Dichtung Digital is a contribution to academic reflection on art and culture in digital media. Dichtung Digital welcomes close critical readings as well as theoretical discussions. 


Dichtung Digital was founded by Roberto Simanowski in 1999 as an international, bilingual (German and English) Journal for digital aesthetics. It was relaunched as a peer-reviewed Journal of art and culture in digital media in 2012.

Dichtung Digital aims to foster the interdisciplinary discussion of art and cultural in digital media from the perspectives of literary, cultural and media studies, fine art, and sociology with both a theoretical and empirical engagement. Topics covered range from the poetics of multi-linear and multi-media text, interactive installations or videogames, to the politics of culture and communication in digital, mobile, and social media.

Dichtung Digital appears twice a year. Each issue will include an average of ten contributions in German or English. Contributions are reviewed in a double blind process by at least two members of the editorial board.

In addition to academic articles in the journal section, the classroom section presents discussions on theoretical and practical issues of media literacy. Hints contains short reviews on publications in the field of digital media studies as well as reports about conferences and information on important events.

All authors of academic papers are listed with short vita and links to their contributions. The 40 issues of the years 1999-2011 are accessible in the archive. There is a newsletter announcing new articles in Dichtung Digital.