Colloqium #16

May 2020


A look at how digital and analogue environments impact personal identity and the personal management of identity data

A study by the University in Köln tries to establish “digital self-determination” as research object (first version 2016, current version 2018) and to find out what society and citizens think about their self-determination in digital matters. A fixed theoretical concept of digital self-determination is, according to this study, not normatively clear and in its empirical framework not systematically categorised. The Digital self-determination as research object includes a look at connected linguistic instances like




which converge in the notion of “personal identity” and are of interest, when talking about self determination in general. digital self-determination is conceptualized via general concept of self determination:

the former is in some sense a use case, or a specific version of the latter.

everything that goes for the general, goes for the specific


source: ael
source: ael

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for companies and entrepeneurs, as well as language trainings and simultanoues translations. While studying Philosophy & English at Humboldt University, Berlin, she became a scientific assistant at VIOM GmbH. She founded PhenCoCo in the aftermath of university seminars like “Konstruktion und Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung”, Phänomenologie und Kognition" (M. Thiering) and “Computation und Geist” (J. Bach). She has been involved in different research and development projects, guiding her academic interests towards way finding and cognitive preconditions for navigation, both computational and phenomenological. This includes working on spacial concepts found in philosophy, psychology and robotics, subsuming Gestalt theory, embodiment theories, language/ concept importance, association and intuition. Her personal interests lie a.o. in current issues in philosophy, technology, and science, specifically navigation, optimisation, and telematics.

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