CHALLENGING AND EXPLAINING THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF TECH
DOKU:TECH is a 2-day event focused on digital innovation, Internet freedom and data economies in Prizren, Kosovo. The event is organized during DOKUFEST, the International Documentary and Short Film Festival held annually in August. DokuFest (Kosovo), Share Foundation (Serbia) and IPKO Foundation (Kosovo) work together to design and launch DOKU:TECH - the very first tech conference in Kosovo.DOKU:TECH is the first joint effort between Kosovar and Serbian organizers around this theme and builds upon events organized individually by the partnering organizations. Coming from different backgrounds these three organizations have built a broad & diverse community in Kosovo, Serbia and Europe which will be engaged during and after the event. Kosovars, Serbs, and internationals gather in one place to learn more about cutting edge developments and current debates in technology, the importance and challenges of technological innovation in today’s world and the latest trends from the field. DOKU:TECH is a platform for increased understanding of the role of technology in economic development and innovation in solving pressing societal challenges. Furthermore, this strengthens the relationship between the two communities and sparks future collaborations.DOKU:TECH includes talks that aim to explore, gather, share, exchange, and discuss experiences and issues related to our internet freedom, digital security and surveillance, and open knowledge. In addition, the conference consists of several workshops and DIY activities that teach participants some practical skills. Ranging from simple arts to 3D printer products, makers at DOKU:TECH increase their personal expression and creativity.