Digital Culture & Society (DCS) Vol. 5, Issue 1/2019

Inequalities and Divides in Digital Cultures

Edited by Pablo Abend, Annika Richterich, Mathias Fuchs, Ramón Reichert, and Karin Wenz

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Digital Culture & Society (DCS) Vol. 5, Issue 1/2019

Pub Date: May 2020

ISBN: 9783837644784

200 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Digital Culture & Society (DCS) Vol. 5, Issue 1/2019

Inequalities and Divides in Digital Cultures

Edited by Pablo Abend, Annika Richterich, Mathias Fuchs, Ramón Reichert, and Karin Wenz

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Digital Culture & Society is a refereed, international journal, fostering discussion about the ways in which digital technologies, platforms and applications reconfigure daily lives and practices. It offers a forum for inquiries into digital media theory, methodologies, and socio-technological developments. This issue presents empirical studies as well as theoretical and methodological reflections on inequalities and divides in digital cultures. From various (inter-)disciplinary perspectives, the authors examine three main themes—inequality of access, inequality by design and discursive divides, and inequality by algorithms—while suggesting ways for research to move beyond these.

About the Author

Pablo Abend is the scientific coordinator of the Research School Locating Media at the University of Siegen. He is interested in geomedia, situated methodologies, participatory culture, and science and technology studies.

Annika Richterich is an assistant professor in digital culture at Maastricht University (Netherlands).

Mathias Fuchs is an artist, musician, and media scholar. He has been senior lecturer at the University of Salford, visiting professor at the University of Potsdam, senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study on Media Cultures of Computer Simulation (MECS) at Leuphana University, Lüneburg (Germany). He is a pioneer in the field of game art and is a leading scholar in game studies and directs a project on gamification that is funded by the German Research Council (2018-2021).

Ramón Reichert works as a European project researcher at the University of Lancaster within the Erasmus+ program. He is the program director of the M.Sc. Data Studies at Danube University Krems, Austria. He is a lecturer at the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and a lecturer in Contextual Studies at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Karin Wenz is an assistant professor of media culture at Maastricht University, Netherlands, and director of studies of the MA Media Culture.

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