Friday 2 November 2012, 11:00 - 13:00 h
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Television: everyone has their own personal and unique memories of the medium. Saturday night quizz shows as a family event, forbidden late-night thrillers leading to nightmares for weeks, hidden remote controls and TV bans. From the 1960s, the little box in the living room was considered a family member, until we each had our own TV, sometimes in every room of the house. Now there are more screens and devices with different functions and roles; for communication, conversation, news, information, exchange, the internet. The new buzzwords are ‘Social TV’ and the “Second Screen’. But what does this really mean for all of us? What is the television of the future? How will we use it? What will we like? Is there a trend to turn all these possibilities off?
DOK Leipzig invited you to two hours of philosophising, forging and concocting ideas for the future of the world’s most loved and hated timepasser. The television is dead, long live television.
Listen to the DOK Summit here:
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Potsdam
Magic Latern Foundation, New Delhi
Dr. Friederike Schultz
PBS/POV, New York