ITeG Lec­tures 2018/19

31.10.2018 Prof. Dr. Günter Maier, Universität Bielefeld
„Digitalisierte Arbeit: Psychologische Folgen und Gestaltungsempfehlungen“
  Digitalized Work: Psychological Consequences and Design Recommendations. For some years now, especially in Germany, there has been an increasingly intensive debate about various technological changes in industry, which is associated with the term Industry 4.0. This designation is a widespread metaphor associated with heterogeneous technological developments for industry. After the initial preoccupation with technological development, the debate on the possible consequences for work processes and employees has also begun in the meantime. This debate is mostly based on the sociotechnical systems approach. This presentation will particularly focus on three topics of digitization of work from ongoing projects that deal with short- and longer-term consequences of digitization. Specifically, it will address issues and results related to the acceptance of digital technology, issues related to work design with digital technology, and issues related to how digital technology may change competencies. Finally, possible opportunities and risks of digital technology will be discussed.
20.11.2018 Achtung Dienstag, Beginn 18 Uhr
Prof. Dr. Martin Eifert, HU Berlin
„Regulierung sozialer Netzwerke: NetzDG als Sündenfall oder leuchtendes Beispiel?“
  Regulation of social networks: NetzDG as an original sin or shining example? The Internet has (also) profoundly changed the communication space. Social media form an important new space of direct exchange between users, but have also unleashed dynamics that challenge the preconditions of constructive discussions and violate legal rights. The Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which has been applicable since Jan. 1, 2018 and imposes obligations on social network operators, constitutes a legislative attempt to prevent violations of legal rights on social networks. Since the first draft, it has been heavily criticized based on constitutional law and European law. The accusation that the law would foreseeably lead to excessive deletions of posts by operators and therefore violate freedom of expression is central. Two members of the Bundestag have filed a complaint with the Cologne Administrative Court with the aim of obtaining clarification from the Federal Constitutional Court. The lecture asks whether the NetzDG is a fallacy of network regulation in this sense or whether it takes a fundamentally correct path. Contrary to widespread criticism, there is a case for continuing along the path of the NetzDG in principle and expanding it.
12.12.2018 Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab, Universität Koblenz
„Web Science, now more than ever: Fallstudien zur politischen Kommunikation in sozialen Medien“.
  Web Science, now more than ever: case studies on political communication in social media. Web Science is a research field that deals with how people cooperate and interact with each other in large socio-technical systems, such as the World Wide Web. This requires understanding the interaction of people and technology and the way society and technology co-constitute each other. Achieving this understanding requires trans-disciplinary collaboration between different disciplines and a multi-method approach to problems and opportunities that arise from the Web and similar systems. Examples include problems such as misinformation on the Web on the one hand, and opportunities such as the development of a collaborative, intelligent Web on the other. Our approach to Web Science is illustrated by research examples on participation. Based on Data Science studies of the Liquid Democracy platform of the Pirate Party as well as on surveys on the use of participation tools by the German Green Party we find that the real use of tools does not always meet the expectations of the participants. In the outlook, we address two current projects that deal with the observation of social media in the political communication of elites or the observation and handling of misinformation.
23.01.2019 Prof. Dr. Susanne Robra-Bissantz, TU Braunschweig
„Von der Hand in den Kopf in die Stadt: Digitale Partizipation zur Gestaltung von Lebensräumen“
  From the hand into the head into the city: Digital participation for the design of living spaces: In the future, residents will be able to participate in the design of their living space in the city via a digital platform and with many activities. This is achieved with a clever participation design that motivates and encourages joint ideas and their sustainable implementation. Hand-Head-City lets everyone lend a hand, promotes knowledge about possibilities for better living together (head) and thus leads to jointly designed squares, gardens, spaces, but also festivals, concerts or concepts for more sustainability. The concept has been practically tested by the project "Sandbox - self-made campus" at the Technical University of Braunschweig.

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