Upcoming Events

Tue. 28 May 2024, 4:15pm - 5:45pm
“Scales of Cooperation”: Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski: “The Double Alignment Problem - On the Transfer of Sovereignty between Humans and AI”
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28 May 2024 , 4:15pm - 5:45pm — Permalink

 

Digitale Politik und postdigitale Souveränität: Zwischen Technokratie, Öffentlichkeit und medialer Kontrolle?
15.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard (Universität zu Köln)

The Double Alignment Problem – On the Transfer of Sovereignty between Humans and AI
28.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Double Alignment Problem Continued (Teil der Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie)
29.05.24 | 10.00-11.30 AM | Hybrid
Workshop mit Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Semi-Souvereign Fifth Estate
12.06.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. William Dutton (Michigan State University)

Regulating Sovereignty in Cyberspace
29.05.24 26.06.24 (new date) | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yik Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University)

 

 

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
D-57072 Siegen
Wed. 29 May 2024, 10am -11:30am
Werkstatt Media Practice Theory: Workshop with Robert Simanowski: „The Double Alignment Problem Continued“
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29 May 2024 , 10am -11:30am — Permalink

This workshop continues the debate on the double alignment problem from the lecture by focussing on conflicts of knowledge and values.

The workshop takes place in a hybrid setting.

Readings for the workshop will be circulated in advance.

Please register with Susanne Förster for receiving the materials and potential updates.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
Siegen

Contact

Wed. 29 May 2024, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Research Forum: Kathrin Friedrich/Tristan Thielmann (P04) & Dominik Schrey
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29 May 2024 , 2:15pm – 3:45pm — Permalink

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Kathrin Friedrich, Tristan Thielmann und Christoph Borbach (P04) 

Precision Farming: Ko-Operative Praktiken des Virtual Fencing

 

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Dominik Schrey

Chronophotogrammetry: Predigital sensor networks in alpine glacier observation

The habilitation project investigates the media history of glacier observation and surveying in the European Alps. A central chapter in this history is the utilization of photographic surveying techniques for the spatial and temporal mapping of the often inaccessible ice masses in the late 19th century. The photogrammetric precision measurement provided an essential contribution to the documentation and research of climate change and the development of analytical photogrammetry as the basis for the digital remote sensing regimes that today automatically document environmental changes from a distance. At the center of interest are the operations explored in this context to make glaciers and photographs calculable.

Venue

Universität Siegen
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
Sat. 08 June 2024, 10:00 - 16:00
Festival Open University
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08 June 2024 , 10:00 - 16:00 — Permalink

Topic: Our digital present: new forms of cooperation
The DFG Collaborative Research Centre “Media of Cooperation” explores our digital living environments.

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Lower Castle
Schlossplatz
Siegen

Contact

SFB 1187 “Medien der Kooperation”
Karina Kirsten
karina.kirsten[æt]uni-siegen.de
Wed. 12 June 2024, 10am - 12am
Board Meeting
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12 June 2024 , 10am - 12am — Permalink

Topics can be submitted to the board meetings via the status representatives two weeks before the meeting at the latest. Invitations go out two weeks before the meeting. Funding applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation, cost estimate, detailed cost overview, and programme.

Applications  must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation and additional documents. For further information, please refer to the following templates. Please note that the tempolates are only available in German. For english versions please contact Kevin Onland:

The board meetings include reports, public topics, and various which are open to all SFB members. Personal and financial matters won’t be public and will be discussed after the public part. Webex links for online participation will be sent out on the previous Friday. Attendance on-site is possible. 

