Kommende Veranstaltungen

Do. 30. September 2021 - Fr. 01. Oktober 2021
Tagung: "Netzwerke im Kulturtransfer"
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Donnerstag, 30. - 01. Oktober 2021

Interdisziplinäre Online-Tagung am Internationalen Graduiertenkolleg 1956 Kulturtransfer (Freiburg/Moskau) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperation (Siegen) und dem Institut für Medienkultur und Theater (Köln)

 

 

Veranstaltet von Dr. Sebastian Gießmann und Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard
Konzeption: Friederike Ahrens, MA., Dr. Sebastian Gießmann und Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard

 

Kulturkontakte und Kulturtransfer finden stets in Netzwerken statt: Sie sind von Beziehungen zwischen einzelnen Vermittler:innenfiguren und vermittelnden Institutionen, von materiellen und konventionellen Handels-, Verkehrs- und Kommunikationswegen, von den transportierten Gegenständen und nomadischen Medien, und von den impliziten Protokollen für jede der einzelnen involvierten Kommunikationen und Kooperationen abhängig. Der in den letzten beiden Jahrzehnten rasante und innovative Fortschritt der Forschung zu Netzwerken in etlichen Disziplinen bietet den Geisteswissenschaften deshalb auch in diesem Bereich neue Herausforderungen und Chancen. Die zweitägige interdisziplinäre Tagung Netzwerke im Kulturtransfer untersucht Prozesse der kulturellen Vermittlung dezidiert mit dem Blick auf jene Netzwerke, die sie ermöglichen und die von ihnen performiert werden. Es gilt, neue Verfahren und Begriffe zu entwickeln, die dem Fortschritt der Netzwerkforschung Rechnung tragen und zugleich grundlegend zum Verständnis gerade grenzüberschreitender kultureller Netzwerke beitragen – von der qualitativen und quantitativen Netzwerkforschung über Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie und Akteur-Medien-Theorie bis zu Profilierungen zwischen system- und netzwerkorientierten Ansätzen.

Die Tagung findet vollständig online statt. Bitte melden Sie sich hier kostenlos zur Teilnahme an:

kontakt@igk1956.uni-freiburg.de

 

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Di. 12. Oktober 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung : "Learning (in) Digital Media"- Rainer Mühlhoff (Universität Osnabrück) : "Human-Aided Artificial Intelligence: Machinic capture of human labor in contemporary media culture"
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12. Oktober 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

Artificial intelligence (AI), especially machine learning, structurally dependends on human participation. Technologies such as Deep Learning (DL) leverage networked media infrastructures and human-machine interaction designs to harness users to provide training and verification data. The current success of machine learning is based on a fundamental socio-technological transformation of the relationship between humans and machines. This transformation is driven by current trends in Human-Computer interaction design and perpetuated through digital media culture.

In the 1960s, the relationship between humans and AI was shaped by the idea of aspired resemblance between humans and machines. Machine intelligence referred to a machine imitating human cognitive skills such as chess playing or language comprehension. As I will argue in the talk, today, AI does not imitate human intelligence, neither does it replace human work. Rather, AI captures human cognitive, social and affective skills in hybrid human-machine apparatuses, which perform, as a whole, the resulting artificial intelligence. Contemporary machine learning systems thus rely on hidden forms of human participation orchestrated by digital media. This human participation is mostly unpaid and often not recognized as labor.

Relating to interface theory and critical media studies, I differentiate five types of “media technologies of capture” in AI apparatuses and analyze them as forms of power relations between humans and machines. Clickwork (e.g. Amazon Mechanical Turk) or Commercial Content Moderation are only two common forms of this kind of labor. Less well known forms include "social labor" on platforms such as Facebook, and "tracking and trapping" techniques of capture e.g. by Google Search. This talk is organized around examples to debunk the current hype of machine learning and discuss related forms of social control and discrimination of users.

 

Rainer Mühlhoff is a philosopher and mathematician and Professor of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Osnabrück. His work focuses on ethics, social philosophy, and data protection in the context of digital media. In interdisciplinary collaborations, he brings together philosophy, media studies, and computer science to analyze the interplay of technology, power, and social change. More information: https://rainermuehlhoff.de/en/

Di. 19. Oktober 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media" - Katharina Rohlfing (Universität Paderborn): "Scaffolding and monitoring: Aspects of learning in the social design of explainable AI systems"
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19. Oktober 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

What is driving a recent surge of interest in explainable AI (XAI) are technological advancements in machine learning affecting humans’ lives on the one hand but also  regulatory initiatives fostering transparency in algorithmic  decision-making on the other hand. Explainability is discussed as a solution to socio-technical challenges such as intelligent software providing incomprehensible decisions or big data enabling fast learning but becoming too complex to fully comprehend and judge its achievements. The vision is that with explainable AI, more insights  into the function, decisions, and usefulness of algorithms are expected.
  
  Yet, if an explanation is successful, it results in an understanding. Current XAI research is centering around solutions of how to explain and what could be a successful explanation leading to understanding. In the presentation, I will elaborate on a new approach that draws on two concepts known from learning and education: scaffolding and monitoring. Both are important resources for the social design of explainable AI systems: Whereas in current XAI research,  the addressee/explainee is mostly seen as a passive receiver, these concepts lead to a particular form of interaction to which both partners actively contribute. The assumption is that it will result in the explanation being tailored to a particular form  of understanding thus gaining on relevance.

 

Katharina J. Rohlfing received her Master’s in Linguistics, Philosophy, and Media Studies from Paderborn University, Germany, in 1997. As a member of the interdisciplinary Graduate Program “Task-Oriented Communication,”  she received her PhD in  Linguistics from Bielefeld University in 2002. In 2006, she became a  Dilthey Fellow (Volkswagen Foundation) and Head of the Emergentist Semantics Group at Bielefeld University’s Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC). Currently, she is professor of psycholinguistics at Paderborn University and speaker of the Transregional Research Center „Constructing explainability“, funded by the DFG. Her work is on multimodal dialogical coordination and learning with a strong interest in cognitive  modeling, developmental robotics, and HRI.

Mi. 20. Oktober 2021
MGK-Research Colloquium
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20. Oktober 2021

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Tim Moritz Hector

(Dissertation Project: Voice Assistants in Talk-in-Interaction: Transformation and emergence of linguistic and cultural everyday-practices through acquisition of media with voice-user-interfaces)

Discussant: Tanja Ertl

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Max Kanderske

(Dissertation Project: Navigating the Noise: A praxeological examination of self-localizing interfaces)

Discussant: Sarah Rüller

 

Mi. 20. Oktober 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 Uhr
Planning Session: Program Summer Term 2022
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20. Oktober 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 Uhr

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Mo. 25. Oktober 2021 - Fr. 29. Oktober 2021
Annual Conference 2021: Practices of Learning
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Montag, 25. - 29. Oktober 2021

The annual conference will focus on the connection between learning and digital media. The observability and practice of learning in diverse fields of research and the concepts of learning in different disciplines will be examined. The aim of the conference is to look at the cooperative production of “learning” as a media practice and data practice in its various aspects: from learning subjects and organizations to self-learning systems and artificial intelligence.

