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 mavericks
A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.
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 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
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.
European perspective on global issues
In times of rapid change there is great need for global explanations.
We look for these answers by putting on European glasses.
Hub for Internet Research
Together with economic, political and civil-society stakeholders we're exploring digitalisation
in order to bridge the gap between the web and society.
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Co-creation, transparency and other forms of employee participation are becoming more and more of a necessity for enterprises – and that goes not only for upstarts, but increasingly for small…
ISSUES IN FOCUS
The future of work is now. We are already working alongside machines that seem to have learnt to think, even feel. Some of us have jobs that our grandparents would have considered recreational activities. And some don’t even stop working anymore. But what does the age of AI and automation hold ready for us? How many of us will still be working? And what does digital labour mean for workers in the Global South? What does it mean for gig- and crowdworkers, for trade unions and employee representatives? Will the lines between work and leisure time continue to blur – or will we forget what “work” once meant?
SELECTED HIIG EXPERTISE IN MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Making sense of the digital society
Social order in the digital society
Digitaler Salon (in German)
Rest in Pixels
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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION
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NETWORK OF CENTERS
To connect with other internet researchers, HIIG founded a network
WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...
- Data Protection
- Big Data
- Open Innovation
- Open Science
- Freedom of speech
- Artificial Intelligence
Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research