German Internet-Institute in Berlin
The German Internet-Institute will open in Berlin. The HIIG welcomes the decision by the ministry for education. As a network partner of the new institute, the HIIG is looking forward to future cooperation. The institute will start its work still in 2017.
Digitaler Salon: Internet killed the Videostar
Which music emerges in the age of technological reproducibility? How are artists using new technologies and at which point does a remix become a new song? The upcoming Digitaler Salon is taking place on 31 May 2017 at HIIG. Join us for the discussion – analogically or digitally!
Stay tuned: HIIG Quarterly
Our latest newsletter is about to be released soon! Amongst other research projects, publications and events, it covers findings from “Networks of Outrage”, our activities at re:publica and the peace and cybersecurity conference held at the UNESCO Paris headquarters. Stay tuned and register for HIIG Quarterly!
Dossier: Platform Governance
More and more people and institutions communicate via Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and co. The rules of platforms for sorting and blocking, for liking and sharing determine whose voices get heard, how content is being framed and who gets access to which data.
Open Innovation as a chance for new incubation and collaboration models
Open Innovation has created new opportunities for business model innovation, which go far beyond the incubation of startups. Yet, why do large corporations actually need to open up? Which opportunities will arise through openness — and how can they be …
AI – A Metaphor or the seed of personality of machines in a digitised society?
Is artificial intelligence a metaphor, or can machines be intelligent in the same way human beings are? This has been a contested question ever since the concept was developed. While the so-called weak AI thesis has treated it as a metaphor, the strong AI …
Imagining the Digital Society – Metaphors from the Past and Present
The current rapid social and technological change is giving rise to enormous uncertainties – and a great need for explanations and sense-making. How do we understand the digital society? When we talk about the future that we cannot know and the present that …
Hate Speech und Fake News – Über die Vermischung und Politisierung zweier Begriffe – Teil 2
The terms hate speech and fake news serve as focal points for public controversies in Germany lately. The issue at stake, how should social media companies and society at large deal with these phenomena, which are not entirely new but have penetrated public …