Responsible subprojects:
A03, A05, B04, B05, B08

Contact: karina.kirsten@uni-siegen.de

Di. 02. November 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media" - Inga Gryl (Universität Duisburg-Essen) und Helena Atteneder (Universität Tübingen): "Towards a maturity-oriented education on the algorithms behind geomedia technologies"
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02. November 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

In our talk we unfold a theoretical framework behind algorithms of various forms of mobility that are technologically spoken based on geodata. From a technical perspective, algorithms can be seen as a sequence of codes that contain precise operations or procedures to solve a problem. Apart from simple queries such as navigation or movement patterns, due to an enormous increase in processing power in mobile, networked end user devices and a datafication of everyday behaviour, a multitude of other parameters can be considered . In our model we approach the massive social implications that come along with algorithms in everyday and educational settings, we outline a conception of the human being that comes along with that, which is mainly objectivating people and making them predictable, while, at the same time, places algorithms as seemingly deification or fetish. Thus, in algorithms, data and basic geographic data on physical positioning and movement is closely linked to a broader term of social mobility and consequent social implications.

 

Inga Gryl is professor for Primary Social and Science Education at the Institute for Geography, Universität Duisburg-Essen. Her research areas are digitalization in education, societal participation with geomedia, critical approaches in geography education, and innovativeness in schools.

 

Helena Atteneder is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Media Studies, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen. Her research focuses on geomedia as socio-technological and dialectical phenomena at the interface between spatial and media theory.

Mi. 03. November 2021
MGK-Research Colloquium
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03. November 2021

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Quejdane Sabbah

(Dissertation Project: When the telecommunication industry meets platform companies: Facebook Network Analytics and the new infrastructural dimension of platforms.)

Discussant: Yarden Skop

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Pip Hare

(Dissertation Project: Moving moving images: affective viewing across contexts and continents (WT))

Discussant: Regina Wuzella

Di. 09. November 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media"- Petra Missomelius (Universität Innsbruck): "'Digital education' and the IT industry"
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09. November 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

In the past, one could speak of a ‘world education market’, which consisted strongly of potential estimates and forecasts, but now we can see that a ‘global education industry’ has developed. The global tech industry like IBM, Google, Apple, Microsoft etc. are successful in the educational technology businesses proposing that the solution of a problematic educational system should obviously be in the hands of private sector technology companies with their entrepreneurial experience and business success. In this lecture we will discuss how commercial organizations are engaging in education, even if it means that they must change business models and practices. Ultimately, these education industries offer high expansion potential for investors. We will investigate what it means when these players re-invent education. 

Ben Williamson Ben (2017): Big Data in Education. The digital future of learning, policy and practice

Marcelo Parreira do Amaral et al. (ed.) (2019): Researching the Global Education Industry

Niesyto, Horst (2021): ‚Digitale Bildung‘ wird zu einer Einflugschneise für die IT-Wirtschaft.

Langfassung/Onlineversion: https://horst-niesyto.de/gesamtuebersicht-publikationen/ [Kurzfassung/Printversion: medien+erziehung, Heft 1/2021, S. 23-28].

 

Petra Missomelius, Assoc. Prof. PD Dr. is a Media Scholar in the Department of Media, Society and Communication at Innsbruck University. Dissertation at Marburg University, Habilitation thesis on Education and media culture. Her Research is focused on audio-visual online cultures (current: mourning and commemoration during the pandemic) and digital infrastructures in the context of work process innovation.

Mi. 17. November 2021
MGK-Research Colloquium
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17. November 2021

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Sarah Rüller

(Dissertation Project: Being public under increasing and diminishing Infrastructures: Understanding Media Practices and Sense-Making of Technology in non-urban Areas in Palestine and Morocco)

Discussant: Niklas Strüver

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Julia Kurz

(Dissertation Project: tba)

Discussant: Benedikt Merkle

Di. 23. November 2021, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Forschungsforum - Dr. Sam Hind (A03): Sensor Strategies
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23. November 2021, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr

 

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Di. 30. November 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media" - Florian Jaton (University of Lausanne): "On ground truths, biases, and morality in machine learning design and application"
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30. November 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

When one documents the manufacture of algorithms using the analytical genre of laboratory ethnography – among other possible ones – one notices that many of them rely upon referential databases called “ground truths” that gather sets of input-data and their manually designed output-targets counterparts. One also quickly realizes that the collective processes leading to the definition of these ground-truth databases heavily impact on the nature of the algorithms they help to constitute, evaluate, and compare. In this talk, I will first discuss some of the whys and wherefores of these ground-truthing processes, with an emphasis on supervised and unsupervised learning for computer vision. Then, building upon the presented elements and the concept of "genuine option" developed by pragmatist philosopher William James, I will critically discuss the notion of bias and propose an alternative way to consider the morality of machine learning algorithms.

 

Florian Jaton is Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Lausanne, STS Lab. He studied Philosophy, Mathematics, Literature, and Political Sciences before receiving his PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne. His research interests are the sociology of algorithms, the philosophy of mathematics, and the history of computing. He is the author of The Constitution of Algorithms: Ground-Truthing, Programming, Formulating, published by MIT Press.

Mi. 01. Dezember 2021
MGK-Research Colloquium
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01. Dezember 2021

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Niklas Strüver

(Dissertation Project: Voice Assistants as sociotechnical phenomena: About infrastructures and platforms)

Discussant: Jason Chao

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Regina Wuzella

(Dissertation Project: Maßlose Gesten – Agency in the field of Robotic Manipulation)

Discussant: Sheree May Saßmannshausen

Mi. 08. Dezember 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Dashboards of Doubt and Disorientation: Workshop with Shannon Mattern
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08. Dezember 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr

In this era of upheaval and uncertainty, data dashboards have proliferated, promising clarifying oversight of everything from COVID infections and vaccinations, to the removal of white supremacist and colonialist statuary, to energy expenditures and climate change mitigation efforts. Dashboards crystallize states’, municipalities’, activists’, and corporations’ approaches to epistemological and affective governance by parceling the knowledge required for decision-making and calibrating stakeholders’ panic and pride in “progress.” Yet for all their promises of omniscient command, dashboards also manifest doubt and disorientation. In this talk we’ll examine a variety of recent dashboard and “control center” projects – both functioning and speculative examples – and consider how they reveal, perhaps inadvertently, the uncertainty and ambiguity underlying the data that illuminate their screens, the intelligence they cultivate, and the modes of governance that intelligence ostensibly inspires.

