In the run-up to Synergy 2019, the NWO has interviewed Birgit Meyer about the influence of digitisation on research and knowledge production in the social sciences and humanities.
When Meyer started her NWO Pionier project in 2000, she mainly investigated how the religious experience of people changed due to radio and television. Gradually, Internet and social media also started to exert an influence. Meyer: ‘In the past, I used to be more positive about the influence of new media in connecting people. Now I mainly see the dark aspects: exclusion, partitioning, easily proving your point in your own circle, and fake news.’
Read the entire interview here.