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Paul Gebelein, Dr.

Paul Gebelein studied Sociology and Philosophy at Justus Liebig University Giessen. He wrote his doctoral thesis at TU Darmstadt on the relation between social practice, technology and space as a member of the research training group „Topology of Technology“ funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Following his PhD he was Post-Doc at Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM) and in the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1053 MAKI („Multi-Mechanisms Adaption for the Future Internet“) also at TU Darmstadt.

At HIIG Paul Gebelein was project lead in the research group Internet Policy and Governance. His research interests include social practice, technology and governance.


Gebelein, P. (2015). Flächen – Bahnen – Knoten. Geocaching als Praktik der Raumerzeugung. Bielefeld: transcript. Publication details

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Gebelein, P., Paul, T., Strufe, T., & Effelsberg, W. (2015). Interdisziplinäre Forschung zwischen Informatik und Soziologie. PIK - Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation, 38(1-2), 83-87. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters

Gebelein, P. (2016). Reisen ins Dazwischen. Geocaching als Abenteuer in “zerstörten” Räumen. In Hahn, K., Schmidl, A. (Eds.), Websites & Sightseeing. Tourismus in Medienkulturen (pp. 85-108). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Publication details

Gebelein, P., Löw, M., & Paul, T. (2016). “Flash Mobs” als Innovation. Über eine neue Sozialform technisch vermittelter Versammlung. In Rammert, W., Windeler, A., Knoblauch, H., &Hutter, M. (Eds.), Innovationsgesellschaft heute. Perspektiven, Fälle und Felder (pp. 251-272). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Publication details

Gebelein, P. (2014). Technisierter Raum: Die Praktik Geocaching. In Kaminski, A. & Gelhard, A. (Eds.), Zur Philosophie informeller Technisierung. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Publication details

Gebelein, P. (2012). Augmented Reality. In Marquardt, N. & Schreiber, V. (Eds.), Ortsregister. Bielefeld: transcript. Publication details



Former Project Manager: Internet Policy and Governance



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