HIIG Fellow – Apply until 17 March 2014
For outstanding scholars from all over the world, the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society offers the opportunity to visit our institute for a subject-specific exchange. Find further information, a report of our last year’s fellows and our online application form attached.
Cloud Strategy for Chile
The Commission that was doing research on a Chilean Cloud strategy is going to present their results to the Chilean minister of foreign affairs and the minister of economic affairs this Friday. The HIIG, represented by Osvaldo Saldias, initiated the discussion and accompanied the research process.
RightsCon Silicon Valley
The RightsCon 2014, which focuses on advancing solutions to human rights challenges by concentrating on the possibilities within the technology sector, takes place from 3-5 March. Our doctoral researchers K. Gollatz, J. Staben and T. Züger participate with various talks.
The Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society starts the joint research project ‘D-Werft‘. The project, which resides at the world’s oldest film location, Babelsberg, will help to prepare producers and artist for the upcoming changes in the film production industry. Read more.
How Postmodern is 3D-Printing?
The progressive proliferation of 3D-printing services, models, and — most importantly — devices has encouraged me to draft a follow-up article on my previous blog entry on Marx, Engels, and 3D-printers. After addressing the potential implications of 3D-printing on the economic systems of capitalism and socialism, I will now turn to its relationship to and with the social system when...
Which role do digital structures play? Already, a largest number of people in Germany and Europe live in urban areas and this trend does not seem to stop in the near future. Jobs, cultural institutions, nearby traffic facilities, easier access to education, social contacts and a lot of other reasons seem to advance the urban growth. Special challenges in many...
The transparent car driver? The Germans’ “favorite child” becomes a data catapult
Recently, various experts spoke out against the transparent car driver. The 52nd German traffic law conference thus postulated that data that were automatically collected while driving may no longer flow out uncontrolled. They recommended that social acceptance of technical innovations required to safeguard informational self-determination by the principle of data minimization, transparency and freedom of choice of those affected. Information...
Exploring Doradical Futures with Sputniko!
This blog post reflects upon the work of Sputniko!. Sputniko! is a Designer/Artist who currently works at MIT Media Lab as Assistant Professor of the Design Fictions Group. Recently, she gave a keynote talk at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin where I had the chance to conduct a short interview with her. What if… In her work Sputniko! is playing...