The rise of new realities: why DLD is a goose bumps experience
New realities is the title of this year’s Digital, Life, Design conference which is not about an unpredictable future it is more about our unpredictable realities. There is so much to do right now, in this single moment, there is so much changing in a felt second that even a conference which brings together some of the most visionary people of the world is concentrating on the here and now. Maybe that’s the new pragmatism maybe it is just smart as our times are exciting enough. Let’ s see what perspectives and impulses will be in our heads after the end of these three days. As Stephanie Czerny puts it: “DLD is always a surprise package”.
Hubert Burda and Yossi Vardi opening the DLD
The creators of the DLD understand how to get people enthusiastically getting into interacting, revealing the old-friend-since-ever-attitude. And I don’t consider this a bad one. This year it even feels much more intimate than last year: less people, relaxed atmosphere, familiar faces everywhere. And: in my eyes the outstanding thing of DLD: a great crowd representing the arts, design, Internet business, media and science. There are so many interdisciplinary encounters going on, you don’t know who to address first as they all seem to be astonishing conversationalists.
I will post some of my interview treasures a little bit later here for you.