Veranstaltungsarchiv

2022
Di. 25. Januar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Versuch einer praxeologischen Medienphilosophie: Was Medien(praktiken) über Medienpraktiken wissen: Lecture with Jens Ruchatz & Kevin Pauliks
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25. Januar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Versuch einer praxeologischen Medienphilosophie: Was Medien(praktiken) über Medienpraktiken wissen: Workshop with Jens Ruchatz & Kevin Pauliks

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.

 

 

 

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Online-Event
Di. 25. Januar 2022, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Research Tech Lab: “Trying to build a method to study ML tools - organization, technicity, and orchestration” with Yarden Skop
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25. Januar 2022, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr

Trying to build a method to study ML tools - organization, technicity, and orchestration

The workshop will explore an experimental method for studying machine learning tools, developed for an article recently published in Big Data and Society titled ‘The fabrics of machine moderation: studying the technical, normative, and organizational structure of Perspective API’ by Bernhard Rieder and Yarden Skop.

The rudimentary method includes five steps to develop a set of research and observation questions that can structure the empirical study of machine learning systems. Such systems are often obfuscated or embedded in complex organizational constellations. Breaking down the process in this way can serve as a starting point and provide overall orientation.

Participants are encouraged to bring examples of ML systems they wish to explore using this method.

Fr. 21. Januar 2022, 12:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Workshop „I am a Mentor! Part 1 – The Unique Opportunity of Mentoring“ (Katja Wolter)
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21. Januar 2022, 12:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Within the framework of the mentoring program of our CRC, we want to enable our members and especially the mentors of the program to expand their mentoring skills. In the first workshop “I am a Mentor! Part 1 – The Unique Opportunity of Mentoring” the participants will recap the basic mentoring skills and exchange information on fundamental topics and questions.

“The workshop aims at giving an insight into the opportunity of mentoring and motivates you to become a mentor. We will talk about the goals of mentoring and the different roles and expectations in this mentor-mentee partnership. You will learn about the opportunities and the benefits of mentoring for mentors and mentees. You will get information on how to begin a successful mentoring partnership. Additionally, you will receive some helpful tools to make your start as an empowered mentor as easy as possible.”

In the second workshop "I am a Mentor! Part 2 – Reflecting Mentoring Experiences" the participants will reflect on their first mentoring experiences and exchange tips and strategies that can strengthen the mentoring relationship. The date for the second workshop will be announced at a later date.

The workshop will be held online and in English.

For the workshop a registration in advance is required.

Katja Wolter is a DSGv-certified trainer and mentor at the Steinbeis Research Center Institute for Resource Development who has specialized in scientific coaching. See here for more info.

Mo. 17. Januar 2022 - Di. 18. Januar 2022
Schreib-Workshop & Schreib-Coaching für Promovierende (schreibzentrum.berlin)
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Montag, 17. - 18. Januar 2022

In einem Schreibworkshop und Einzelcoachings, durchgeführt vom [schreibzentrum.berlin], haben Wissenschaftlerinnen die Möglichkeit die Herausforderungen ihres eigenen Schreibprozesses zu besprechen, Fragen zu stellen sowie Impulse und Anregungen zu erhalten.

Der Schreibworkshop "Schreibtypen und Schreibstrategien" gibt eine kurzweilige Einführung in die vier häufigsten "Schreibtypen" und zeigt auf, inwieweit Schreibverhalten auch "typenabhängig" ist. Mit diesem Wissen können die Promovierenden dann selbst-bewusster ihren Schreibprozess steuern. In den Coachings können sie anschließend gezielt ihre individuellen Schreibstrategien besprechen sowie aktuelle Fragen und Anliegen klären. Die Schreibcoachings sind lösungsorientiert und erfolgen vertraulich.

Geleitet werden der Workshop und die Einzelcoachings von Dr. Daniela Liebscher, Leiterin des [schreibzentrum.berlin] und Schreibberaterin, und Dr. Gudrun Thielking-Wagner, Business- und Schreibcoach. Die Schreibexpert.innen des [schreibzentrum.berlin] sind zertifizierte und erfahrene Schreibberater*innen und Workshop-Leiter.innen. Sie kombinieren die Schreibdidaktik mit Expertise aus unterschiedlichen beruflichen Feldern wie Wissenschaft, Kultur, Gesundheitsbranche, Journalismus und Film. Mehr Informationen zum Team finden Sie hier.

