Impetus for the digital society

Impetus for the digital society

Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.

Lab for Digital Maverick

Lab for digital mavericks

A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.

exploring digital sphere

We are making sense of the digital society

Digital transformation affects all areas of societal life. In our research at HIIG we analyse these changes and shed light on current discourses, in order to inform and activate the actors involved.

incubator

Incubator for digital research networkers

Interested in becoming part of a home to digital mavericks? HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and helps them grow their international network.

Exploring digital spheres

Exploring digital spheres

HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Essay writing competition

Utopias for a digital society

What will the world look like in two decades? We are looking for radical and thought-provoking essays...

New study

Open science and open innovation

The study by HIIG researcher Benedikt Fecher et al. provides an overview of the potential of strategic...

Research magazine

encore – Volume 2018

With comments and analyses by Chelsea Manning, Marianne Franklin, Sally Wyatt and our researchers . Like every...

RECENT BLOG POSTS

JOURNALS BY HIIG

Applying Sortition in the EU: House of Lots or Random Votes?

The ‘digital constellation’ offers both opportunities and risks for democracy. While the information and communication technologies allow us to instantly communicate with each other enhancing the democratic dialogue, they prove...

Digital Singularisation

According to Andreas Reckwitz, we are living in a time of fundamental social change — our society is becoming a society of singularisation. Digitisation is playing a pivotal role in...

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Media and data · Society and culture

Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

Innovation Entrepreneurship
Innovation · Science and education

Entrepreneurship Research Lab

Innovation · Science and education · Society and culture

Opening Science

FEATURED VIDEOS

Making sense of the digital society

Social order in the digital society

DIGITALER SALON

Catch me if you scan

Symposium

Participation on platforms

OPEN POSITIONS

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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

Support top notch research on Internet and Society

NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with other internet researchers, HIIG founded a network

WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...

  • DataProtection
  • BigData
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Science
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Blockchain
  • Platforms
  • Work 4.0

Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research