European inventory of
societal values of culture



Digital Culture

The term ‘digital culture’ encompasses a wide range of phenomena. It includes the collective set of cultural practices, behaviours, and values that have emerged in relation to digital media and infrastructures. However, it can also focus on ‘born digital’ expressions of culture, including digital art, video games, emojis and internet memes used in online communication, social media, and virtual communities.

One key aspect of digital culture is its contribution to the transformation of communication and culture in general. Digital platforms and affordances have shaped how people connect and share information and have thus enabled new forms of communication. Online communities have formed around shared interests, creating new spaces for cultural expression and identity formation via specific digital formats.

Moreover, digital culture has spurred the emergence of new forms of artistic expression. Artists and creators use digital tools and platforms to create, distribute, and mix digital cultural products, increasingly with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms. These innovations have expanded the boundaries of traditional art forms and challenged conventional notions of creativity, participation, and authorship.