— digitalgrip.de

This is the online home of Kerstin Hoppenhaus. I’m a former biologist, a filmmaker and a science journalist.


The digital grip is something deeply analog: Our capacity to grasp, to hold something between our fingers and to manipulate it.

It first developed in tree-dwelling mammals and many believe that by having allowed for tool making, fine tuned motor skills, development of stereoscopic-vision and more, it is one of the most important factors in the evolution of higher cognitive capacities, the capacities we are using today in doing science, making movies, or building elaborate virtual worlds.

Somewhere between this digital and the other digital I like to work.


Many of my past and ongoing projects and assignments are listed here.
Also, I collect science across the media in my field notes and blog about bees and biology at The Viable.




*The title for this site I owe to Sir David Attenborough, who, a while ago, had his own encounter with the digital grip.