Prof. Dr. Hans Köchler
Academic Director of the Institute
Dr. Wolf Siegert
Dept. Academic Director of the Institute
Dr. Jan Hofmann
Welcome to the Institute for Culture Development!
Our focus are the cultural implications of digitalisation, the interdependencies between technology, our lives and social responsibility. Among many more subtle topics around Digital Culture.
Humans are using modern technology to enhance or alter the quality of living to accommodate our changing environment and human needs.
The Institute for Culture Development follows a transdisciplinary research approach, seeking to combine the research efforts and methods of different research traditions and approaches – stemming from cultural and social theory, media studies and computer science as well as non-academic sources – in order to tackle the pressing contemporary phenomena and consequences of living in Digital Cultures.
It is the product of pervasive technology and limitless access to information — a result of disruptive technological innovation within our society.
Digital culture is a blanket concept that describes the idea that technology and the Internet significantly shape the way we interact, behave, think, and communicate as human beings in a societal setting. It is the product of pervasive technology and limitless access to information — a result of disruptive technological innovation within our society.
Digital culture is the Internet, transhumanism, A.I., cyber ethics, security, privacy, and policy. It is hacking, social engineering, and modern psychology.
More contextually, digital culture is using social media as our main mode of interaction with others; sharing every moment of your life on the internet; the selfie phenomenon; the live streaming obsession; the anonymity provided by online communities; Apple Pay and Android Pay; wearable technology.
Furthermore the use of emoji to enhance communication; internet/cell phone addiction; the sharing/on-demand economy; cloud computing and storage; the Internet of Things (IoT).
The term digital cultures denotes a fundamental and epochal change in everyday life, one that places new demands on the generation of theoretical and practical knowledge.
Don’t judge upon what we say.
Judge upon what we do.