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Lost in Berlin

This was our first international adventure and possibly our most audacious undertaking as we strapped on our flying goggles and headed Berlin bound.. far away from the comforts of good ol’ London Town! It was our first international production in a city seemingly purpose built for our Lost exploits, except for the snow…in April!

The space: a disused swimming pool in a gritty part of Berlin that we transformed for the evening, talks (naturally) took place at the bottom of the pool from an alchemists lab… the reception we received from the Berlin ‘lostlings’ was amazing and the speakers, despite having to slide down into the stage area (dangerous stuff) treated us to some heart-stopping high-board high jinx (Parkour One), crowd-walking from Peaches, Fulgurator fun-times by Julius V-B,  and a host of other talks that spanned 3D printing, free will, community gardens and open government…

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Katharina Frosch

is an economist and co-founder of Stadtgarten, a community-based gardening initiative that encourages would-be gardeners to use this public space to grow and harvest their own vegetables and share in the spoils: over 1000 servings of fresh, organic fruit and veg last year! She is also the co-creator of Mundraub, an internet platform that enables users to share the location…

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Josef Průša

is considered something of a revolutionary: an open-source ‘genius’ and a pioneer in the world of 3D printing. He’s one of the lead developers of the RepRap project: an open-source hardware project that is fundamentally changing the rules of manufacture, creating wealth without money (who needs money when you can make anything?), logistics (who needs deliveries when you have the…

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Prof. Björn Brembs

Professor of Neurogenetics at Regensburg University: he’s also a prolific blogger and world authority on how the brain accomplishes adaptive behavioural choice, in other words how the brain is organised for reward, punishment and decision-making.

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Anke Domscheit-Berg

Anke Domscheit-Berg is an entrepreneur and a campaigner for both open government and better opportunities for women in leadership roles.  She’s on the board of Government 2.0 and previously worked as Director of Government Relations & Innovation at Microsoft.  She’s the founder of FemPower, an organisation that advises female executives on how to break the glass ceiling and Opengov, a…

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Ben Scheffler

Parkour or Freerunning is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body. Ben Scheffler is the founder of Parkour ONE, one of Germany's foremost Parkour crews.

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Julius Von Bismarck

Julius Von Bismarck is somewhere between an artist and an inventor. Known internationally for creating the Fulgurator: a high intensity light emitter that projects images for a split second onto a distant target (exactly what you need when Obama and the Pope are in town). The outcome leaves many unwitting photographers, both professional and amateur a little confused! He's also…

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Peaches is an electro artist known for her ravenously raunchy, gender-twisting mix of explosive electro-clash, with tracks like Fuck the Pain Away and Mommy Complex.  Music is just one element in her expansive oeuvre: throughout her career, she’s furthered her experimental sound and stage creations, allowing us to experience the evolution of the Peaches persona.  From electronic music machines to…