Digital Cultures Research Lab

The Di­gi­tal Cul­tu­res Re­se­arch Lab (DCRL) aims to fur­ther de­ve­lop, sys­te­ma­ti­ze and in­ter­na­tio­na­li­ze the re­se­arch area of di­gi­tal me­dia, al­re­a­dy a dis­tinc­tive fea­ture of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüneburg, and to ex­pand the Cent­re for Di­gi­tal Cul­tu­res (CDC) into a trans­di­sci­pli­na­ry, sys­te­ma­tic and in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly re­now­ned cent­re of re­se­arch. The Re­se­arch Lab’s work is the­re­fo­re clo­se­ly con­nec­ted to the In­sti­tu­te for Cul­tu­re and Aes­t­he­tics of Di­gi­tal Me­dia and the Ger­man Re­se­arch Coun­cil-fun­ded In­sti­tu­te of Ad­van­ced Stu­dies on “Me­dia Cul­tu­res of Com­pu­ter-Si­mu­la­ti­on” (MECS). It is fun­ded by the “Nie­dersäch­si­sches Vor­ab” pro­gram of the Volks­wa­gen Foun­da­ti­on.



DCRL Semester Themes

Every semester the DCRL organizes its collective research under a semester theme, under which a series of events then take place. These themes allow us to develop coherent research thematics while flexibly engaging with a number of subsidiary themes. We usually organize symposia, workshops and lectures, as well as a variety of more experimental and open event formats, such as conversations or barcamps. more

Summer School 2016

The 2. Lüneburg Summer School for Digital Cultures with the theme “Hackademia: Empirical Studies in Computing Cultures” invites doctoral students in the field of ethnography, cultural anthropology, media studies, software studies, sociology, science, technology studies, history, or other, who are currently working on a dissertation on the life-worlds, practices, cultures, or platforms of hackers. more