Twitter, Facebook, Google: What sometimes might appear as digital age innovations from the Silicon Valley are actually often based on ideas that are hundreds of years old – and these are explored within the humanities. The Dahlem Humanities Center and current research projects of the Freie Universität Berlin try to offer proof with an exhibition showing that for instance analogue search engines had already existed in the 17th century. Test your newly won knowledge in an entertaining memory-game and win great prizes.
Founded in 2007, the Dahlem Humanities Center builds on the most complete range of disciplines in the humanities to be found in Germany. In order to focus this wealth of departments and activities, it provides an overarching, interdisciplinary research framework for inquiries into the forms, principles, and effects of cultural dynamics in a globalizing world.
Humanities research at the Freie Universität: The Humanities and the Web 2.0:
Two poster exhibitions lead you to the roots of the Web 2.0, located in the humanities, and inform you about the unique variety of research in the humanities at the Freie Universität Berlin.
To round off the evening there will be music and cocktails as well as the announcement of the winners of the memory-game.