Events: Why analog counter-culture will disrupt technology


we proudly present two events – one free, one behind the paywall – together with the Berlin Tech Open Air Festival:

Why analog counter-culture will disrupt technology


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We invite you to a fireside chat between André Wilkens, author of “Analog is the new Organic” – a book that has recently seen a massive hype – and Michael Dettbarn, designer and co-founder of OFFTIME. Wilkens and OFFTIME both promote human approaches to the problems of hyperconnectivity and the age of distraction: After all, our way of life has to follow individual needs and desires and not vice versa. Together with you we want to exchange perspectives on the power of (digital) renouncement and ask: ​Where’s the human in the digital?

Espressobar, Zehdenicker Str. 1, Berlin
6:30 PM, Thursday, July 16, 2015
– free, but registration required –

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The Power of Off in a Connected World,

talk by Michael Dettbarn


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Today, getting off the grid has become almost a political statement and it is for many a form of personal liberation. Their aim: finding and shaping environments where digital connectivity is limited and other social rules apply. These “other spaces” are not only good for our health, productivity and creativity – they also hold the potential for transformative change by offering opportunities to play, experiment and try out new utopian ideas.

Michael Dettbarn, designer & co-founder of OFFTIME
TOA Open Air, Alte Teppichfabrik, Berlin
14:30 PM, Wednesday, July, 15, 2015

Details und ticket sale
(20% off)

Have a good OFFTIME,

alex und das Team

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Willkommene OFFTIME-Retreats & Workation Days

Liebe ( OFFTIME )-Community,

unsere Lösungen befähigen Menschen, sich eigene, angepasste ‘Zeit-Räume’ zu erschaffen, in denen sie sich wohlfühlen, produktiv sind und die Kontrolle über die eigene Vernetzung haben. Wir haben die Leidenschaft für Software-Lösungen im Alltag, doch dort soll es erst anfangen. In diesem Sinne freuen wir uns, Dir gleich zwei Angebote machen zu können:

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Aktuelle Studie zur Smartphone-Nutzung sucht Teilnehmer

Schaffen Sie sich Raum für Auszeiten vom Smartphone


Zusammen mit der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin führen wir eine Studie durch und möchten Sie als Teilnehmer gewinnen:

Es stört Sie, ständig von Ihrem Smartphone unterbrochen zu werden? Sie haben das Gefühl, Ihr Smartphone kontrolliert Sie und nicht anders herum? Wollen Sie abschalten und ganz in einem Moment der Ruhe sein, bei den Menschen, die Ihnen wichtig sind, oder wollen Sie fokussierter bei der Arbeit sein?

Dann möchten wir Sie einladen, an unserer aktuellen Studie zum Thema “Kontrollierte Smartphone-Nutzung“ teilzunehmen.

Die Studie lässt sich optimal in Ihren Arbeitsalltag integrieren:

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What a ride! OFFTIME for Android took off and was named by Google as one of the “Best Apps of 2014” – and iOS is soon to launch into beta! But before that: Join us next week at SXSW, Austin/US, in New York/US or at the CeBIT (Hannover/Germany) to talk about new challenges and sustainable solutions in the age of hyperconnectivity – and bespoke bubbles of space and time, where people can be at ease and in control.

Micha will be in Austin (Friday 13th – Wednesday 18th) and New York (Thursday 19th, – Saturday 21st), alex will be speaking in Hannover (Wednesday 18th, and Thursday 19th) – get in touch and meetup: / @mmmuks or / @quanders. Read on to know where to find us at the spot.

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