Articles from the category: Everyday life
Have you ever asked yourself why you agree to privacy agreements like cookies on a website way faster and consider them less online then offline? That phenomenon is called the privacy paradox…
We depend on large companies to mean well with us and our data. Jan Götte and Björn Scheuermann developed Inertial Hardware Security Modules, enabeling small-time users and sysadmins to regain digital autonomy.
Many non-profit organisations often do not use the full potential of their online presence. We provide SEO tips to quickly and sustainably optimise the presence of your own website in search engines.
Has the Covid 19 pandemic led to an exclusive film culture on the net that can compete with the unique experiences of major film festivals in Cannes, Venice or Berlin? Nastassja Kreft explored this question in her master’s thesis. She examined film festivals that have presented their programmes on digital streaming platforms since 2020.
From “move fast and break things” to a modern day workplace panopticon: Tech companies are treating their own workforce as mere productivity machines, driving the insatiable thirst for growth and shareholder value. This new kind of work-life integration tends to encourage long working days, visible busyness, and the lack of true time off.
Digital tech companies and global digitalization trends are adding to the existing pressures on our natural environment on several ways. In fact, all six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that relate to ecological sustainability are impacted by the digital tech industry.
Research issues in focus
The developments of digitalisation are the greatest technical challenges of our time. At the same time, we must be careful to make our technology and our actions sustainable. Are digitalisation and sustainability opposites? Or can new technologies such as artificial intelligence even contribute to making our lives more sustainable? Is technical progress perhaps even the only answer to climate change? This dossier deals with these questions and offers an overview of the future-friendly development of our digital society.
Whether civil society, politics or science – everyone seems to agree that the New Twenties will be characterised by digitalisation. But what about the tension of digital ethics? How do we create a digital transformation involving society as a whole, including people who either do not have the financial means or the necessary know-how to benefit from digitalisation? And what do these comprehensive changes in our actions mean for democracy? In this dossier we want to address these questions and offer food for thought on how we can use digitalisation for the common good.