Digital Culture (called Humanistic Informatics until August 2009) is the study of social, cultural, ethical and aesthetic aspects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Our main focus is digital arts and culture and the interaction between culture and technology. In our studies of digital culture we emphasize that theoretical, historical and analytical approaches to understanding digital culture must be accompanied by a practical understanding of the technology, and many of our lectures involves practical practice in subjects like web design, blogging, coding and structuring of data.
- The Nordic Digital Culture Network was launched in September 2009, and provides opportunities for students to spend time at other digital culture programs in Copenhagen, Blekinge and Jyväskyla. Teacher exchange will also happen, and we are planning to develop joint courses.
To see more about our research, please visit the Digital Culture Research Group.
Digital Culture is focused on humanities-driven investigations of the role that contemporary technologies have in shaping our relationship with each other and to the world. We offer courses on critical approaches to digital media artifacts, on the social ramifications of technology, on web design and development, and on cultural practices specific to the network. All our courses are taught in English.
At Digital Culture you'll find experts on social media, gender and technology, electronic literature, computer games, security, blogging, the history of technology, digital art and narratives online.
There are a number of different opportunities for international students and researchers to study and research digital culture with our program at the University of Bergen.