Digital protocols will be provided via sciebo

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Coordination
Kevin Onland
kevin.onland[æt]uni-siegen.de
Wed. 12 June 2024, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Research Forum: Miglè Bareikyte & Marcus Burkhardt, Max Becker (A07)
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12 June 2024 , 2:15pm – 3:45pm — Permalink

2:15pm – 3:00 

Marcus Burkhardt, Max Becker und Yarden Skop (A07)

Industrie der Personendaten

 

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Miglè Bareikyte (P06)

War Sensing

Venue

Universität Siegen
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
Wed. 12 June 2024, 4:15pm - 5:45pm
“Scales of Cooperation” - Lecture by Prof. Dr. William Dutton (Michigan State University): “The Semi-Sovereign Fifth Estate”
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12 June 2024 , 4:15pm - 5:45pm — Permalink

 

Digitale Politik und postdigitale Souveränität: Zwischen Technokratie, Öffentlichkeit und medialer Kontrolle?
15.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard (Universität zu Köln)

The Double Alignment Problem – On the Transfer of Sovereignty between Humans and AI
28.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Double Alignment Problem Continued (Teil der Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie)
29.05.24 | 10.00-11.30 AM | Hybrid
Workshop mit Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Semi-Souvereign Fifth Estate
12.06.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. William Dutton (Michigan State University)

Regulating Sovereignty in Cyberspace
29.05.24 26.06.24 (new date) | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yik Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University)

 

 

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
D-57072 Siegen
Thu. 13 June 2024, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Workshop: Digital Identity - What's (in) a person? Identity politics in EU Regulation and Platforms (A07)
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13 June 2024 , 10:00am - 6:00pm — Permalink

There is on-going public criticism and concern around practices and techniques of identification on digital media and the mass collection of personal data by platforms. But what is ‘digital identity’ and how is it mutually produced by digital companies and legal regulations?

The workshop is intended to address legal issues relating to targeted advertising and, in particular, the question of when data used for advertising purposes loses its personal relation (Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR), i.e. becomes anonymous, so that the GDPR no longer applies to it. 

Civil identity includes data such as name, home address, date of birth and other classic markers. For the advertising industry, however, other identity-forming factors are more important, such as income, hobbies/interests, approximate residential area, mobility data or data about users’ end devices. Against this background, the question arises as to when data relating to such a “digital identity” loses its personal reference to the extent that it is considered anonymized. 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

SFB 1187 “Medien der Kooperation”
Yarden Skop
Yarden.Skop[æt]uni-siegen.de
Wed. 26 June 2024, 4:15pm - 5:45pm
“Scales of Cooperation” - Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yik Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University): “Regulating Sovereignty in Cyberspace”
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26 June 2024 , 4:15pm - 5:45pm — Permalink

 

Digitale Politik und postdigitale Souveränität: Zwischen Technokratie, Öffentlichkeit und medialer Kontrolle?
15.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard (Universität zu Köln)

The Double Alignment Problem – On the Transfer of Sovereignty between Humans and AI
28.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Double Alignment Problem Continued (Teil der Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie)
29.05.24 | 10.00-11.30 AM | Hybrid
Workshop mit Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Semi-Souvereign Fifth Estate
12.06.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. William Dutton (Michigan State University)

Regulating Sovereignty in Cyberspace
29.05.24 26.06.24 (new date) | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yik Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University)

 

 

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
D-57072 Siegen
Wed. 26 June 2024, 14:15 – 15:45
AG "Scales of Cooperation"
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26 June 2024 , 14:15 – 15:45 — Permalink

Venue

Universität Siegen
Siegen
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Thu. 27 June 2024 - Fri. 28 June 2024
Master Class for Media Ethnography: Camera Ethnography. Filming as an epistemic practice with Bina Elisabeth Mohn
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27 June 2024 - 28 June 2024 — Permalink

June 27, 2024 14:00-19:00 / June 28, 2024   9:00-13:00

In advance: individual telephone conversation to discuss reference to your own project and materials.

 

The aim of this master class is to experience the experimental approach of camera ethnography and to try out arranging research (with reference to Wittgenstein) together by referring to the diversity of research fields which will be represented in the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring some of their own research material to this workshop.

