DigiLab: Digital Society Lab is a place of stimulating ideas and interdisciplinary research where the humanities meet social sciences and information technologies. Our team explores various socio-technological phenomena and addresses the key issues and challenges of modern society and data-driven world we live in.

DigiLab brings together scholars from diverse fields of study such as social psychology and sociology, philosophy of technology and posthumanism, bioethics, critical theory, digital humanities, art theory and new media and communication studies. Through diverse range of disciplines and perspectives, we explore the impact of information and communication technologies on social and cultural practices and provide critical insights into the ways ubiquitous digitization processes affect and transform all aspects of life on both individual and collective level. Besides academic research, we organize a series of public talks and lectures, including the Digital Society Summit, where we present our research and bring together international scholars and professionals from various fields.

Research conducted by DigiLab is based on the principles of open science. Databases used for writing scientific publications are available to researchers from around the world. Ethical standards of our work are aligned to European directives and guidelines on personal data protection and to the Ethics Code of the University of Belgrade.

Research topics

  • digital psychometrics / application of AI on data from social media platforms / data science / big data / data mining
  • social dynamics of the digital space / echo chambers /online addiction / digital divide / digital labour / online education / social media / open source and copyleft movements
  • politics in the information age / digital citizens / privacy / digital surveillance / activism / civil disobedience / democratic processes / media freedom / freedom of expression / digital governance
  • AI ethics / cultural and social implications of AI / influence of AI on value-systems and decision making in forming societal policies
  • body, identity, agency, and cognition in digitally mediated interactions and virtual environments
  • human – nonhuman relations / artificial life / techno-utopianism
  • new media art and culture / art-science collaborations / digitalization and cultural institutions / cultural heritage
  • Organizing the annual international Digital Society Summit, which brings together scientists, technology experts, business leaders, policy makers, artists and cultural workers to discuss topics that shape the digital society in which we live. The event is divided into three sections: the scientific conference Digital Society Now, the panel sessions Digital Society Talks, and the Digital Society Expo;
  • Organizing lectures, seminars, round table discussions and other public events related to various aspects of the impact of modern technologies on society;
  • Presentation of research results in relevant scientific publications and at scientific conferences, seminars, workshops, and public events;
  • Establishing and strengthening international partnerships and expanding the network of collaborators through scientific projects.

Coordinator:

Sekretary:

Members:

Nećak Mirjana

External associates:
Walid Al-Saqaf (Södertörn University)
Smiljana Antonijević (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Nina Khamsy (Geneva Graduate Institute)
Milos Agatonović (The Academy of Applied Preschool Teaching and Health Studies)
Masa Seničić (Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade)
Marija Tavčar (Faculty of Contemporary Arts Belgrade)
Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau)
Biljana Mitrović (Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade)
Bianca Ferrazza (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Agariadne Dwinggo Samala (Universitas Negeri Padang)