DNS Recap #2

DNS Recap #2

DNS Recap #2

Each month, we share our multiple practices around one carefully selected theme. You can see more of the DNS Recap series and sign up to get it in your inbox ūüď™ at this link.

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‚ÄúDigital Authorship‚ÄĚ is the theme of this month and we are investigating the function and role of authors in our digital futures from different perspectives.

Under Digital Authorship, we are asking some critical questions: How does digital authorship function in the digital care-making process? What role do authors of misinformation play in our digital systems? How does information overload lead to new forms of digital meaning-making? How do anxieties around the changing role of digital authors, in the time of Generative AI, shape our idea of the digital author? How does the digital author relate to the digital communities and contexts that they write for? What role does gender play in determining the new conditions of digital authorship in Chinese Social Media...

Care as Digital Authorship: Negotiation, Performance, Presentation


Scholars from diverse disciplines, together with¬†Dr. Martina Leeker¬†from the¬†University of Cologne,¬†Dr. Daisy Tam¬†from¬†Hong Kong Baptist University, and¬†Dr. Konstanze Sch√ľtze¬†from¬†the¬†University of Education Karlsruhe, presented their findings and observations after a week-long collaboration in studying Digital Care-making.

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Daisy Tam: ‚ÄúIf the answers [to a problem] are exclusive, then no system will work‚ÄĚ

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Martina Leeker and Konstanze Sch√ľtze: ‚ÄúCare is more of a cultural technique: to organize responsibility and to look at the distribution of it at the cultural, political and social levels‚ÄĚ

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Digital Authorship in Election Cycles

Misinformation Blog Series

by Anushree Majumdar


The first blog in this series elaborates on the project launched by the Digital Narratives Studio’s Experimental Authorship pillar with Digital Asia Hub and the Bertelsmann Stifting Foundation. This blog introduces a new framework to understand how digital information stacks affect democratic elections in 9 different countries in Asia.

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In the second blog entry of this series, Anushree Majumdar introduces the idea of Information Overload. This idea helps to make sense of why people vote and make decisions against their own self-interests and how voters can be manipulated into making bad decisions through information overload.

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In the latest blog, Anushree Majumdar argues that Artificial Intelligence has significantly influenced public opinions in India’s political landscape, questions the efficacy of the platforms’ and government’s response, and proposes approaches to combat the possible negative impacts of AI-driven misinformation.

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Digital Authorship in The Age of Gen-AI

Gen-AI Anxiety Blog Series

by Ruiwen Zhou 

Instead of regarding the anxieties around Gen‚ÄďAI as separate cases that are emerging continuously,¬†Ruiwen Zhou¬†writes this blog series to introduce the project, which has been conducted by¬†Nishant Shah¬†from¬†the School of Journalism and Communication¬†at¬†the Chinese University of Hong Kong¬†and¬†Lukas Beckenbauer¬†from¬†the School of Management¬†at the¬†Technical University of Munich.


The first blog is showing us that despite the huge difference in culture and context, the anxieties around Gen-AI seem to be the same. At the same time, these anxieties remain separated and are presented as unique rather than generic.

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The 2nd¬†blog entry continuously documents the progress of this project to check the symptoms of Gen‚ÄďAI anxieties in various domains, while offering a deep discussion of the ways in which Gen-AI anxieties are producing what we think of as reality.

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Starting from the question of what we are anxious about in the face of Gen-AI, the third blog continues the journey of hunting for the anxieties around Gen-AI by disassembling the anxieties. Further, this blog offers further insights from the anxiety searching and mapping practice and proposes the idea of AI anxiety taxonomy…

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Digital Authorship in Nonfiction Writing

by Cassie Wen 


To investigate influential online nonfiction narratives that reveal the social reality of this generation, Cassie Wen in this blog entry examines the idea of the author and its relationship in the current landscape of digital media in China. 

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Digital Authorship in Social Media Landscape

by Cassie Wen 


In this blog entry, Cassie Wen explores and interrogates the ways in which language is employed to engage with these topics on this Xiaohongshu, especially the quasi-medical lens that is becoming the standard to describe the human body, especially women’s bodies.

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