Welcome to the Interface
Interface is an online platform for debate about the societal relevance and impacts of our work, as well as to inspire a wider discussion of related themes and issues. We’re part of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’, an international and interdisciplinary research community with more than 60 researchers working across the humanities, social sciences, information sciences, and medical sciences based at the University of Siegen, Germany.
As part of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’, Interface explores a variety of themes and issues that emerge at the intersection of digital media technology and society. We explore the normative, technological, legal, and political foundations of digital culture and publics.
Reflecting the diversity of our research community, the Interface blog aims to be a resource for those who study or practice within the areas of digital media, anthropology, history, philosophy, language and literature, education, jurisprudence, information science and engineering, and medicine.
Please visit the ‘Media of Cooperation’ website to read more about the research centre and its programme, as well as its directors, members, and associates.
The Interface blog is managed by a small editorial team of researchers associated with the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’.
- Asli Telli Aydemir (@aslitelli) – ‘Locating Media’, University of Siegen
(Political Science; International Relations; Media Communications)
- Jason Chao (@jasontchao) – University of Siegen
(Software Development; Big Data; Human Rights; LGBT+ Equality; Civic Technology)
- Pip Hare – University of Siegen
(Visual Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Documentary Filmmaking)
- Sarah Rüller (@sirraawr) – Information Systems and New Media, University of Siegen
(Human–Computer Interaction; Digital Publics; Social Transformation)
- Fernando van der Vlist (@fvandervlist) – Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University and University of Siegen
(New Media and Digital Culture; Digital Scholarship; Governing the Digital Society; Visual Communication and Design)
The editorial team coordinates the Interface and maintains its quality. If you would like to contribute or have ideas for the platform, please reach out via email@example.com or tweet us at @interfaceblog. We’d love to hear from you.
If you are affiliated with the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’, you can also join and find us on Slack.
The Interface blog depends on the submissions of volunteer contributors, particularly members of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’ and those – currently or formerly – associated with the centre, its members, or its research areas. However, we very much welcome submissions from colleague academics, civil society, and practitioners in the field (public or private sector).
We are particularly keen to receive contributions that explore themes and issues relating to how digital media technology and society shape each other, or that focus on specific experiences and practicalities relating to (digital) scholarship, or that seek to interface between media research and society.
Please visit our section for contributors for more information and instructions on how to submit an idea or draft.
Unless otherwise stated, content on Interface is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license.
Acknowledgements and funding
Design by Fernando van der Vlist (fernandovandervlist.nl).
As part of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’, we’re supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), project number 262513311 (SFB 1187: ‘Medien der Kooperation’).