SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

B06 - Un-/desired Observation: The Surveillance Society and the Social Field of Media



Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig-Mayerhofer


Kathrin Englert

Jacqueline Klesse

Dr. habil Oliver Schmidtke

David Waldecker


Media of co-operation increase the potential for self-presentation both qualitatively and quantitatively. At the same time, they offer new opportunities for surveillance, and by no means only for state agencies or corporations. Thus, individuals have to deal with and appraise the tension between welcome and unwelcome observation. The project will investigate the relation between the surveillance society and a culture of maximization of media data from the perspective of adolescent users.