Upcoming Events

Wed. 18 August 2021, 10:00 - 17:00
Autor*innenworkshop “NAVIGATION. PRAKTIKEN – MEDIEN – THEORIEN – EPISTEMOLOGIEN” (Christoph Borbach, Max Kanderske)
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18 August 2021, 10:00 - 17:00

 

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

 

Tue. 07 September 2021, 14:00 - 16:00
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

Anknüpfend an das Blicklabor „Berührung ohne berühren“ (vom 31. Mai 2021) lädt das B05-Team zu 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?

 

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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Thu. 09 September 2021 - Fri. 10 September 2021
Conference: Synchronizing Data in Organizations (A04)
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Thursday, 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? 

 

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

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Tue. 21 September 2021 - Wed. 22 September 2021
Oral History - Workshop with Thomas Haigh
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Tuesday, 21. - 22 September 2021

This Workshop will be in english.

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Mon. 25 October 2021 - Fri. 29 October 2021
Annual Conference 2021: Practices of Learning
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Monday, 25. - 29 October 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

Thu. 16 December 2021 - Fri. 17 December 2021
Test Society/Covid 19
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Thursday, 16. - 17 December 2021

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Past Events

Mon. 26 July 2021 - Fri. 30 July 2021
Mixing Methods Summer School I
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Monday, 26. - 30 July 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/

Wed. 21 July 2021, 15:00-17:00
MGK-Research Colloquium
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21 July 2021, 15:00-17:00

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

Thu. 15 July 2021, 15:00–16:30
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 July 2021, 15:00–16:30

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.

 

Wed. 14 July 2021, 11:00-12:30
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Ethnographie als Forschung über Forschung: Workshop with Andreas Sudmann
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14 July 2021, 11:00-12:30

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).

Wed. 14 July 2021
Research Forum - Stefan Laser (A04): From failure management to dealing with a mega failure, the climate crisis. The railways in transformation
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14 July 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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Tue. 13 July 2021, 16:00-17:30
Research Tech Lab - Session 6: Data publishing: Challenges of Open Data
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13 July 2021, 16:00-17:30

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

Mon. 12 July 2021, 17:00-18:00
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Ethnographie als Forschung über Forschung: Lecture with Andreas Sudmann (Pre-recorded)
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12 July 2021, 17:00-18:00

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

Wed. 07 July 2021, 15:00-17:00
MGK-Research Colloquium
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07 July 2021, 15:00-17:00

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

Thu. 24 June 2021, 16:00 - 18:00
Situations and their Drones: Presence and Response of an under-determined Flying Object - Workshop with Niklas Woermann
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24 June 2021, 16:00 - 18:00
Workshop "Situations and their Drones: Presence and Response of an under-determined Flying Object" - Niklas Woermann

UAVs or “drones” are popularly understood to be (semi-)autonomous flying robots. But to  understand if and how they are ascribed agency or autonomy we should begin by asking how they come to be present as drones in situated interaction in the first place. Not-yet-normal technology manifests in surprising situations that require particularly creative collaboration of interaction partners in the service of determining the qualities of the “droning” object they are finding themselves in the presence of. In other words: Studying drones really means studying drone practices, that is, interactions with and about the under-determined qualia of this emergent technology. The workshop will consider video data from three empirical cases: First, the unannounced presence of drones during a field experiment with university students.  Second, interactions between professional drone pilots and residents on public streets during thermographic mapping at night. Third, collaborative simulation of drone flight in a professional air traffic simulator.

 

The respective zoom link will be sent via the CRC mailing list one week in advance.
Thu. 24 June 2021 - Fri. 25 June 2021
Berufliche Entwicklung als Profilbildung und Positionierung in der Scientific Community - Workshop with Dr. Iris Koall
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Thursday, 24. - 25 June 2021, 10:00 - 13:00 & 15:00 - 17:00

Workshop "Berufliche Entwicklung als Profilbildung und Positionierung in der Scientific Community" - Dr. Iris Koall

Iris Koall (Dr. rer oec) ist eine Supersivorin (DGSv), Trainerin, Dozentin, Weiterbildnerin im Bereich von Gender&Diversity. Sie hat zahlreiche Publikationen zum Thema Gender&Diversity veröffentlicht und ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren im Hochschulbereich als Coach und Trainerin selbstständig und freiberuflich tätig. Ihre Schwerpunkte sind: Personalarbeit, Kompetenzentwicklung, Gender&Diversity und Work-Life Integration. 

