SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen
Workshop „Digital Platforms and Boundary Infrastructures“
Donnerstag, 02. - Freitag, 03. November 2017 Organisiert von A01 (Sebastian Gießmann), A03 (Carolin Gerlitz, Hendrik Bender), A05 (Claudia Müller, Marén Schorch), B03 (Sigrid Baringhorst, Mundo Yang) and B07 (Dagmar Hoffmann, Wolfgang Reißmann)

The aim of the workshop is to expand current platform scholarship by asking how platforms operate, enable or are entangled in “boundary infrastructures”, a term first introduced by Susan Leigh Star and Geoffrey Bowker. “Boundary infrastructures” provide the usually invisible categorization schemes, filters, standards and calculative practices, which allow practices to operate across larger levels of scale. Rather than fixing its meaning beforehand, we see “boundary infrastructures” as a term offering creative leeway and opportunities for experimental thought for platform and media studies and our aim is to stimulate an open discussion (for more information see the linked outline paper).

The workshop will follow a discussion intensive format involving a range of scholars from different disciplinary perspectives.

  Confirmed Speakers / Discussants
  • Andreas Birkbak
  • Marcus Burkhardt
  • Elizabeth van Couvering
  • Jonathan Gray
  • Anne Helmond
  • Stefania Milan
  • Jean-Christophe Plantin
  • Dave Randall
  • Peter Tolmie


Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
Raum AH 217/18 und AH 210/11
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Weiterführende Links

Download Outline Paper