Call for papers: Special issue on ‘Big data: big power shifts?’
Big Data is everwhere. Its impact on societies, politics and markets is yet unclear. The Internet Policy Review is looking for contributions for its special edition on how power relations are affected in the «Big Data society». Deadline for abstract submissions is 20 October.
Media Communication between Complexity and Simplification
What is the digital future of media communication? HIIG organizes on behalf of the German Communication Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft) this year’s conference scheduled for 5 to 7 November. The conference starts with evening lectures hosted by the British Embassy in Berlin. The first speaker is Mike Savage from LSE.
Digitaler Salon: Virtual Past
How do digital tools change the way we represent and how we interact with history. Digitaler Salon travels to the past this time – virtually. We will evaluate the opportunities and challenges of new ways to connect data and represent historical events and memorial sights. Join the discussion on 30.09.2015.
Early Stage Researchers Colloquium 2015
We are are pleased to announce our fourth annual ESRC on September 24th. The colloquium wishes once again to gather early stage researchers from all disciplines in order to provide a stage for new perspectives in the field of internet research. We cordially invite you to join us in the discussions.
Early Stage Researchers Colloquium 2015: a summary.
This year’s Colloquium, on September 24th at WZB, was the fourth edition of an international stage for Ph.D. candidates and post-docs from all disciplines on Internet and society. The event consisted on five thematically focused sessions which are briefly summarised hereunder. For the first session, Stefan Stumpp invited young researchers to debate about »Digital Communication and Value Creation between Companies...
The USA is not a safe harbour for European Data
The blogpost considers yesterday’s ruling of the ECJ on the Commission’s Safe Harbour Decision and explores its consequences. Can the affected companies avoid the legality issue of transatlantic data transfer by simply shifting all their data handling to EU territory? What are the requirements for a new Safe Harbor Agreement? Has the decision a binding effect on US data protection...
Digitale cultural heritage – copyright challenges in archiving computer games
Computer games are part of our digital cultural heritage. This blog post takes a look at archiving computer games and identifies copyright challenges, particularly with regard to orphan works. In Berlin gibt es mit dem Computerspielemuseum ein besonderes Museum. Besucher können dort die mittlerweile 60-jährige Entwicklung des Mediums Computerspiel an allerhand Beispielen nachvollziehen. Computerspiele sind natürlich durch ihre Interaktivität geprägt. Die...
Open Access – But How?
The Open-Access movement has been part of the academic mainstream for long. It seems clear that most would welcome open access to science, but in a next step we need to ask »How does sustainable open access look like?”. On 3 September, the series of events ‘Wikimedia-Salon – das ABC des Freien Wissens’ invited three experts each with a different...