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Ideas are nothing: Erik Hersman and Ken Banks

The crowdmapping plattform Ushahidi has become quite well-known after its application in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Ushahidi software is now used allover the world. Erik Hersman, left, co-founded the project and is currently its Director of Operations. Ken Banks on the other side of the table invented FrontlineSMS, a bulk-messaging tool for texting …

Moderation of Wikimedia Chapters Meeting 2010

Wikimedia is an institution connected to the world’s biggest online encyclopedia, the Wikipedia. The organization takes care of press relations, raises and distributes funds, promotes Wikipedia through events, and more. This year, Wikimedia Chapters from all around the world and the Wikimedia Foundation from San Francisco met in Berlin for their annual Chapters Meeting. Together …

Jay Cousins: The Inventor

Jay Cousins is a 30-year-old inventor. His „talk to me about…“ bubbles (#lbubbles) used at Palomar5 represent his philosophy: Human over tech.

Rana Jarbou: The Retired Banker

Rana Jarbou is a 28-year-old retired banker from Saudi Arabia. She recently quit her job in London because she felt there was something wrong with the system. Now she has sworn never to do anything anymore for the sole purpose of making money.

Hank Rossi: The Time Traveller

Hank Rossi brought his time machine to Palomar5. He tells you what happens if you travel a trillion years into the future. And proposes a three-day weekend to promote a better work-life-balance.

Research for short doc: 1989, the year that changed Europe

1989 was the year that changed Europe. 20 years later, filmmaker Patrick Becker revisits Central and Eastern Europe, to interview those at the forefront of change, from students to border guards. I contributed the eyewitness research for the Berlin episode.