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Möp, Tweet, Play!

#rp12 ACT!ON programme

01.05.2012

#rp12 is not only place to follow and discuss what moves our digital society. You can also hold a Möp-speech, listen to a Twitter symphony, or conquer new hurdles with us.

We’re looking forward to the ACT!ON programme which features improve theatre and parkour workshops, a tweetscapes and mobile gaming.

improve your improvisation

We all improvise, everyday – from small talk with colleagues, during rush hour, or in the kitchen when the shopping bags do not match the list you made. Similarly, the improv theatre does away with scripts, set scenes and still, small and fun stories emerge. The Berliner Improbanden will show you how this can work and promise lots of fun.

Even outside of the set workshops, the improv troupe will help us to be more spontaneous through many little ACT!ONs during the days. You might hear someone make a nonsensical speech, then shout “MÖP”, then insist on the opposite of what he has just said. Or you might be randomly approach with a conversation – just join in, you can’t get it wrong: the only rules that exist are meant to be broken.

FACTS
*Workshop: every day from 17:00
*Wednesday 2 May, on demand also in English
*beginners are very welcome
*no registration necessary: just show up at 17:00 (at the seating area/re:publica square – or, if it’s nice weather, in the STATION courtyard)

Parkour is a way of life

Parkour is a coming together of urban climbing and dancing with the streets. Barriers, be they walls, fences, or trees, are conquered. Traceure, the word parkour athletes use for themselves, see this form of elegant movement more as a way of life than as a sport.

Their principles are creativity, respect, honesty, determination, and humility – and yet, parkour has made a considerable name for itself. Many fans around the world carry this philosophy, established in France, with them. Traceures can sharpen our senses, offer fund and exercise – even special police force in Cologne is trained in parkour. Why? Find out in this workshop.

FACTS
*workshop: Thursday 3 May at 15:00 and 16:00
*registration: 2 May at the info-point
*more infos: PARKOUR ONE BERLIN

The Twitter symphony

#tweetscapes will create its own symphony using the date from German Twitter-streams – in real time and around the clock. Get a taste of how that looks and sounds at tweetscapes.de. Conversation themes are made audible, the rhythm of online-dialog moves from the screen to your ears. #tweetscape uses sonifikation technology but inherently remains an art project, an interactive composition, live interpreted by German Twitter users – and #rp visitors. On Wednesay, the creator of the project will present their work on the main stage as an interactive presentation and sound installation.

FACTS
*presentation and sound installation: Wednesday 2 May re:publica square
*moderated tweetscaoes session: Wednesday 2 May 18:15 to 18:40 Stage 1.
*more infos on the tweetscapes website

Play!

We learn much better when we play and what better to play with than the numerous toy with a net connection? The edunauten develop mobile games which you can explore at #rp12. For example, “Location Based Gaming” an app solves a puzzle which can be only be solved at that location. You take picture, scan codes, find geocaches, or answer questions. It’s every man for himself and against the clock. Constant communication via the chat room and the following of other teams via an integrated map make the game an interactive and exciting team event.

Every day, from 10:00 – 19:00, you can go to the edunauten booth and rent iPads to test the iChallenge as an example of a mobile game – alone or in small groups. Also, at 14:00, 16:00, and 18:00 you can join the team events, which pit 9 teams against each other in a frantic match: ACT!ON. Hurry up for registration and click here, participant numbers are limited.

More on mobile gaming in edunauten’s session.