 

Filming as an epistemic practice

In our everyday use of media, we simply believe that we can capture something with a camera and share it with each other. However, if we assume that the goal of research is to get beyond the state of what is known and seen so far, then we are dealing with epistemic things that are not yet visible at first and therefore cannot just be recorded with a camera. With this consideration, Bina E. Mohn, the founder of camera ethnography, refers to the sociological laboratory studies of the 1980s and 1990s. Starting from a premise of the not (yet) visible marks the departure from strategies of camera use that assume visibility exists a priori. Camera ethnography offers a manageable representation-critical approach based on a situated methodology and can be understood as a continuous reflexive process of working on visibility and seeing. Camera ethnography lends itself particularly well to the study of nonverbal practices and socio-material constellations. Furthermore, camera ethnography is particularly suitable for an adoption of the format “übersichtliche Darstellung” (Wittgenstein): In this context, filmic arrangements serve as an attempt to answer the question of how social practices can be lived, named, and understood here and now, and there and then. For viewers of camera-ethnographic publications, this offers an opportunity to discover unexpected things about the diversity and possibility of social phenomena and practices.

The basic book by Bina E. Mohn „Kamera-Ethnographie. Ethnographische  Forschung im Modus des Zeigens. Programmatik und Praxis“ has been published in 2023, is open access and underpins this master class. Important references of the camera-ethnographic approach include Bruno Latour (science-in-the-making), Karin Knorr-Cetina (epistemic cultures), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (experimental systems), Clifford Geertz (“thick description”), Ludwig Wittgenstein (language games and “übersichtliche Darstellung”), and Karen Barad (agential realism and intra-action).

 

Requirements for participation

  • Experience in ethnographic fieldwork, regardless of the medium
  • Readiness to change perspectives and media and to experiment.

 

Registration for the master class

Contact and registration: wiesemann@erz-wiss.uni-siegen.de

Registration deadline: May 15, 2024. Participation will be bindingly confirmed by the organizers by May 20, 2024. Please briefly answer these questions when registering:

  • Which research project am I currently working on and which practices in this field am I particularly interested in?
  • What questions do I have about media ethnographic theory and practice?
  • Which materials would I like to bring to the master class on camera ethnography?

Bina will be available to make more detailed arrangements with each of you via telephone.

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Lower Castle
US-S 001 / 002
Obergraben 25
Siegen
Mon. 08 July 2024 - Tue. 09 July 2024
MGK Research Colloquium
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08 July 2024 - 09 July 2024 , 9:30am - 6:00pm — Permalink

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen
Wed. 10 July 2024, 10am - 12am
Board Meeting
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10 July 2024 , 10am - 12am — Permalink

Topics can be submitted to the board meetings via the status representatives two weeks before the meeting at the latest. Invitations go out two weeks before the meeting. Funding applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation, cost estimate, detailed cost overview, and programme.

Applications  must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation and additional documents. For further information, please refer to the following templates. Please note that the tempolates are only available in German. For english versions please contact Kevin Onland:

The board meetings include reports, public topics, and various which are open to all SFB members. Personal and financial matters won’t be public and will be discussed after the public part. Webex links for online participation will be sent out on the previous Friday. Attendance on-site is possible. 

Digital protocols will be provided via sciebo

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

Coordination
Kevin Onland
kevin.onland[æt]uni-siegen.de
Wed. 10 July 2024, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Research Forum: Daniela van Geenen (A03), Karin van Es & Jonathan Gray
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10 July 2024 , 2:15pm – 3:45pm — Permalink
Daniela van Geenen (A03), Karin van Es & Jonathan Gray
 
Presentation Special Issue “Critical Technical Practice”

Venue

Universität Siegen
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3

Contact

Wed. 13 November 2024 - Fri. 15 November 2024
CRC Annual Conference "Scaling Sensing - Sensing Public“
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13 November 2024 - 15 November 2024 — Permalink

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Unteres Schloss
US-S 001 / 002
Obergraben 25
Siegen
Lageplan

Past Events

Wed. 15 May 2024, 4:15pm - 5:45pm
"Scales of Cooperation": Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard (University of Cologne)
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15 May 2024 , 4:15pm - 5:45pm — Permalink

