Alice is a freelance journalist and translator. She is an editor at amerika21.de, has worked for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and has studied International relations at Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Alice is also a member of the Tea after Twelve team and works as our Creative Solutions Manager.
Pure information is the future of human beings, an the extreme thesis young artist Ayoub Qanir presents in his science fiction movies. Sound crazy? We are the first generation ever to create a digital archive of ourselves. Given that we all have a virtual personality today, Ayoub pictures a future in which humans become immortal through their digital selves.
Many praise big data as the panacea for more efficiency, security, transparency and improving communities in large cities. To date this universal remedy has been rather abstract. The applications developed by Berlin start-up Ally demonstrate the concrete advantages of big data for citizens.
Your data might be collected by every device surrounding you in the near future. Recently a new idea has been making the rounds that could offer an answer to these privacy concerns: the Bitcoin technology.
Drones have an image problem: Very few have positive associations with the flying objects. Most people immediately think of surveillance and drone strikes with deadly consequences. Used responsibly though, drones are uniquely suited for civil applications from locating landmines in Bosnia to mapping historical sites in Peru.