About the Author

Ana Lúcia Migowski

E-Mail: ana-lucia.migowski@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Ana Lúcia Migowski received her Master’s degree in Communication and Information from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 2013. Since then, she has taught as a lecturer in Social Communication faculties and postgraduate courses in Brazil. Currently she is a PhD candidate at Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen. Her doctoral research deals with the use of digital media, especially social networking sites, in the elaboration of cultural and communicative memories. Migowski is also a member of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).

Contributions by Author: Ana Lúcia Migowski

05/30/2016 _Perspective

Digital Dark Age

An overview for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The possibility of a Digital Dark Age worries computer scientists, archivists, and librarians, but it also concerns humanists and social scientists. The absence of access to digital data and cultural products due to the obsolescence of technologies used for today’s communication, entertainment, work, production and circulation of scientific knowledge is an imminent risk. This report is based on texts and interviews with experts. Here we provide an overview of this emer-gent and urgent problem and present suggestions for prevention.