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