Der Workshop und die Einzelcoachings finden Online und auf Deutsch statt.

 

Do. 13. Januar 2022, 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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13. Januar 2022, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

>> NEW DATE: Thursday, 13 Jan 2022, 6 - 8 pm <<

 

The lecture series takes place as an online-event. The zoom link for the lecture will be made available in good time via the SFB's mailing list. Guests can register with Damaris Lehmann by email. Send an email

 

 

Jen Ross (University of Edinburgh): "Speculative approaches, cultures of surveillance, and digital futures in higher education"

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. 12. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Media Practices and Their Social Effects: Online workshop with John Postill
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12. Januar 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr

Media Practices and Their Social Effects: Workshop with John Postill

In this workshop we discuss John Postill's lecture and forthcoming paper that draw from the practice theory and media anthropology literature, as well as from a range of empirical studies, including Postill's own anthropological research in Malaysia and Spain, to discuss the effects of media-related practices in people’s social worlds. Postill argues 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.

 

The Effects of Media Practitioners: Messy Causality, Digital Ethnography, and the Making of an Anti-Woke Space: Online Lecture with John Postill

Recent advances in the study of ethnography and causality offer media and digital ethnographers a unique chance to overcome their old aversion to the notion of 'media effects' (Postill forthcoming) and study the social effects of media practitioners and their work. In this paper I discuss some of the more intriguing causal thinking developed by contemporary ethnographers and apply it to my current research on the transatlantic 'anti-woke' movement. I take as my cases the trajectories of two leading anti-woke figures, both highly skilled media practitioners - the former New York Times journalist Bari Weiss and the documentary filmmaker Chris Rufo - tracing the socially formative effects of one key media 'event' (Sewell 2005) per practitioner. Each event, I suggest, yields 'luminous' ethnographic data (Katz 2001, 2002) about otherwise obscure causal relations linking individual and collective 'practice careers' (Greene and Rau 2018) across this dynamic space of content production (Johansen 2021). I conclude that digital ethnographers are indeed well equipped to follow 'messy', non-teleological effects wherever they may lead them.

Keywords: causality, digital ethnography, social effects, media practices, media practitioners, culture wars, anti-wokes, culture wars, Intellectual Dark Web

 

John Postill gained a PhD in Anthropology at University College London in 2000. He specialises in the study of media and sociocultural change and to date has done fieldwork in Malaysia, Indonesia and Spain. He currently lectures at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, where he was previously a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow. 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 the 'anti-woke' movement and writing his first novel, a work of social science fiction titled Life of Piñas. He occasionally (re)tweets as @JohnPostill.

 

Veranstaltungsort

Online-Event
Zoom-link on request

Kontakt

Sebastian Gießmann
giessmann@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de
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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

Di. 11. Januar 2022, 20:00 - 21:30 Uhr
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Media Practices and Their Social Effects: Lecture with John Postill
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11. Januar 2022, 20:00 - 21:30 Uhr

The Effects of Media Practitioners: Messy Causality, Digital Ethnography, and the Making of an Anti-Woke Space

Recent advances in the study of ethnography and causality offer media and digital ethnographers a unique chance to overcome their old aversion to the notion of 'media effects' (Postill forthcoming) and study the social effects of media practitioners and their work. In this paper I discuss some of the more intriguing causal thinking developed by contemporary ethnographers and apply it to my current research on the transatlantic 'anti-woke' movement. I take as my cases the trajectories of two leading anti-woke figures, both highly skilled media practitioners - the former New York Times journalist Bari Weiss and the documentary filmmaker Chris Rufo - tracing the socially formative effects of one key media 'event' (Sewell 2005) per practitioner. Each event, I suggest, yields 'luminous' ethnographic data (Katz 2001, 2002) about otherwise obscure causal relations linking individual and collective 'practice careers' (Greene and Rau 2018) across this dynamic space of content production (Johansen 2021). I conclude that digital ethnographers are indeed well equipped to follow 'messy', non-teleological effects wherever they may lead them.

