Network culture

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Network culture is the culture of digital communication in data networks. For many people, digital communication in data networks has become an integral part of their everyday life. The social effects of communication in data networks are also described using popular terms such as “ cyber society ”.


The politically relevant topics within the network culture include, above all, data protection and freedom of information , as well as the promotion of free content and an autonomous information infrastructure . Instead of the criminal prosecution of copyright infringements in file sharing , alternative models such as e. B. a culture flat rate required.

Scientific employment

In the meantime, a separate research field on network culture has established itself in scientific research. In particular, this research field deals with the question of social and technical entities in networked, internet-based worlds. Accordingly, the focus is on the socio-technical interactions between human and non-human individuals. This occupation is transdisciplinary and particularly includes media studies, political science, cultural studies, sociological, philosophical and psychological approaches. Various research journals, mailing lists and centers reflect the breadth of the research field.

See also


Web links

Commons : Net culture  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Henning Schmidgen: Networks also need understanding . In: Frankfurter Allgemeine, September 17, 2012.
  2. z. B. the journal First Monday , the mailing list nettime and the Institute of Network Cultures founded by Geert Lovink ( Memento of the original of November 21, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies , the cultural studies research college Medienumbrüche , or the Center for Digital Cultures . @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /