The Openness Metaphor - Contemporary Understandings of the Digital

Project: ResearchIndividual research project

Research areas and keywords



This project uses conceptual metaphor theory to study how contemporary internet is understood, particularly focusing the metaphor of "open" and "openness". The results are argued to be of relevance for how businesses and regulation of the digital domain develop, along with how we understand and think of new media and culture.
Effective start/end date2016/08/012016/10/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Åke Wibergs stiftelse
  • Magnus Bergvalls Stiftelse
  • Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society


Related research output

Stefan Larsson, 2017 Feb 23, Oxford University Press. 256 p. (Oxford Studies in Language and Law)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Stefan Larsson, 2016 Oct 7.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Related activities

Larsson, S. (Invited speaker)
2017 Sep 21

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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