The DSI Community "Communication" focuses on research related to the impact of digitalisation on human social interaction through various media, the communicative challenges in a digital society, etc. 


Our vision is a digital society that exploits the full potential of communication while avoiding negative outcomes.


  • Why? The vision to realize the full potential of information and communication technologies requires a comprehensive understanding of its functional and dysfunctional implications.
  • What? The DSI Community Communication aims to understand, deliberate about, and shape communication and its societal implications in a digital society.
  • How? The DSI Community Communication is an interdisciplinary collaboration platform. It coordinates activities in research, teaching, and society outreach to maximize and accelerate the impact for digital society.
  • Who? The DSI Community Communication is open for all UZH researchers and affiliates interested in contributing to our mission and thus serving the Zurich, Swiss, and international society.



How can I participate ?

UZH researchers need to register for the DSI network and then contact the coordinator of the Community Communication.


Thomas Friemel and other UZH researchers are shaping the content of this Challenge Area. Julia Müller is coordinating the Community Communication.