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Open Fashion and Meshcon

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Mario Behling Guest
avatar Ariane Piper Guest
avatar Michael Gathogo Guest
avatar Avik Dhupar Guest
avatar Nidhi Mittal Guest

Beyond the big brand names and the poor labor practices, there is a small but rapidly growing, socially conscious movement in the fashion industry built on collaboration and a spirit of openness when it comes to garment design and production. In the middle of it all, there is Berlin, as a hub where some of these important initiatives develop and interact. Today on the program, we’re talking about opening up the fashion industry and garments that have a social impact, at the annual event that takes inventory of it all- Meshcon.

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Cyborgs, Software and Society

avatar Mark Fonseca Rendeiro Host
avatar Enno Park
in Volkspark Friedrichshain

In his short story The Bicentennial Man, Isaac Asimov gives us his take on cyborgs and society back in 1966, which includes the statement “There is no right to deny freedom to any object with a mind advanced enough to grasp the concept and desire the state.” In 2015 the big debate may not yet be the one Asimov was imagining, but with the advent of so many devices and options to assist or enhance the human body, the idea of combining human and machines is very much a reality. And it isn’t just a matter of helping someone without legs to walk, or someone who can’t hear to hear, the reality we already have today is that technology is helping humans run faster, hear better, do things that vastly improve the abilities of a human. Many may recognize this phenomenon by one name – cyborgism – or lets take the ism out of it.. cyborgs. This is no longer a work of fiction or fantasy, this is reality for anyone and everyone.

16528153048_247d249c3a_mToday on the program we speak with Enno Park, a Berlin based Cyborg and Founder of the German Cyborg Society.

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