Exploring digital spheres

Come with us on a journey into the realms of the digital: In the podcast Exploring digital spheres you will get to know HIIG researchers from diverse disciplines. We ask them, how our digital society works and what the future might look like. Every other episode, the researchers will enter into a dialogue with other digital mavericks!



episode 22: Digital civil disobedience

Theresa Züger on resistance in the digital age

What do Edward Snowden, Aaron Swartz and Phil Zimmermann have in common? This episode is all about whistleblowers, activists and other people deliberately breaking the law for a specific ideological conviction. What are the parallels to for example the civil rights movement in the US, Ghandi, Rosa Parks or the anti-nuclear energy protests in Germany. And what's new?

Theresa Züger, researcher at HIIG, talks with Wouter about her research insights into practices and characteristics of digital disobedience. Listen to her sharing stories of encryption, hacking and whistleblowing.

In this episode:

  • Theresa Züger's profile
  • Her dissertation "Reload disobedience" (German)
  • More publications by Theresa Züger
  • Aaron Swartz (documentary)
  • Phil Zimmermann (Article in the Guardian)


 2019-11-12  23m