What I'm all about.
Christian is a manager, activist, author, lecturer and curator. As the Operations Manager of the Google Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund in Europe he is currently working on stimulating innovation in the digital news ecosystem and demonstrating new thinking in the practice of digital journalism. Besides that, he is just about to finish his doctoral thesis about open science at the Centre for Digital Cultures affiliated to Leuphana University Lüneburg. As a Chairman of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany and Member of Board of freifunk.net, he likes to create digital things and open up knowledge and networks. This is his personal portfolio, you find his blog (in German) at christianheise.de.
Yes. I've been around.
The Digital News Initiative (DNI) is a partnership between Google and publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation. The Google DNI Innovation Fund is supporting and stimulating innovation in the european digital news ecosystem with €150m.
The degree program is internationally oriented. Classes in the digital media major are held in English. The program focuses on the latest discussions about digital media, and combines a theoretical engagement in media studies and history with a hands-on introduction to the foundations of programming and the creative application of digital media.
The Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC), affiliated to Leuphana University of Lüneburg, scrutinises the digital shift through research in disciplines such as media, cultural and social studies, through knowledge creation and transfer, as well as through experimental and interventionist media practices. It sets up a network and an experimental space, where partners from industry, academic research, and civil society not only talk and think with each other, but also cooperate and develop new concepts, formats, applications, and interventions.
I'm not lazy.
The doctoral thesis with the title „From Open Access to Open Science: About the transition of digital cultures relating to scientific communication“ is an explorative study of the concepts of Open Access and Open Science in the context of digitization and the differentiation between different scientific disciplines. The aim of this work is the presentation, analysis and negotiation of the assumptions concerning the establishment as well as the implementation of open digital scientific knowledge processes. Read more here.
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