Johannes Bittel

Who is the teacher in the 21st century?
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    When you think about the future of education or the future of learning, there's one question that I think really matters and that is really important - 'Who's the teacher?' Because 'Who's the teacher' ultimately is a decisive factor in what we learn and how we learn.

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Why start-up in Paris? by French Tech Ticket Ambassador Johannes Bittel
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    La French Tech Ticket Ambassador Johannes Bittel at the Turkey Innovation Week in Ankara 2016.

    More on the French Tech Ticket:
    http://www.frenchtechticket.com/4/ambassadors

Johannes Bittel

"A Video Platform for Debate" - Interview with WikiStage Founder Johannes BITTEL
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    WikiStage is about curiosity. It is a collaborative non-profit project of people around the world who think it is important to never stop learning and to stay curious.

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Welcome to WikiStage - Event kick off video
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    WikiStage is about curiosity. It is a collaborative non-profit project of people around the world who think it is important to never stop learning and to stay curious.

Johannes Bittel

Pourquoi construire une encyclopédie vidéo ?
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    Nowadays, written information is not sufficient anymore, especially when the Encyclopedia has been replaced by Wikipedia. But thanks to the numerical techniques that surround us now, it becomes very easy and useful to put in place a video Encyclopedia.

    Before writing was invented, we used our body to express ourselves: gestures, sign language, or voice variations. Our brains evolved and our society changed, leading towards abstract ways of expression such as writing. But try to put in writing the feelings of a symphony or the beauty of a dance.From the printing press to Youtube, knowledge passed through the decades, and now it is time to change the way to share it. And videos are here to help us convey ideas, debate, and learn.So, making a video encyclopedia was pretty evident. Its aim is to arouse curiosity. And for that, it is not sufficient that knowledge is there, passively waiting on a bookshelf or in a database. No. It should jump off that shelf, put itself in front of you to attract your attention.

    "Today there is a new tool that has a huge impact. YouTube has more than one billion visitors each month. In a way, videos are the new printing press."

    " A picture is 1000 words and 1000 images is a video."

    " The aim is to arouse curiosity. And for that, it is not enough that knowledge is there, passively waiting on a bookshelf or in a database. No. It should jump off that shelf, put itself in front of you and move around to attract your attention."

    Johannes BITTEL @WikiStage Maison de l'Europe de Paris

     

     

#Climate2035
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    Die Welt des Pariser Klimaabkommens. Le Monde après l'Accord de Paris sur le Climat.

Johannes Bittel

Ideas for Change - a new generation is changing the game
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    Whose ideas are we discussing in our public discourse? Yours?

    To find out, simply look at the topics that are being discussed: Switch on the TV and you'll see that our public debates are dominated with talks about government institutions, controversies about political leaders, debates about taxes, military spending and immigration. Who gets excited about this? Of course, these are very important topics in a democracy but are they the only ones? Where are the visions for the future? Where are new ideas?

    Of course we need to talk about how to administrate our society, but it's a very limited debate if we only talk about administration - we need to talk more about innovation!

    The dominance of administration topics over innovation in our media landscape reveals who is in charge: the previous generation, not the next one.

    Look at Talk Shows and conferences: The same old faces are invited over and over. Everybody knows exactly what they will say already and you can easily watch for hours without learning anything new - without taking away any stimulating idea or vision. All that happens is the same old patterns of the same old arguments reapeating themselves endlessly.

    In countries that rely on brains and innovation rather than natural ressources, we need to give more space to a new generation with bold and unheard of ideas. This young generation of the world grew up with a sense of the possibilites of the digital age. In contrast to their parents, they grew up with the internet and social media and they are determined to be the ones who will use these technologies to shape a more desirable next century.

    This young generation might not be in power and might not have the ressources but they are the startup entrepreneurs and the innovators of tomorrow. Our aging societies are well advised to gives us more space and a stronger voice!

    When I graduated from university in Paris, I could feel this change of the Zeitgeist when I saw where my classmates wanted to go for their first job. While the majority of graduates in the past was looking to work for the big institutions and prestigious employers, my friends oriented themselves towards innovation hubs, digital companies, and some ventured entrepreneurship themselves.

    It was in this spirit that WikiStage evolved as an event format and a platform created and curated by young people to give a stage to bold new ideas and to meet the innovators of tomorrow. WikiStage is our way to empower this next generation to share their "Ideas for Change" and to enrich our public debates with this badly needed fresh perspective. Since then, students and organisations in over 10 countries have used the WikiStage platform for their events and we can't wait to see where the journey will take us next!

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