Shannon Mattern is a Professor of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research. Her writing and teaching focus on archives, libraries, and other media spaces; media infrastructures; spatial epistemologies; and mediated sensation and exhibition. She is the author of The New Downtown Library: Designing with Communities; Deep Mapping the Media City; Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: 5000 Years of Urban Media, all published by University of Minnesota Press; and A City Is Not a Computer, published by Princeton University Press. She also contributes a regular long-form column about urban data and mediated infrastructures to Places Journal. In addition, she serves as president of the board of the Metropolitan New York Library Council and regularly collaborates on public design and interactive projects and exhibitions. You can find her at wordsinspace.net

Di. 14. Dezember 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media" - Jen Ross (University of Edinburgh): "Speculative approaches, cultures of surveillance, and digital futures in higher education"
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14. Dezember 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

The Manifesto for Teaching Online argues that “online courses are prone to cultures of surveillance”, and points to the ethical and pedagogical dimensions of visibility. The upheavals of the Covid-19 crisis have increased the influence of edtech imaginaries based on logics of surveillance and extraction, and new ways of thinking about and working with the future are urgently needed. A speculative orientation to digital education offers methods for envisioning or crafting futures or conditions which may not yet currently exist, to provoke new ways of thinking and to bring particular ideas or issues into focus. In the talk I will share examples of how speculative methods have been used to critically explore and reimagine aspects of surveillance cultures in higher education.

 

Dr Jen Ross is co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She publishes and teaches on topics including education and learning futures, speculative methods, museum and gallery learning and engagement, surveillance cultures in education, the impact and pedagogy of MOOCs and open education, and student and teacher experiences of online distance learning.

Mi. 15. Dezember 2021
MGK-Research Colloquium
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15. Dezember 2021

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Dmitri Presnov

(Dissertation Project: Anatomically integrated visualization of patient data)

Discussant: Quejdane Sabbah

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Sheree May Saßmannshausen

(Dissertation Project: Intermediary, multimodal and immersive infrastructures for digital citizen participation in urban and regional planning)

Discussant: Susanne Förster

Do. 16. Dezember 2021 - Fr. 17. Dezember 2021
Workshop “Test Society/Covid 19”
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Donnerstag, 16. - 17. Dezember 2021

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Di. 11. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Media practices and their social effects: Lecture with John Postill
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11. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr

In this paper I draw from the practice theory and media anthropology literature, as well as from a range of empirical studies, including my own anthropological research in Malaysia and Spain, to discuss the effects of media-related practices in people’s social worlds. I argue that these social effects come in two main varieties – mediatising effects and worlding effects – and that this area is ripe for further media ethnographic work, so long as we overcome our customary aversion to the notion of media effects.

Keywords: media practices, media effects, social effects, practice theory, social change, media anthropology, media ethnography

John Postill gained a PhD in Anthropology from University College London in 2000. He specialises in the study of political communication, media practices and sociocultural change and to date has conducted fieldwork in Malaysia, Indonesia and Spain. He currently lectures at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne. His publications include The Rise of Nerd Politics (2018), Digital Ethnography (2016), Localizing the Internet (2011), Theorising Media and Practice (2010) and Media and Nation Building (2006). He is presently researching ‘woke’ politics and writing his first novel – a work of social science fiction titled Life of Piñas. He is also planning a book on political culture and historical agency in the digital era

Mi. 12. Januar 2022
MGK-Research Colloquium
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12. Januar 2022

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Daniela van Geenen

(Dissertation Project: Making sense of sensors as knowledge technologies: Critical data practice(s) in everyday sensor-enabled settings and situations)

Discussant: Dmitri Presnov

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Aynalem Misganaw

(Dissertation Project: tba)

Discussant: Daniela van Geenen

Mi. 12. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Media practices and their social effects: Workshop with John Postill
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12. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr

In this paper I draw from the practice theory and media anthropology literature, as well as from a range of empirical studies, including my own anthropological research in Malaysia and Spain, to discuss the effects of media-related practices in people’s social worlds. I argue that these social effects come in two main varieties – mediatising effects and worlding effects – and that this area is ripe for further media ethnographic work, so long as we overcome our customary aversion to the notion of media effects.

Keywords: media practices, media effects, social effects, practice theory, social change, media anthropology, media ethnography

John Postill gained a PhD in Anthropology from University College London in 2000. He specialises in the study of political communication, media practices and sociocultural change and to date has conducted fieldwork in Malaysia, Indonesia and Spain. He currently lectures at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne. His publications include The Rise of Nerd Politics (2018), Digital Ethnography (2016), Localizing the Internet (2011), Theorising Media and Practice (2010) and Media and Nation Building (2006). He is presently researching ‘woke’ politics and writing his first novel – a work of social science fiction titled Life of Piñas. He is also planning a book on political culture and historical agency in the digital era

Di. 18. Januar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media" - Caroline Sinders: "Feminist Data Set"
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18. Januar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

What is feminist data inside of social networks, algorithms, and big data? How can we queer data, the archive, and the internet? How can a data set act as a form of protest, of a creation of bias mitigation? This talk looks at ways of intervention, from art, design, and technology that combat and challenge bias. How can we create data to be an act of protest against algorithms? Part of this talk will focus on Caroline's research and current art project, Feminist Data Set.

Feminist Data Set acts as a means to combat bias and introduce the possibility of data collection as a feminist practice, aiming to produce a slice of data to intervene in larger civic and private networks. Exploring its potential to disrupt larger systems by generating new forms of agency, her work asks: can data collection itself function as an artwork?

 

Caroline Sinders is a critical designer and artist. For the past few years, she has been examining the intersections of artificial intelligence, abuse, and politics in digital conversational spaces. 

She has worked with the United Nations, Amnesty International, IBM Watson, the Wikimedia Foundation and others. Sinders has held fellowships with the Harvard Kennedy School, Google's PAIR (People and Artificial Intelligence Research group), the Mozilla Foundation, the Weizenbaum Institute Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, Ars Electronica, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Sci Art Resonances program with the European Commission, and the International Center of Photography. 

