Nowadys, almost everyone is online. Increasingly, creation of information, communication and entertainment all take place in the net. What influence is this having on us as people? How does it change our communication habits? And what influence does that have on our society?
These questions and more were dealt with at the 6 November 2015 event “Our Digital Personality Online” in Beijing’s 798 cultural district.
The participants were:
- Prof. Dr. Christian Hoffmann, Institute of Communications and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig
- Kaiser Kuo, (then) director of International Communications at the Chinese search engine operator Baidu,
- Alex Chen, co-founder and director of Cakeshop Consulting
- Felix Lee, China correspondent in Beijing for “taz”, “Zeit Online”, Funke Media group etc.
The event was a part of the discussion series “Perspectives on the Digital Transformation”, set up by the Goethe Institute China and curated by Philipp Otto, Founder and Executive Director of the iRights.Lab. The series looked at differences and similarities in the approaches to digitalization taken in China, Europe and the USA. The goal was not only to discover new information, but also to create mutual understanding regarding the different developments, and to intensify the process of exchange.