Chris Köver

Ego Updates: The internet and the asymmetry in us and outside of us

On the internet, people are finally themselves. But the web’s new openness and transparency only shows the surface while the important mechanisms of our lives are becoming less visible and manoeuvrable for many. Individuality and tenacity are falling by the wayside. Are our egos becoming an application of techno-modernisation? Or a commodity? If invisible changes […]

Emancipation in cyberspace: Hybridity and identity mixing

Dr. Reyhan Şahin was awarded the German Study Prize for her doctorate thesis on research into the headscarf in Germany. She is currently working on her post-doctoral studies on the online identity of young female Muslims in Germany. How are anonymized images, Arabic loanwords or bilingualism employed by Muslim online communities? How are selfies and […]