Hybrid Talks III “The Future of Work”

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 6 p.m. UdK Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 33, room 101/102

The next Hybrid Talks, on May 3, 2012, are dedicated to the question what our work will look like in the future and where we will work how.

Our understanding of what workspaces are has transformed fundamentally in recent decades. This can be traced back primarily to developments in new technologies but also to changes in our society. It is no longer just large companies that are offering virtual spaces where their employees can work flexibly. Coworking spaces and home office solutions encourage collaboration independently of time and place. But they also raise questions: How does informal knowledge management function without informal communication at the workplace? What will the work scenarios of the future look like? And at what sort of a workplace will they play out?

Our speakers will shed light on these questions from a variety of perspectives:

  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Arlt, a freelance journalist and scholar and consultant in communications, will address the topic “Communication and Work: Basic Types of Social Action.”

  • Prof. Dr. Katja Rothe, junior professor of theater studies, will think about “The Future of Work,” focusing on risk assessment.

  • Prof. Uwe Vock of the Institut für transmediale Gestaltung at the UdK Berlin will talk “About Learning in Working Worlds against the Backdrop of Demographic Change.”

  • Dr. Michael Minge, who has a PhD in engineering and a degree in psychology, will discuss usability and the user experience when designing user interfaces.

  • The Dutch designer Alper Çuğun explains why he would never want to work with anyone who would work for him.

The Hybrid Talks are an invitation to inspire one another and to network. Representatives of various disciplines meet and shed light on a subject from their own perspective in brief presentations ten two twelve minutes long. The exchange across the boundaries between disciplines can continue after the talks.

Did you miss the last Hybrid Talks? Here we share with you the audio recordings of the presentations!