Digitalisation and social relations

Digital technologies such as internet, smartphones and social media have radically transformed cultural practices, social norms and societal power relations. In today’s digitalized society people communicate, consume news and entertainment, find romantic partners, and organize their professional lives in ways fundamentally different than a few decades ago. Digital technologies permeate the fabric of social life to such an extent that the boundaries between physical and virtual spaces seem to disappear.

Sociologically, it is important to understand how technology (and in particular: digital technologies) has agential properties with the power of shaping, structuring, constraining our social lives, institutions and social order. Another pressing question concerns new and emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence and their impact on everyday life and societal realms such as education, service provision, healthcare, politics, arts.

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