“Prospects for Political Education” Symposium

Upper Austria Teacher-Training College (AT), Upper Austria Chamber of Labor (AT), Ars Electronica (AT)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
POSTCITY, First Floor, Lecture Stage

Let’s argue. Conflict culture in the age of digital battlefields

Conflicts and fights have been with humanity since primeval times. In an ideal case, they are a prime mover for societal development; in the worst case they set free destructive powers of incommensurable strength, combined with human suffering and ecological, economic, and political catastrophes.

The symposium seeks to investigate whether social media can contribute anything to a new culture of conflict and fighting or if these media obstruct such a culture, whether digitalization has changed communication, cooperation, and opportunities for manipulation and, last but not least, whether new forms of conflict would emerge through the digital transformation of society. In lectures and workshops, new socio-political repercussions are demonstrated and discussed on various levels.

An event produced jointly by the Upper Austria Teacher-Training College, Upper Austria Chamber of Labor and Ars Electronica.

More information und registration here.

09:30 – 09:45 Check in
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome (Ars Electronica, AK OÖ, PH OÖ)
10:15 – 11:00 Keynote: Playfully learning to program – Experiences from working with children and young people
Rainer Stropek
11:00 – 11:45 Panel discussion: Niki Glattauer, Klaus Schwertner, Katharina Maunz, Moderation: Markus Rohrhofer
11:45 – 12:00 Announcement workshops
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:30 Workshops:
1. Mobbing Rainhard Leonhartsberger, SOS Menschenrechte
2. Body work and conflict management Karl Sibelius, PH OÖ
3. Fick dich, du Hurensohn – Verbal assaults in school and on web and how to overcome them Richard Wimberger, PH OÖ
4. Programming with children – practical tips for exercises and toolsRainer Stropek, Ars Electronica
5. #digitaleCourage Alina Steidl, AK OÖ
6. Social Media & fake news: An overview of the (dis-)information structures and how I can protect myself from false reports Andre Wolf, mimikama
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:45 Project presentation JUSA:
Students present their tool for analysing conflict types
15:45 – 16:30 Keynote: Hate speech – Fight back! Sigrid Maurer
16:30 – 16:45 Closure
from 17:00 Guided tour through POSTCITY