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Mussle studded stroller

Bumble bee




Lunch with @fabianmu and @wundalous

BVG camouflage

car charger


1. demarkation line (“Hier beginnt das Lohn- und Rentengebiet OST/WEST”), Berlin 2. mussle studded stroller 3. bumble bee 4. \/ 5. street art in Berlin Neukölln 6. street art in Hamburg Altona 7. lunch with Fabian and Maddie 8. M’s BVG camouflage 9. car charging station in Berlin10. blue paint on the street

Hamburg: Becks Camp, Barcamp


I’m back from my vacation and (after a brief health-related break) ready to rock again. So next week I’ll be headed up to Hamburg for two camps that I’m really looking forward to: The Becks Gold Urban Experience Camp (I’m assuming this is the official blog), in the following called only Becks Camp, and Barcamp Hamburg.

Both events will be completely different, no doubt, but also I’m expecting both to be a lot of fun. At the Becks Camp I’m actually invited as one of 10 creatives (whatever that is) to put together some kind of installation to reflect on the theme of the event customize reality. (Full disclosure: As invited artist I’m getting paid for my participation.) My take is to think about workspaces, and how to create workspaces for laptop workers (think coworking) by working with a given environment and tags to recontextualize as necessary. How exactly this is going to work I’m not sure yet, but the resident artist-in-charge Luis Berríos-Negrón has promised his support and my feeling is that my very rough ideas are in excellent hands there. So we’ll see. I’m curious how it’s going to work out, and I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been invited as an artist anywhere, so it should be fun. That’s Thursday, 12 November.

Barcamp Hamburg will be on 13-14 November (FRI/SAT). Last time I was at Barcamp HH I met a lot of very interesting and cool people, and I have all reason to believe this time will be no different. And since links are the currency in which barcamps can pay back their sponsors, here’s a hat tip to the sponsors: Otto, Google, eVenture, Lecturnity, T-Mobile, BCD Travel, kaffeebazar, Pure Tea, Microsoft, Yalook.com, saftblog, T3N.

So let the games begin. I hope to see you at Hamburg!

Update: Becks has put up some photos of the Hamburg event as well as this video:

Beck’s Gold Urban Experiences Workspace Hamburg from Beck's Gold Urban Experiences on Vimeo.

Also, and this really put me in a great mood, Grandmaster Flash (yes, the real one) was at the event as a DJ and Ludwig captured some of his set in a video (thanks!):

next08: wrap-up


Back in Berlin after a day of liveblogging at next08 in Hamburg. You can read our coverage (mostly German, some English) on Fischmarkt.de.

Good fun & nice folks and a number of good panels. Also, it was interesting to see how our group live blogging developed – between the four of us we tried to cover as much of the conference as possible. I’ll be posting a few pictures here, more are on Flickr (mine, everybody’s).

Thomas Praus, Stylewalker.net / Panorama3000 Thomas Praus, Stylewalker.net / Panorama3000

Stowe Boyd Stowe Boyd, /Message

Team Jimdo Team Jimdo: Matthias Henze, Fridtjof Detzner & Christian Springub

Steffen Büffel Co-Liveblogger Steffen Büffel, Media-Ocean

Andreas Wagner Co-Liveblogger Andreas Wagner

moo card My trusted Moo card

Thanks guys, that was fun!

Full disclosure: I was hired by SinnerSchrader to cover next08 as a liveblogger.

Liveblogging from next08


next08Tomorrow I’ll be blogging live from next conference in Hamburg, Germany. next08 is is one of Germany’s top web conferences and I was thrilled that SinnerSchrader asked me to be one of four livebloggers at their conference. (Thanks a lot, Martin!)

This year’s theme is get realtime:

The main theme will be get realtime. We want to take care of the challenge that customers are communicating in real-time but companies do not. What does it take to implement, how can brands solve this challenge?

We’ll cover the conference sessions in German and English, my part will be the English blogging. You’ll find the (bi-lingual) coverage on fischmarkt.de. Also, there’s an official conference Twitter account next08, and we’ll twitter individually, too: Steffen Büffel, Volker Agüeras Gäng and myself.

This should be fun. If you’re at next, make sure to say hi!