part of ifdT

Founded by the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory at University of Belgrade 

Diverse team

Uniting scholars from across disciplines including social and technical sciences 

unique methods

Our methodological approach is based on live psychometrics of social media

Emotional AI and regulation of content recommendation systems
Big data as a resource of society or elites
Milovan Suvakov: Open Data Visualization
Desiree Zeljka Miloshevic: Internet technology & climate change
Ivan Kadic: Digital 21st century of innovation in architecture, infrastructure, and smart cities
Tahir Hasanovic: Social polarization and the global future
Marija Mitrovic Dankulov: How physicists explore collective phenomena in social systems (ENG)
Jelisaveta Petrovic: Big data and climate change – A Sociological analysis (SRB)

About our Lab

Digital Society Lab [DigiLab] explores the impact of information and communication technologies on society, politics, economy, industries, culture, and art practices, examining how the processes of ubiquitous digitalization affect and transform all aspects of our lives on both individual and collective level.

The Lab provides stimulating research in a highly interdisciplinary setting. It attracts both national and international researchers from diverse fields of study, including social psychology, sociology, philosophy, political science, cultural studies, critical theory, posthumanism / transhumanism, digital humanities, art theory, new media and communication studies, and technical and natural sciences. They work in close collaboration on tackling various socio-technological questions of our increasingly data-driven world.


Research topics:

Analysis and comparison between groups and their psychometric parameters in social media and application of artificial intelligence on data from social platforms (data science/big data/data mining), social dynamics of the digital space (fake news / echo chambers / polarization/online addiction), digital citizens / privacy/ surveillance/ activism / civil disobedience, media freedom / freedom of expression / democratic processes / digital governance / digital divide, body, identity, agency, and cognition in digitally mediated interactions and virtual environments, digital arts and culture/ art-science collaborations/ digitalization and cultural institutions/ cultural heritage, human – nonhuman relations and AI ethics / cultural and societal implications of AI / influence of AI on value-systems and decision making in forming societal policies

METHODS

We combine solid theoretical base with experimental, qualitative and quantitative means in our research inquiries.

open science

Our research is based on principle of open science. Databases used for writing scientific publications are available to researchers from around the world.

ethics

Ethical standards of our work are aligned to European directives and guidelines on personal data protection and to the Ethics Code of the University.

Our current focus

Media Distortion Index

Comparison between sentiment and other psychometric parameters expressed by the mass media with Twitter profiles of their followers.

Weather Psychometrics

Psychometric characteristics of Twitter users and meteorological alterations.

technocracy

Future technologies and their socio-political implications

See up to date list of our news, projects, publications and events

Ljubisa Bojic: Is media literacy nessesary? (SRB)
Mihajlo Popesku: Without data you are just another person with an opinion (SRB)
Mirko Savic: We can expect lots of exciting research in the future (SRB)
Nenad Pinter: Big Data is resource of the public (SRB) 
Report from an event: Big Data as a resource of society or elites (SRB)
Report from an event: Big Data as a resource of society or elites (ENG)

Meet Our Team

DigiLab attracts researchers from areas of sociology, philosophy, political and technical sciences

Ljubiša Bojić
Coordinator

Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Jelena Guga
Coordinator

Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Željko Radniković

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Igor Cvejić

Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Srđan Prodanović

Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Vera Mevorah

Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Nemanja Nikolic

Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Lana Tucakovic

Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Milan Urošević

Research Assistant, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Balša Delibašić

Research Assistant, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Vladimir Cvetkovic

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

Simona Zikic

Research Assistant, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade

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