Some of her research fellowships and funded research work has focused on dark patterns, community health, online harassment, AI inequity, and the labor and systems in AI and platforms. Currently, she is a fellow with Ars Electronica AI Lab with the Edinburgh Futures Institute.  Her work has been featured in the Tate Exchange in Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, MoMA PS1, LABoral, Wired, Slate, Quartz, the Channels Festival and others. Sinders holds a Masters from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Di. 25. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Versuch einer praxeologischen Medienphilosophie: Was Medien(praktiken) über Medienpraktiken wissen: Vorlesung mit Jens Ruchatz & Kevin Pauliks
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25. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr

 

Wie unsicher Bestimmungen sind, was ein Medium ausmacht, ist spätestens seit den Anfängen der Digitalisierung offensichtlich geworden. Zuvor gesteckte Mediengrenzen, wie z. B. von Fotografie, Film und Fernsehen, scheinen im medialen Raum des Digitalen zu verschwimmen. Deswegen wird immer häufiger der Blick von den medialen Formen und ihrer Prägekraft hin zu den Medienpraktiken verschoben, also auf das, was Menschen mit Medien machen. Als methodisches Rezept wird dann eine Ethnographie verordnet, die vorschreibt, Akteure bei ihrem Tun zu beobachten oder über ihr Tun zu befragen. Die formanalytischen Bezugspunkte der Medienwissenschaft – ihre eigenen Kompetenzen und Praktiken – werden von solchen non-representational methodologies konsequent ausgeklammert. Dem möchten wir entgegenhalten, dass Medien – im Sinne einer praxeologisch gewandten Medienphilosophie – nicht weniger verlässlich über ihre Praktiken Auskunft geben als Akteure. Wenn wir uns das Ziel setzen, Medien darauf hin zu befragen, was sie von ihren eigenen Medienpraktiken wissen, dann gewinnt dadurch zugleich auch die Bestimmung des Medialen an Kontur und Konkretion.

 

Jens Ruchatz ist Professor für Medienwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Audiovisuelle Transferprozesse an der Philipps-Universität Marburg und stellvertretender Sprecher der DFG-Forschungsgruppe (FOR2288) „Journalliteratur: Formatbedingungen, visuelles Design, Rezeptionskulturen“ an den Universitäten Bochum, Marburg und Köln. Er leitet die Forschungsprojekte „Fragmentwanderungen im Medienvergleich: Fotografien in Zeitschrift und Buch im 20. Jahrhundert“ und „Bildförmige Bildkritik in Sozialen Medien. Explizites und implizites Theoretisieren des digitalen Bildes“. Er forscht unter anderem zu Fotografie in all ihren Materialitäten, zur Medialität der Zeitschrift, zu kulinarischen Medien und Fernsehserien.


Kevin Pauliks, M.A. ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im DFG-Forschungsprojekt „Bildförmige Bildkritik in Sozialen Medien. Explizites und implizites Theoretisieren des digitalen Bildes“ im Rahmen des Schwerpunktprogramms „Das digitale Bild“ an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Zuvor arbeitete er an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal am Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Soziologie. Von 2011 bis 2016 studierte er an der Philipps-Universität Marburg Medienwissenschaft und Soziologie. Er promoviert zu den Medienpraktiken von Internet-Memes in der Werbung.

 

 

 

Mi. 26. Januar 2022
MGK-Research Colloquium
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26. Januar 2022

3:00pm–4:00pm

Presentation: Yarden Skop

(Dissertation Project: Studying the relationships between platform companies and publishers through the development and deployment of computational tools for content moderation and fact checking)

Discussant: Fernando van der Vlist

 

4:00pm–5:00pm

Presentation: Benedikt Merkle

(Dissertation Project: Regulation of the sensory. Flash-Animation as the aesthetics of object-oriented programming)

Discussant: Pip Hare

Mi. 26. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Versuch einer praxeologischen Medienphilosophie: Was Medien(praktiken) über Medienpraktiken wissen: Workshop mit Jens Ruchatz & Kevin Pauliks
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26. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr

Wie unsicher Bestimmungen sind, was ein Medium ausmacht, ist spätestens seit den Anfängen der Digitalisierung offensichtlich geworden. Zuvor gesteckte Mediengrenzen, wie z. B. von Fotografie, Film und Fernsehen, scheinen im medialen Raum des Digitalen zu verschwimmen. Deswegen wird immer häufiger der Blick von den medialen Formen und ihrer Prägekraft hin zu den Medienpraktiken verschoben, also auf das, was Menschen mit Medien machen. Als methodisches Rezept wird dann eine Ethnographie verordnet, die vorschreibt, Akteure bei ihrem Tun zu beobachten oder über ihr Tun zu befragen. Die formanalytischen Bezugspunkte der Medienwissenschaft – ihre eigenen Kompetenzen und Praktiken – werden von solchen non-representational methodologies konsequent ausgeklammert. Dem möchten wir entgegenhalten, dass Medien – im Sinne einer praxeologisch gewandten Medienphilosophie – nicht weniger verlässlich über ihre Praktiken Auskunft geben als Akteure. Wenn wir uns das Ziel setzen, Medien darauf hin zu befragen, was sie von ihren eigenen Medienpraktiken wissen, dann gewinnt dadurch zugleich auch die Bestimmung des Medialen an Kontur und Konkretion.

 

Jens Ruchatz ist Professor für Medienwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Audiovisuelle Transferprozesse an der Philipps-Universität Marburg und stellvertretender Sprecher der DFG-Forschungsgruppe (FOR2288) „Journalliteratur: Formatbedingungen, visuelles Design, Rezeptionskulturen“ an den Universitäten Bochum, Marburg und Köln. Er leitet die Forschungsprojekte „Fragmentwanderungen im Medienvergleich: Fotografien in Zeitschrift und Buch im 20. Jahrhundert“ und „Bildförmige Bildkritik in Sozialen Medien. Explizites und implizites Theoretisieren des digitalen Bildes“. Er forscht unter anderem zu Fotografie in all ihren Materialitäten, zur Medialität der Zeitschrift, zu kulinarischen Medien und Fernsehserien.


Kevin Pauliks, M.A. ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im DFG-Forschungsprojekt „Bildförmige Bildkritik in Sozialen Medien. Explizites und implizites Theoretisieren des digitalen Bildes“ im Rahmen des Schwerpunktprogramms „Das digitale Bild“ an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Zuvor arbeitete er an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal am Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Soziologie. Von 2011 bis 2016 studierte er an der Philipps-Universität Marburg Medienwissenschaft und Soziologie. Er promoviert zu den Medienpraktiken von Internet-Memes in der Werbung.

