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IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34


  • The Media Change and Innovation Division, Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich is seeking applications for a fully funded senior research and teaching associate / postdoctoral position in societal implications of the Internet. The successful applicant will devise and conduct original theoretical and empirical research in the area of digital media use, well-being, social impacts of algorithmic selection and AI, governance of media change, privacy, and dataveillance starting in October 2022 (see recent Publications for research focus areas and our new project on the chilling effects of dataveillance).


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    Contact for further information: Dr. Noemi Festic (n.festic@ikmz.uzh.ch)



    What is concealed behind the sober technological facade of the omnipresent digitalization? Its current phase reveals itself to us in a threefold form, as a co-evolutionary interplay of the datafication of areas of life, the algorithmization of selection processes and the platformization of markets. The Digital Trinity is driven by the belief system of Silicon Valley prophets and transhumanism, as well as by an implicit digital everyday religion of users. It is geared towards influencing our behavior, changing our view of the world, and thus shaping a digitally transformed social order.


    The corresponding journal article can be found here.


    The video is available on YouTube, see below:


    New layer...


    New layer...

    For the German version see here:


    The Digital Trinity was presented as an immersive installation as part of the Planet Digital exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich from February to June 2022.


    Credits: Michael Latzer, Media Change & Innovation Division, IKMZ, University of Zurich • Hubertus Design Valentin Kaiser, Kerstin Landis, Nathan Meyer, Jonas Voegli • Sound Design Andalus, Kochstudio Zürich.