 

Digitale Politik und postdigitale Souveränität: Zwischen Technokratie, Öffentlichkeit und medialer Kontrolle?
15.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard (Universität zu Köln)

The Double Alignment Problem – On the Transfer of Sovereignty between Humans and AI
28.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Double Alignment Problem Continued (Teil der Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie)
29.05.24 | 10.00-11.30 AM | Hybrid
Workshop mit Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

The Semi-Souvereign Fifth Estate
12.06.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. William Dutton (Michigan State University)

Regulating Sovereignty in Cyberspace
29.05.24 26.06.24 (new date) | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yik Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University)

 

 

 

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
D-57072 Siegen
Wed. 15 May 2024, 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Working Group "Scales of Cooperation": Kick-off
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The 3rd phase (2024-2027) of the SFB 1187 Media of Cooperation focuses on sensor media’s scaling performance. The CRC’s research program covers the entire spectrum of this scaling performance, from the level of the body and micro-interaction to distributed situations of sensor data, transnational surveillance, and global data infrastructures.

“Scales of Cooperation” discusses the CRC’s cross-scale understanding of cooperation, starting from micro-situational cooperation practices to the cooperation of transnational infrastructures with their data and data practices. The SFB aims to develop a media theory of this cooperatively composed scaling performance, leading to a final conference and publication of the CRC in 2027.

To this end, the SFB will launch a first lecture series in the summer semester of 2024, which will examine different scalings of the claim to sovereignty of various actors from the local to the global level—starting from individual media situations to the political-regulatory level of the European Union and beyond.

 

Digitale Politik und postdigitale Souveränität: Zwischen Technokratie, Öffentlichkeit und medialer Kontrolle?
15.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Packard (Universität zu Köln)

The Double Alignment Problem – On the Transfer of Sovereignty between Humans and AI
28.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Roberto Simanowski

Regulating Sovereignty in Cyberspace
29.05.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yik Chan Chin (Beijing Normal University)

The Semi-Souvereign Fifth Estate
12.06.24 | 4.15-5.45 PM | Hybrid
Lecture by Prof. Dr. William Dutton (Michigan State University)

 

 

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
D-57072 Siegen
Wed. 15 May 2024, 10am - 12am
Board Meeting -cancelled-
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15 May 2024 , 10am - 12am — Permalink

Topics can be submitted to the board meetings via the status representatives two weeks before the meeting at the latest. Invitations go out two weeks before the meeting. Funding applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation, cost estimate, detailed cost overview, and programme.

Applications  must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation and additional documents. For further information, please refer to the following templates. Please note that the tempolates are only available in German. For english versions please contact Kevin Onland:

The board meetings include reports, public topics, and various which are open to all SFB members. Personal and financial matters won’t be public and will be discussed after the public part. Webex links for online participation will be sent out on the previous Friday. Attendance on-site is possible. 

Digital protocols will be provided via sciebo

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Links

Kontakt

Contact

Coodination
Kevin Onland
kevin.onland[æt]uni-siegen.de
Wed. 24 April 2024, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Research Forum: Shadan Sadeghian/Kristof Van Laerhoven (P05) & Tahereh Aboofazeli (MGK)
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24 April 2024 , 2:15pm – 3:45pm — Permalink

2:15 – 3:00

Kristof van Laerhoven und Shadan Sadhegian (P05)

Social Interaction in Semi-Automated Road Traffic

3:00 – 3:45

Tahereh Aboofazeli (MGK)

A multimodal collective auto-ethnography by female carpet weavers in Iran

Venue

Universität Siegen
AH-A 217/18
Herrengarten 3
Wed. 24 April 2024, 10am - 12am
Board Meeting
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24 April 2024 , 10am - 12am — Permalink

Topics can be submitted to the board meetings via the status representatives two weeks before the meeting at the latest. Invitations go out two weeks before the meeting. Funding applications must be submitted at least two weeks in advance via the coordination (Kevin Onland), including an explanation, cost estimate, detailed cost overview, and programme. The board meetings include reports, public topics, and various which are open to all SFB members. Personal and financial matters won’t be public and will be discussed after the public part. Webex links for online participation will be sent out on the previous Friday. Attendance on-site is possible. Digital protocols will be provided via the intranet/sciebo. 