 

Di. 01. Februar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Ringvorlesung: "Learning (in) Digital Media" - M. Beatrice Fazi (University of Sussex): "Causality and the Future of Deep Learning"
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01. Februar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Die Ringvorlesung findet als hybride Veranstaltung mit Teilnahme vor Ort und online-Zugang statt. Der Zoom-Link für die Vorlesung wird rechtzeitig über die Mailingliste des SFB zur Verfügung gestellt. Gäste können sich per Mail bei Damaris Lehmann anmelden. Sende eine E-Mail

 

This talk will offer a philosophical perspective on the future of deep learning. In the past decade, the successes of deep neural networks have brought the cognitive aspects of learning to the fore of artificial intelligence (AI) research. While the learning performance of artificial neural networks has been discussed in various ways, researchers tend to agree that this performance does not match that of human brains. The talk will consider how AI researchers are addressing the limitations and shortcomings of current state-of-the-art deep learning: it will focus on arguments claiming that more efficient, flexible and versatile deep learning can be achieved if and when these computational systems will learn to understand causal relations and cause-effect questions. The talk will address the issue of causality in AI and the concept of causation in philosophy to analyse how learning is linked to generalisation, reasoning, inference and to diverse modes of agency. 

 

M. Beatrice Fazi is Lecturer in Digital Humanities in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom). Her primary areas of expertise are the philosophy of computation, the philosophy of technology and the emerging field of media philosophy. Her research focuses on the ontologies and epistemologies produced by contemporary technoscience, particularly in relation to issues in artificial intelligence and computation. She has published extensively on the limits and potentialities of the computational method, on digital aesthetics and on the automation of thought. Her monograph Contingent Computation: Abstraction, Experience, and Indeterminacy in Computational Aesthetics was published by Rowman & Littlefield International in 2018.

Mi. 09. Februar 2022 - Fr. 11. Februar 2022
MGK Data Lab on Data Analysis
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Mittwoch, 09. - 11. Februar 2022

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Vergangene Veranstaltungen

Di. 21. September 2021 - Mi. 22. September 2021
Interviewing in Practice and Theory (A01, A02)
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Dienstag, 21. - 22. September 2021

This workshop will be held in a hybrid format in English. It starts 11:00 on September 21 and ends 17:50 on Sept 22. On both days, the earlier session is a workshop, which will be run for a small group in an interactive format by Thomas Haigh, an historian of computing and experienced oral history interviewer who has conducted interviews sponsored by the ACM, SIAM, and the Software History Center. Attendance in person is preferred if possible, to allow for easy discussion and informal chats over lunch. The events after lunch will be talks and a roundtable discussion featuring other experts on historical interviewing, most of whom are participating remotely. 

Speakers: Thomas Haigh (organizer, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee & Siegen University); Valérie Schafer (organizer, University of Luxembourg); Sebastian Giessmann (organizer, Siegen University); David Brock (Computer History Museum) & Milica Popovic (Global Observatory on Academic Freedom, Central European University).

Full details, including registration, are at https://www.socialstudiesof.info/interviewworkshop/. There is no charge for participation.

Fr. 10. September 2021, 09:00 - 10:00 Uhr
Keynote by Hendrik Vollmer (Warwick): “Accounting for spacetimemattering” as part of the workshop Synchronizing Data in Organizations (A01, A02, A04, A06) – via Zoom
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10. September 2021, 09:00 - 10:00 Uhr

 

To attend the keynote, please register to obtain a the Zoom link for the event. 
 

Organisation: Siri Lamoureaux, Tobias Röhl, Matthias Röhr, Cornelius Schubert, Axel Volmar der Teilprojekte A01, A02, A04, A06

 

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Do. 09. September 2021 - Fr. 10. September 2021
Authors Workshop (online): Synchronizing Data in Organizations (A01, A02, A04, A06)
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Donnerstag, 09. - 10. September 2021

Organizations have always produced and relied on a wide variety of different forms of data. Originating from different sources and times, they are aggregated and operationalized with the aid of technologies and become part of situated ‘data practices.’ Thus, data seem to be in constant need of synchronization to enable their harmonious  use across  places and times. At the same time, practices of synchronization within organizations themselves rely  on certain forms of data and data  processing technologies. 

This conference aims to investigate how organizations deal or have dealt with the temporal and socio-technical heterogeneity of various forms of data. How do new ways of data aggregation and processing adjust temporal patterns of work, governance, leadership, collaboration and decision-making, and how, in turn, do changing forms of cooperative planning and data practices alter what kinds of data (such as qualitative data, user data, sensor data etc.) emerge and are being used in organizations? How are organizational data translated, interpreted and related to other data?  What are problems, challenges and issues revolving around data and temporality in organizations? 

Keynote by Janet Vertesi (Princeton): “The Power of Data: Data circulation in organizational view”
Do. 09. September 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 Uhr

Keynote by Hendrik Vollmer (Warwick): “Accounting for spacetimemattering”
Fr. 10. September 2021, 09:00 – 10:00 Uhr
 
Organisation: Siri Lamoureaux, Tobias Röhl, Matthias Röhr, Cornelius Schubert, Axel Volmar der Teilprojekte A01, A02, A04, A06

 

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Di. 07. September 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Praktiken der Welterzeugung in der digitalen Kindheit: Was als Berühren beobachtbar ist – Online-Workshop mit dem B05-Team
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07. September 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Anknüpfend an das Blicklabor „Berührung ohne berühren" (vom 31. Mai 2021) lädt das B0S-Teamzu einer Fortsetzung des interdisziplinären Austauschs über Körperlichkeit, Materialität, Leiblichkeit und Virtualität in der digitalen Kindheit ein. An ausgewählten kamera-ethnographischen Szenen zu Berührungsaspekten in der frühen Kindheit werden Fragen, Perspektiven, Beschreibungen und theoretische Rahmungen vorgestellt und diskutiert, mit dem Ziel einer multimedialen Publikation, in der impulsgebende kurze Texte zusammen mit den filmischen Szenen angeboten werden. Sinnespraktiken in der frühen Kindheit werden dabei als Medienpraktiken beschrieben, in denen Haut und Displays, Augen und Ohren synergetisch zusammenwirken und zu sensorischen Ereignissen werden. Was bedeutet das für die „Weisen der Welterzeugung" (Goodman) in der frühen Kindheit? Neben den Herausgeberinnen aus dem Projekt „Frühe Kindheit und Smartphone" entwickeln derzeit auch Klaus Amann, Birgit Griesecke, Vanessa Oberin, Larissa Schindler, Claus Stieve, Hoa Mai Tran und Franziska Weidle Ideen zu einem Beitrag aus ihrer jeweiligen Perspektive. Im Workshop werden die einzelnen Beiträge vorgestellt und diskutiert.

Wir freuen uns auf den Austausch! Bitte meldet euch bei Interesse bis zum 31. Juli zu diesem Online-Workshop verbindlich an, dann verschicken wir den Link zur Teilnahme. 

