In-house project —

In the IRDT project "Tech & Literature", employees of our institute regularly review books related to digitalisation, offering an insight into current trends and challenges in this area. In 2023, we are focusing particularly on works related to our annual theme "Digital Resilience".

The project is a continuation of our successful "Literary Autumn" from 2021, where we also dealt with the processing of digitalisation in literature. By further developing and specializing in the annual theme "Digital Resilience", we aim to provide an even deeper insight into the current challenges and trends related to digitalisation.


31. January 2023

Marc Elsberg, Blackout –
Morgen ist es zu spät

In “Blackout – Morgen ist es zu spät“ aus dem Jahr 2012 schildert der Spiegel-Bestsellerautor Marc Elsberg die Auswirkungen eines Hackerangriffs auf das gesamte europäische Stromnetz.
19. March 2021

Gaspard Kœnig, The end of the individual

Review by Prof. Dr. Antje von Ungern-Sternberg In his 2019 book, the French philosopher Gaspard Kœig examines the impact of […]
19. March 2021

Felix Stalder, Digital Culture

Review by Prof. Dr. Benjamin Raue For Felix Stalder, the “enormous multiplication of cultural possibilities” (p. 10) is an expression […]
14. December 2020

Armin Nassehi, Patterns – Theory of the Digital Society

Review by Lisa Spengler In his book “Patterns“, Armin Nassehi looks at digitalisation from a sociological and historical perspective. He […]
9. November 2020

Schulz/Schunder-Hartung (eds.), Recht 2030 – Legal Management in the Digital Transformation

Review by Marcel Herber The book “Recht 2030” by the editors Prof. Dr. Martin. R. Schulz and Dr. Annette Schunder-Hartung, […]
9. November 2020

Carl Benedikt Frey, The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation)

Review by Michael Martel In his book “The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation”, Carl […]
9. November 2020

Cathy O’ Neil, Weapons of Math Destruction – How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Review by Valérie Suhr In her book, which has become a bestseller, the US mathematician Cathy O’Neil shows the dangers […]
9. November 2020

Manfred Spitzer, Digital Discomfort

Review by Fabian Hoffmanns The book “Digital Discomfort” by Prof. Dr. Dr. Manfred Spitzer explains the problems and concerns of […]
6. November 2020

Joseph Weizenbaum, The Power of Computers and the Powerlessness of Reason

Review by Lydia Wolff The work “The Power of Computers and the Powerlessness of Reason” by Joseph Weizenbaum is one […]
6. November 2020

Yvonne Hofstetter, The Invisible War

Review by Annemarie Theobald: In her book “The Invisible War”, Yvonne Hofstetter describes the effects of digitalisation on global power […]
6. November 2020

Carolina Oberhem, Contractual and Liability Issues in the Distribution of Open Source Software

Review by Justus Theis After a detailed presentation of the technical and legal prerequisites of open source software that is […]
6. November 2020

Peter J. Fries, Influencer Marketing – Information Duties in Advertising by Opinion Leaders in Social Media

Review by Simon Schumacher What mechanisms do companies have to use in times of advancing digitalisation so that advertising can […]
6. November 2020

Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Review by Prof. Dr. Peter Reiff Yuval Noah Harari, der Autor des Buches „21. Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert“, ist […]
6. November 2020

Oliver Schütte, The Netflix Revolution – How Streaming is Changing Our Lives

Review by Carina Mäs With his work, screenwriter and publicist Oliver Schütte creates a time travel through the history of […]
6. November 2020

Klaus Henning; Gamechanger AI: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming our World

Review by Kira Langner „Es geht uns alle an. Wir haben die Chance, die digitale Transformation mit “It concerns us […]
6. November 2020

Scott Galloway, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Review by Leonie Jüngels The title of Scott Galloway’s first work seems promising at first glance. As a customer of […]
6. November 2020

Lukas Brand, Artificial Virtue – Robots as Moral Actors

Review by Jan Hochhaus “Artificial Virtue – Robots as Moral Actors” is a paperback published by philosopher and theologian Lukas […]
6. November 2020

Annette Guckelberger, Public Administration in the Age of Digitalisation

Review by Christoph Fischer The rapid advances in information and communication technology (ICT) affect us all in our daily lives, […]
6. November 2020

Sarah Spiekermann, Digital Ethics

Review by Katharina Erler In her work “Digital Ethics”, Sarah Spiekermann uses her own experiences in Silicon Valley and as […]
6. November 2020

Ulrich Sendler (Ed.), Industry 4.0 without borders

Review by Niklas Eiden: This work contains a detailed description of the field of Industry 4.0, which is without boundaries. […]
6. November 2020

Jennifer Vogelgesang, Forms of Communication in the Internet Age in the Light of the Communications Freedoms of the Basic Law

Review by Katharina Berg The book contains a detailed presentation of the constitutional and administrative law classification of communication on […]