Monthly Archives: Monday April 23rd, 2012

‘Angels of Love’ on Australia’s ABC Radio National

ABC RN Quiet SpaceLiebesengel (‘Angels of Love’, see earlier post & download here) is a track by my 7-year old daughter and myself. It was featured on today’s episode of Quiet Space (WebpageAudiostream), a nightly radio show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National.

Beyond ‘ambient’, the music of the Quiet Space incorporates 20th century composition, blissful pop and ethereal drones. It is music to reflect and relax to – a soundscape to in which to lose yourself.

(Text & image Source: ABC Radio National)

Quiet Space is curated and presented by Paul Gough.

Session at re:publica Berlin

Update, 20 May 2012

Video of our session now online:

Update, 1 May 2012, 15:21

Here we go! Storyboard ready, slideshow ready, moderation ready, checked-in for my  flight. Can’t wait to see you all at #RP12: My colleagues and session guests (see below), Andreas Schepers & many other friends, mates & colleagues such as FC Stoffel, Mo. Sauer, Sim Sullen, Katti and lots of other people I’ve been communicating frequently with over social networks in past years, but whom I actually haven’t met yet in person … hope two days will be enough & see you soon!

On 2 May 2012, I will take part in a session at re:publica Berlin on behalf of DLR. re:publica is Germany’s largest and most prominent conference on the future of society and all things digital.

re:publica 2012Via the re:publica call for papers I initiated a panel discussion titled ‘Tweeting from space for the digital public’. It will feature ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Paolo Nespoli, as well as my dear colleagues Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin, Head of ESA-ESOC Communication Office and Bob Jacobs, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator of Communications, and myself.

During the 60 Minute session, we will discuss why space agencies and their astronauts blog and tweet (sometimes even from Space), how it all works and why the intense use of social media has become an important part of the respective communication strategies.

What started off as a ‘class reunion’ of bloggers, researchers and internet activists, now regularly attracts over 3000 participants: As a result of last year’s full house at ‘Friedrichstadtpalast’, this year’s re:publica will bring participants together at Station Berlin. Even so, the conference has preserved an open and familiar atmosphere. “A quality conference with a festival feel”, in the words of the organisers.

This year, as well as in 2011, re:publica features a great variety of interesting speakers, such as Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital agenda, Steffen Seibert, the German government’s spokesperson, renowned podcaster Tim Pritlove, blogger, author and consultant Sascha Lobo, Mercedes Bunz, Mario Sixtus and many, many more.

Further information on panel and speakers can be found at

This is a cross-post with the DLR Communications Blog.

P.S.: I forget to mention that our session will take place in the evening of 2 May 2012, 19.00 to 20.00 CEST. and that, according to re:publica, these late events can be accessed by the general public for a fee of just a few euros. Currently, re:publica organisers are checking whether these late events can be made accessible for the general public at small fee. Full conference tickets (3 days, over 200 hours of programme) are available here for 130 Euro.


For the sake of completeness, here follows a couple of postings on other – mostly job-related – channels:

Creative Commons: the ‘Everyone licence’ and DLR’s content
(DLR Blogs, 1 March 2012)

Space Tweetup in numbers
((DLR Blogs, 3 April 2012)

ATVTweetup 28/29 March 2012, Toulouse, France
(a quick and dirty video I shot and edited with an iPad during ATVTweetup, featuring one of my tracks as score)

Two much better and more professional videos can be found here …

… and here:

Amarrage ATV3 : ça tweete ! von CNES