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Mi. 18. August 2021, 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Autor*innenworkshop “NAVIGATION. PRAKTIKEN – MEDIEN – THEORIEN – EPISTEMOLOGIEN" - Workshop mit Max Kanderske und Christoph Borbach
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18. August 2021, 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr

 

Der Autor*Innen-Workshop diskutiert und kontextualisiert die Beiträge der Ausgabe 1/2022 der Navigationen. Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften und stellt Bezüge zwischen den Beiträgen her. Die Ausgabe der Navigationen nimmt den Titel der Zeitschrift beim Wort und adressiert die aktuelle Forschung zum Themenfeld der Navigation aus medienkulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Dabei soll ein Überblick über das Feld, seine Forscher*Innen und deren Ansätze, Methoden und Theorien gegeben werden. Die Ubiquität so genannter smart devices im Postdigitalen zum Ausgangspunkt nehmend, will das Heft nach aktuellen Medienpraktiken und -techniken ziviler und militärischer Navigation sowie ihrer methodischen Untersuchung und (Re-)Modellierung fragen. Dabei dürfen epistemologische Perspektiven nicht fehlen, die rezente, ephemere sowie beständige navigatorische Praktiken und Techniken in ihrem historischen Wandel untersuchen und damit die variablen, mitunter divergenten Bedingungen und historisch-randständigen Ausgestaltungen des Navigationellen – also erfolgreiche wie gescheiterte Medien, Infrastrukturen, Praktiken und Standards – mitberücksichtigen. Um Anmeldung wird im Vorfeld gebeten. Weitere Informationen zur Thematik des Workshops siehe im CfP der geplanten Ausgabe unter: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/wp-content/uploads/CfP-Navigationen-1.pdf

 

Mo. 26. Juli 2021 - Fr. 30. Juli 2021
Mixing Methods Summer School I
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Montag, 26. - 30. Juli 2021

 

Breaching digital media | Respecifying ethnomethodology

CRC Mixing Methods Summer School I

26-30 July 2021

Goals

How to disrupt the routines of digital media practices in an uncanny — yet heuristic — way? How can users interpret and try to cope with provocative events breaking usual flows of digital interactions? What does it mean to interrupt the "backend systems" of our day-to-day computational infrastructures? The first Mixing Methods Summer School of the Collaborative Research Centre 1187 “Media of Cooperation” invites graduate students to a series of methodological experimentations and creative explorations in the study of digital media practices. Following the established media-theoretical insight that the work of media becomes visible when they break down, our instructors will lead the participants through a number of productive ruptures, crossovers, and reconfigurations, in the encounter with digital technologies. To this end, resources from the ethnomethodological toolkit will be revisited, creatively adapted, and in part reinvented in two parallel tracks that combine theory inputs and presentations of materials with individual and group work sessions. Several general keynotes by prominent researchers in the fields of (digital) sociology, media studies, and Human-Computer Interaction bring the participants together and provide stimulating perspectives on the history, present, and prospects of ethnomethodology (Anne Rawls), experimental methods in digital sociology (Noortje Marres), and methods of critical (un)making (Kristina Lindström/Åsa Ståhl).

 

Track 1: Towards Digital Breaching Experiments (Loup Cellard) 

In everyday life, we navigate through situations where attributes about us and the world are tracked, ordered through information architectures and enriched by personalisation methods. Our worry regarding the power of computational devices is justified by many critical studies rightly pointing to their roles as pervasive background instruments participating in the scripting of interactions, the constant optimisation of experience, and the risks of a mundane infrastructural surveillance. The approach of track 1 of the Summer School consists in reclaiming a pause to inquire and reflexively intervene in the normative and routinized enactment of digital media. To borrow a method of american sociologist Harold Garfinkel, we will ask the participants to conduct “breaching experiments”: interventions that break expectations and conventions, therefore revealing the latent organisation of our digitised life. Moreover, our aim is to envision what “digital breaching experiments” could look like: the disruptions of familiar behaviours, socio-technical norms and regular flows of information in digital media contexts. Respecifying breaching experiments for digital media studies brings a number of empirical and methodological challenges we will explore based on two case studies: the data traffic infrastructures of (A) mobile apps and the scripted interactions of (B) social media and conversational agents (e.g. Alexa, Google Home). If two groups are already formed to work on the mentioned case studies, participants are invited to either join one of the groups or think about how “breaching experiments” or similar types of “norm breaking” experiments can be performed in relation to a case study of their choice (e.g. drones, chatbots, urban sensors, user interfaces...). Loup is at your disposal before and during the workshop to provide some methodological guidance. No specific knowledge about ethnomethodology is needed to follow the Track.

  

Loup Cellard (PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, Warwick, UK) is an ethnographer and design researcher working in the tradition of science & technology studies (STS) and materialist approaches to media studies. His research focused on algorithms, public sector digital transformation, data visualisation and inventive methods compounding science, art, design, and tech sensibilities. In June 2021, he joined the ADM+S Centre at Melbourne Law School as a postdoctoral research fellow, he is currently planning an ethnography on the ecological impacts of AI.

 

Website: http://www.loupcellard.com

Email: loup.cellard@unimelb.edu.au

@Twitter: CellardLoup

 

The guest of Track 1 is Robin de Mourat, designer researcher at Sciences Po médialab (Paris, FR), Robin’s work can be consulted here: https://medialab.sciencespo.fr/en/people/robin-de-mourat

 

Track 2: “Critical Technical Practice” Revisited: Of Materials, Methods, and Montage
(Philippe Sormani)

In his 1997 paper “Toward a Critical Technical Practice”, Philip E. Agre passingly remarked upon “computing […] as a kind of imperialism [aiming] to reinvent virtually every other site of practice in its own image” (p. 131). Track 2 of the Summer School returns to Agre’s passing remark, and his project of “critical technical practice” more broadly, to reflect upon, reconfigure, and/or reorient that project in the light of contemporary developments in ethnomethodological analysis, and its distinctive notion(s) of “respecification” in particular. For this purpose, the track invites its participants to select from their “materials” and ongoing inquiries a discourse fragment, video recording, physical object, and/or computational artefact for which they wish to deepen and discuss its empirical analysis. The jointly investigated “perspicuous setting(s)” (Garfinkel 2002), in addition to explicating the “methods” involved in situ, will invite participants to tease out, if not tinker with, the normative implications of their empirical analysis, be it in the light of the notion of “montage” (e.g., Stalder 2016) or related notions (such as “assemblage” or “entanglement”), all of which have gained traction in and across media studies, current digital sociology, as well as science and technology studies. Track 2, in other words, brings together workshop participants and current practitioners in ethnomethodology, upcoming and established, to work out what “critical technical practice” could actually look like today (conceptually, analytically, interactively, aesthetically, etc.). Therefore, participants are invited to “bring their own materials,” whatever they may be, team up and/or do solo subprojects, whilst taking inspiration from the Track’s and its guests’ (ethno-)methodological inputs. Participants may join one or the other case study launched by the convenor, too. Designed as reflexive endeavors, these case studies explicate various AI assemblages and robotic systems (e.g., “DIY AI” kits, “AV” prototypes) from within their multifaceted montage and tricky performance(s) in situ and in vivo.   

