Opening Science – a Landmark in the Land of Ideas
The jury of the «Landmark in the Land of Ideas» competition by Deutsche Bank and the »Germany – Land of Ideas” place branding initiative honour the project Opening Science at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). To the press release.
Gabriella Coleman: Weapons of the Geek – 8 May, Berlin
Gabriella Coleman is on of the most (if not the most) prominent anthropologist in the field of hacking culture and digital activism. On 8 May she is holding an open lecture in Berlin. Click here for more infos and registration.
CALL FOR PAPERS – Early Stage Researcher Colloquium 2015
The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society announces the annual colloquium held in Berlin, 24 September 2015. We wish to gather early stage researchers (Ph.D. candidates and post-docs) from all disciplines in order to drive forward the discussion on topics in the field of Internet research. More Infos here.
The Internet as a Challenge for State, Law and Society – Workshop Talks
The colloquium gives an insight the most important fields of law and current legal issues related to the Internet. Selected experts from science and practice will examine the relevant topics from their own perspective. The course is offered as a unit. Click here for registration.
Legal support for Start-ups on a Global Scale – iLINC, the European Network of ICT Law Incubators
Internet startups face many challenges, not least of which are the legal conundrums that often emerge in the fast-moving world of technology innovation. In fact, sometimes even lawyers are not able to determine how startups should shape their products and business models in order to satisfy regulatory requirements. Quite simply, innovation processes are usually faster than the legislator. Startups do...
Reputation Instead of Obligation: Why We Need to Forge New Policies to Motivate Academic Data Sharing
Authors Sascha Friesike*1,2, Benedikt Fecher2,3, Marcel Hebing3, Stephanie Linek4 Affiliations 1Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin, Germany 2University of Wuerzburg, Germany 3German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Berlin,Germany 4German National Library of Economics (ZBW), Kiel, Germany *Correspondence to: sascha.friesike|a|hiig.de Abstract Despite strong support from funding agencies and policy makers academic data sharing sees hardly any...
Robin Tech in the Committee ‘The Digital Agenda’ of the German Bundestag
Am 6. Mai wurde ich als Sachverständiger in den Bundestagsausschuss ‘Digitale Agenda’ eingeladen. In der Sitzung ging es um die ökonomischen Aspekte der Digitalisierung und damit auch um Startup-Unternehmen und die Rolle, die sie in diesen Transformationsprozessen spielen — beispielsweise in Bezug auf Industrie 4.0. Der vorab gestellte Fragenkatalog enthielt entsprechend Fragen zur Zusammenarbeit von deutschem Mittelstand und Startups, Chancen...
Could we universalize the Brazilian market experiences?
In 2012–2013 we undertook an empirical research1 with the purpose of investigating the culture and collaborative practice between companies and connected consumers in the Brazilian market. The methodological approach included: a. Identification of companies to be investigated through two procedures: (i) survey conducted in the newspaper »Valor Econômico” using key terms such as internet + collaboration, collaboration + consumer, consumed +...