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Prototyping Society Beim Beta-Test Dämmerung. Ein Gewerbegebiet am Stadtrand. Ich wurde zum Beta- Test für eine App eingeladen. Die Einladung kam per WhatsApp. Man hat mir eine Adresse genannt, zu der ich mich mit Google Maps na- vigiert habe. Doch ich finde das Gebäude nicht. Ständig laufe ich im Kreis auf der Suche nach einem Eingang. Schließlich begegne ich ande- ren Leuten, die ebenfalls ratlos auf ihre Smartphones blicken. Ein älte- rer Geschäftsmann im Anzug (Werner), eine junge Frau mit tätowierten Unterarmen (Doro) und ein Langhaariger mit einem Pac

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 1 | © transcript 2019 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0111 Technology and In/equality, Questioning the Information Society (Almost) 20 Years Later Flis Henwood and Sally Wyatt Abstract At the beginning of the 21st century, we co-edited a book called Tech- nology and In/equality, Questioning the information Society. In that book, we focused on access and control of media technology, edu- cation and skills with a particular focus on gender and global eco- nomic development. The editors and contributors were all committed

Transnational Civil Society’s Contribution to Reconciliation An Introduction BIRGIT SCHWELLING The idea for this book has emerged out of the unease with developments in a field that since the 1990s we have become known to summarize under the neologism ‘transitional justice’. Within a relatively short time, transitional justice became the standard formula for a broad range of concepts, instru- ments, and measures dealing with atrocities such as genocide, torture, civil conflict, disappearances, and other human rights violations.1 Originally a label

Perspectives from Transnational Research
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How Energy Connects Politics, Technologies and Cultures
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An Interdisciplinary Essay

Our digitally mediated society Robin Mansell1 This article focuses on how we imagine our digitally mediated society and on whether alternative worlds or pathways are possible (Mansell, 2012). What is happening to the public’s right to access information, to the right of citizens to be free from surveillance, and to their privacy, as a result of the growing technical ability to track, analyse and act on data? Have dominant trends in digitally mediated surveillance, power and practice congealed, or, can they be better aligned with citizen interests in social

CHANGING NARRATIVES – CHANGING SOCIETIES In this first chapter, I am going to sketch out the cultural climate of the 1990s by looking at some socio-cultural and political changes in con- junction with the topography of the literary landscape of that decade. By doing so, I intend to show how the social and the literary dis- courses intersect in the sense that they concern themselves with the same problem areas. These include the increasing choice of lifestyles on the one hand and a likewise increasing sense of insecurity on the other, which, taken together