 

Philippe Sormani (PhD in Sociology) is a Senior Researcher and Co-Director of the STS Lab at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Developing and drawing upon ethnomethodology, he has engaged in and published on experimentation, scientific or other, in and across different fields (e.g., Practicing Art/Science at Routledge, 2019). Currently, he is experimenting with “DIY AI,” robotic systems, and critical inquiry. He is affiliated to the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris and Co-Editor of Ethnographic Studies

@academia: https://ehess.academia.edu/PhilippeSormani 

 

Guests of Track 2 include Jakub Mlynar (Prague) and Wes Sharrock (Manchester). 

 

Jakub’s work can be consulted here: https://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/jakub-mlynar  

Wes’ work is partly made available via: https://www.sharrockandanderson.co.uk/the-archive/   

 

Keynote July 26, 10 – 11.15 am

Noortje Marres: For a situational analytics: An interpretative methodology for the study of social life in computational settings

Situational analytics extends to computing-intensive settings an interpretative methodology developed by Adele Clarke, Situational Analysis (2005), which uses data mapping to detect heterogeneous entities in fieldwork data to determine ‘what makes a difference’ in a situation. In this talk, I will review the case for a specific set of modifications of situational analysis to enable the study of situations in platform- and other computing-intensive settings at scale. I will concentrate on examining different understandings of what makes a situation, in order to ascertain whether and how the testing qualities and/or disruptive capacities of situations can be rendered detectable with automated methods of interpretative data analysis. 

Noortje Marres is Professor in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick. Her work investigates issues at the intersection of innovation, everyday environments and public life: the role of mundane objects in environmental engagement, intelligent technology testing in society, and changing relations between social life and social science in a computational age. She also contributes to methodology development, in the area of issue mapping, and more recently, situational analytics. Noortje studied philosophy and sociology of science and technology at the University of Amsterdam and will be a Visiting Professor at the University of Siegen from October 2021 onwards. She published Material Participation (2012) and Digital Sociology (2017) and with Michael Guggenheim and Alex Wilkie edited Inventing the Social (2018). She recently published the paper “For a situational analytics” (Big Data and Society, 2020) More info at www.noortjemarres.net  

 

Keynote July 26, 5 – 6.15 pm

Anne Rawls: Revealing Order through Disorder: Garfinkel’s Breaching Tutorials and Studies of Difficulty and Difference

Because most people take for granted the media of cooperation that we use to make self, sense and social facts together – the everyday practices and media we use to do that – it is necessary to develop ways of creating awareness of how we do these things. Garfinkel focused on both what he called “natural experiments” and classroom “tutorials” for examining breakdowns in social order that reveal the way order and meaning are “normally” achieved. These have come to be referred to as “breaching experiments”. It is important to remember that Garfinkel did not consider them “experiments” and did not rely on them outside of classroom exercises – focusing in actual research on finding instances of natural breakdowns and difficulties that could shed light on the normal ordinary achievement of self/identity and order/meaning.

Anne Rawls is Professor of Sociology, Bentley University, Professor of Socio-Informatics, Siegen University and Director of the Garfinkel Archive. Teaching social and interactional theory for over forty years Professor Rawls has also written extensively on Durkheim and Garfinkel, explaining their argument that equality is needed to ground practices in democratic publics, and showing how inequality interferes with the cooperation necessary to successfully engage in complex practices. She has documented the latter point through research on interaction between race/cultural groups.

 

Keynote July 27, 5 – 6.15 pm

Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl: Un/Making Matters, Practices and Imaginaries

In this presentation design researchers Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl from the Un/Making Studio will present their enquiries into un/making matters, practices and imaginaries. Their work builds on an understanding of design as always being both creative and destructive, and draws on methods, approaches and perspectives from feminist technoscience and participatory design that deals with public speculative engagements with science and technology. Based on their practice-based research they will discuss three different orientations of un/making: un/making in the aftermath of design, un/making preferable things, and un/making futures.

Åsa Ståhl is a senior lecturer in design at Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden. Kristina Lindström is a senior lecturer in design at the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University, Sweden. In 2014 they defended their collaborative PhD thesis, across the disciplines of Media and Communication Studies and Interaction Design at Malmö University. Since then they have also done a joint postdoc at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University as well as conducted artistic research in the project HYBRID MATTERs, where they explore past present and future imaginaries of plastics. Ståhl and Lindström currently run the Un/Making Studio with the aim of exploring alternatives to progressivist and anthropocentric ways of thinking and making within design. With a base in participatory and speculative design in combination with feminist technoscience their work engages with publics throughout their research process and exhibition makings.

 

www.unmakingstudio.se

https://www.instagram.com/unmakingstudio/

Mi. 21. Juli 2021, 15:00-17:00 Uhr
MGK-Research Colloquium
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21. Juli 2021, 15:00-17:00 Uhr

3:00pm-4:00pm

Presentation: Regina Wuzella

(Dissertation Project: Maß-lose Gesten: Agency im Feld Robotischer Manipulation)

Discussant: Tanja Ertl

 

4:00pm-5:00pm

Presentation: Niklas Strüver

(Dissertation Project: Voice Assistants as sociotechnical phenomena: About infrastructures and platforms)

Discussant: Andreas Mertgens

Do. 15. Juli 2021, 15:00–16:30 Uhr
PANEL #4: Sensing, Sensibility und die Frage der Zukunft - Workshop mit Prof. Dr. Niels Werber, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller und Prof. Dr. Andreas Kolb
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15. Juli 2021, 15:00–16:30 Uhr

Zur Gestaltung von Sensormedien und autonomen interaktiven Systemen nehmen Futuring und Antizipation eine zentrale Rolle ein. Viele dieser Technologien existieren nur als Konzepte oder als erste Prototypen, was die Frage aufwirft, welche zukünftigen Praktiken sie hervorrufen sollten oder könnten. Andere Technologien sind so konzipiert, dass sie mögliche Zukünfte antizipieren, wie im Fall von prädiktiven Sensorsystemen oder lernenden autonomen Systemen. Die Entwicklung neuer Technologien erfordert nicht nur die Vorstellung ihrer zukünftigen Funktionsweise, sondern auch ihrer zukünftigen Nutzungskontexte, Praktiken, Möglichkeiten und Probleme. Einige Disziplinen haben Methoden für das Futuring entwickelt, wie z. B. Methoden des Prototypings, Design Fiction, Predictive Analytics, Experimente oder Simulationen. In anderen Disziplinen ist Antizipation ein umstrittenes Thema, zum Beispiel im Kontext der Praxistheorie, die sich traditionell auf die Beobachtung und Berücksichtigung bestehender statt zukünftiger Praktiken konzentriert. Futuring zielt aber auf imaginierte Möglichkeiten von Technologien und damit eben auch auf das Skizzieren und Reflektieren möglicher zukünftiger Praktiken.