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 228
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

Contact

coordination
Kevin Onland
kevin.onland[æt]uni-siegen.de
Mon. 15 April 2024 - Tue. 16 April 2024
Retreat
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15 April 2024 - 16 April 2024 — Permalink

The Retreat will take place at the Campus Unteres Schloss in Siegen from the 15th to 16th of April 2024.

Venue

University of Siegen
Campus Unteres Schloss
US-S 001 / 002
Obergraben 25
57072 Siegen
Lageplan

Contact

Dr. Karina Kirsten
karina.kirsten[æt]uni-siegen.de
Telefon: 02717405252
Fri. 12 April 2024 - Sun. 14 April 2024
Climate Justice and Antifascist Futures - A Spring School for Activism and Academia
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12 April 2024 - 14 April 2024 — Permalink

In Europe and beyond we are currently facing the undermining of already insufficient policies and actions against the climate catastrophe, the massive dying out of species and the garbage crisis. This dynamic coincides with a rise of right wing politics that work on the delegitimization and defamation of climate justice advocacy alongside racist, xenophobic, anti-feminist, anti-LGBTIQ*-policies and the preservation of existing national and geopolitical inequalities. 

We want to build coalitions between climate justice groups and academia to fight these developments by inventing strategies between media, activism and academia. We invite activists, academics and journalists to participate in a weekend to work on collaborative approaches and collective organizing. Participants are invited to join in one of te following workshops: Narratives and Intersections of Delegitimization: Documentation, Analysis, Response, How to make a case for climate?, and Media studies and climate catastrophe.

Date: Friday, April 12th 2024 to Sunday April 14th 2024

Place: Bochum

Detailed information and a program will be sent to participants after registration.

Please register by March 15th, 2024 at research-at-risk@gfmedienwissenschaft.de

For questions and support with travel costs and accommodation, please contact us: research-at-risk@gfmedienwissenschaft.de.

We welcome students, (media)scholars, journalists, activists, artists and other interested people. The working languages are English and German.

 

Further information on background and research tracks can be found here: https://mediaclimatejustice.org/

The detailed program can be found here: https://mediaclimatejustice.org/programm/

Wed. 10 April 2024, 10:00 - 12:00
Onboarding
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10 April 2024 , 10:00 - 12:00 — Permalink

We will meet online.

Contact

SFB 1187 “Medien der Kooperation” | wissenschaftliche Koordination
Karina Kirsten
karina.kirsten[æt]uni-siegen.de
Wed. 20 March 2024, 10:00 - 12:00
Technical training for student staff: Introduction to the technical setup of hybrid events
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20 March 2024 , 10:00 - 12:00 — Permalink

The course introduces the technical setup including OSX, Webex, microphone set-up and presentation modes for hybrid events (especially lecture series, conferences) that take place at the Herrengarten (especially in 217/218) or US-C. For the Herrengarten, the focus is also on the existing setup of the Conference Owl.

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Unteres Schloss
US-C 109

Contact

Siegen
Dr. Karina Kirsten
Karina.Kirsten[æt]uni-siegen.de
Telefon: +49 (0)271 740 5252
Fri. 08 March 2024, 09:45 - 18:00
Tagung "Mediensozialisation, künstliche Intelligenz und smarte Umgebungen"
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08 March 2024 , 09:45 - 18:00 — Permalink
Tagung anlässlich des 60. Geburtstags von Dagmar Hoffmann

Die Tagung findet am 8. MÄRZ am OBERGRABEN 25, 57072 SIEGEN (Gebäude
US-S) statt. Um 9:45 fängt die Veranstaltung an, ab 9:15 sind die Türen
offen. Um etwa 18 Uhr beginnt der informelle Teil der Veranstaltung.

