European internet research on the rise
Together with other institutes we started a new platform for scientific cooperation and exchange. The recently founded “European Hub” aims at strenghtening european internet research in order to contribute to a better understanding of the digital society.
Game Jam: Presentation and awards
How do we build smart cities in a privacy and security-friendly way, when more and more movements and human actions are tracked by public wifi and camera systems? Join us on 8 October, when the best Game Jam idea will be awarded by an expert jury with an exciting prize!
Blockchain for Science – Hack’n’Share Weekend
This Hack’n’Share Weekend aims at bringing the blockchain tech community together with scientists, create engagement and hope to win talent for the living knowledge network. There will be lightning talks, discussion rounds and lots of hands on. Sign up now!
Digitaler Salon: iCare for you
Plush robots, smart walking aids and digital conversation partners: Could machines possibly relieve the nursing sector and simulate feelings? And should they do so? Next month we’re discussing robots in the public health sector. Join us!
Nothing to hide?
In our interconnected and digitised society, personal data is the new gold. Therefore, we increasingly have to deal with complex matters like privacy and data protection. But how to explain these concepts? That’s why developers, scientists, designers and artists came together at “Game Jam: Unveil the Privacy Threat”. …
Serious Games as a Tool for Privacy-by-Design
In a digitised society, where individual communication is increasingly based on the processing of personal data, explaining the complexity of privacy is hardly feasible. That’s why we at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) decided to organise the “Game Jam: Unveil the Privacy Threat” …
Governance between norms, discourse and technology
Here at irregular intervals we will publish short articles about the doctoral theses that were written at HIIG. This week we have a look at the doctoral thesis “Governance –Technik – Kommunikation. Perspektiven einer kommunikationswissenschaftlichen Governance-Forschung” by Christian Katzenbach, which was …
The platform as pizza: towards a taxonomy of platforms
The ‘platform’ metaphor is at once inevitable and misleading. What’s more, we no longer regard it a metaphor. Following Tarleton Gillespie’s proposal to complement the discourse with other images, José van Dijck picks up the challenge playfully and comes up with another term. What she suggests sounds a little odd …