In der vierten Veranstaltung der Panel-Reihe von Sensing & Sensibility gehen wir der Frage nach, wie Zukünfte im Kontext der Sensorforschung disziplinübergreifend sinnvoll erforscht werden können. Wir fragen, wie sich mögliche Zukünfte bei der Entwicklung von Sensoren antizipieren lassen, wie sich Nutzungsszenarien berücksichtigen und wie sich zukünftige Praktiken ansprechen lassen.

 

Mi. 14. Juli 2021, 11:00-12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Ethnographie als Forschung über Forschung: Diskussion mit Andreas Sudmann
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14. Juli 2021, 11:00-12:30 Uhr

Ethnographie als Forschung über Forschung: Ein Beitrag zur Medienpraxistheorie der Künstlichen Intelligenz

Wie kann man die wissenschaftlichen Praktiken der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) ethnographisch erforschen? Wie greifen Ansätze der KI in die empirischen Verfahren der Wissenschaften ein? Wie kann man den methodischen Einsatz von KI als Medienpraxis untersuchen? Diesen Fragen und ihrem Zusammenhang möchte ich im Rahmen meines Beitrags aus medienpraxistheoretischer Perspektive nachgehen.

PD Dr. Andreas Sudmann vertritt seit dem WS 2020/21 an der Universität Regensburg die Professur „Dynamiken virtueller Kommunikationsräume“. Ferner ist er Koordinator des durch die VW Stiftung geförderten Forschungverbunds „How is AI Changing Science? Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms“ (gemeinsam mit Anna Echterhölter, Jens Schröter, Alexander Waibel) sowie Leiter des seit 2019 geförderten DFG-Projekts „Medien und Infrastrukturen der Künstlichen Intelligenz. Computer Vision, Transfer Learning und Künstliche Neuronale Netzwerke als Black Box“. Aktuelle Publikationen: Games & AI (Special Issue of Eludamos, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2019), als Hg., gemeinsam mit Mathias Fuchs), The Democratization of Artificial Intelligence. Net Politics in the Era of Learning Algorithms (Transcript/ Columbia UP 2019, als Hg.), Machine Learning. Medien, Infrastrukturen und Technologien der Künstlichen Intelligenz (Transcript 2018, als Hg. gemeinsam mit Christoph Engemann), Serielle Überbietung. Zur televisuellen Ästhetik und Philosophie exponierter Steigerungen (Metzler 2017, zugleich Habilitationsschrift, Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

Mi. 14. Juli 2021
Forschungsforum - Stefan Laser (A04): From failure management to dealing with a mega failure, the climate crisis. The railways in transformation
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14. Juli 2021

Stefan Laser will share with us excerpts from his research on the topic "From failure management to dealing with a mega failure, the climate crisis. The railways in transformation". The research is part of sub-project A04. The focus is on the current ecological-digital transformation efforts of the German railways.

The presentation by Stefan Laser can be given in German or English depending on attendance, an ad-hoc translation of the German language material is unproblematic.

Contact: Stefan Laser – stefan.laser@uni-siegen.de

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Di. 13. Juli 2021, 16:00-17:30 Uhr
Research Tech Lab - Session 6: Data publishing: Challenges of Open Data
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13. Juli 2021, 16:00-17:30 Uhr

Topic of the Research Tech Lab: „Research Data Management: Practices and Issues”
The workshop will be in English.

Mo. 12. Juli 2021, 17:00-18:00 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Ethnographie als Forschung über Forschung: Vortrag mit Andreas Sudmann
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12. Juli 2021, 17:00-18:00 Uhr

Ethnographie als Forschung über Forschung: Ein Beitrag zur Medienpraxistheorie der Künstlichen Intelligenz

Wie kann man die wissenschaftlichen Praktiken der Künstlichen Intelligenz (KI) ethnographisch erforschen? Wie greifen Ansätze der KI in die empirischen Verfahren der Wissenschaften ein? Wie kann man den methodischen Einsatz von KI als Medienpraxis untersuchen? Diesen Fragen und ihrem Zusammenhang möchte ich im Rahmen meines Beitrags aus medienpraxistheoretischer Perspektive nachgehen.

PD Dr. Andreas Sudmann vertritt seit dem WS 2020/21 an der Universität Regensburg die Professur „Dynamiken virtueller Kommunikationsräume“. Ferner ist er Koordinator des durch die VW Stiftung geförderten Forschungverbunds „How is AI Changing Science? Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms“ (gemeinsam mit Anna Echterhölter, Jens Schröter, Alexander Waibel) sowie Leiter des seit 2019 geförderten DFG-Projekts „Medien und Infrastrukturen der Künstlichen Intelligenz. Computer Vision, Transfer Learning und Künstliche Neuronale Netzwerke als Black Box“. Aktuelle Publikationen: Games & AI (Special Issue of Eludamos, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2019), als Hg., gemeinsam mit Mathias Fuchs), The Democratization of Artificial Intelligence. Net Politics in the Era of Learning Algorithms (Transcript/ Columbia UP 2019, als Hg.), Machine Learning. Medien, Infrastrukturen und Technologien der Künstlichen Intelligenz (Transcript 2018, als Hg. gemeinsam mit Christoph Engemann), Serielle Überbietung. Zur televisuellen Ästhetik und Philosophie exponierter Steigerungen (Metzler 2017, zugleich Habilitationsschrift, Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

Lecture and Workshop will be in English

Mi. 07. Juli 2021, 15:00-17:00 Uhr
MGK-Research Colloquium
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07. Juli 2021, 15:00-17:00 Uhr

3:00pm-4:00pm

Presentation: André Heck

(Dissertation Project: Ein Archiv lebendiger Dokumente – Datenwissenschaftliche Zugänge zum Aufbau eines digitalen Archivs der Werke Harold Garfinkels)

Discussant: Hendrik Bender

 

4:00pm-5:00pm

Presentation: Maria Lompe

(Dissertation Project: „The time for discussion is over” – Controversies about the Crosscut of the Vistula Spit in Poland)

Discussant: Daniela van Geenen

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