dwerft CONFERENCE on 18 November 2014
dwerft – linked film & tv services – On 18 November 2014 the research alliance for new film and tv technologies presents its work. From 10 am to 8 pm the dwerft CONFERENCE will discuss the technical challenges of production, distribution and archiving of audio-visual material.
General Online Research Conference – Call for Papers – Deadline on 15 November
Call for Papers for the General Online Research Conference 2015. – Submit your abstract until 15 November 2014. HIIG is partner of the conference and is responsible for Track B which covers research in the area of Internet and Society.
SURVEY: Data Sharing in Academia
Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to answer the 15-minutes-questionaire on ‘Data Sharing in Academia’. The survey is part of the Leibniz Science 2.0 research alliance. The data will be available to the scientific community in the research data centre of the German Insitute for Economic Research after one year.
Paper published in First Monday Journal on the Internet
Digital technologies carry the promise of transforming science and opening up the research process. In their paper «Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma?» HIIG researchers Kaja Scheliga & Sascha Friesike analyse the discrepancy between the concept of open science and scholarly reality. It was published in the First Monday Journal.
Private Information – Open Debates @ ESRC 2014
By Ulrike Höppner and Jörg Pohle. The workshop »Private information – Open Debates« was part of the »Global Privacy Governance« project and focused specifically on the governance aspect of global privacy politics. The question of how privacy is regulated at the global level is central to understanding the challenges of governing the Internet for two reasons in particular. On the one...
Let’s invent cars – not just faster horses. Why moving within your networks sometimes limits your horizon.
Let me ask you a question: Are you an entrepreneur? Or are you working in a startup? Do you plan to start up your own company soon? Then maybe the people you share your ideas with are founders, startup employees or future entrepreneurs as well. My next question: Are you based in Berlin? Do you go to various startup events?...
(At least) six perspectives on audio-visual media – Impressions from the 2014 Early Stage Researchers Colloquium
From old films stored in archives across Europe to computer games and videos on multi-channel-networks: audio-visual media is all around us. This years’ ESRC «Pay Per Pixel» track set out to shed light on all these different aspects of audio-visual works from a multidisciplinary perspective. Researchers with backgrounds in digital humanities, law, media and cultural science, communication studies, and media management came...
The great potential of citizen science
Citizen science is nothing new. What do Benjamin Franklin (see picture obove), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Francis Bacon have in common? All were amateur scientists. Franklin invented the lightning rod, Goethe discovered the incisive bone and was moderately successful as an art theorist and Bacon can be considered as nothing less than the father of empiricism, or can he?...