WICHTIG: Wer teilnehmen möchte, meldet sich bitte bis zum 1. März
bei Laura Sūna (LAURA.SUNA@UNI-SIEGEN.DE) an. Bitte angeben, ob an der
gesamten Veranstaltung oder nur teilweise teilgenommen wird.

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Programm
Wed. 31 January 2024, 15:15 - 16:15
Research Forum: Johannes Schick
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31 January 2024 , 15:15 - 16:15 — Permalink

15:15 – 16:15 Uhr

Johannes Schick (Universität Siegen)

The Category Project of the Durkheim School

Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/18
Wed. 31 January 2024, 14:00 -15:00
Lecture Series "Crises, Sensing and Sensemaking“: Christelle Gramaglia (Montpellier): Anthropology and/as Citizen Science III: Collaborative Sensing of Industrial Pollution in the Gulf of Fos (Marseille) - A Return to Common Sense?
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31 January 2024 , 14:00 -15:00 — Permalink

Christelle Gramaglia (Montpellier): Anthropology and/as Citizen Science III: Collaborative Sensing of Industrial Pollution in the Gulf of Fos (Marseille) – A Return to Common Sense?

All lectures take place in Cologne and also online.

This Lecture Series explores dynamics of sensing and sense making, and thus takes up a topic that is at the center of interdisciplinary work at the CRC “Media of Cooperation” (Siegen/Cologne). At the same time, it introduces the research of the CRC to researchers at the University of Cologne and various international working groups in and on the Mediterranean by using the well-established “60 Minutes” in Ethnography, Theory, Anthropology as a forum.

The increasing spread of sensor technologies and the equipping of smart devices with sensors restructures forms of perception, sensing and knowledge making. Sensors measure movements in the city, record air quality, temperatures and energy consumption, control production and logistics processes in interaction with algorithms and learning systems, track the behavior and well-being of people, recognize people in images and video recordings or re-organize (digital) terrains. Sensor data, their collection, analysis, and integration with other data formats, and their interaction with various forms of practice are constitutive not only of sensing, but also of sense making.

In this series of talks, we are interested in forms of sensing and sense making vis-à-vis major dynamics of socio-political and environmental crises in and beyond the Mediterranean, in particular (1) mobility and related border regimes, (2) growing environmental crises and their (non)management, and (3) forms of social mobilization (activism) and their control. All three areas are characterized by specific forms of socio-technical sensing and the engagement with it – sense making, both distributed among multiple actors, including humans, machines, and the environment itself. Sensor media are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and come with a number of ethical and political challenges – such as the erosion of privacy, new forms of surveillance, and socio-technical proliferation of prejudices and various forms of bias. Often they are perceived as both – as drivers of, but also as possible solutions for different forms of social, political, technical and environmental crises.

In this lecture series, Sensing and Sense Making will be explored praxeologically – and thus in its various forms and formats. Part I will investigate forms of sense making in the context of deadly borders regimes, in hazardous environments and as part of social activism. Part II will look at the challenges and opportunities of ethnographic research and public interventions to engage with situations of crises and collaborative knowledge production.

Organized by Nina ter Laan, Carla Tiefenbacher and Martin Zillinger for the CRC “Media of Cooperation” Siegen/Cologne and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (DoSCA), University of Cologne.

Wed. 17 January 2024, 15:15 - 16:15
Research Forum: Kick-off of the CRC's 3rd funding phase
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17 January 2024 , 15:15 - 16:15 — Permalink

15:15 – 16:15 Uhr

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Venue

Universität Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/18
Wed. 17 January 2024, 14:00 - 15:00
Lecture Series "Crises, Sensing and Sensemaking“: Erella Grassiani (Amsterdam): Anthropology and/as Citizen Science II The Tree as Weapon: (non) state securitization of trees in the Negev/Naqab
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17 January 2024 , 14:00 - 15:00 — Permalink

Erella Grassiani (Amsterdam): Anthropology and/as Citizen Science II The Tree as Weapon: (non) state securitization of trees in the Negev/Naqab

All lectures take place in Cologne and also online.

