Open Lunch: Infrastructuring Connectivity
The Internet is usually pictured as immaterial and fluid. The heavy industry and vast energy-consuming infrastructure securing the functionality of web services, as well as its social and environmental effects, remain mainly invisible. On 21 June, Asta Vonderau offers a infrastructural perspective on the Internet:
Navigating through digital election issues
How do we use data purposefully and justly? How should we react to populism and social bots? How can we protect ourselves against cyber attacks? More than ever, the elections will deal with questions of the digital age. Our digital election compass opens up the political parties’ positions on these pressing issues.
Digitaler Salon: Ein Herz für Cyborgs
Smart robotic hands, leg prosthesis systems and printed organs: Is smart technology a panacea? Where does 3D printing lead us to, and what are its legal effects? Discuss with us at the upcoming Digitaler Salon on 28 June!
IoT & Trust: Conference Brochure
The move from the internet of computers to the internet of things depends on social acceptance for these increasingly autonomous systems. From 22 to 23 February 2017, a transdisciplinary conference at HIIG focused on the role of trust in the adoption of new technologies and explored its interplay with IoT.
“Transforming Entrepreneurial Thinking into Dynamic Capabilities”
On June 2-4, 2017 the Strategic Management Society hosted a special conference on “Transforming Entrepreneurial Thinking into Dynamic Capabilities” in Banff, Canada. Jessica Schmeiss and Martina Dopfer, both researchers from the Entrepreneurship Research …
Supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the DeepGreen project aims to transfer academic publications which can be made freely accessible into open access. This process will be automated using a data hub. As part of the project, DeepGreen’s initial focus will be on what are known as alliance licences, which …
Who benefits from the so-called New Media Revolution?
The new media revolution is a common metaphor that is often used to describe the contemporary communications ecosystem. This essay investigates how it influences the way individuals, groups and policy makers interpret their mediated reality. Researchers Noam Tirosh and Amit Schejter claim that while Google, Facebook and …
How the GE2017 campaign is shaping up on Twitter
The 2017 General Election is now only a matter of days away, with much campaign activity taking place online, and in particular on Twitter. Here, Stefan Bauchowitz and Max Hänska crunch some numbers on the twitter activity of the main parties’ supporters, and find that Labour’s dominate the medium; that Labour …