Against the background of the internet’s global integration and the spread of powerful devices everyone can become a sender of data, information and messages. On the one hand, this results in enormous democratization of our communications mechanisms, facilitating the quick and easy production of and access to information and its dissemination. On the other hand, we are experiencing an increase in tampered messages aiming at manipulating public perception and thus a change in opinions. Such messages are easily transported via nearly uncontrollable social media like WhatsApp, Facebook and so on, which are used as a source of information by a large part of the public. This is compounded by the fact that false information is no longer only generated by people but also by machines that automatically distribute a multitude of messages in no time. What we now know as “fake news” has become a threat to the basis of our democratic societies.
In this workshop the participants will receive practical insight into the latest methods of media manipulation and will develop the topic in teams together with the speakers. The kids will also receive useful tips to identify false information as early as possible.
Participants: Junior Alpbach is intended for children of participants of the Technology Forum aged 12 to 16 years. Only children of participants can be registered for the programme.
Please note: limited number of participants, registration necessary! Please note: limited number of participants, registration in advance necessary! Registration deadline: August 16, 2019
Information and registration: Karin Kohlfürst, T +43 (664) 340 20 71, E email@example.com
Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna||
Editor ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Graz||
Head of Project ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotecnical Association, Graz||
Marketing and Communications, Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna||
Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna|
Head, Department of Cyberdefence & ICT Security, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna|
Director General, Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Vienna
| ||Barbara Weitgruber was founding staff member and Director of the Office for International Relations and lecturer at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz and then Director of the Office for European Educational Co-operation of the Austrian Academic Exchange Service in Vienna. In December 1994 she joined the Austrian Ministry in charge of higher education and research as Director and later became Deputy Director General for Higher Education and Director General for Scientific Research and International Relations. Weitgruber holds a Master degree in English/American and Interdisciplinary Studies, a Certificate in Mass Media and a Translator´s Diploma in English from Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz and an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois in Chicago where she started her professional career as a Fulbright Scholarship Holder and Teaching Assistant. She is - among others - member of the Task Force for Research, Technology and Innovation of the Austrian Federal Government, the Austrian Fulbright Commission, the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, the European "Research Policy Group" and chair of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria.|
Editor ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotechnical Association, Graz
Head of Project ScienceClip.at, OVE Austrian Electrotecnical Association, Graz
Marketing and Communications, Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Director, Office for Science and Technology Austria, Beijing
Head of Center for Digital Safety & Security, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
|1989-1994|| Alcatel Austria ELIN Forschungszentrum; Forschungsingenieur auf dem Gebiet der Breitband- und Multimediakommunikation|
|1994-1998|| Alcatel Austria AG; Leiter der Gruppe Breitbandtechnologie und Strategie|
|1999-2008|| In verschiedenen Managementpositionen bei Telekom Austria; In dieser Zeit verantwortete er die Realisierung eines umfassenden Product Life Cycle Prozesses, in dem heute das Gesamtportfolio der Festnetzprodukte der Telekom Austria gesteuert wird.|
|seit 2009|| Head of Safety & Security Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien|
Head, Department of Cyberdefence & ICT Security, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, Vienna