This Lecture Series explores dynamics of sensing and sense making, and thus takes up a topic that is at the center of interdisciplinary work at the CRC “Media of Cooperation” (Siegen/Cologne). At the same time, it introduces the research of the CRC to researchers at the University of Cologne and various international working groups in and on the Mediterranean by using the well-established “60 Minutes” in Ethnography, Theory, Anthropology as a forum.

The increasing spread of sensor technologies and the equipping of smart devices with sensors restructures forms of perception, sensing and knowledge making. Sensors measure movements in the city, record air quality, temperatures and energy consumption, control production and logistics processes in interaction with algorithms and learning systems, track the behavior and well-being of people, recognize people in images and video recordings or re-organize (digital) terrains. Sensor data, their collection, analysis, and integration with other data formats, and their interaction with various forms of practice are constitutive not only of sensing, but also of sense making.

In this series of talks, we are interested in forms of sensing and sense making vis-à-vis major dynamics of socio-political and environmental crises in and beyond the Mediterranean, in particular (1) mobility and related border regimes, (2) growing environmental crises and their (non)management, and (3) forms of social mobilization (activism) and their control. All three areas are characterized by specific forms of socio-technical sensing and the engagement with it – sense making, both distributed among multiple actors, including humans, machines, and the environment itself. Sensor media are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, and come with a number of ethical and political challenges – such as the erosion of privacy, new forms of surveillance, and socio-technical proliferation of prejudices and various forms of bias. Often they are perceived as both – as drivers of, but also as possible solutions for different forms of social, political, technical and environmental crises.

In this lecture series, Sensing and Sense Making will be explored praxeologically – and thus in its various forms and formats. Part I will investigate forms of sense making in the context of deadly borders regimes, in hazardous environments and as part of social activism. Part II will look at the challenges and opportunities of ethnographic research and public interventions to engage with situations of crises and collaborative knowledge production.

Organized by Nina ter Laan, Carla Tiefenbacher and Martin Zillinger for the CRC “Media of Cooperation” Siegen/Cologne and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (DoSCA), University of Cologne.

Wed. 17 January 2024, 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Media Praxis Theory - “From Apps to AI: Mapping Ecologies of Interface Proliferation” - Workshop by Michael Dieter (University of Warwick)
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In my presentation based on recent theoretical work, I offer a navigational matrix for interface critique based on three orientations: identifying traps and enclosures, surfacing asymmetries and augmenting alternatives. Aiming to bridge a range of practices and conceptual contributions from HCI, media art, vernacular critique and practitioner-based design, this framework nevertheless is elaborated mainly in terms of experiments with the specific design-abilities of apps, social media platform infrastructures and the web.

This workshop invites participants to consider how this conceptual matrix, along with related work in the interdisciplinary field of interface critique, can be extended and refined through exploration of other forms of interface relation, including, for example, idioms of voice interfaces, capture of gestures, conversational design of chatbots, immersion of virtual and augmented reality consumer devices, and onto-epistemologies of environmental sensors, among others. What are the changing stakes for testing user-experience design as it proliferates into settings of urban design, healthcare, automobiles, money or the cognitive assemblages of machine-learning systems? How have forms of criticism and critique been elaborated in such contexts? What (extra)disciplinary forms of expertise are mobilized, and what kinds of collective critical knowledge, concepts and methods might be established in support of new common literacies, technologies and infrastructures?

Michael Dieter will be in Siegen

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*As the workshop is an internal event, external guests please contact Dr. Johannes Schick by email for registration, indicating their academic title, full name, their institution, their official email address and the title of the event they wish to attend.

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University of Siegen
Campus Herrengarten
AH-A 217/218
Herrengarten 3
57072 Siegen

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SFB 1187 “Medien der Kooperation”
Dr. Johannes Schick
johannes.schick[æt]uni-siegen.de

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