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Filmfestivals on demand? Pandemie, Filmkultur und Streaming

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.

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The case of culture: Extractive practices of work-life integration

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.

The case of nature: Digital Ecocide by Tech Companies

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.

Virtual volunteering – How young people use digital technologies for the common good

Digitalisation is giving rise to new fields and forms of engagement. In the pandemic, solidarity practices gained relevance, organisations were challenged.

It’s a match! Or racism?

No technology is neutral. Dating apps like Tinder and Grindr can perpetuate stereotypical assumptions about sexual preferences and reinforce a racist flirting culture. Can the law intervene?

When your next sex date is only zero feet away. Geolocal technology and gay male online dating with the app Grindr in Berlin (Part 1)

How does the search for non-committal sex inscribe itself into daily routines that homosexual men use to shape their lives in Berlin? For the Digital Society Blog, the author presents various central theses from his research.