New Dossier: Open Science
Open Science’s utopia: Making science as transparent as possible. But reality looks different, since knowledge is mostly distributed by major publishers. Our new dossier provides a look behind paywalls, discovers the darknet and investigates what Citizen Science and technologies like Blockchain can contribute.
Digitaler Salon: Internet der Sinne
The Internet of Senses: Watching. Listening. Tasting? How does the virtual reality of the future look like? How will algorithms influence our senses? How can we be part of those developments? And what are our limits ? We’ll discuss those questions on 30 November at the HIIG. Come and join the discussion!
Job offer: Student Assistant IoT & Administration
Our team is looking for two student assistants with interest in IoT and Administration 4.0. The job allows you to actively participate in internet research as well as contribute to publication projects at a future-oriented institute in Berlin. Apply now!
Remake Remix Rip-Off
You know about Bollywood. You might be a fan of Nollywood. But what do you know about Turkish Fantastic Cinema? The HIIG is proud to be screening the documentary Remix, Remake, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture and Turkish Pop Cinema on 24 November. Afterwards: Q&A with the director Cem Kaya.
The power of platforms
Platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram structure public discussion and news perception. As their user numbers grow steadily their influence grows mutually. José van Dijck, professor at the department of Media Studies at University of Amsterdam argues that we are more and more living in a platform society, which is …
Small business manager or entrepreneur – who is more entrepreneurial?
In today’s fast-moving, connected world, it has never been more important to understand what determines the success or failure of a business. Particularly, small and medium businesses (SMB) and startups are regarded as a source of employment, growth and …
One copy one user – EU-Recht erlaubt E-Lending
While copyright rules allow the lending of a printed book from a library, it was all but clear whether the same goes for e-lending. Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union decided that the European copyright rules for lending also apply to e-books. This blogpost analyses what this decision means for …
Berliner Startup-Gründer hat einen flammenden Appell an die Generation Y
Germany’s economy is at a first glance doing very well: German mashines are sold and admired in the whole world. Accordingly the job market is prospering. But is Germany also well prepared for the future? Robin Tech, founder of Atomleap is worried that …