How do individuals, NGOs and companies use digital media to contribute to a sustainable society? In this Open Access publication, Sigrid Kannengießer reconstructs the socio-ecological consequences of current digitisation processes and uses three case studies to show how different actors (want to) make digitisation more sustainable: in addition to repairing media technologies in repair cafés, the production and appropriation of fair media technologies was examined using the example of the Fairphone, as well as online platforms that promote sustainable consumption using the example of utopia.de. While these are examples of media practices that pursue the goal of sustainability, the comparative analysis also reveals limits and ambivalences of this action.
The open access publication is available here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-36167-9#about
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer is head of the Lab "Sustainability in Digital Societies" at the ZeMKI, which is dedicated to the implementation and challenges of sustainable solutions in digital societies with a primary research focus on "Sustainability and Digital Media".