Impetus for the digital society

Impetus for the digital society

Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.

Lab for Digital Maverick

Lab for digital mavericks

A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.

exploring digital sphere

We are making sense of the digital society

Digital transformation affects all areas of societal life. In our research at HIIG we analyse these changes and shed light on current discourses, in order to inform and activate the actors involved.

incubator

Incubator for digital research networkers

Interested in becoming part of a home to digital mavericks? HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and helps them grow their international network.

Exploring digital spheres

Exploring digital spheres

HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Interdisciplinary Workshop

Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance

Katrin Werner

Whether privacy-by-design, GDPR or surveillance impact assessments: Use the opportunity to present and discuss current research work!

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Talk Series Digitaler Salon

To turn back the hands of time

Katrin Werner

One look at your smartphone and it’s been hours. Do we gain more time by using smart…

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Long Night of the Sciences

Hands-on internet research

Katrin Werner

On 9 June we will present our research on data protection, blockchain, innovations and digital knowledge.

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

Employee empowerment or workers’ control? The use case of enterprise social networks

In the context of the digitization of the workplace, numerous companies are introducing digital platforms that are intended to strengthen employee participation. The implications of social media for the meaning…

Digital trouble

We are constantly upset about our digital helpers. That should give us food for thought. When was…

Network of Centers: Desk Swap with CCLP Haifa

As part of a desk swap program, our researcher Amélie Heldt spent two weeks at the Center…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

GDPR – what’s beyond?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update, as the EU’s general data protection regulation will enter into force on 25 May 2018. This makes it easier for users to find out what Facebook, Google & Co. store. Will GDPR really make data traffic more transparent? Or nothing new after all? In this context, our researchers also shed light on other topics such as algorithm ethics, artificial intelligence, microtargeting or the CLOUD Act. Browse through this dossier on the GDPR and get a better idea of what’s beyond!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

bigdata-nudging

Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

Innovation Entrepreneurship

Research Group: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

science

Opening Science

FEATURED VIDEOS

Making sense of the digital society

Social order in the digital society

re:publica

The pop career of German internet policy

Symposium

Participation on platforms

OPEN POSITIONS

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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

Support top notch research on Internet and Society

NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with other internet researchers, HIIG founded a network

WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...

  • Data Protection
  • Big Data
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Science
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Blockchain
  • Platforms
  • Work

Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research