It Becomes Public

How is social media changing our national identity and concepts of solidarity?
What measures are we undertaking to protect our privacy in social networks?
How are social media providing a platform for civic action? How is transatlantic influence changing?

“It Becomes Public” is a round robin video discussion on these and other issues, generated from a single evening’s workshop facilitated by KS12 at the British Council Berlin. The workshop was held during Social Media Week Berlin 2011.

Produced by KS12 in collaboration with British Council Berlin
Directed & Edited by Gabriel Shalom
Executive Producer Patrizia Kommerell

1st Camera Gabriel Shalom
2nd Camera Mates Al-Fakhri
3rd Camera Sven Stegemann
4th Camera Pippin Wigglesworth

Pippin Wigglesworth
Hamze Bytyci
Rana Deep Islam
Anna Rojahn
Thilo Lenz
Ben Hammersley
Jón Þór Ólafsson
Philip L. McKenzie
Joerg Wolf
David Sorrentino
Karen Cifarelli
Isabelle Beaulieu

Rho – Day Into Morning​rhotunes
Revolution Void – Obscure Terrain
Custodian of Records – Five Years
Discount Fireworks – Dots #4

Julia Rawlins, British Council Berlin
U.S. Embassy Berlin
Embassy of Canada Berlin
Joel Dullroy, Social Media Week Berlin
All the Workshop Participants
Willi Schroll

Continue the Conversation!
twitter: #smwberlin #influence #TN2020

CC 2011 KS12 BY-NC-SA

Transatlantic Influence: Exploring Different Views on Politics, Culture and Economics

Tonight’s workshop at the British Council resulted in a lively discussion, in no small part thanks to the telepresent participation of Ben Hammersley, Philip L. McKenzie and Jón Þór Ólafsson. We hope you enjoy these Skype interviews as they whet your appetite for the results of our video sprint (coming soon).

We’ll be tweeting some updates along the way during the editing process under the #influence #TN2020 and #smwberlin hashtags if you want to follow along. If the interviews inspire you, think about contributing any photos that you think relate to the issues discussed to our Flickr group. Over the next days we’ll also be adding a number of questions to Quora which came up spontaneously during the workshop.

One of the new key topics which was raised: privacy on social networks.

Back in Berlin and ready to sprint at Social Media Week!

We are back in Berlin after some wonderful and inspiring weeks in Washington D.C., Portland and San Francisco. We are getting ready for our new video sprint with the British Council at Social Media Week Berlin about transatlantic influence.

Yesterday on our way to dinner we discovered the posters for Social Media Week Berlin. We’re looking forward to our workshop at the British Council offices next Wednesday. While the workshop is fully booked up you can still participate on Quora (give your own answers to the questions we’re asking our interviewees) and Flickr (upload photos which you think relate to the themes we’re addressing).

Stay tuned for the Skype interviews with Ben Hammersley, Philip L. McKenzie and Jón Þór Ólafsson to be released online next week! Spread the word about the project and join the conversation on twitter #influence #tn2020 #smwberlin! To start things off, let’s pick on the question at the heart of the discussion so far:

How is transatlantic influence changing?

For the last two centuries Europe and North America have dominated global economics, culture and politics. How is this influence changing?