Making sense of our connected world


Making sense of our connected world

Issues in focus

Work in the digital age

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?

Videos on the topic

re:publica 2018

Surviving Social Media in the workplace

Symposium at CAIS Bochum

Shaping participation on platforms

Discussion Event (in German)

Digitaler Salon – Feierabend 4.0

Articles about work in the digital age

Still “Neuland”?

“Cleanliness is next to godliness”

Digital work: Unions focus on the crowd

Creating value with the crowd

The future of work? Working on the future!

Answers from the past

You’re fired

Silicon Inquiry

Slack & Co.: The German Way

The empire of internet celebrities

Emojis or empowerment?


Long Night of the Sciences (in German)

Future dream jobs

Sascha Friesike about robots

How to not become unemployed

Shirley Ogolla about the research project

Digital participation in business