Syrian Bread Propaganda and Prank Pizza Calls – 10 things I learned at my first ever geek conference

  I recently embraced my inner streber or geek by heading to re:publica, one of, if not the, leading European conference on society, social media and the internet. It was fascinating to meet with and hear from a range of presenters speaking on topics as diverse as the hacking organisation,Anonymous, and hear a panel discussion…

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Kultura: Music, featherboas and rollerskates means carnival in Berlin

Fluoro green and gold headdresses worn by bum-shaking Barbadians. Kitschy Hungarian folk dancers calling themselves “The Moustache”. Catchy Palastinan tunes getting everyone belly dancing. Happy house blaring from a nightclub float with a legion of ravers in tow. Rio? Nope. New Orleans? Kind of. In fact it’s Kreuzberg, Neukölln and Kreuz-kölln (the undefined no man’s…

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