Dr. Kai Dröge
Robin K. Bieber
The good old marriage bureau no longer exists. The majority of men and women today take to the Internet in search of a partner. Digital dating platforms promise quick contacts and a partner who fits. "Everything very simple, anonymous and safe", promises Parship, for example. Here, the digital reaches deep into an area that was previously considered private, intimate and "romantic". What fascinates users on these platforms, where fictional identities are possible, and disappointments therefore "pre-programmed"? Can algorithms find love and if so, how? How will such new technologies as artificial intelligence or biotechnological solutions further change the search for a partner? Where are the limits?
Overview of all events of the theme day on 14.03.20: Digital Romantic
Barghavi Govindarajan is co-founder and CEO at digiD8. (Note: The digid8 app is a dating tool that suggests genetically suitable partners based on DNA comparisons). Her entrepreneurial work current and past has focused on enabling tech companies of varying sizes to address critical contextual, human experience gaps in their business.
Dr. Kai Dröge works as a sociologist in Switzerland and at the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Together with Olivier Voirol from the University of Lausanne, he conducted a study on online dating and was particularly interested in the conflict between romantic love and economic self-marketing on dating platforms. Dr. Kai Dröge runs the research blog RomanticEntrepreneur.net
Robin K. Bieber is the screenwriter, director and executive producer of the feature film "WAKE UP CALL", scheduled for cinematic release in 2020. He is also managing director of CAST ACADEMY GmbH.