours pos­si­ble Using a smart­phone or tablet to return to the past of memo­ri­al sites or to get a glim­pse of urban plan­ning of the future: this can now be easi­ly rea­li­sed thanks to the Media­Tech Hub start­up ZAUBAR’s AR plat­form “We are tel­ling loca­­ti­on-based sto­ries with our AR […]

Moving with Next­crea­te into the Metaverse

the con­tent aut­ho­ring tool for digi­tal lear­ning The mar­ket for digi­tal lear­ning has not just been expe­ri­en­cing an ups­wing sin­ce the pan­de­mic. Tur­no­ver has increased by €35.28 bil­li­on world­wi­de sin­ce 2017 - par­ti­cu­lar­ly in the B2B sec­tor. Com­pa­nies are one of the lar­gest tar­get groups for digi­tal know­ledge trans­fer and e-lear­­ning. They need to be […]

Zeitzeugin im Volucap ©
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Foto: Jakob Grasböck

Vir­tu­al Rea­li­ty for Histo­ry Education

The VR Pro­ject “For Real? – Vir­tu­al Encoun­ters with His­to­ri­cal Eye­wit­nesses” When Holo­caust sur­vi­vors talk about their expe­ri­en­ces, they often do this at events, at the invi­ta­ti­on of schools or in front of TV came­ras. But now that more than 78 years have pas­sed sin­ce the end of the Nazi regime, the­re are fewer and fewer […]


More than 3,500 films online for libraries:

Film­wer­te ope­ra­tes a spe­cial strea­ming plat­form with film​fri​end​.de and is now also set­ting its sights on the Ame­ri­can mar­ket  Unli­mi­t­ed strea­ming from a sel­ec­tion of careful­ly cura­ted Euro­pean films for just 10 Euros a year? The Pots­­dam-based com­pa­ny film­wer­te has crea­ted a film por­tal with film​fri​end​.de to expand what public libra­ri­es can offer. We are the Net­flix for library […]

Deep Fake and Disinformation

How the news-poly­­graph rese­arch pro­ject is using an AI plat­form to coun­ter media mani­pu­la­ti­on The Pope as a hip-hop mogul in a white down jacket, the vio­lent arrest of Donald Trump or a sup­po­sed video call bet­ween Berlin’s for­mer Gover­ning Mayor Fran­zis­ka Gif­fey and Kiev’s mayor Vla­di­mir Klit­sch­ko: arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence is now capa­ble of sug­gest­ing a fal­se, but perfectly […]

News agen­cy from space

How the Media­Tech Hub start-up Vertical52 uses satel­li­te data for jour­na­lism It’s hard to ima­gi­ne satel­li­te TV, navi­ga­ti­on devices, wea­ther fore­casts and, of cour­se, the mili­ta­ry wit­hout them: more than 5,500 satel­li­tes are orbi­ting the Earth in space - inclu­ding about 500 Earth obser­va­ti­on satel­li­tes. Space agen­ci­es like the ESA or satel­li­te ope­ra­tors like Planet […]

The Swarm is coming

Why sound and crea­ti­ve pro­ces­ses in post-pro­­duc­­ti­on are play­ing a spe­cial role in the best­sel­ler adapt­a­ti­on A glo­bal best­sel­ler run­ning to 900 pages, published 20 years ago and long con­side­red unfilmable: Frank Schätzing’s sci­ence fic­tion thril­ler “The Swarm” has now pre­mie­red as a six-part series at this year’s Ber­li­na­le. Boas­ting a bud­get of 40 mil­li­on Euros, the series is […]

Trai­ning men­tal well­be­ing or lea­der­ship skills

the Sav­vi app offers digi­tal trai­ning on the job Pro­fes­sio­nal life doesn’t stand still and the demand for fur­ther edu­ca­ti­on is gre­at. A recent stu­dy on fur­ther edu­ca­ti­on by the digi­tal asso­cia­ti­on Bit­kom shows that 31 per cent of respond­ents inves­ted more of their working time into fur­ther trai­ning sin­ce the begin­ning of the pan­de­mic in March 2020. […]