Participants of the courses "Aktuelle Themen Internet" are organizing so called "days" with a special focus on new and upcoming topics in computer science and society. The idea behind those events is to get students to think about possible trends and important future technologies by planning a workshop or an event. Bsides the theoretical work the organization of such an event (approaching and inviting key representatives of a new technology) trains soft skills. The necessary media coverage (providing a live stream, chat, moderation etc.) leads to a media competence which is a requirement in todays workplace.
The themes for those workshops and events will be decided by the participants, work is done in groups. The following list gives some ideas for events or discussion topics.
Disruptive Technology and the Christensen book (did not want to do this repeatedly but had to learn otherwise) http://www.slideshare.net/ProfessorMathur/book-summary-of-the-innovators-dilemma-by-clayton-christensen. This is mandadorty reading, because the concept of disruptive technology is so fundamental to this course.
We did a thing on Bitcoins last summer: how do they work? And some bits on fiat-money. http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/how-the-bitcoin-protocol-actually-works/ money laundering: http://i.cdn.turner.com/money/2013/images/11/25/silk-road-paper.pdf good video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx9zgZCMqXE&feature=youtu.be. This gave me the idea to take a closer look at darknets in general.
Http2.0 - what's new in this protocol. How is it going to affect us? http://www.heise.de/netze/artikel/Wie-HTTP-2-0-das-Surfen-beschleunigt-2164146.html http://heise.de/-2552760
I am close to thirty years old - and I don't understand the Internet anymore. Current developments in a strange land... http://www.welt.de/kultur/article137869675/Warum-ich-das-Internet-nicht-mehr-verstehe.html
Welcome to the matrix - the internet of things is about to become real - or?. http://www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Willkommen-in-der-Matrix-2551024.html
Scalability, performance and costs of running large scale internet sites: does it make sense to move away from Amazons cloud? What is feedback control and how does Netflix handle it? The slides from Uwe Friedrichsen, codecentric.de. highscalability.com How Github concquered everybody (network effects etc.) http://www.wired.com/2015/03/github-conquered-google-microsoft-everyone-else/ and of course: microservices: http://www.indix.com/blog/microservices-what-are-they and an exciting distributed search architecture with dist. consensus and anycast DNS: http://highscalability.com/blog/2015/3/9/the-architecture-of-algolias-distributed-search-network.html
Marketing in internet times: 30 Billion ads per day! http://highscalability.com/blog/2015/3/9/applovin-marketing-to-mobile-consumers-worldwide-by-processi.html
Love in the Internet Age: the user experience with online dating algorithms and sites.http://www.zeit.de/digital/internet/2015-02/tinder-online-dating-hacks-erfolg
Cyborgs - from smartphone to wearable to implants: Internet driven enhancements to humanity. Let's develop a vision on google glasses, embedded sensors and actors and a new definition of where your body ends...http://www.nzz.ch/feuilleton/unter-die-haut-1.18485958 http://www.futuremag.de/interview/mensch-und-maschine-schon-heute-verschmolzen-interview-mit-stefan
Privacy - a concept left only for the rich? Internet driven services like uber are revolutionizing society and breaking old legal and political settings. Lannier puts up a radical concept of ownership of your data and how to get re-embursed by internet sites. http://www.fr-online.de/digital/sharing-economy--privatheit-gibt-es-nur-noch-fuer-reiche-,1472406,29482580.html
Net Neutrality and attacks on the internet http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Klartext-1965046.html Irrtümer in Sachen Netzneutralität http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/digital/netzneutralitaet-etno-itu-1.17231939 http://www.heise.de/thema/Netzneutralit%C3%A4t Netzpolitik «Eine Verfassung für das Internet»http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/international/auslandnachrichten/brasilien-kreiert-eine-internet-verfassung-1.18272165
The End of the Internet: Hannes Grassegger , Das Ende des Internets Staaten steigen aus dem Web aus http://www.heise.de/netze/meldung/Internet-Society-warnt-vor-neuen-Internet-Regeln-1664289.html Leaks, Wikileaks, Türkei etc.
Decentralized solutions - no longer viable? Soller paper, http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/MediaGoblin-GNU-Projekt-fuer-dezentrales-Media-Sharing-2132308.html diaspora, distributed search, mail, news etc.
Crowds and Crowd-Funding http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Meilenstein-fuer-Crowdfunding-Plattform-Kickstarter-Insgesamt-eine-Milliarde-Dollar-zugesagt-2131171.html
Getting rid of information: Snapchat etc. http://www.heise.de/tp/news/Weg-mit-den-Bytes-2121769.html
Creating your own android: Neither Microsoft, Nokia, nor anyone else should fork Android. It’s unforkable. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/neither-microsoft-nokia-nor-anyone-else-should-fork-android-its-unforkable/
The new digital age: Eric Schmitt et.al. on the new world. http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/eric-schmidt-kritik-des-buchs-the-new-digital-age-a-896503.html Reputation, Identity,
Darknets and Anonymity: http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/39/39575/1.html
Router Attacks: http://www.heise.de/security/meldung/Grossangriff-auf-Router-DNS-Einstellungen-manipuliert-2132674.html
Internet Resilience: ENISA Study
Bandwidth problems in Germany
Neuroscience and Computer Science: I think, therefore I heal: the weird science of neurofeedback theverge.com http://m.heise.de/tr/artikel/Schrittmacher-fuer-das-Gedaechtnis-2092798.html?from-classic=1 http://www.kurzweilai.net/wearable-neurocam-records-scenes-when-it-detects-user-interest http://www.kurzweilai.net/neuroscape-lab-visualizes-live-brain-functions-using-dramatic-images
Inhouse-Navigation, Apple I-Bacon, Android
Eli Pariser, the filter bubble (and perhaps the price bubble..)
The Master Switch - Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Tim Wu
Campact und Co.: Demokratie durchs Internet - ein Erfolgsmodell? https://www.campact.de/netzneutralitaet/appell/empfehlen/
Internet Payment: http://www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Kreativer-Zerstoerer-2127847.html
Mesh Networks, open WLAN www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Die-Ruechttp://www.heise.de/tr/artikel/Die-Rueckeroberung-des-Internets-2127869.html?view=printkeroberung-des-Internets-2127869.html?view=print and http://www.heise.de/download/firechat-1194036.html
Dave Eggers, the circle: The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award.
Here are the dates for our days and special guests.
25.3.2015, Special feature on streaming technologies and video conferences. Marc Walter will present his thesis work on a WebRTC based Video Conferencing System with Media Server. Patrick Bader will join us with an idea to use Kinect for better tracking of live events. And I will present some current and unfinished work on live input from smartphones and how to connect them to our streaming server. We will also discuss the future of university courses and the role streaming technologies are going to play.
8.5.2015, Data Protection Day. Organized by my colleague Prof. Dirk Heuzeroth and friends, this Day will have its focus on data privacy and protection.
12.6.2014, Games Day. I have no idea about the contents yet. Cloud gaming? New game play?
19.6.2015, 2nd Accessibility Day with Prof. Gottfried Zimmermann.
26.6.2015, Science Day, organized by Andy Stiegler.