Keywords: causality, digital ethnography, social effects, media practices, media practitioners, culture wars, anti-wokes, culture wars, Intellectual Dark Web

 

John Postill gained a PhD in Anthropology at University College London in 2000. He specialises in the study of media and sociocultural change and to date has done fieldwork in Malaysia, Indonesia and Spain. He currently lectures at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, where he was previously a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow. 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 the 'anti-woke' movement and writing his first novel, a work of social science fiction titled Life of Piñas. He occasionally (re)tweets as @JohnPostill.

Veranstaltungsort

Online-Event
Zoom-link on request: magdalena.goetz@uni-siegen.de
2021
Do. 16. Dezember 2021 - Fr. 17. Dezember 2021
Workshop “Test Society/Covid-19”
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Donnerstag, 16. - 17. Dezember 2021, 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr

 

Test Society/Covid-19

Interpreting Testing Situations Across Scales With Visual Methods 

How can images from the web and social media be repurposed for the study of testing – as in challenging - situations? In this small hands-on, hybrid workshop we will explore how images associated with COVID-19 testing on Twitter can be used to account for the unfolding of issues across scales, from on-going everyday moments (“no test”) to what in Autumn 2021 was named “a massive public health failure.” 

Building on previous workshops at the Universities of Warwick, Amsterdam and St Gallen, the workshop will offer researchers in STS, media studies and associated fields an opportunity to engage in and reflect on interpretative analysis of visual data in an interdisciplinary set-up crossing social, design and data-intensive methods. The first day will involve interpreting thematic sets of images guided by an interpretative protocol and the second day will involve discussing results and trialling the communicative capacities of visual situational analytics with invited guests.

 

Hosted by: Media of Cooperation, University of Siegen

Organisers:  Noortje Marres (University of Warwick), Liliana Bounegru (King’s College London), Gabriele Colombo (Politecnico di Milano), Carolin Gerlitz (University of Siegen), Jonathan Gray (King’s College London)

 

Registration: This is an online event. Please register via email to Sina Klankers klankers@medienwissenschaft.uni-siegen.de

 

Schedule

>> All times are CET <<

Thursday, 16 December 2021

10:00 - 10:50    Project presentation & discussion

11:00 - 11:50    Introduction of research protocol and Q&A

12:00 - 12:30    Group formation & planning

12:30 - 13:15    Lunchbreak 

13:15 - 16:00    Group work: Image Interpretation (on & off Zoom)

 

Friday, 17 December 2021

10:00 - 11:00    Group work continued

11:00 - 11:30    Introduction to the presentation brief & template

11:40 - 12:30    Group work continued / presentation prep

12:30 - 13:15    Lunchbreak

13:15 - 13:50    Group work: Presentations finalised

14:00 - 15:00    Presentations & discussion with Dr. Donato Ricci (Sciences Po, Paris) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Niederer (Visual Methodologies Collective)

15:00 - 15:10    Break

15:10 - 15:40    Presentations & discussion with Dr. Donato Ricci (Sciences Po, Paris) and Prof. Dr. Sabine Niederer (Visual Methodologies Collective)

15:40 - 16:00    Next steps

 

Background Readings

Marres, N. (2020). For a situational analytics: An interpretative methodology for the study of situations in computational settings. Big Data & Society, 7(2), 2053951720949571.

Marres, N., & Stark, D. (2020). Put to the test: For a new sociology of testing. The British Journal of Sociology, 71(3), 423-443.

Tsing, A. L. (2012). On Nonscalability: The Living World Is Not Amenable to Precision-Nested Scales. Common knowledge, 18(3), 505-524.

Campt, T. M. (2017). Listening to images. Duke University Press. (Introduction)

Bowe, E., Simmons, E., & Mattern, S. (2020). Learning from lines: Critical COVID data visualizations and the quarantine quotidian. Big data & society, 7(2), 2053951720939236.

