Universität Zürich

IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

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CH-8050 Zurich
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  • Moritz Büchi participated in a workshop and international webinar on "Tackling Digital Inequalities: Outcomes Based Approaches and Methodological Innovation" at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The event included invited academics from around the world and various stakeholders such as the Citizens Online charity. It was organized and led by Ellen Helsper as part of the Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes project.

  • Michael Latzer will participate in the expert workshop “Algorithmic decision-making and online platforms”, organized by the Directorate for the Digital Single Market of the European Commission. The workshop on January 25th will focus on “algorithmic awareness building” and “emerging governance and policy approaches”. Michael Latzer will present a governance-choice method to find the right mix of public and private interventions, and a mixed-method approach to empirically explore the significance of algorithmic selection in everyday life from a user-perspective.

  • Open Positions @ MC&I

    15th January 19

    The Media Change & Innovation Division (Prof. Dr. Michael Latzer) at the IKMZ – Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich invites applications for:

     

     

    1 Postdoc

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    1 Doctoral researcher / PhD student

     

    in Internet, Algorithms and Society

     

    Read the full job descriptions here: http://mediachange.ch/open-positions/

    Contact: Dr. Moritz Büchi (m.buechi@ikmz.uzh.ch)

    Starting date: May 2019 or as agreed upon

     

  • Funktioniert dein Alltag noch ohne Internet?"

     

    Es gibt ein neues Video zum Medienwandel in der Schweiz. Die Abteilung Medienwandel & Innovation (Prof. Michael Latzer) des Instituts für Kommunikations- wissenschaft und Medienforschung (IKMZ) der Universität Zürich gibt damit einen kurzen Einblick in ihre Forschung. Das Video fasst wissenschaftliche Befunde zusammen, geht auf gegenwärtige Entwicklungen ein und bietet Anstoss für Diskussionen über die Digitalisierung und ihre Auswirkungen.

     

     

    Die Themen reichen vom Internetnutzungsverhalten der Schweizer Bevölkerung, über die Dominanz von US-Plattformfirmen und die Bedeutung automatisierter, algorithmischer Entscheidungen für den Alltag, bis hin zu Auswirkungen der Internetnutzung auf unser Wohlbefinden.

     

    Infos zum Film

    Gesamtleitung: Prof. Dr. Michael Latzer

    Projektleitung: Noemi Festic, Benjamin Gerwoll-Ronca, Julian Wallace, Kevin Witzenberger

    Recherche: Benjamin Gerwoll-Ronca, Kiran Kappeler, Julian Wallace, Kevin Witzenberger, Luca Gnos, Tanja Rüedy, Michael Reiss

    Animation: Matyas Fabian

    Musik: Luca Gnos, J.A.Y.F.O.X.

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    Welcome, Michael and Tanja!

     

    Michael Reiss, M.Sc., joined the Media Change & Innovation Division at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) as Research and Teaching Associate in September 2018. 

     

    Tanja Rüedy, B.A., joined the Media Change & Innovation Division at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) as Student Assistant in October 2018.

     

    We are looking forward to working with them as new members of the IKMZ team!

  • Wie werden in Zukunft Wissen und Wahrheit konstruiert und abgebildet? Welche Rolle spielen menschliche und künstliche Intelligenz, individuelles und „maschinelles“ Lernen? Wie werden Informationen generiert, kuratiert und verbreitet?

     

    Prof. Dr. Michael Latzer spricht auf dem diesjährigen Forum Zukunft Bildung 2018 über die algorithmische Ko-Konstruktion von Wirklichkeiten.

     

    zukunftbildung.ch/forum-2018/

  • Open Positions @ MC&I

    21st June 18

     

    The Media Change & Innovation Division (Prof. Dr. Michael Latzer) at the IKMZ – Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich invites applications for:

     

     

    1 Postdoc

    and

    1 Doctoral researcher / PhD student

     

    in Internet, Algorithms and Society

     

    Read the full job descriptions here: http://mediachange.ch/open-positions/

    Contact: Dr. Moritz Büchi (m.buechi@ikmz.uzh.ch)

    Starting date: September 2018 or as agreed upon

     

    The University of Zurich strives for the equality of men and women in academic positions and therefore particularly invites applications of qualified female researchers.

  • The Media Change & Innovation Division of IKMZ has started a new research project that empirically investigates the significance of automated algorithmic selection applications for central domains of everyday life: political orientation, commercial transactions, socializing and recreation.

     

    • How extensively are algorithmic selection applications used in different domains of everyday lives?
    • What subjective importance do people attribute to algorithmic selection applications?
    • How aware are people of algorithms, and how do they react to identified risks?

     

    This project (Significance of Algorithmic Selection), chaired by Prof. Michael Latzer and supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), applies an innovative mixed-methods research design to answer these questions: It includes qualitative interviews and the combination of a representative Swiss online survey with the tracking (passive metering) of online activities both on desktop/laptop computers and mobile devices.

     

    The results of this first country-wide, representative empirical study will provide an empirical basis for public policies.

  • Kevin Witzenberger, M.Sc., joined the Media Change & Innovation Division at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) as Research and Teaching Associate in February 2018. Welcome, Kevin!

     
  • Im Interview mit dem Magazin Gesunde Stadt (Frühling 2018) spricht Prof. Michael Latzer über die Digitale Dreifaltigkeit von Daten, Algorithmen und Plattformen sowie über Chancen und Risiken der Automatisierung im Gesundheitsbereich.



    «Vom Glauben an die Dreifaltigkeit der Daten», Interview mit Michael Latzer, Gesunde Stadt (Frühling 2018).