Entscheidend für die akademische Karriere als Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin im Hochschulkontext sind die Schärfung des wissenschaftlichen Profils sowie die Netzwerkbildung. Durch selbstkritische Reflexion über das Profil, persönliche Ziele, die Sichtbarkeit in der Community, die Erwartung an die Forschung sowie Blockaden und Ressourcen sollen die Teilnehmerinnen herausfinden, wie sie sich in dieser besonderen Lebensphase professionell als Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen behaupten können. 

 

Fokusthemen:

  • Standortbestimmung
  • Reputation
  • Berufbarkeit
  • Positionierung

Nach der Workshop-Session von 10-13 Uhr, finden Einzelcoachings zwischen 15 und 17 Uhr statt.

Der Workshop findet auf Deutsch statt. Beiträge können jedoch auch auf Englisch geleistet werden.

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Aleksandra Vujadinovic
aleksandra.vujadinovic@student.uni-siegen.de
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Wed. 23 June 2021, 15:00-17:00
MGK-Research Colloquium
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23 June 2021, 15:00-17:00

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: Pip Hare

 

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: Dmitri Presnov

Tue. 22 June 2021, 16:00 - 17:00
Research Tech Lab - Session 5: (Long-term) Data archiving
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22 June 2021, 16:00 - 17:00

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

Wed. 16 June 2021, 11:00 - 12:30
Werkstatt Medienpraxistheorie - Undoing Optimization: Workshop with Alison Powell
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16 June 2021, 11:00 - 12:30

Undoing Optimization: The Smart City and Afterwards

This talk unpacks the theory and practice of the 'smart city' by charting the way that techno-systems thinking shapes the way city systems are designed. From both “top down” and “bottom up”, technology companies, cash-strapped governments and enthusiastic tech-savvy activists have celebrated and legitimated thinking about optimizing and rendering more efficient ever more features of urban life. However, networking, reinterpreting data and sensing may also create spaces for collective voice and some novel forms of civic participation. By telling a history of smart city projects from the past 20 years, the talk provides new ways of seeing urban entanglements, looking at the frictions and tensions surrounding the development and management of data commons, and showing how the development of solidarity and acceptance of hybridizing knowledge can reinvigorate ways to live together.

 

Throughout the past twenty years a series of different technological frameworks have underpinned the desirability of optimization and narrowed the forms of idealized civic participation. Spreading sensor systems across cities  makes surveillance cheaper and easier, and also normalizes and directs civic action towards ends that fit within overall frameworks of optimization. Undoing these dynamics requires an attention to friction and tension, as well as an attention to the potential other ways of understanding and connecting different forms of knowledge, including the datafied knowledge of sensing systems as well as other ways of knowing.

 

By learning from examples of ‘smart cities’ where data and knowledge unfold in tension, attending to the points at which human and biological knowledge disrupts and restructures technical knowledge, different ethics may be foregrounded, from hybridized knowledges negotiated around unstable data commons, to urban systems based on principles of ‘minimum viable datafication’. This paper explores how knowledge in a series of ‘smart city’ projects exceeds what can be optimized, from sensor systems that fail (but succeed in revealing living knowledge) to social movements like Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives matter that exceed the capacity of the optimized city. Optimization can narrow the frameworks for civic action in cities  to align with technosocial systems and commercial expectations.  Its undoing promises a more contingent acknowledgement of urban relationships, intelligence and persistence.

 

Alison Powell is Associate  Professor in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. She directs the JUST AI Network: Joining Up Society and Technology for AI, which is supported by the AHRC and in partnership with the Ada Lovelace Institute. Her research examines how people’s values influence the way technology is built, and how ethics in practice unfolds in technology design contexts. Alison’s work on open source projects, open hardware products  and community-based innovation has spanned the past fifteen years and her book Undoing Optimization: Civic Action and Smart Cities is published by Yale University Press. This book identifies how citizens engage with the promise of smart cities, and suggests that integrated and systems-based thinking is required to enhance the ethical potential of civic action using technology.

Her previous projects include the Horizon 2020-funded VIRT-EU, which examined ways to explore ethics in practice among Internet of Things developer communities and responsible innovation, and Understanding Automated Decisions, which considered the possibility and consequences of explaining how algorithms work. Alison also shares her insights about how people make knowledge about the city through ‘data walking’ – see www.datawalking.uk – and her public writing at http://www.alisonpowell.ca.

 

Lecture and Workshop will be in English.

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