This sub-project runs in the context of the DFG proposal, “Communicative Figurations”, for establishing a special research area at the universities of Bremen and Hamburg (see project 3). Its purpose is to investigate the role of software systems in communicative figurations. To that end, we will conduct two case studies on participation in the public sphere of the media. They will analyse the communicative figurations of producing and adopting web-based communication platforms and analyse the software as such. What are the multiple options and services are supported by such platforms?To what extent does their differing distribution represent an asynchronicity in the changes in media?
RP2 - Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Digital Communication