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TOA.life is the best parts of the Tech Open Air (TOA) made digital. TOA is Europe's leading interdisciplinary technology festival which takes place annually in Berlin. TOA’s mission is to build a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration. Our aim is to help those being disrupted by the technology better anticipate the future and those who disrupt better understand the world they change.

TOA.life is the best parts of the Tech Open Air (TOA) made digital. TOA is Europe's leading interdisciplinary technology festival which takes place annually in Berlin. TOA’s mission is to build a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration. Our aim is to help those being disrupted by the technology better anticipate the future and those who disrupt better understand the world they change.
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Germany

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TOA.life is the best parts of the Tech Open Air (TOA) made digital. TOA is Europe's leading interdisciplinary technology festival which takes place annually in Berlin. TOA’s mission is to build a platform for interdisciplinary knowledge exchange and collaboration. Our aim is to help those being disrupted by the technology better anticipate the future and those who disrupt better understand the world they change.

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@toaberlin

Language:

English


Episodes

“All-Round Badass Woman” – Yaël Eisenstat, Former CIA Analyst & Founder of Kilele at TOA17 EP.007

12/13/2017
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This episode features Yaël Eisenstat, Former CIA Analyst & Founder of Kilele Global. Yaël spoke live on stage in 2017 with New York Times correspondent, Melissa Eddy about what she learned in the CIA. Plus Yaël joins hosts Niko Woischnik and Danielle Lemieux to discuss what she's been up to since July and correct a few CIA stereotypes.

Duration: 00:56:43


“This is how a culture dies” – Yancey Strickler, Co-Founder & CEO of Kickstarter TOA16 EP.006

12/5/2017
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This episode features a TOA16 talk by Yancey Strickler, Co-Founder & CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey explains why "selling out" shouldn't be celebrated and how moneyed imperialism can harm our culture and our local businesses. Hosts Niko Woischnik and Danielle Lemieux briefly discuss capitalism and consumer culture during the holiday season.

Duration: 00:19:47


“Design can be evil” – Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at The MoMA TOA16 EP.005

11/28/2017
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This episode features a TOA16 talk by Paola Antonelli who is an author and a Senior Curator at The MoMA in NYC. Paola delves deep into the relationship between design and violence by explaining how she turned a rejected exhibition proposal into a website, a book and an exhibition. The full video of Paola's TOA16 talk is also available on the Tech Open Air YouTube channel.

Duration: 00:21:06


“Fail fast & fail often” – Branden Spikes, Former CIO of SpaceX & Ryan Heath, POLITICO TOA17 EP.004

11/21/2017
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This episode features a TOA17 fireside chat between Branden Spikes, former CIO of SpaceX and founder of Spikes Security, and Ryan Heath, Senior EU editor of Politico. Branden and Ryan discuss what Branden learned working alongside Elon Musk for over 10 years. Plus they delve into how Branden's expectations on the future of technology, security and space travel. Hosts Niko Woischnik and Danielle Lemieux comment on Branden and Ryan's conversation.

Duration: 00:44:59


“The Porn World vs. The Real World” – Cindy Gallop, Founder of MakeLoveNotPorn TOA16 EP.003

11/14/2017
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This episode features a talk at TOA16 by Cindy Gallop, founder of MakeLoveNotPorn. MakeLoveNotPorn is a non-judgemental open forum that encourages everyone to decide for themselves what they like doing in the bedroom because there is no 'norm'​. In Cindy's talk she explains how sex tech will change the world and why more people should be investing in it. Hosts Niko Woischnik and Danielle Lemieux discuss how women are leading the sex tech industry in Berlin.

Duration: 00:35:01


“We call it the Blockchain” – Gavin Wood, Co-Founder of Ethereum TOA17 EP.002

11/7/2017
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This episode features a talk by Gavin Wood, the co-founder of Ethereum, Parity and Polkadot live at TOA17. Gavin provides a background on blockchain and explains how it's revolutionizing the web. Danielle also interviews Niko on why the team at Tech Open Air is considering doing an initial coin offering (ICO) of our own.

Duration: 00:20:50


“You Just Sacked Half of Berlin” – Alex Ljung & Mike Butcher at TOA17 EP.001

10/30/2017
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On the very first episode of the TOA.life podcast we provide a brief introduction to what our show is about and listen to SoundCloud founder and CEO, Alex Ljung being interviewed by TechCrunch Editor In Chief, Mike Butcher live on-stage at TOA17. Alex and Mike speak about the recent round of firings at SoundCloud and what's next for the Berlin startup.

Duration: 00:40:48