Ricci, D., Calibro, Evennou, D., & Verjat, B. (2021). Developing Online Images. From Visual Traces to Public Voices. Diseña, (19), Article.2. https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.19.Article.2

Savransky, M., & Stengers, I. (2018). Relearning the art of paying attention: A conversation. SubStance, 47(1), 130-145.

https://www.e-flux.com/journal/114/366189/we-are-divided/ 

http://www.bruno-latour.fr/sites/default/files/165-SARAH-SZE-PARIS_GB.pdf

 

 

Mi. 15. Dezember 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Research Tech Lab: "Enriching image data with AI" with Jason Chao
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15. Dezember 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 Uhr
Enriching image data with AI
 
Participants will learn how to exploit AI technologies to enrich image datasets. 

Participants will be introduced to the affordances of computer vision APIs supported by Memespector-GUI:

  • Google Vision (proprietary)

  • Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services (proprietary)

  • Clarifai (proprietary)

  • Image classifier based on Keras (open source)

Memespector-GUI is a tool with graphical user interface which helps researchers invoke proprietary and open source computer vision APIs to analyse images with ease.

Veranstaltungsort

Online-Event
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: Ouejdane 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

Di. 14. Dezember 2021, 16:00 - 17:45 Uhr
Research Forum - Prof. Dr. Kathrin Friedrich: "Adaptive Media. Tracking Technologies and Interventional Life Sciences"
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14. Dezember 2021, 16:00 - 17:45 Uhr

Adaptive Media. Tracking Technologies and Interventional Life Sciences

Prof. Dr. Kathrin Friedrich, Professur für Digitale Medienkultur, Uni Bonn

Fr. 10. Dezember 2021, 16:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Workshop "Achievements and Challenges in creating a Virtual Garfinkel Archive"
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10. Dezember 2021, 16:00 - 19:00 Uhr

The Harold Garfinkel Archive contains thousands of manuscripts, hand-written notes, annotated materials, correspondence, and audio and video recordings that Garfinkel produced over his 70-year career in sociology, as well as materials generated by his contemporaries. The sheer volume and variety of media, their (material) composition and complexity poses challenges for classical archivists and the field of digital humanities alike. Garfinkel’s work and working practices, and the practical reflexivity of ethnomethodology, require creative and new ways of processing, indexing, organizing, displaying and thinking about a virtual archive of his materials. Within the collaborative research center 1187 „Media of Cooperation” three associated projects working on the “Media of Praxeology” are participating in this process: “The ‘Discovery Procedures’ of Science and Technology Studies” (P01); “History of audio-visual sequence analysis as a methodology” (P02); and “Digital Tools and Environments for Research” (P03).

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum in which members of the three projects working to create a virtual archive within “Media of Cooperation” can share information, reflect upon practical problems and potential (technical) solutions, elaborate ideas, and develop a framework for collaboration going forward. Participants will be invited to present their projects, to reflect on past and current achievements and challenges and cooperatively establish an agenda for the future.

 

Schedule

16:00 – 16:05   Welcome

16:05 – 16:25   Introduction (Tristan Thielmann)

16:25 – 16:45   Proposal for a common technical Framework (André Heck)

16:45 – 17:00   Discussion

17:00 – 17:20   Way-finding journeys through the Occasion Maps papers (Patrick Sahle, Enes Türkoğlu, Andreas Mertgens)

17:20 – 17:35   Discussion

17:35 – 17:50   Coffee Break

17:50 – 18:10   Reply and Connection with the ongoing work in the physical Archive (Anne Rawls, Michael Lynch, Jason Turowetz, Clemens Eisenmann)

18:10 – 18:25   Discussion

18:25 – 19:00   Discussion & Conclusion: Past, Present, and Future of a Virtual Garfinkel Archive

Di. 07. Dezember 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr
[cancelled] Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Dashboards of Doubt and Disorientation: Lecture with Shannon Mattern
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07. Dezember 2021, 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

***** unfortunately this workshop had to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled *****

Dashboards of Doubt and Disorientation: Workshop with Shannon Mattern

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

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